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Friday, May 31, 2019

Here we go!

Are you ready? The All Iowa Shop Hop starts today! Download a passport from the All Iowa Shop Hop Website or purchase a AISH magazine in the shop. They are going quickly. I am sure we will run out today.
Our region (SW Central Region) is featuring this pattern, Tulsa Town.  Purchase this pattern for $2. Show the pattern and your passport at any shop in the region and pick out a free fat quarter.

This year, free fat quarters are not color specific so there is no danger in a shop running out. Whew!

We have made two samples of Tulsa Town to inspire you. Kathy Hamilton made the black quilt with Kaffe Fassett fabrics and Lonnie Keeran made the white quilt with pastels and soft colors.

Aren't they both beautiful?

More new fabric!

These are so fresh and pretty, background fabrics from designer Victoria Findlay Wolfe.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Free Block Patterns State Wide!

Get ready to start collecting the postcard patterns, one free at each participating shops across the state.

Blocks are 9" this year.  Here is ours, made up as a pot holder.

We will also have block kits available for $1.99.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A few new pieces - -

This new selection of modern fabrics from Moda is even prettier in person where you can see tiny flecks of gold mixed in.

From Moda - These adorable flannels come in bundles of fat eights (9" x 22" cuts) plus two coordinates on the bolt, llamas and lions.


Monday, May 27, 2019

More Memories!

I had a happy house full this weekend. These guys were in town for a friends wedding and spent the night here.

This morning, we did a cemetery run. The kids drew pictures and wrote notes for Gpa F.

Bless their sweet little hearts.

Sunday, May 26, 2019


We will be closed on Monday, Memorial Day, to spend time with family and friends.
Frank is buried at the beautiful Oakdale Cemetery in Adel.

His beloved critters have eaten the blooms off this plant. I'm sure he would smile, maybe even encouraged it.

Part of his memorial was used to sponsor this planter, just to the right of the entrance, over looking the river where he spent much of his youth.

The planter includes this inscription, from a song we often danced to including the first dance at our wedding.

Enjoy your day with family, both present and past.

Friday, May 24, 2019


Kathy and Vicky were in recently to take advantage of our Purple Bag special.  Don't their faces say it all?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

May Quilt Circle

Here we go around the circle, Quilt Circle of Friends show and tell, that is!
Nancy J finished this quilt top after a couple years of intermittent stitching!

Joyce S. quilted these two banners for our library fund raiser sale.

Nancy H. is making animal blocks for a special baby quilt

and she finished this quilt for our library sale.

Sue R. was thrilled to find this baseball fabric recently to go in a special quilt or her son.

Deanna, getting back into quilting after a several year sabbatical, found this quilt top she forgot she had! Now for the borders.

Jackie O was not at the meeting but she dropped off these reading pillows earlier in the day, each including a book and a little flash light. These are donations for the library sale.

Plus, this is a stack of crib blankets Jackie O donated to our charity collection for Mercy PICU.

Nancy J made and donated this little Christmas runner to our library sale

and Nancy showed us this little topper she made, using the house block and a pack of charms.

This is a special quilt Nancy J. just finished for her grandson.

Joyce S. showed us this quilt that she made from pre-cut strips.

Lonnie K. made a mini me, cutting the squares for Solar Flare 2" rather than 7".

This is a Deb S. re-do, a quilt she practiced machine quilting on several years ago and was not happy with. She took all the quilting out and started over.

Deb also brought these two little quilts she finished up for our library sale.

Celia showed us this sweet baby quilt she made for a great grandchild

with this cute pieced back

and yet another beautiful snowman quilt!

Celia also brought this surprise to Quilt Circle, sister and former member, Rozetta! Rozetta moved away several years ago and was back in town to visit. We were all so happy to see her again!

Rozetta brought several quilts to show us what she has been doing, starting with this cute little applique' quilt

and this cute holiday quilt

and this quilt made from our HST exchange.

We all loved speculating about the origin of this horse hide blanket, complete with the mane, that Theresa H brought to show.

Trish S. gave us a sneak peek at a t shirt quilt she is designing using large hexagon blocks.

Abbie A shared a whole stack of donation quilts made for kids in cancer treatment.

Abbie also recently quilted these two quilts, made by a friend.

Sue R. showed us these two quilts. They were donation tops made at retreat last fall that Sue finished up for donation.

Plus Sue had even more quilts to add to the donation pile.

Deanna was recently gifted a charm pack of tan squares. She added these teal prints to make this beautiful quilt. She ran out of border fabric so, it's one side short of being a complete top.

Here are even more donations for the library sale, two stacks of embroidered quilt blocks.

Kathy H. added three more quilts to our stack for the library sale, each made from the same layer cake pack of striped fabric

and Kathy showed us this mini log cabin with "logs" finishing at  just 1/4".

We closed our meeting with a preview of AISH and Row by Row samples plus a discussion on making fidget quilts followed by drawing for a few pries and a refreshment.

Thank you to my Quilt Circle of Friends!