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Monday, April 29, 2019

Mystery Solved!

Here it is! This version was pieced by Tony Jacobson and quilted by Brooke Henry.

Panora PEO

Thank you to this fun group for visiting us last week. Come back again soon!

Saturday, April 27, 2019

New quilt pattern!

This is Flo's 3rd pattern featuring the fun Thicket panel by Gingiber for Moda.  We have kits, of course!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Free Fat Quarters!

Each shop on the Tasters Mystery Tour will give you a free fat quarter of this fabric, Bedrock by Windham fabrics.

We each have an assigned color. This is our color, Coral.

Collect all 4 patterns and all 4 free fat quarters, add your own background fabric and you will have what you need to make this Mystery Quilt.

It's all about having fun with friends.

Today and tomorrow! Get all the details at our website Newsletter tab.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Christmas Fabric!

How do you know it's almost May? Because the Christmas fabric is starting to come in.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Customer show and share

So pretty. Two more rugs to share, these brought in by a customer to show. Patterns are in stock now.

Easter Trip

Another weekend trip, this one to visit daughter Brook in Chicago.  Guess where she took me? It was a great time and a lovely visit. 

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all and congrats to these three on First Communion today!

Customer show and share

We love it when customers bring in their projects to show us. Mary Ockerman made this big runner from our free block pattern and two charm packs. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Quilt Circle April Meeting

After a few minutes of catching up and sharing quilt news, it was around the circle we go, Quilt Circle of Friends, that is.

Abbie and Sue have been part of a book study group that involved reading this book, Just in Time by Marie Bostwick, and making the quilt that goes along with it.

Here is Abbie's quilt. It's not done yet as she plans to add pieced borders for a larger quilt.

And here is Sue's, done and quilted. 

Jackie, and some of her high school classmates, are making 12 Quilts of Valor to present at their 50th class reunion. Here is one.

Jackie, Nancy and Joyce all worked together to make a bunch of these receiving blankets for a church fund raiser in Pella. Due to a family death, production on the blankets had stopped so, these three stepped in to help get the blankets done in time.

Flo showed us her "charming" quilt top.

I showed several little things I finished up for our sale during the outdoor quilt show, June 15. This is our annual fund raiser for the Adel Library.

Lonnie showed this rug, made from strips of fabric and batting plus a whole spool of thread.

Bonnie showed this darling little quilt made for her by friend Marti. As always with these two, there is more to the story!

Kathy brought a guest, her mother Deanna who recently moved to Adel. We hope she becomes a regular member because, as you can see, Quilt Circle is a hoot!

Sue and Abbie showed a couple more quilts to be donated to Warrior Wagons.

Abbie is also sharing parts of her next quilt made on the embroidery sewing machine. This will be fun to watch grow.

Niki didn't bring anything to show but she had a hilarious story to share!  It had to do with a grandson, innocently jeering the opposing team, the Bees -  - - "Booo-Bees" over and over.

Here is Lonnie's Solar Flare. Stunning!

Things are really starting to come in for our library fund raiser. Nancy took home this little applique' piece and made it into a cute pillow.

She also showed us the next block in the grand baby quilt she is making.

Here is Nancy's King size Pineapple quilt! Now, that's a scrap quilt.

Margaret showed this baby quilt made by her church group. It's one of many they have made for a charity they do for Blank Hospital and for members of their congregation that might need a quilt hug.

These three quilts will be wall hangings. They match the quilt Trish made for her new grand baby coming next month.

Trish also shared this great guide for making half square triangles. Lay it on the sewing machine to use as a stitch guide instead of marking lines on the fabric.

Theresa showed us the block she made in class, hand applique' with back basting, taught by Bonnie.

She also showed us two quilts, found in her mother's storage, that got to come home with her.

This one has a special story. It was made for a great-uncle who never made it home from the war after being reported missing in action for 5 years and later identified as a prisoner of war. There is DNA testing going on now that might finally bring him home.

Kathy showed us the 7 quilts she made from one layer cake so far. There is one more to come. All of these will be donated to the library fund raiser.

Nancy found this cute pillow in a box of donation fabric and gave it to us for our library fund raiser.

Marti shared a great story of a Quilt of Valor presentation in Pittsburg she was part of. 

Flo showed us her 3rd pattern featuring the timber animal panels from the Moda'sThicket line by Gingiber. 

These are mats donated for the library fund raiser from Penny White, a former member who was passing through Adel today and dropped these off.

We were intrigued by his idea, cutting a panel and jogging the rows to make a bargello.

I was very proud to share this quilt I framed for my own living room. The pineapple block was a special gift from spring retreat attendees with each contributing a piece of fabric for Nancy J to piece. Very special to me. Thank you so much to all.

Flo made this great collage cow. She helped me do a brief demo on this process for the group. 

After drawing for a few prizes, the group helped taste test the bonbons I'm making for the Tasters Mystery Tour next week.