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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all! We will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 for the holiday. Watch for lots of "new stuff" coming right after that!

January 10: One Block Wonder Panel Class, 10 am to noon. $25 or FREE with purchase of kit.

January 11: Central Iowa Free Quilt Society meets at the Adel Library. Come to stitch all day, starting at 9 am, or come for just the meeting at 1 pm.

January 23 and 24:  Open Sew at the Adel Library - 10 am until the last stitch is made each day.  Note this is a later in the month than usual due to availability of the library space. 

February 15:  Fresh Beginnings Party - Our annual party to kick off our 2020 Block of the Month programs.

And watch for more classes held at the shop in 2020 as we remodel for more classroom space.  

Monday, December 30, 2019

Customer Show N Share

Amy stopped by to show us this quilt she made from a pack of our 10" squares plus some additional Grunge White Stars. Nice.

Friday, December 27, 2019

New Batiks!

Aren't they pretty? I just moved even more batiks to the sale shelf to make room for these.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Purple Bag End of Year Drawing

Each month, we draw one name from the prize drawing slips that are dropped in the Purple Bag and we save the rest.  Then toward the end of December, we put them all back in the Purple Bag and draw 12 more names. 

Well, here is that time of year and here are the winners:
Mary Ockerman
Jean Fegan
Val McCool
Judy Tomenga
Donna Stodden
Nina McKinney
Jamie Boersma
Colleen Smith
Sue Risius
Deb Schemmel
Tricia Snyder
Renae Godberson
Come in to pick up your gift! Each little canvass bag has a little something inside. Merry Christmas to all and thank you for your repeat business.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Merry Christmas from us!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.

We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to spend time with family and friends. We hope you get to do the same.

End of Year Sale continues through December 30, 50% off selected fabrics.

Mark your calendar now for our Fresh Beginnings event, Saturday, February 15, when we will kick off all of our boms and new events for 2020!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

New Stuff

We are excited to kick off the new year with a lot of fresh stock.  Here's a few of the recently added fabrics:

These just came in today and will likely be part of our next Strip Club project. Watch for that reveal at our Feb 15, 2020 Fresh Beginnings Party.

Close up of one of the new white on whites.

Plus there is more on the way. I received notice today of 20 new bolts of batik arriving soon so I moved these bolt to the sale shelf today, 50% off until December 30!
As promised, we will continue to move fabric to the sale shelf until our End of Year Sale ends December 30.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Quilt Sandwich

I spent one day with little Olive this week as she recuperated from a tonsillectomy. Notice she is laying on one quilt with another quilt on top, a snuggly quilt sandwich. 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Sunday Sewday

Here's 3 quilts made from Frank's old flannel shirts. I have worked on them off and on for the last couple years. There's nothing like a holiday deadline to get them done - - - Jackson, Olivia and Calvin.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Quick Runner

This just came in from Patrick Lose Designs. Simply quilt the snowman panel and then make binding from the red stripe provided on the pane.  As extras - there are 4 snowman gift tags.

This is a quick gift to make or an all inclusive gift to give to your quilter friend. Just add batting and backing.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

End of Year Sale!

End of year sale - Now through December 30 - All holiday fabrics, 50% off!   All Last Call fabrics, 50% off!

We are cleaning house so we can bring you lots of brand new fabrics in 2020! See you soon.

Time to say thank you - - - again!

Thank you to all of these "Angels" that picked a name from our Angel Tree and stuffed a pillowcase with gifts. Plus thank you to Renee Godberson for making all of the pillowcases for us!

Renee Godberson
Joyce Scott (2 angels)
Lindsay Beaman (2 angels)
Gloria Risius
Maggie Cooper
Lonnie Keeran
Sue Denny
Jacque Johnson
Theresa Hanes
Judy Ticknor (3 angels)
Tricia Snyder
Margaret Beal
Jean Feller
Jenny Osler
Pam Godwin
Nancy Hagelberg
Jackie Orton

You have made several children very happy for the holidays.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Found and Finished!

This is a quilt Marti shared at Open Sew this week. A few of the Perry Piecemakers worked on finishing up this quilt top for a local quilter's widow.  What a gift!

They finished all the cross-stitch and then Marti machine quilted it. The big challenge was removing all of the pre-stamped pattern from the quilt top.

Thursday, December 12, 2019


Sunday was a day of home tours, holiday luncheon and quilt show in Adel and it was such a lovely day. Here's a few shots of the quilts.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Monday, December 9, 2019

OOOOpen Sew!!!!

OOOOpen Sew!!! is this week, Thursday and Friday at the Adel Library. Grab your stuff and join us each day at 10 am and sew until the last stitch of the day is made.

I'm bringing a nice big pot of soup so, if you want, bring a side and we'll potluck for lunch.

Customer Show N Share

Janet Volz brought in these two quilts to show me.
This one is for a great grandson who wanted a quilt with cows in the pasture.

Add here's an ADM quilt for another great grandson.

Even more new stuff

These are two new panels that came in last week.

Friday, December 6, 2019

New shop sample

Lonnie made this sample for us featuring the Geotopia line. Below so two of the smaller prints enlarged for a better few. So bright and pretty!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

New Stuff!

