COME VISIT US!
Welcome to The Quiltmaker's Shoppe website. Take a look around and check out all the fabric, notions and patterns we have to offer. My staff here are very busy continually making samples to tempt you. Stop by and let us help you find the perfect project.
ALL IOWA SHOP HOP
The All Iowa Shop Hop is called the Great Sewing Adventure Across Iowa because we want you to make it an adventure. Two full months of shop hopping, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying this hobby that we all love! We can't wait to see you!
QUILTER OF THE MONTH
Meet our July Quilter of the Month - Marie Hunt.
Her mom taught her to sew as a kid and when a classmate made a quilt in Home Ec class, she became very interested. She took a beginning quilting class from The Quiltmaker's Shoppe from our very own Carol to learn tips and tricks and has been hooked ever since!
Marie says she likes a variety of fabrics but uses Reproductions for a "go-to" She has also been using Batiks more lately.
Marie's favorite ruler is either Quilters Select or Creative Grids. Her favorite notion is Jack the Ripper by Clover but any Clover notion is good.
Tea for Two Designs, Doug Leko and Atkinson Designs are some of Marie's favorite or "go to" designers/patterns. She usually does piecing but recently has tried her hand at paper piecing.
When asked where she gets her inspiration for her quilts - this is what Marie said "I enjoy listening to different quilt designers to see what they are making, watching You Tube and of course visiting quilt shops."
Stop by and check out our Quilter of the Month window -Marie Hunt
Ready to learn something new?
We have some great classes set up to tempt you, challenge you, and help you create something beautiful!
English Paper Piecing
EZ Piecing Grid
Raw Edge Applique
A Christmas Tree Skirt
2022 SEW ALONG CHALLENGE
You know you want to play along!
Here’s the details:
Starts July 1 - goes thru December. Cost is a one-time $35.00
Makes a 96” x 96” quilt
You choose the fabrics and colorway Will get a pattern installment each month
Large 12” blocks, large pieces, simple cutting and assembly instructions. The first month you will get the complete list of fabric needs, as well as a fabric you can incorporate in to your quilt.
The fabric needs can be purchased all at once, or as you go.
The CHALLENGE?? We encourage you to make this quilt using only tonal or solid fabric —no fabric with definite designs or prints. Some batiks would also meet this requirement. Other than that, the sky is the limit!
SEW ALONG RETREAT SATURDAY
Join us Saturday, November 19th at The Gathering Place for a fun day of sewing and pampering!
Pre register by calling the store at 563-927-8017
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