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Friday, September 28, 2018

Indigo Dyeing Class

Indigo Dyeing Class:

We are still on for class tomorrow morning, Sept 29. The rain will be moved on. 

As it will still be cool, we will do most of the class in the shop classroom and take fabric outside to hang and dry. Wear warm clothes that you don't mind if you get a little messy with the dye!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Here's your clue!

Show Special!
Bring in our flyer, available at the Des Moines Quilt Guild Sponsor's Row, for 15% off.

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and our Blog for another 15% off.

Sign up for our prize drawing.

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To show you are following us, we will ask you what our most recent post is. Remember this clue. It's a purple Gammill long arm quilting machine!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Raffle Quilt

Isn't this beautiful? Purchase tickets for this quilt at the Des Moines Area Quilt Guild Show this weekend.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

All Iowa Shop Hop Winners

Winners from the passport drawings for the All Iowa Shop Hop are posted on their website now. Check it out.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Think Pink

Our donation for the Breast Cancer Awareness auction coming up soon in Dallas Center.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Notion Talk

Bonnie Nelsen is our Quilter Feature this month. Check her out here.  

At our Quilt Circle meeting this week, Bonnie did a demo using the wool pressing mat and Bloc Loc ruler. These came in the next day.
These new wool pressing mats are nice because they heat from the top and the bottom as you press with the iron.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

September Quilt Circle Show and Tell

Joyce is ready for Fall.

Nancy is working on a Fall quilt too but this is just the center.

Nancy also shared this panel from B lock Party Studios.

Lonnie still needs to add binding but this is another version of her pattern Panel Play using a Christmas panel. Shop Sample.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Today only, the shop will close 30 minutes early for a family event.

Jenny O. brought in her turtle rag quilt to show us. Any kid that gets a Jenny O creation is a lucky little turtle for sure.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Flo's Thicket Quilt

Flo brought in this quilt top to show. She started with our panel of timber animals from Thicket by Moda. So cute! 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018

New book!

My brother Bill, the farmer/author, has not released a new book this year but one of his daughters has!
Meet Marsh and Spice and follow these two characters as they traverse life.

By Jill Schaben and in stock now. Really cute and clever, just like Jill!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Adel Poster

The local PEO chapter is selling these posters, featuring a variety of local architecture, including the front entry of the local quilt shop  :) If you would like to order one, here is the order form.

I framed mine. Fun.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

This week!

Open Sew is Thursday and Friday this week at the Adel Library, 10 am until the last stitch of the day is made. And it's free! Join us.

Saturday is Sisters of the Cloth Class, also at the Adel Library,  10 am to noon.  Historian, Kathy Wilson will be our featured speaker. If you are not previously registered, you may join us for $20. 

Wedding Quilt

Isn't this pretty? Diana W made this quilt for her sons wedding gift.

Monday, September 10, 2018


Calvie is back in school, going full steam ahead again but, last week a virus exasperated his asthma and landed him in the hospital for 4 days. Older brother Jackson made him this card. This is the crest he designed for them. #brothers!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

T Shirt Class

Have you wanted to make a t-shirt quilt but didn't know where to start? Register for our October 6 class, 10 am to noon.

Julia Swallow will teach this class, lecture style. No sewing machines required. Julia will walk you through all the how to's and talk about the best products to make easy work of it.

Call to register. Class fee is just $15 and will be held in the shop classroom.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Purple Bag Winner

We drew a name for our September Purple Bag winner!  Abbie Allen wins this jelly roll.  Congrats Abbie!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Birthday Girl

Brookly was home this weekend so we celebrated her bday a few days early. Can you believe these two have the same parents? When she is home, she and Willow take over the kitchen and cook up some great family meals. Happy Birthday, Brook!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sunday Sewday

Here's what I worked on this weekend. How about you?

Just quick little table runner made using the Quick Curve Ruler and fusible web.

- - - and this is a demo block to test our idea for the next applique block of the month, "Dollop of Daisy" - We will reveal this quilt at our Fresh Beginnings event in February. 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Labor Day

We will be closed Monday, September 3, for the Labor Day Holiday so we all can spend time with friends and family.