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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Birthday Girl

This little girl is 38 years old today!  Happy Birthday, Willow!
This big girl is probably about 38 years old in this picture. We were on vacation in Colorado. I'm sure Brookly, a then teenager, was sleeping in the car.


New Pattern


This new table topper pattern is now available in kit.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

It's official!

Lonnie is retired. She hasn't worked since the beginning of this pandemic but, today we had a little social gathering to officially send her off into retirement.

Lonnie made this Circle of Friends quilt and had her guests sign it today.

We had some snacks. Note to self: Don't require masks and then serve cookies! Oh, this new world we have to get used to.

We had a little trunk show of quilts Lonnie has made while in semi-quarantine.

She wrote her last receipt and then she was gone!

Thank you, Lonnie, for 11 years of working by my side.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Lonnie's Village


Lonnie finished up her Village quilt, one house for every day she was off work due to Covid from mid March until - - - well, looks like 81 days!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Friday Feature



Today through October 29, pick any 10 fat quarters from our table for just 20.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 I am working ahead as fast as I can on this block each day breast cancer awareness quilt. One more row and a small border and this quilt top is pieced.

My goal, with a little help from a machine quilter, is to have it bound and hanging in the shop for the kick off of the Tasters Mystery Tour, October 30 thru November 7.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

A gift from Mother Nature


Mother Nature installed a satellite dish in my backyard! I didn't even know I needed one.  

Friday, October 16, 2020



This weeks feature is 5, 1 yard cut bundles of patriotic prints for $39. Available in the shop or online at

We need S'more love!


Saturday, October 10, 2020

A few new - - -


With the election coming up, some new patriotic prints seemed appropriate.  These patriotic pigs just make me think of life an Iowa farm.

The two taller pieces are 108" wide backs for just $13.99/yard.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Customer Show and Share

Nancy Johnson was in town to pick up quilts from the long armer so she stopped in to show me.
She made this one with Flo's Puppy Quilt pattern. I love the scrappy colors.

Nancy didn't have the full puppy panel so she created this large block, pulling from her stash of orphan parts and pieces.

This is a baby quilt she put together to add to her church's supply of donation comfort quilts.

And another for her church.

Her favorite part of this quilt is this verse she featured in the center of the quilt. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Quilter looking for help - - -

Susan E needs help finishing the machine quilting on a top. She has layered and started quilting but cannot finish the job. 

Susan is looking to hire someone to help.  If you are interested, please give her a call at 515-201-3589.

Monday, October 5, 2020

New kits!

Jenny O has made a couple kids quilts for us recently. One is a great baby boy quilt and the other is made with bright solids.  Thanks, Jenny!


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Fun border effect - -


I snagged this picture from All People Quilts instagram post. Isn't this a fun border?  

Looks like just two cheater corners on rectangles for the sides and one cheater corner on a square for the corners.

Also kinda looks like pumpkins.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Always Chasing Rainbows, Month 2

For those of you doing our BOM, Always Chasing Rainbows, here is the color order we used for month 2, October


A Strip Club Quilt

Cyndie Craigmile sent me this picture of here completed Strip Club quilt, Opposites Attract.  Wowzo! Am I right? It's 96" x 96".