Adorable new panel in beautiful digital colors. Below are all of the individual pooches enlarged for a better look. Do you recognize one of these looks?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Quilt Show Sunday

Sunday, December 8

Don't miss this annual event in the sanctuary of the Adel First Christian Church. Soup and Dessert will be served in the lower level. Show is 1 to 4 pm. Soup and dessert is 11 am to 2 pm. Dessert will continue to be served until 4 pm.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Volunteers needed

The group sponsoring the holiday home tour in Adel on Sunday is looking for volunteers to help greet guests as they arrive at any one of the 5 homes. They are offering volunteers a free tour either before or after their shift. If you are interested, you can go to this website to see the remaining vacancies and sign up.

Leora's Letters

This is a true story of 5 Dallas County brothers that served during WWII as documented by letters sent to and received from them.

Their mother, Leora, kept all of the letters and passed them down through the generations to her granddaughter, Joy. In her attempt to make sure the story is never forgotten, Joy has organized the letters and spun them together in a narrative of history all should read.

These young men on the book cover are also the featured artwork on this years Freedom Rock in Adair County.

Joy will be in the shop Friday evening, December 6, from 5 to 8 pm to autograph books. I will retain copies to sell in the shop. This is a wonderful holiday gift idea.

Monday, December 2, 2019


Visit us on Saturday for our holiday kick off.
  • Fun and quick gift demos
  • Holiday Gift Certificates
  • Gifts ready to go. We'll even gift wrap! 
  • Autographed books, Leora's Letters, a true story about a Dallas County family during World War II.
  • Holiday treats
  • AND - a gift - - - to you from us.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Book Signing Dec 6

Exciting news! Joy Neal Kidney (my cousin) will be in the shop Friday evening, December 6, during the Adel Holiday Open House for a book signing of her just released book, Leora's Letters.

This is a true story based on her Dallas Co, Iowa family's WWII letters, documenting a story of love and loss.

If you are looking for a great gift or just a great read, this is it.
Read more and order a book on Amazon now or get your copy here Dec 6 evening.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday - what's it all about. Here is an excerpt for Farm Bureau Financial Service. They say it well:

For small business owners, their business is not just a business. To them, it is an extension of who they are. Giving the local businesses within your community a chance is crucial to not only their survival, but to give them an opportunity to win you over as a customer. 

This year, step out of your comfort zone and stop by your local bakery, restaurant, coffee shop, or boutique and support your neighborhood store rather than shopping a national chain. Shopping local matters because it affects the entire community. More money spent at local stores means more money stays within the community. This not only helps schools and other organizations through taxes, but small businesses are usually the organizations that support local sports teams, charities and events. The community wins as a whole, but the individuals that took a chance and made their dream a reality win as well. 

And I might add - your local quilt shop. Visit us in Adel Saturday. We have a few Shop Local Totes to use for bulkier purchases. Better come get some batting - - or lots of fabric - - - or lots and lots and lots of thread.  

Shop Local Saturday Special - Robinson Anton thread bogo - Buy one, get one at half price.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019


"Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens

We will be closed Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.  We hope you do the same and maybe sneak in a little quilting this weekend!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Quilters Trek

The Row x Row nation-wide shop hop has had a big and needed refreshing:
New Name - Quilters Trek
New Dates - May 22 to August 31
New Themes - Colors rather than objects - This year is Blue
More Prizes - Each shop gives 2 bundles of 15 FQ each
New Patterns - Now 9" divisible units rather than rows
New Fabric Tokens - Little fabric patches that will be hidden in shop kits like Cracker Jack prizes.

Friday, November 22, 2019

November Quilt Circle

We met in the shop on the third Monday of November. After sharing family news and quilt shop news, we started around the circle with our Show and Share.

These pictures of future quilters are Margaret's Twin Great Grandchildren.

A baby quilt made by Margaret and her church group of quilters for charity.

Margaret's Free Quilt.

Trish's own design.

Trish's Bermuda Triangle

These two slackers showed up with no name tags so made them from scraps of paper. HAHAHA. 

Sue is making Free Potholders - using what she has to make potholders.

Abbie's charity quilt.

Abby's almost Free quilt made after an AQS class.

The back.

Abbie showed how she cuts a slit in an empty large thread spool and then uses it to wrap and store binding strips.

Deanna's Bermuda Triangle. Just one more section to go on these Bermuda BOM quilts.

Deanna's Taster's Mystery Tree.

Kathy's Taster's Mystery Tree.

A baby boy quilt.

With Minion's in the quilting pattern.

Kathy shared her plans to do the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt, using these paint chips as inspiration.
Gloria is making potholder table favors for a woman's luncheon.

Deb's Free Quilt! Done!!

And the Free back (using what she has)

Flo's quilt made with a curvy ruler.

And her Free baby quilt.

Flo's Stone Hedge quilt.

And this lovely number by Flo.

Nancy's mini quilt.

And her dolly quilt.

Nancy also shared this adorable nine patch.

Jackie O and friends are making a dozen Quilts of Valor for high school classmates.

After a demo of making these hexagons with interfacing and a fun way to machine quilt, it was time to draw for prizes and enjoy a treat.

Jackie O brought these yummy bars to share - Rice Krispie Cappuccino Bars - Very yummy. Thanks, Jackie.

Plus our annual November Pumpkin Bars.

As always, it was a lovely time spent with my Quilt Circle of Friends.

Thank you to Jackie O for taking all of these pictures.