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
Change in our Days and Hours beginning in January 2014…
Open Wed. – Fri. 10-5 or until last person leaves.
Closed Sun. – Tues.
- I saw some red leaves on the maple trees this weekend on my
way back from the lake. You know what that
means—quilting/sewing projects are just around the corner! We
have ideas and samples for you to get inspired. By the 15th
of this month we should be converted over to Christmas in one of
our main rooms. Right now we have some cute Fall items on
display and a shelf full of fabrics. We are also doing a cute
button table runner from Halloween fabric and another table
runner from new Fall fabric this week.
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
Thank you -
to all who responded about the Quilt Show/Sale. Unfortunately
I could not book Barker’s Island as it is full until
Thanksgiving on the weekends for weddings! The new hot months
for weddings are now Sept – Nov. I am now looking at next
spring – probably the first part of May as I am scared to do
April due to snowstorms!
– have you met her yet? She is a creation by Mo sitting on our
sewing machine with her sister chick. What an attitude she
has! Mo said she will teach how to make these in a class the
beginning of Oct. Cost would be $18 which includes the pattern
and it doesn’t take much fabric to make these. You would be
stuffing them at home. Sign up at the shop for the class and
the day that works best for you and time. We will notify you of
final time and day. We need at least 5 to have the class and
she is willing to teach more than one class of it.
Not to be outdone…Mary made
a darling “wallet” bag with this neat metal strip that goes
along the top to close it and when you open it, it lays flat. I
am really impressed by this and she was done with it last
Saturday while she was also waiting on a lot of customers too.
I think I can even do this one! Stop and see it.
is coming up soon and I want to see every trick and treater who
has a relative that can sew carrying one of those darling bags
Lynn made up about a month ago. It can be used for each
Halloween. If you don’t like that, then make a pillowcase that
can be used for trick and treating and then sleep on it! Get
those done quick as you only have 8 weeks left.
do you want the Jolly Ol’ Man to bring you! How about a new
Baby Lock….I can do lay-bys on machines with only half down and
just need to pick it up by December 20th. Take
advantage of this and you can tell Santa we will even wrap it up
for him with a nice big bow!! Come and see me about what
machine fits your need. We have a nice selection. I will be
telling you about a terrific buy on our Audrey machine in just a
few weeks so if you are interested in her, just hang in there a
couple weeks. I can find a machine to fit any budget and will
be there to help you with it at any time.
Fabric, Fabric, Fabric
….it just keeps coming every week. We just got a shipment of
our Cuddle fabric for making all those scarfs this year for all
those gifts and cute pattern for a kids blanket – so easy to do
and will last a lifetime. Would also make nice robes for a girl
and her 18” doll. Cuddle works great for the Twirly scarfs
too. Infinity scarfs are easy to do and very economical to make
– anyone would love those as a gift!
New golf fabric just came in so you can make pillowcases, bags,
quilts, etc. for Christmas gifts – that way they can think about
their favorite pastime all year long!
Great new prints that look like a batik but aren’t. They are in
a seafoam green in varying values with a darker grayish-charcoal
in there too.
Don’t forget about all those layer cakes, charm packs and jelly
rolls for making a quick quilt pattern for a gift too. We have
some of the winter prints in those. I have a couple “twister
patterns” I will be doing out of some of them. I’ll be working
on one of those patterns while I am on the North Shore for a
couple days—it’s all in red and white and has cute pictures of
snowmen included in it. We’ll see how that comes out.
Sandy will be delivering a new sample back to us this weekend
which used Holy Taylor’s new winter line and it is cute. I
think you will really like it and we will be cutting kits for it
this week and into next week. Reserve one if you want to be
assured of getting it
As you can see, we have lots of new and fun items for you to
see. Start making your plans now so you aren’t burning the
midnight oil in a couple months