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.
Open Wed. – Fri. 10-5 or until last person leaves.
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.
August– the last month of summer! It sure has gone by fast. I had family for the last 3 weeks during all that heat and no air conditioning! It has been lots of fun but it is now back to work for me to get all these new fabrics on the shelves and samples to go with them. We have some beautiful flannels this year and some great kits to go along with them. They will be worth waiting for. Enjoy this last month of warmth and look forward to a wonderful fall with the warm days and cool nights and that crispiness we have in early morning. All this leads to wonderful quilting weather…
The July Sizzler Sale is being extended into August –we are going at least 1 more week and possibly 2 as we continue to clean out the storage room with the new and put the old away. We are getting older and more tired so it takes us longer—Nikki is the exception as she is younger! Take advantage of this sale – we are about half cleaned out but still have some good buys. I think we still have a total of 5 kits left and about 50 bolts or more.
Row by Row – people are still coming in like mad to take part in this. It has been fun and I should have had a map up so we could put pins into all the states represented. I had people from TN stop in while I was doing some work just today and also a couple Canadians who called for an appointment.
The Frivols Tins from Moda are on their way – these are small wallhangings with everything you need except backing in a tin. The first group has 4 different patterns. They are already becoming collector items before they are even displayed! They are cute just in their tins!
More New fabrics coming each week – Frond has some new fabric out which is very dynamic and different from the ordinary…..Horton Hears a Who just came in and I am going to add some cute borders around the panel….Sew Purrfectly is now here in flannel along with matching woolies and we are using a pattern from our new book for the quilt – will it be cute!! Also some new flannels from Maywood featuring skates, snowflakes and other things that make winter magic….All within this last month. They will all be out during this month so come in weekly to check it out.
Enjoy August and start thinking about Fall project and Christmas is just 4 ½ months away!