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Thursday, November 30, 2017


Isn't this cute? Lonnie just made this basket of poinsettias. It's about 15" x 18" of sweetness and available in kit!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Adel Annual Sip and Sample

This annual holiday event is coming Friday, December 1.

Visit businesses for a recipe and sample. 

Stop by the quilt shop for a sample of our cheese ball bites and a sip of warm apple wine.

Santa will be in town, there will be strolling musicians and the town will be lit!

Knock out a bit of your holiday shopping while in town.

For more information, visit Adel's chamber website at this link

Our Angel Tree is up with just two children left to sponsor. Reminder, this year, all pillow cases have been donated so all you need to do is shop a bit for gifts to tuck inside.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Beautiful scarves

These hand made scarves are in stock now, ready for special gift giving.

To wear this scarf, simply wrap it around your neck and then loop the yarn ends through the knitted cuff. Light to wear, warm and pretty.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Shop Small Biz Saturday with us!

Julia is showing you our Shop Small canvas bags. Come in and get one on this Saturday and stuff it full of gifts for holiday giving. See small quilts we have for sale now:

Holiday wall hangings - approximately 24" x 44" - $30 each.

Even smaller Valentine and Quilt for the Cure quilts - just $15 each.

Everybody loves patriotic quilts. These are for sale for $45, $20 and $18 (smallest quilt includes a hanger).

Several table runners for sale now, each just $20.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

So much to be thankful for - - - 

We will be closed this Thursday to count our blessings.

We will be open Friday and Saturday for Holiday Open House and Shop Small Business Saturday. See you then.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

First Holiday Open House this week.

We will sponsor our first Holiday Open House this weekend November 24 and 25. Stop by for a fudge sample, gift making demos, discounts on holiday fabrics and gift certificates for the quilter in your life. 

Saturday is also Shop Small Business Day. In recognition, we are giving away canvas shopping bags with your purchase!

The Angel Tree is up and nearly all of the Angels have been adopted for the holiday. If you missed out and would like an Angel to sponsor, give us a call. We can always get more names.

Special this year, a very generous anonymous quilter made a stack of pillow cases for us to use for the gifts. Thank you - - - - you know who you are!

Friday, November 17, 2017

November Purple Bag Drawing

Here it is! This is the name drawn for our November Purple Bag prize winner.
And here is her prize, 2 charm packs and a package of Cupcake Mix papers to use with them. We'll be watching for these!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Disappearing Pinwheel with a Twist.

Here's another stunner by Lonnie K. This is from Missouri Star Quilts, published in their newest issue of Block. It follows the same techniques used in all of their "disappearing" blocks. You start with 10" squares and there is no waste.

Of course you know we have this in kit but these fabrics are going quickly and are not available to reorder. We also have extra copies of this Block magazine.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sisters of the Cloth - This Saturday!

Sisters of the Cloth is this Saturday, November 18, at the Adel Library, 10 am to noon.

We will have a very entertaining presentation by quilt historian, Millie Freese, and we will learn how to make a Dresden Plate block with folded inserts, The Spike Dresden Plate.

Guests are welcome for $15.

A couple Open Sew pics

I did not get to stay long at Open Sew this month but here are a few pics I took while there:
Janet V shared this pretty gray and yellow quilt.

And this one by Marti K was a pallet of soft batiks.

Celia brought this quilt to show us. These are the heart blocks made for her by Quilt Circle members after her husband, Tim, lost his battle with cancer. The instruction was to make a block using bright fabrics. Love the fun fabric she used for sashing.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Last Call

Have any of these been tempting you? Better shop now.
There is just one kit of this Cathedral Window Flag left. Some have asked us to substitute the gold with white and we are happy to do it.

There is just one panel of these adorable snowmen left. Ask us about our panel pattern or just add a border and call it done in time for the holidays.

And there is just one kit left for this mug mat, complete with the textured leaf applique.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

New Stuff

Just in, this very pretty holiday panel.
Here is a close up of just one block pieced to look like a window frame. We can show you how. 
Aren't these pretty? Hand crafted stilettos. Beautiful and practical! Put one of these on your Santa wish list.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

School Bags for Charity

Remember the picture of JoAnne working on this project for a charity through the United Methodist Church? Here is a photo of 140 school bags. That's a lot a sewing and a very generous donation of time and talents.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Halloween wrap up.

This was on the counter at our local bank. It's a real pumpkin made by putting a face mold on the plant while it is growing. Isn't that clever?

And here's Max, ready to greet trick or treaters. He looks like a puppy here but he is quite the old dog.

You could not have left a younger, more spry Max off the leash unless you wanted to chase him while he chased a squirrel or bird or anything moving.

This old dog, however, doesn't think climbing the steps is worth it!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Jewelry clearance!

While supplies last - - - all remaining jewelry is on sale for half price! Pick up a special, one of a kind item for holiday gift giving now.




OOOpen Sewwww!!!

Are you ready? November Open Sew is this week, Nov 9 and 10, Thursday and Friday at the Adel Library. We start at 10 am and stay until the last stitch is made. Join us if you can!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Marysville Quilters

This friendly group of ladies stopped by Saturday to shop a bit. They are from Marysville MO and had been to the Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset. Thanks for stopping in Adel, gals!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Comfort Quilts

Remember the comfort blocks we collected at retreat? Some of the retreat guests put them together. By adding offset blocks and setting this quilt on point, they were able to make 3 comfort quilts.

Thank you to everyone that made a block and that helped put these together. These tops went home with three different long arm quilters who will finish them up for presentation.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Veteran Retreaters

We have just wrapped our 15th Fall Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat. We had 12 guests that have been to 10 or more of these retreats but Nancy S. and I are the only ones that have been to all 15!

Notice our name badges. The crystals represent the number of retreats attended, one crystal for each year.

I am so grateful to our faithful retreat guests and friends. We laugh together, cry together, do a little charity quilting, pamper our selves with massages, eat way too much and stitch and stitch and stitch.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Time to settle in - - - - Come to Adel!

With the freezing temps in the air, it's time to move back inside to our sewing rooms.

Let us help you get started on some great hand made gifts.

Come in this Saturday, November 4, to help set the mood. Have a sample of our fudge and take advantage of 20% of our wide backing fabrics.

While you are here, we'll show you how to make these cute fabric boxes and give you a free pattern from Seaside Stitches.

Also, while in Adel, visit our neighbor at Decor Adel, 710 Prairie Street. They are converting their home dec/gift shop to an online business soon so this should be a great time to shop.

In the mood for coffee and a scone? Stop by Adel's Brick Street Bakery. 

If lunch sounds better, you can't beat Brick Street Books and Cafe for soup and sandwich. Don't forget the pie!

Nearly next door to the bakery, stop in Adel Healthmart and peruse their nice gift shop boutique.

Thank you note

How cute is this little guy? At our Spring Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat, we gave one of our charity quilts to the chef at Lake Panorama Conference Center, expecting his first child.

Yesterday, Chef Drew gave me this picture and thank you note. Evan is now 4 months old.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

And more quilt tops

African Queens done! Jana J.

Rainbow Connection - done! Nancy S.

Lovely batiks, done! Cindy O.

Moose quilt - Done!  Donna L.

States of the USA quilt - Done! Mary Ann O.

Pink and green kit done! - Cindy O.

A holiday shadow box - done!  Jana J.

Another shadow box - done! Jana J.

Puppies in progress - Sheryl G.

A quilt for the kids - done! Colleen S.

Jinny Beyer quilt - done! Charlotte M.

Photo quilt - done! Kim Reilly

Bricks quilt - done! Kym Barrett