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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Queens for the Day!

Another retreat tradition is to do some type of charity quilt. This year, we did a relay piecing race with teams of 4. The winning team was crowned "Queens for the Day".  Notice a couple of these speedy stitchers won the honor in both retreats!
Retreat 2 winners.
Retreat 1 winners.

We made 144 blocks in just minutes. We should be able to put together 3 quilts for our charity from this stack of blocks.

In a lay-out like this:
These blocks were cut from strip sets of 4, 2 1/2" strips. Sue took the scrap ends from the strip sets, after 4 blocks had been cut, and made this charity quilt!




Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Ladies of the Lake Retreat

Another fall series of retreats at Lake Panorama is in the books - # 17.
Here is the Monday to Wednesday group.

And here is the Thursday to Saturday group. You may notice that some of these quilters came to both retreats!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Holiday Tasters Mystery Tour!

Pick up a green fat quarter FREE at each shop. Pick up part of a FREE pattern to build our holiday quilt at each shop. Pick up a FREE recipe and holiday treat sample at each shop.

Visit the shops in any order. When you get to the 4th shop, show that your have all 4 patterns and pick up the finishing instructions FREE.

If your 4th shop happens to be Adel, we will give you a private showing of the completed quilt. 

It's all fun you-time before the holidays get serious.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Coffee Shop News

If you are on your way to quilt retreat at Lake Panorama on Thursday morning, you can swing by Crafty's Coffee in Panora for a bite of breakfast and cup of coffee. They are located just west down the street from Ben's Five & Dime.

Huddle Up!

Olivia (in the purple) is used to joining the after game huddle for the team her 8 yr old brother plays on and her mom coaches. So - - -

 - - while visiting Uncle Gabe in TX for one of his high school games, she felt right at home, joining their post-game huddle. 
Left to right - Brooke (Gabe's girlfriend) and her son Jack, Seth and Willow with Jackson and Olivia in front of them, Gabe and then the other twin, Calvin.  The smiles say it all - - it was a good game and Olivia did not get squished by the huddle!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Customer Show and Share

Rod Ferry sent me this picture, made with some of our Dear Stella fabric. Such a cute little quilt.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Geotopia

Have I shown you this new line? Geotopia. Love it. What shall we make with this??

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Email Sign Up Form


Here are some links to make it easier to manage the email updates you receive from us.  If you would like updates to either our Spring or Fall quilt retreats and/or you would like to receive our general updates about events sponsored by Adel Quilting, click on one or each of the links below and add your email information.


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Villa Rosa charmer

Jenny O made this shop sample quilt for us. The pattern. from Villa Rosa, is written for 8" squares but we improvised a little, creating it with 5" squares so we could use the new Home charms from Moda.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

New Panel Quilts

These cutees from the new designers at Ruby Star Society all come on one panel.

On the more traditional side, a cute harvest quilt. We just added a border to this panel - - - Living within our harvest

And this is a new pattern Lonnie tested for me. We simply added a piano keys border to this panel and then an outer border.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

It's a sneak peek!

This is your peek at the Holiday Tasters Tour Mystery Quilt. Are you ready to start collecting the patterns, free fat quarters and holiday recipes?  

Monday, October 14, 2019

October Quilt Circle of Friends

We just finished up another lovely evening with our Quilt Circle of Friends. We caught up on quilt news and baby news. Welcome to Emmet Michael, first grandchild to Nancy and Barry Hagelberg. Nancy has been making Baby Maker quilts for this young couple for several years and one must have finally worked!

Circle member, Deanna Darrah won a Gift Certificate prize from the recent Strip Poker Run. Congrats to you, Deanna.

Then it was time to head around the circle of show and tell.
Macey is our youngest member. She has been coming with Grandma Celia.

She showed us this pillow case and bag she made. 


Celia finished up this darling Kimber Bell Block of the Month.

Sue is making progress. Her stack of flowers is starting to be rows!

Sue used this little magnet in lieu of pins or glue stick for her English Paper Piecing on the flowers.

On she goes to her next quilt.

In between, Sue has been keeping up with our Bermuda Triangle Block of the Month.

Customers were challenged to pick their own background fabric for this block of the month. Her is Abbie's first several rows.
And Deanna's - - - - 

And Trish's. This background fabric is kind of like newsprint with small words and signs.

This is another BOM Abbie is building.

And this is just 2 of the two t-shirt quilts Abbie has made for a man and wife veteran duo. 


Trish had a creative whim and decided to draft and make an applique' quilt using a variety of little camp fire blocks. 

Margaret finished this lovely blue quilt top.

This is one of two baby quilts Nancy J made for Warrior Wagons.

And she shared her Ruth Bader Ginsberg socks. Cute!

Deb's quilt is really growing! Just 3 more rows.

Deb machine quilted these two tops donated by Penny White for Warrior Wagons.

Lonnie showed us this 12" quilt.

And she did a "dammo" to show us how to use this tool as an easier way to make Jelly Roll rugs.  It's called Jerry's Jelly Roll Jig.

A close up - - - Feed the strips in one end and they come out the other end, folded and ready to stitch.

Kathy used up all of her scraps making this cool quilt. Well, maybe not ALL of her scraps.

More of her scraps went into this string quilt.

In between scrappy quilts, Kathy made this beauty. It's a gift for her son and daughter in law.

Here's a close up of the back to show the circular quilting on the plush backing. One big heavy quilt for a Minnesota couple.

Deanna showed us this Cathedral Window quilt, hand pieced by her mother during long car rides in the 50s and 60s. Stunning.

And she shared this little Bat quilt she just finished.


This is Deanna's version of our pumpkin row from Strip Poker Run. She machine quilted around every polka dot in the background fabric. Cute.


Here is my One Block Wonder Panel quilt again. This time, pieced, quilted and bound.  Done!

I did a little demo of these Magic Clips and then it was time to snack on vegetables (popcorn and candy corn), etc.


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