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
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families….take time to count
I’m sending out the Dec. newsletter early as there are events
going on the 28th and 29th of November.
November 28 and 29 –we
have Black Friday and Shop Small Business Saturday. We plan to
have goodies and prizes this weekend so you must come in and
register. We will be giving away 2- $25 gift certificates; a
layer cake; charm packs and a couple patterns. Baby Lock has a
great sewing machine offer on their introductory models called
their A-Line Series. The catch is I can only buy these at this
price for you until Monday, December 1 so you have to act this
weekend if you want one. The BL9 is only $99 and this is a
great machine for the new sewer in your life. This is not a
throw away machine and can be fixed if something should go wrong
on it. The parts are Baby Lock parts and they keep them on
hand. They have also priced their other A-Line machines from
$199 - $499 and I have them set up for you to see and try out if
you would like. They are also offering a $100 rebate on the
Aria and the Crescendo along with the Imagine Serger. This
rebate will be offered through Dec.
Piece and Comfort Challenge …coming in January 2015. Fabric will
be here in December. This is the Moda Challenge I told you
about last month. This Challenge “recognizes and honors the
sacrifices that are made by out country’s military families.”
Our Quilt Shop stands behind our troops and their service to
keep us safe and free and we are indebted to their families who
also sacrifice too and this is our way to honor them. I will
have info and entries for you right after Christmas. We got our
first group of fabric last week by Sandy Gervais and she has a
panel as part of her line. Our 2nd line is called
“Land of the Brave and Free” and that should be coming shortly.
– The 29th will be a couple of different
infinity scarfs and the Twisty Twirly scarf. I will also give
you a sheet of tips on how to work with Cuddle as it is
slippery. It’s also a great product for making cute and fast
baby blankets. Our first demo takes place at 10 and we will do
another at 11 if we have people for it. Please call or e-mail
so I have enough copies of the 2 infinity scarf patterns.
– Debbie Lind will be our guest and she will demo how to make
the project she was selling at the Festival of Trees which was
this last weekend. She will also have kits available for you to
buy as I know you will want to do this as soon as you see it –
it is fast, easy and she has done the cutting for you. Please
let me know early if you want to come to this demo as she wants
to have enough kits available – some may want 2 or 3 of them!
Call or e-mail me that you are coming and indicate whether it is
at the 10 time slot or the 11 time slot.
What else is New? –More
flannel is in and we are just getting our sample together and
have cut 8 kits for it. It should be on the shelf by Friday.
We also got a cute little girls fabric line called “It’s a
Girl.” Isn’t that original! It has a cute panel too with lots
of little girl things on it. Scarf kits are cut and vary in
lengths and widths. These make great Christmas gifts and who
can resist how soft and fuzzy they are. We will also be getting
in some terry cloth to go with our cuddle in about a week and
will show you how to make a cute hooded bath wrap for a little
one using cuddle and terry cloth. I also have a shipment of
Stone Henge flannel coming any day too. Lots of good stuff
coming. The first book of the Marie Boswick novel is on its way
for those who want to start the Cobblestone series. It should
be here on Wed. Still time to do those quicker Christmas Gifts.
Merry Christmas to all of you and thank you for being such loyal
customers and supporting our small business. Enjoy the holidays
and your families….build all those great memories!
We are closed at noon on
Dec. 24th; closed Dec 25th close at 4
p.m. on Dec. 31st and closed Jan 1st.