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Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween Costumes


Willow created these costumes for her littles. The boys are characters from Hamilton and they know all the words to all the raps. Olivia is Rey from Star Wars. She's fierce so you better give her good candy!

Here's some of the Texas kids.

We had fun in the shop, too. I was The Stripper and Jenny O. came in dressed as Al Borland from Tool Time complete with a Binford Tools hat.

She wins best mask of the season!

It's in the bag!


Remember when we used to do Snap Sacks? Well, we have created a new one

This is a split star point block and the kit for this 18" table topper, including instruction on how to do this piping in the binding look, comes in a cute little window bag for just $20.

Thank you Jenny O for making this shop sample and testing the pattern.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

We are SO excirted!

This is day 1 of the Tasters Mystery Tour! Here is your first hint.

Tour continues through November 7. We will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, for this event. Stop by for more details or snag a newsletter from our website.


Purple Bag News





Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Dress Up Day!

Wear in your favorite Halloween costume on Saturday, October 31 and get a treat from us.  I have mine ready!

Halloween Fun

Let's add to the fun of the Tasters Mystery Tour (starts Friday).

Wear in your Halloween Costume on Saturday, October 31 and pick up a special treat from us!

New Stuff

 Lots of new pre-cuts and fun panels in stock now. Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charms!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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

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".