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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Spring Scavenger Hunt! This weekend -- -

Six great shops put out their best and treat you to 15% off this weekend. 

Pick up a scavenger hunt form at any shop and have fun finding the answers, 3 at each shop. Turn in your scavenger hunt form at any shop for the drawing - - - 30 yards of fabric for a grand prize plus 6 gift baskets, each valued at $75.

Hours at each shop: 
Thursday - 10 am to 7 pm 
Friday and Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm

Participating Shops:
Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.
Quilt Block
Woodside Quilting
Quilter's Cupboard
Quilt Connection

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Please meet - - -

Charlotte Loraine
Lonnie's first granddaughter was born today and named for Lonnie's mother, Loraine. This is a special day indeed. 


Spring Quilt Retreat
April 28, 29 and 30
Lake Panorama, Panora
Register now with $35 deposit

Three days of stitching, chatting, snacking, learning, 
prizes, gifts, shopping and tons of laughter.

Bring your own project to work on or let us help you 
with an optional quilt retreat project (shown above).
Stay in the local motel & townhomes or commute.

More? How about a massage between projects?

See more on the website –

Monday, March 28, 2016

March Quilt Circle Meeting

Joyce S. started off our show and tell with this series of baby quilts she has made.

Next up was Deb S. with a series of scrap quilts she is making for the live dog shelter.

Marge P. shared two quilts she has been working on. The first is a graduation quilt for a niece and then a small stitchery she is completing.

Theresa H. has been working on replacing her bedroom quilt and sham. Here are the shams, both old and new.

Abby has been busy finishing things up. A quilt for her granddaughter and a paper-pieced quilt, both done!

This was really cool. Diane W's daughter reproduced an old family postcard on to fabric and then made Diane this little zip tote

 Jackie O. showed us these two beauties she has been "weaving".

And last was my turn. We have each claimed our archive Get-Er-Done project for 2016 and now are encouraging each other in that  same direction. This is the first complete block for the quilt I started many many years ago and hope to Get Done! this year. 

My demo this month was the Block Loc ruler. The beauty in this ruler is the ledge that snugs into the seam line, really securing the block in place while you trim to size.
 I also shared some things that have been donated for us to finish up and sell at our spring library fund raiser. Members made selections to take home for inspiration. It will be fun to see what they bring back!

  Including this stack of Dresden plate blocks, over 100 vintage blocks donated to us.

We closed our evening with a snack of pecan chocolate chip bars and a sample tasting of Butter Finger candy bars, a recipe I hope to serve at the Adel Chocolate walk in May.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Just in - - -

- - - a selection of baskets, hand made by the women of Ghana.

This is the first time we have carried the satchel style, about the size of a large purse.
Also the first time we have carried the Mini U-Shoppers. These are approximately 8" wide x 10" tall x 4" deep.

And these are the large U-Shoppers like those we have had in the past. I stick my purse in my basket every time I head to the city and come home with it full of whatever my errands of the day include - picking up copies, buying a gift, exchanging an item, purchasing office supplies - I just love mine.

All of the above baskets are very reasonably priced between $25 to $39 each.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Comfort blocks - - -

At Quilt Circle this week, members brought comfort blocks for one of our own who recently lost her husband. Bright blue being one of her favorite colors inspired these blocks. Members wrote little messages on the front or back.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Quit Shop News

Today, I rode along with a friend to shop the shops of Winterset and visit the new quilt shop there, Piece Works. It is really a lovely shop and worth the trip. Their grand opening is April 1.

Look who just hopped in. This little wall decor is 12" x 18". Of course we have it available in kits!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Show and Share time

Niece Lindsay B sent me this picture of her Fancy Fox quilt. Isn't this so cute! Love the colors.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sue's Star

Sue H. took advantage of our Purple Bag Quilter special on Saturday (National Quilting Day) and picked up a mini charm and free pattern to make this little star. Then she went straight to her sewing machine, whipped it up and sent me this pic. Isn't it sweet?

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Hope you all enjoyed National Quilting Day! In Adel, I celebrated the day with these gals, making a Diva Wallet. They were each happy to complete their wallet in class and each did a great job.
Fun class, fun day!