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
Open Wed. – Fri. 10-5 or until last person leaves.
Closed Sun. – Tues.
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
My apologies for this late
newsletter. I had computer problems when I was almost done with
it, but I got it back today so I should be back on track
January –Can you believe another
year has flown by? I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year. We, at the shop, want to make 2016 your best
quilting/sewing year ever!! We have our semi-annual sale this
month, put up some ideas for Valentine's Day, and make room for
the new spring fabrics to start arriving. We also have 1
finished panel quilt being quilted and are working on another
Stonehenge fabrics quilt in a unique pattern with curves.
Semi-annual January Deep-Freeze Sale
– begins Jan. 20th and goes
for at least 2 weeks. We will have lots of bolts of fabrics out
in hall marked down 40% and kits, patterns, books, and some
precuts all marked down. SPECIAL TABLE with a lot of
notepads, primitive looking candles, handmade items that I found
in my bins in our garage that I had stored away after closing my
boutique shop many years ago! I tested candles and they are all
great and the prices I have on the note cards, etc are ones you
will never see again. I will continue to put things on this
table as merchandise sells out. This is a great find and one
part you won't want to miss.
Honor Roll Customers – we will also have Tuesday night from 5:00
p.m – 7:00 p.m. As one of our “special” evenings for pres
hopping. If you have filled up at least 1 customer reward card
you are invited to this special evening to scoop up the first
items on sale along with some coffee and cocoa and treats to
eat. Only thing I ask is to please call or e-mail me with your
name and that you plan to come so I can plan for treats! I will
need at least 15 names in order to hold the Honor Roll Night.
Do it right now if you plan to attend. There will also be
drawings for some prizes that night too.
Valentine's Day is Feb. 14th –
we have a few ideas up on
our board to make Feb. a fun month for all. Using charm pack
and just a few bolts of fabrics, we have some easy and quick
ideas – stole several of them from our “tried and true” patterns
that you can whip up really quick for those fun gifts.
They are on the board and we are trying to make a few more and
will put those up during this month too.
I have those 2 bolts I have been waiting for that are supposed
to get here next week and they will make gorgeous 2-tone
infinity scarfs. Make one for someone to give or for next
Christmas gifts – wouldn't it be great to have like 6 gifts all
set to go 11 months ahead of time?? Don't forget to make 1 for
and see all those things we got in the last couple weeks before
Christmas....flannel with deer on, kits for those newborns with
great fuzzy bindings and the fox and other animals on the top
cuddle—talk about cuddly! Babies will grow up with it and take
it to college with them too!
has a special deal on a large rolling machine tote for $95 which
is usually $180! It is black and has small cute white lettering
with pink that say As you sew, sew shall you rip or something
close to that. It fits the Jane machine and the Symphony and
all machines below that. It does not fit the Crescendo. Call
and leave a message or e-mail me right away as they were only
available until they ran out – I last ordered some just before
Christmas and I have 1 of those left, but will order more if I
have some of you who would like to get one of these.
I also have 2 Embellisher 12 needle machines in stock along with
an Amelia, a Melody and a Sashiko. Let me know if you want to
try one out. The Embellisher is just plain fun, fun, fun.
See you soon – Have a great month as it will fly by quickly!