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 am closing on Mon and Tues to allow me more time for family
and also for creative endeavors with the Twister tools and the
quilt shop. We will have our shelves filled with new fabrics
and more samples than ever. We are also going to rearrange the
shop over the 5-7 of January to give it a different look.
Everyone we have talked to this last month has indicated that
they can easily work around the days of Wed – Sat. We are open
an extra hour on Sat. and are happy to stay later Wed – Fri. if
you can’t get there until 5 p.m.
If this is an inconvenience to anyone, please call me and we
will gladly set up a special time that you can come to the shop
– it is not a problem for me to open up. If you see my vehicle
at the shop during the closed days, feel free to come in and I
will gladly let you look over the selections.
And we had some yesterday…along with freezing rain and snow!
When spring hands you snow – make quilts!! Someday our day will
come and after a week of spring we will forget about our record
cold winter. In the meantime let’s get those projects done for
all those birthdays and Christmas gifts.
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
Bag Class – April 12th (Sat) 9-12. Lynn found a great new
bag pattern she loves and will teach it to 5 more lucky people.
Come, see the sample. Cost is $20 for the class which includes
the pattern. You will need your own fabric and we will have an
optional accessory kit that includes interfacings, 18” zipper,
piping, and Velcro tab for $20. You must register by April 4th
(Fri) for this class as you need time to get all supplies
you are interested in joining Berties Club which will meet 4x to
learn to do the appliqué for that season block in flannel..e-mail
me back and I will send all the 3 choices of Bertie’s
Club to you as an attachment. Deadline for this club is
April 12th. We will then cut the kits for all
the blocks that are chosen and the remaining flannel will all go
out on the floor for everyone to purchase. There are 12 blocks
and we have pictures of them at the shop and are working on the
May block right now.
Machine of the Month –the
Imagine Serger is on the treadle this month. This is a jet-air
threader where you push the button and it threads the lower
loopers for you! Baby lock is giving a $100 rebate this month
to purchasers of the serger. Now is the time to buy one if you
have been thinking about it before. Come and see it and see
what we include in our package. Speaking of machines, I have 1
demo left which is the Crafter’s Choice and comes with a lot of
accessories. The price is under $500. I also have a used X-Scape
machine priced at $299, but I can be open to an offer on this
one. This is a great machine for an RV or cabin or a young girl
just starting her journey in sewing. Has a small table with it
and a carrying bag. Only 11# - lightweight.
have new samples – a beautiful quilt using our serenade fabric
by moda in turquoise, salmon, ivory and a gray-brown. The
pattern is quite easy with only squares and rectangles and it is
kitted, ready to go. A new panel for a quick kids quilt is
called Treasure Hunt and we did a 2-border technique to make it
quick and easy and looks good! The pirates need to watch out!
There will also be kits for this one.
Right now we are working on a quilt from some gorgeous graphic
design prints. This would be a great man’s quilt or if you want
more of a modern look…browns, grays, creams and golden hues are
in this and showcased beautifully. Can you believe I also
bought some prequilted baby fabric so all you have to do is put
a binding on and it is ready to go – all for about $35 (remember
that includes the quilting). Will take you longer to find the
card to put with it! We also got some bolts in this if you feel
creative and want to make a diaper bag to go with it and
curtains, crib accessories, rocker seat and a wallhanging,
etc….. Lynn was busy and she made a new infinity scarf with a
pocket from 2 pairs of slacks and a shirt – you get about 3 from
that combination and she did one using plain flannel and
brighten with a pin!
If you have been looking at our Facebook page, I have posted a
couple times on there this last month…I’m looking at trying a
picture this month! Maybe by next month I can take pictures of
the quilters on a cruise I am teaching and send those while on
the ship. Maybe???
We’re already thinking about out Birthday Month in May
and I have some neat gifts for my party!!
Come see us and we’ll share our feelings about no spring yet and
get you into a great project.