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

Apr 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.

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. 

April Showers…. And we had some yesterday…along with freezing rain and snow!  When spring hands you snow – make quilts!!  Someday our day will come and after a week of spring we will forget about our record cold winter.  In the meantime let’s get those projects done for all those birthdays and Christmas gifts.

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: 

Bag Class – April 12th (Sat) 9-12.  Lynn found a great new bag pattern she loves and will teach it to 5 more lucky people.  Come, see the sample.  Cost is $20 for the class which includes the pattern.  You will need your own fabric and we will have an optional accessory kit that includes interfacings, 18” zipper, piping, and Velcro tab for $20.  You must register by April 4th (Fri) for this class as you need time to get all supplies and cut.

Bertie’s Club…if you are interested in joining Berties Club which will meet 4x to learn to do the appliqué for that season block in flannel..e-mail me back and I will send all the 3 choices of Bertie’s Club to you as an attachment.  Deadline for this club is April 12th.  We will then cut the kits for all the blocks that are chosen and the remaining flannel will all go out on the floor for everyone to purchase.  There are 12 blocks and we have pictures of them at the shop and are working on the May block right now.

Machine of the Month –the Imagine Serger is on the treadle this month.  This is a jet-air threader where you push the button and it threads the lower loopers for you!  Baby lock is giving a $100 rebate this month to purchasers of the serger.  Now is the time to buy one if you have been thinking about it before.  Come and see it and see what we include in our package.  Speaking of machines, I have 1 demo left which is the Crafter’s Choice and comes with a lot of accessories.  The price is under $500.  I also have a used X-Scape machine priced at $299, but I can be open to an offer on this one.  This is a great machine for an RV or cabin or a young girl just starting her journey in sewing.  Has a small table with it and a carrying bag.  Only 11# - lightweight.

What's New

What’s New...
we have new samples – a beautiful quilt using our serenade fabric by moda in turquoise, salmon, ivory and a gray-brown.  The pattern is quite easy with only squares and rectangles and it is kitted, ready to go.  A new panel for a quick kids quilt is called Treasure Hunt and we did a 2-border technique to make it quick and easy and looks good!  The pirates need to watch out! There will also be kits for this one.

Right now we are working on a quilt from some gorgeous graphic design prints.  This would be a great man’s quilt or if you want more of a modern look…browns, grays, creams and golden hues are in this and showcased beautifully.  Can you believe I also bought some prequilted baby fabric so all you have to do is put a binding on and it is ready to go – all for about $35 (remember that includes the quilting).  Will take you longer to find the card to put with it!  We also got some bolts in this if you feel creative and want to make a diaper bag to go with it and curtains, crib accessories, rocker seat and a wallhanging, etc…..  Lynn was busy and she made a new infinity scarf with a pocket from 2 pairs of slacks and a shirt – you get about 3 from that combination and she did one using plain flannel and brighten with a pin!   

Facebook - If you have been looking at our Facebook page, I have posted a couple times on there this last month…I’m looking at trying a picture this month!  Maybe by next month I can take pictures of the quilters on a cruise I am teaching and send those while on the ship.  Maybe???

We’re already thinking about out Birthday Month in May and I have some neat gifts for my party!!

Come see us and we’ll share our feelings about no spring yet and get you into a great project.

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