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QUILTER OF THE MONTH
Doris Scanlan-Quilter of the Month
Doris Scanlan has been sewing for forty years–quilting for thirty! She wrote the following about her
early sewing experience, “I was in 4-H and made things like pillows and clothes. We always had “quilts
on our beds as kids, my maternal Grandma made tons of quilts, mostly utilitarian. Some were beautiful,
some were well–functional. When I got married I received a sewing machine as a wedding gift…..
(I) stitched curtains and such for our home. I did a lot of crafty things and sewed some clothes. When
I was pregnant with our first daughter, I made a baby blanket and bumper pads.”
Inspired by her Grandma many years ago and a sewing machine in her possession, Doris satisfied her creative nature and delved into quilting. She describes that time in her life, “I didn’t have much money so I made a scrap quilt from denim….It wasn’t until my kids were a little older that I really got into quilting.”
Like many quilters, Doris wrote, “I have made a lot of quilts, but I mostly give them away to family and friends. So most of the window display is of those I have gotten back.” However, also In our window are two quilts usually displayed in her home. Doris commented, “The large pieced quilt in more rustic colors is called “The President’s Wives”. It was a BOM that I did. When we moved back to Iowa I had just finished it. We have it in our youngest daughter's room (when she visits).” Another quilt, usually in the Master Bedroom in Doris’s home, is called “Pumpkin Seed”. Doris wrote, “I saw the pattern in a magazine and it offered a paper pattern. I was not into that, so I contacted a local window store and they did a plexiglass template for me to make it. The quilting on this quilt is amazing. Sandy Gamm in Brookings SD did the work.”
One of Doris’s favorite designers is Lori Holt. Somewhere in her sewing room a Lori Holt Christmas Quilt is pieced but not yet quilted. Many quilters can identify with her as she laments, “This is my downfall. I do the tops, but don’t seem to have time, or money, to get them to the quilters.”
Doris mentioned the pattern “Take 5” by Teacher’s Pet and “Toes in the Sand” by JayBird Quilts as a couple of her favorites. She also loves the book Block Party.by Marsha McCloskey. Doris commented, “I’ve used the blocks in this book for the two panel quilts I’ve got on display and a sampler. I also used them in some challenges for the quilt shop.” Doris stated she has also made Christmas stockings with this book.
Doris finds inspiration in Quilt Shop Samples, Pinterest, and at our “Gone Quilting” Club!
And finally, on Doris’s sewing table you’ll find three magnetic pin holders (she loves them), Friction Pens and her favorite 6 ½” X 24” Quilters Select ruler.
The Quiltmaker’s Shoppe has enjoyed introducing you
to Doris Scanlan– our March 2023 Quilter of the Month!
March 27th through April 1st.
Featuring a free Villa Rosa Pattern at each store.
Quilt This - Dubuque
Cotton Cabin - Dubuque
Quilted Strawberry - Strawberry Point
K & K Logo - Dyersville
Merry's Stitchins' - Jesup
Farmer's Daughters - Oelwein
The Quiltmaker's Shoppe - Manchester
BEE CHARMER BUS TRIP
We are having a bus trip to 7 shops in 3 states in two days! Cost of the trip is $229 which covers transportation, lodging and meals.
Call the shop to get registered. Space is limited.
BEGINNERS QUILTING CLASS
A second session of Beginning Quilting will be held starting April 5th and running
for 5 consecutive weeks.
Learn the basics of beginning quilting in this five weeks of classes.
Basic knowledge of your sewing machine required.
Cost of class is $50
SEW ALONG RETREAT SATURDAY
WORLDWIDE QUILTING DAY
Join us Saturday, March 18th from 9am-4pm at The Community Center for a fun day of sewing and pampering!
Pre register by calling the store at 563-927-8017
Join us on Monday nights at 7:00 for fun, laughs, great sales and demos.
10% off offered items
Shop the replay until Friday night.
Receive a punch for every $10 spent, spend $200 and receive a $20 gift card to be used on your next purchase!
Third Tuesday of Every Month
There is fun challenges, crazy conversation and laughter, interesting programs.
Join us at 6:30 PM
STITCH AND SIP
Join us the 2nd Tuesday of every month for some stitching, some sipping and lots of laughs.
6:30pm - 8:30pm