Saturday, June 9, 2012

Quilt show in Adel

Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co is "The Little Quilt Shop on the Prairie" located at 909 Prairie Street in Adel, IA Plan to spend the day in Adel June 22 or 23. This is called the LITTLE SISTERS Quilt show because of all the quilts being hung outside and it is not as big as the Sisters, OR show the second Saturday in July. Anyone is welcome to hang a quilt in this show. It just must be done and it will hang outside. Customers vote on their favorites which are photographed for our calendar. Plan to spend the day in Adel June 22 or 23. The quilt shop will have a large selection of quilts and related items made by Quilt Circle of Friends members that will be for sale. All proceeds are donated to the Adel Library. Always a fun brunch or lunch available at Brick Street Books and Cafe on the Adel Square.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ironing Board cover

Here is a link to a tutorial on making an ironing board cover. Go fancy or plain. This looks easy to do. This is from a fairly new blogger. I like the pictures and easy directions she has posted. Check it out. Maybe save it in favorites and go back to it. Happy Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Quilt Market

Lots of blog pictures of.the Kansas City quilt market for.quilt shop owners. Designers and the latest fabric.and projects. Look at

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!   What a lovely day!   Breakfast with the girls, their spouses and 3 grandkids.
Now for a special surprise -- FREE patterns.  Alll in one place and nothing to buy.   Something for everyone.   Enjoy!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Riley Blake Fabrics

Here is a link for a blog by the designers at Riley Blake Fabrics.  They sure have some cute patterns that they post weekly. This week is a sunflower pincushion.    Cute fabric too.  Betty M. is a fan and told me about them.  Robinsons has some of their fabric.  Check it out.

The Clarke County Piecemakers will be meeting Monday at Clarke REC. May 14th at 7 pm
Come early in the morning or afternoon and sew. 

Carol J. will be passing out pink fabric squares for a challenge. 
See you then.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Paducah Day 4 Going Home

Packed up the car and left Paducah at 8:15.  Cool and cloundy weather.  As we drove thru St. Louis, the top of the arch was invisible.  Ran into ran showers.  At Hannibal Mo we detoured to the historic downtown area where the quilt shop Hickory Stick is.  The shop is open even on Sunday, except Mother's Day.
Arrival time home was 6:30 pm.  It was a great quilt adventure.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Paducah Day 3

sunny day and we ware ready to go again to see more of Paducah. we walked about 6 blocks to the downtown area after parking by the convention center. First stop the Quilt in a Day store that is Eleanor Burns's shop. It had $5.00 and $3.00 fabric in the back room. I found a heavy weight denim colored stripe that will make a great bag. The Fenkle building downtown was an older empty building converted to a shopping mall for quilters for the week. The AQS publishing was having a book sale with lots of books for $5. I got a Jean wells book but could've gotten more. Colleen loved the Primitive Gathering booth. I bought some 30's fabric for a quilt I am planning. lunch was at the best deli in Paducah with an adjoining bakery. I had turkey on cranberry/walnut bread. Kirchhoff's Colleen had a roast beef with Navarro cheese and grilled onions with French sour dough. Donna raved about their pasta salad. At the bakery for dessert, Sandy had lemon bar, Colleen had oatmeal, chocolate, raisen, pecan cookie called the "cowboy". Also she tried an oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie. Donna tried their sugar cookie. the streets in this area were old bricks and were tree covered. the buildings have been preserved, but there was flooding last year, may have closed some of the stores. the flood wall is decorated with scenes of the Indians that lived in the area. Barge traffic on the Ohio river. will have to write more later time for bed.

Day 2 in Paducah

I went to a Fabric Frenzie at the National Quilt Museum at 8 am held outside with about 4 tables with fabric on it.   For $10.00, all the fabric you can put in a quart baggy and still shut it.  The fabric was donated and it benefited the museum.  What fun and orderly chaos, it was three people deep, and as bags were filled, people left the table and gave others more room. Most pieces were half yard chunks of fabric. I went inside the museum where there was a display of a challenge -Quilts made from a traditional block - Basket Block. Also an  exhibit of quilts from England- art quilts including one made from English paper piecing only with paper on both sides. there was an outline of a woman in the colors of the paper.

