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Sunday, July 30, 2017

August Purple Bag Special

In August, we celebrate color! If you are the holder of one of our Purple Bags, bring it in on Fridays in August and shop our Fat Quarter Friday special. Each week has it's own designated color:

Purchase 3 fat quarters of the designated color and pick up a 4th one free!

For Purple Bag Owners only:
August 4, the color is Red
August 11, the color is Green
August 18, the color is Purple
August 25, the color is Blue
Don't forget to sign up for our monthly drawing while you're here!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Barn Sign Blocks

Quilt Circle of Friends has been doing this block of the month. The idea is to make large blocks (16") that resemble the blocks we see hanging on barns across Iowa.
Just one more block and we will be ready to figure out a setting. Any ideas?

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hooded Swim Towel

I spent the day with the grands today which included a trip to the local swimming pool. The twins each had one of these hooded towels.

The front and back are just 1 bath towel with a hood fitted in the center, made from a hand towel. I brought one home with me and hope to write up the instructions. They are just the perfect little cover up for little ones.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Grunge Dots are here!

Moda is now making Grunge fabric with dots and we have the entire line on order. Here are the first colors to arrive today!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Today we said good-bye to a good man. His quiet presence will be missed more than clanging bells. Thank you to all who came and shared this day with us.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Farewell, My Love

Hitting the trail - - -

Have you picked up your kit for the AQ row yet? The row features the brick streets of Adel and our landmark bike trail. Rows come complete with a pre-cut and fused bike.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Purple Bag Drawing

We are a little slow in announcing our July Purple Bag drawing winner!

Congratulations to Donna Stodden. Her name was drawn and she wins a jelly roll of the black Iowa fabric coordinates.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Open Sew This Week

Open Sew is this week, Thursday and Friday at the Adel Library. The doors open at 10 am and stay open until the last stitch of the day is made! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Fabrics

Here are a few new pieces.
Neutrals with just a little fleck of bright color is always popular.

And aren't these pig prints cute?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ankeny Area Quilt Guild Show!

It's that time of year. Time for the great Ankeny Area Quilt Guild Show. Here is the raffle quilt this year followed by more details of the show.  Worth the trip.

2017 Quilt Show

DMACC FFA Building
July 7th, 9 to 6
July 8th, 9 to 4
1 day $8.00
2 day $14.00
Scrappy hour July 7th, 4-6 PM $4.00
Free parking
Handicap Accessible
information to purchase your admission tickets and how to purchase raffle tickets will posted soon. Also watch our facebook (Ankeny Area Quilter’s Guild) page for upcoming information on free classes and other activities

We have a Row x Row Winner!

Kresten Munns from Aiken South Carolina brought her completed quilt in today to claim her prize of 25 fat quarters. Since she used our row in her quilt, we gave her the bonus gift of personally selecting the fabric she wanted cut for her prize.

And here is the back, nearly as fun as the front! Nice job, Krestin. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sisters of the Cloth - 2017!

It's time for another series of classes we call Sisters of the Cloth. We meet at the Adel Library on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon on July 15, September 16 and November 18.

Half of our morning is spent talking about quilting, show and share of our quilts and refreshments.

The other half features the speaker of the day.  At our July gathering, our speaker is Kathy Wilson, a professional historian and educator. The title of her program is Straight-laced Girls, Uptight Ladies and Loose Women. I am told Kathy is both entertaining and informative and she comes to us highly recommended.

Students choose to sit and just listen and enjoy or participate in Show and Tell or pick up the hand piecing supplies we provide a stitch a little.

This has been series of classes that we have held for many years, always very popular. If you would like to join us, just give us a call - 515-993-1170.  Fee for all three classes is just $50 and includes program hand outs, patterns, sewing supplies, prize drawing and refreshments! 

Happy Independence Day!

This is how you do it!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

No need for a parasol in Adel today! Row on in and pick up your free row pattern today.

Plan lunch at Brick Street Books and Cafe or our new Fiesta Mexican Restaurant.

It's always a beautiful day in Adel!