until the last
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
saw a sign today that said 23 days to Christmas. That was scary
for me as I haven’t started anything yet!! I guess I better get
going soon. I do have a few ideas, but I need to get going
–soon. Does that sound like any of you? If it does, come on in
and see some of the ideas we have for you that can be done
quickly and look great.
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.
December Special Hours
– Dec. 24th open 10-12; Closed Dec. 25 & 26. Open
Dec. 27th at our usual hours. We will close at 4
p.m. on Dec. 31st and closed Jan. 1st.
to you and your family….remember what the season is for and
reach out when you can to help someone in need. Pause to
remember those we love who no longer walk the earth with us, but
are in our hearts forever. I am blessed to have such a
wonderful family, great friends and co-workers, and special
customers who make owning a quilt shop so much fun. Here’s a
toast to all of you!!!
Ready, Get Set, Sew…….
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
Class for p.j. bottoms
– we have 3 people signed up for class on making pj bottoms and
need up to 3 more to hold the class. Please call for more info
and cost. The people requesting us to have the class are
deciding if they want to do children or adult sizes.
Quilt Samples for Sale..
our samples are up in the hall and in the classroom. We figured
out the price by cost of the fabric for the top, cost of
backing, batting and what it cost to quilt it and NO COST FOR
LABOR!! Tell all your friends who don’t quilt to stop in and
see the samples – we have close to 50 samples. We will have
them up all through the first week in December.
Baby Lock Machines…I
ordered a couple entry level machines for those interested in
learning to sew but don’t want to invest a lot of money into it
at this time or want an inexpensive, but good machine for
classes and retreats. I have the BL9 which is a 9-stitch
machine with nothing fancy on it and sells for $159 and has all
the solid qualities of a Baby Lock and can be fixed if anything
goes wrong—not thrown away if it has a problem. I also have the
Anna which is a 15 stitch machine with drop-in bobbin and is
about $100 more….We also have a new machine which is just like
the Crescendo but without the laser part and sells for $700
less. The Grace has also been replaced with a machine called
Rachel and has 50 stitches. The Amelia is a 99 stitch machine
which actually sells for less than the Rachel….we have great
machines and great service for you after we sell them including
individual help as you need it. These are great Christmas gifts
that just keep on giving or a wonderful gift for yourself after
the tax return comes back.
We have 1 kit left of Boundary Waters in flannel…..a couple kits
left of the Apple for the Teacher quilts…and 2 kits of the
Christmas one on the display.
New fabric just in – Manor House which we are making a
quilt from my 4 3/4yd pattern and one called Honky Tonk which is
guitars, floral and beige with music things – would make great
bags!! Wilderness Stonehege is ready to go up and the kits are
cut—just have to quilt the extra project we have included that
you can make from the leftovers….
Stop in and chat …. One of these days I will even have some
Christmas Cookies out – probably the week of the 16th…