Lots of vendors to see and lots of quilts to see too. I ran into ???  from Creston Quilts and Other Notions, who's aunt's quilt is also in the show - they were doing the quilt show in one day!!  Carla sent me a text so I had to call her back while shopping.

Outside for lunch was a food area, and there were lots of vendors serving food state fair style and picnic tables under tents. It was cool and I wore my new sweatshirt with the club logo on it.   With celll phones it was easy to connect with C and D.  A drawing is being held for a red Ford Focus with  quilt decorations. 

Around 4 in the afternoon it was pouring down rain but had stopped by 6 pm when  I had met up with C+D when the show closed up. We ate supper at Cracker Barrel with Colleen meeting a lady "Crafty Bear" who she has talked to on Quilting Board after over hearing her comment about it.
One thing I got from is a pattern for a pineapple quilt. Check it out! time for shower and breakfast. More later.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Traveling- 4 states in 1 day

Today, Colleen, Donna and I traveled to Paducah for the AQS show. left my house at 6:15 am and stopped at Homestead Hearth in Mexico MO.

All of scored things we couldn't leave behind. It is a wonderful store and something for everyone. Ate lunch in the Jackson Street diner nearby. "Mr. garmin" took us thru downtown St. Louis so we saw the arch as we hurried on down the road. light traffic and arrived in Paducah to check in at 5 p.m. drove to the convention center to pick up our tickets and walked in to find Colleen's quilt in the center row first cubicle to the right.

No extra ribbons were attached but it is best of show in our book. Look at the winners on the AQS web site. The show ended at 6pm so we went to Hancocks fabric store, very busy place! Spent an hour looking around sand then went to supper. More news tomorrow with the CC Piecemakers Travelers.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Recycle and Repurpose for your sewing room

This post is a video that makes something useful for quilters out of an old baby crib.

I think there are other videos on the same website but haven't checked them out yet.

Any tips on organizing and storage are good to know.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ready for a Road Trip?

Spring Scavenger Hunt

March 22-24

Store wide savings of 15% off
(some individual store exceptions)

Shop for the answers and win terrific prizes

                                           Adel Quilting & Dry Goods, 909 Prairie Street, Adel

Creekside Quilting, 9926 Swanson Blvd., Clive

Quilter's Cupboard, 706 SW 3rd Street, Ankeny

Quilting Connection, 238 Main Street, Ames

The Quilt Block, 325 5th Street, West Des Moines

Or get your plans made for the All Iowa Shop Hop    June 1-14
Visit for participating shops and prizes

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Meeting

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Are you Irish?  or do you just love Ireland?
Here is a quilt for you.

The March meeting was held on March 12 with a trunk show from
Deb. H.   She had everything from family heirlooms to the contempory designs she has made for her family.  Thanks for sharing.

Val donated a small quilt for a door prize that was won by Laurie Page.

We are excited to hear that Colleen has a quilt accepted into the Paducah quilt show.

Friday, February 3, 2012

February Meeting

The next meeting is Monday, February 13th at 7 pm at the REC meeting room.
Open sewing during the day if you would like -  before the meeting.   If you are coming to sew, and would like to pick up the key for the room to save me a trip, let me know.

Unofficially, the room we currently use will no longer be rented as it is being re-modeled and re-purposed.   Other options are being explored in the community.  Bring ideas to the meeting.

A little bird told me about a bus trip to Paducah KY to a quilt show sponsored by a quilt shop in Missouri.  For more information:
Tickets go on sale on Feb. 14 for double room occupancy. 
Anyone interested should talk to Colleen. 
Here is the link to AQS information about the show

Piecefully Yours- Sandy

Sunday, January 8, 2012

January Meeting

Happy New Year 2012!!

The January meeting will be Monday, January 8th at 7 pm.
The REC meeting room is open during the day for any member that would like to sew during the day- before the meeting.

Membership dues for 2012 are $18.00 and go towards the room rental fee.
Roll Call will be sharing a tip on "how I organize my quilting room/supplies"
Show and Tell -  I can't wait to see the projects members have been working on or completed.
Colleen willalso have another block for the block of the month project.

Sign up for Christmas Joy quiliting project.  There will be a small charge for the cost of copying the pattern.
Other options for a Christmas quilt will be available to members if they prefer.