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.
May is Birthday Month for us!
We are beginning our 11th year – can you believe it?
That means we do some special things this month for our
wonderful and loyal customers. Each customer who comes in
during May will get a free gift from us – don’t forget to
ask for it because sometimes our memory fails us as we are
getting older. If you spend $25 during this month you will
receive a free project bag from us. We ordered these from
Moda and they hold a lot of stuff. Guard this bag with your
life as you will be using it all summer!!! I’ll tell you
more about that in the June newsletter. Remember, you can only
get this bag in May. Save your receipts and when you have spent
$25, bring them in and we will put your name on our special
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
Koala Cabinet Ordering
Time –we have 2 people who want to buy these great cabinets for
their machine and are looking for at least 1 more person to
obtain Free Delivery. Come in and ask to see the folder that
shows all the cabinets and optional items and the low prices we
have for them or else go online to Sewing and Craft Club and see
them there and look at their prices. Ours are lower!! The
deadline for ordering is May 20th. We ask for ½ down
and the remainder when it comes in. They are guaranteed and
are a piece of fine furniture that will last you forever. If
you have ever thought about getting one of these cabinets – this
is the time to do it.
Machine of the Month –the
Rachel is our machine this month. This is the machine that
replaced the Grace and added a couple more updates to it. This
is a great introductory machine for an adult or a great 2nd
machine to take to classes and retreats with you as it is a real
workhorse. Come in and try it out and see what a great price it
has. I, personally, love this machine!!
new samples – we have a line called Mineral Forest and a
quilt done from the pattern “All Squared Up” that is
perfect for the man in your life or yourself as it is in shades
of gray, brown, golds and creams. A modern look on some great
colors. We just finished Sandy Gervias panel called Chance
of Flowers and Sandy will be quilting that this week for
us. It uses a charm pack and binding – very pretty and
inexpensive to do. Grant Park is also the newest quilt
and that is made with a layer cake and 2 borders. It has a
fresh red, white and blue look to it – makes you want to curl up
in it as soon as you see it.
new fabric came in called “Flying Sweetly” and this was done in
a new way using digital printing so the fabric is very vibrant
along with all its colors. I didn’t realize that this made the
fabric more costly like --$13.50 a yd, but I am selling it for
$10.99 a yd. and this will never be put in the sale bin…..so if
you’d like to get some of this new fabric, now is the time.
That teaches me to ask the price of every new fabric I buy now!
There are also about 33 bolts of Woolies Flannel on the shelf
now, but all but 1 of them are only 6 yd bolts – so come early
for the best selection. We also have all the Bertie Bird
patterns out in a display and the things that go with them. We
didn’t have enough for a club so they are out for anyone to
buy. We do have 3 kits cut for the May pattern and available.
I’m going to be doing my handwork on the plane this week so when
I get back from my quilting cruise, I will put it up.
When life hands you more rain, snow, sleet and hail – make quilt
projects. You’ll be this much further ahead for fall! Happy
News Alert – the first Christmas line from Moda came in
last week. It is all in red and white with a panel….features
snowmen!! Winter will never end for us in the quilt shop! Our
Christmas lines will be in the classroom so feel free to take a
look at them as they come in –most won’t come until late June or
July. We’ll have them in the main part of shop in August.