Shop Hours

Weds - Fri 10-5
Sat. 10-3 or
until last person leaves
and also by appointmen




The Country Schoolhouse Quilt Shop
Bits & Pieces

August 2014

Weds-Fri  10-5 Sat: 10-3  or 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 time.

Change in our Days and Hours beginning in January 2014…
Open Wed. – Fri.  10-5 or until last person leaves.
Saturday 10-3
Closed Sun. – Tues.

August is here—what happened to July??  That sure went by in a flash!  Haven’t we had some nice days…this is what summer is all about.  I have my fingers crossed that August will continue to be just as nice as I haven’t had much chance to get out to the lake property we bought last fall and I want to before it snows!  This is also the LAST MONTH TO USE YOUR BAGS you earned in May.

Directions to the Country School House Quilt Shop 

My 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 door.

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 right. 

Important News: 

Help Me Decide –I’m thinking about doing a Quilt Show (probably at Barker’s Island) in October.  The quilt part of it would be called “A Decade of Samples” and all the quilts on display would be for sale as they would be featuring the favorite patterns from the last 10 years and these are all the samples!  We would also have a variety of vendors, demos featuring quick gifts for Christmas and the various vendors would have lots of ideas and kits for Christmas giving or making.  We would have drawings from door tickets for several nice prizes and each vendor would also have a drawing for a gift certificate ($25) to their store.  This would be a great show for the quilter or non-quilter who would like to buy quilts that are already made and at a wonderful price.  Question to you is:  Would you attend a show like this and do you think non-quilters would be interested in a show where they can buy the quilts….e-mail me back right away your thoughts as I have to make a decision this week.  Thanks for taking the time.

July Sizzler sale was a great success and we haven’t had time to put away all those specials we had out yet so…..if you still want to pick some up, you can until we get it put away which will probably be a section at a time.  So hurry over and pick up those backings or 1 of those cute Bernstein Bear Kits (I think we have 2 left).  I can’t guarantee how long the things will be out in the hall. 

Christmas is Coming and it is time for YOU to think about what 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.

What's New

What’s New….We are getting our Christmas and fall samples done bit by bit.  To keep with this season, we have a beautiful 5-yard quilt done with all the summer colors and flowers.  Lynn also made a darling small bag that has several zippered compartments that can be used for cosmetics, sewing tools or anything else.  This is really a hot pattern right now and it is for the person who has made bags before.  It would make great gifts!  We have 2 fall table runners done in new fabrics and they are really simple and very attractive.  We also have the Trick and Treat bag Lynn made for those trick n treaters in your life.  This bag can be washed and used over and over.  You could also use Christmas fabrics and make them to hold your gifts—a gift for a gift!  A tree quilt is in the process of becoming glitzed – Mo will be done with it on Sat. and then we will hang that up.  We also have another panel that has a wonderful centerpiece that is being quilted right now and will also be screaming for some glitz from her.  I am sewing a binding on a fun snowman quilt that is also made from a panel we cut up.  Dee did a cute flannel pillowcase and a table topper that showcases musical notes and words in a nice subtle green and 2 great coordinates.  We still have a few more to go and hope to get them done by end of month when we transform a room over to Christmas.

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