until the last
customer leaves! Closed Sunday - Tuesday.
We are also open by appointment anytime - not a problem to open
earlier or stay later - just call and let me know what day and
Open Wed. – Fri. 10-5 or until last person leaves.
Closed Sun. – Tues.
Directions to the Country School House Quilt
shop is at the corner of 21st Ave. E. and East 5th
Street. I’m in the DeSmet Agency building. They have a big
sign in parking lot and my little sign is on building next to
Directions to the shop:
(I am only 3 blocks from the Lake, so when you get to the lake,
drive 3 blocks away from it and that is E. 5th St.)
(1) Driving N on Hwy 2/53. When you see McDonald’s on
the right & Culver’s on the left, turn left and go 3 blocks to
stop sign, is E. 5th St. The DeSmet Agency
building is diagonally across the street. (2) From Mn
– take Blatnik Bridge and follow the Hwy 53 S. signs which
will take you under the bridge and along the lake, past
Perkins and Fairlawn Museum. At Culver’s, turn right and go 3
blocks to stop sign which is E. 5th St. The DeSmet
Agency building is diagonally across the street. (3) Coming
from the N on Hwy 35 (Tower Ave). Turn right on N 28th
St. (Mall Drive) – go past mall and over railroad tracks. Turn
right at the stop lights onto E. 5th St. Go 3 blocks
to 21st Ave E. The DeSmet Agency building is on the
June is Busting Out All Over
– I can smell the blossoms on my crab apple tree as I write
this. The lilacs are just waiting for a warm day to open and
the rhubarb just keeps growing! June is going to be a very busy
month for us and for you….just take a look at all the things
coming up and mark them on your calendar.
Trunk Show of Let’s Twist…One Last Time
– now through June 13th. We have most of it in the
hall with cards telling you about the quilt/project and some of
the projects are by the coffee pot (infinity scarves, vest and
bag). I did not bring the queen size quilt as it is huge. This
is the last book of this series and I used all 3 size Twisters
in some of the quilts and others have “midi” Twister and Lil’
Twister. Come and see them for more inspiration on using the
MN Quilt Show at the DECC
– dates are June11-13. We will be having special hours to
accommodate all quilters who will be in town for this. June 11
and 12 will be 10-7 p.m. and June 13 will be 10-4 p.m. We will
also have some goodies to help shoppers keep up their energy.
Remember we are only 13 minutes from the DECC. Turn left out of
parking lots and another left at Garfield onto the Blatnik
Bridge and follow Hwy 2/53 south and turn right a Culver’s – go
to stop sign on E. 5th St. and I am diagonally across
street in the insurance building with big parking lot.
Row by Row Experience
begins June 23 at our shop – Sept. 8th. The theme
for this year is water and each shop will do their
interpretation of this strip which is 9 ½” x 36 ½”. Each shop
participating will have a free pattern of their strip for you.
Most will also have kits of their strip that you can purchase
along with an assortment of other items. We will have a small
license plate pin that has “row by row 2015” on it and is really
cute. I only have 50 of those. We will also have 2 choices of
fabric for our strip pattern. One is Northcott’s “Lake” and the
other is a Batik. We have the “Lake” one up on display and the
name of our strip is “Shores of Gitche Gumee”. The goal of “row
by row” is to make a quilt from at least 8 strips from different
shops and then take the completed quilt to one of the
participating shops and if you are the first one to turn it in
to them (they don’t take it-only a picture of you and your
quilt) you win a stack of 25 fat quarters. If you use that
shop’s strip in it, they will have an extra gift for you. This
is meant to be a fun summer travel event as there are shops in
every state and in each province in Canada. There is also a
little side event that involves making Robin the Bobbin and
bringing it with you to the shops, taking a selfie with it at
that shop and submitting it to the pattern company and you may
win a nice price – 1 from each state will win. We will have
ours on display by the 23rd.
***If you want to continue getting this newsletter – I need you to send me
your e-mail address as I have to go to another computer to make
my groups starting in July. Just reply to my e-mail and let me
know if it is correct or not. I have way too many old addresses
that are coming back and causing problems for my old computer.
Thanks for your cooperation in this. I will then have
up-to-date addresses for those who want the newsletter.
Fabrics are coming like mad!!
I have darling “Cuddle” fabrics. Some Christmas lines have come
in – they’re in my sewing machine room. I have cute “very fine”
corduroy they were showing at market in for kid’s quilts and
clothing. I also have a couple bolts of “Bark” cloth that makes
fashionable bags and swing coats! We will have a new swing coat
pattern and sample as soon as it gets to us the end of June.
The pattern writers were not done with it yet at Market.