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

December 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.

Our Hours:
Open Wed. – Fri.  10-5 or until last person leaves.
Saturday 10-3
Closed Sun. – Tues.

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: 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families….take time to count your blessings!

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.

Saturday InspirationThe 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. 

Dec. 6th – 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

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