Shop Hours

Weds - Fri 10-5
Sat. 10-3 or
until last person leaves
and also by appointmen




The Country Schoolhouse Quilt Shop
Bits & Pieces

September 2014

Weds-Fri  10-5 Sat: 10-3  or 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 time.

Change in our Days and Hours beginning in January 2014…
Open Wed. – Fri.  10-5 or until last person leaves.
Saturday 10-3
Closed Sun. – Tues.

September -  I saw some red leaves on the maple trees this weekend on my way back from the lake.  You know what that means—quilting/sewing projects are just around the corner!  We have ideas and samples for you to get inspired.  By the 15th of this month we should be converted over to Christmas in one of our main rooms.  Right now we have some cute Fall items on display and a shelf full of fabrics.  We are also doing a cute button table runner from Halloween fabric and another table runner from new Fall fabric this week.

Directions to the Country School House Quilt Shop 

My 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 door.

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 right. 

Important News: 

Thank you -  to all who responded about the Quilt Show/Sale.  Unfortunately I could not book Barker’s Island as it is full until Thanksgiving on the weekends for weddings!  The new hot months for weddings are now Sept – Nov.  I am now looking at next spring – probably the first part of May as I am scared to do April due to snowstorms! 

Diva Chick – have you met her yet?  She is a creation by Mo sitting on our sewing machine with her sister chick.  What an attitude she has!  Mo said she will teach how to make these in a class the beginning of Oct.  Cost would be $18 which includes the pattern and it doesn’t take much fabric to make these.  You would be stuffing them at home.  Sign up at the shop for the class and the day that works best for you and time.  We will notify you of final time and day.  We need at least 5 to have the class and she is willing to teach more than one class of it.

Not to be outdone…Mary made a darling “wallet” bag with this neat metal strip that goes along the top to close it and when you open it, it lays flat.  I am really impressed by this and she was done with it last Saturday while she was also waiting on a lot of customers too.  I think I can even do this one!  Stop and see it.

Halloween is coming up soon and I want to see every trick and treater who has a relative that can sew carrying one of those darling bags Lynn made up about a month ago.  It can be used for each Halloween.  If you don’t like that, then make a pillowcase that can be used for trick and treating and then sleep on it!  Get those done quick as you only have 8 weeks left.

What's New

 What’s New….what do you want the Jolly Ol’ Man to bring you!  How about a new Baby Lock….I can do lay-bys on machines with only half down and just need to pick it up by December 20th.  Take advantage of this and you can tell Santa we will even wrap it up for him with a nice big bow!!  Come and see me about what machine fits your need.  We have a nice selection.  I will be telling you about a terrific buy on our Audrey machine in just a few weeks so if you are interested in her, just hang in there a couple weeks.  I can find a machine to fit any budget and will be there to help you with it at any time.

Fabric, Fabric, Fabric ….it just keeps coming every week.  We just got a shipment of our Cuddle fabric for making all those scarfs this year for all those gifts and cute pattern for a kids blanket – so easy to do and will last a lifetime.  Would also make nice robes for a girl and her 18” doll.  Cuddle works great for the Twirly scarfs too.  Infinity scarfs are easy to do and very economical to make – anyone would love those as a gift!

New golf fabric just came in so you can make pillowcases, bags, quilts, etc. for Christmas gifts – that way they can think about their favorite pastime all year long!

Great new prints that look like a batik but aren’t.  They are in a seafoam green in varying values with a darker grayish-charcoal in there too. 

Don’t forget about all those layer cakes, charm packs and jelly rolls for making a quick quilt pattern for a gift too.  We have some of the winter prints in those.  I have a couple “twister patterns” I will be doing out of some of them.  I’ll be working on one of those patterns while I am on the North Shore for a couple days—it’s all in red and white and has cute pictures of snowmen included in it.  We’ll see how that comes out. 

Sandy will be delivering a new sample back to us this weekend which used Holy Taylor’s new winter line and it is cute.  I think you will really like it and we will be cutting kits for it this week and into next week.  Reserve one if you want to be assured of getting it

As you can see, we have lots of new and fun items for you to see.  Start making your plans now so you aren’t burning the midnight oil in a couple months 

Happy Quilting!



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