summer is coming to a close

yes…we are still here…I realize all you’ve gotten from us in the past month has been Olivia BOW and an Apples to Zinnia’s letter or 2.

Summer has flown by…far quicker than it has any right to!  though I am not such a fan of it being really hot…(mom loves the heat)…I do like the thunderstorms, the “cabin quilters”, and the hustle and bustle of summertime in a lake town.

the Great Minnesota Get-Together started last week (Thursday I believe) and the Minnesota State Fair signals the end of summer…labor day plans, and closing up the cabin for winter.

many of you stop by…saying good-byes until spring…picking up a project or 2 to add to the pile that is waiting for a 6 week snowstorm (hey, it could happen…imagine everything we could get done!)

this fall is looking to be as busy as our summer was…as for the summer events–Quilt Minnesota came to an end of August 17th!  our little shoppe had over 820 hoppers–an all time high!  it was SO great seeing all of you out and about shopping, chatting, laughing and enjoying our great state!

we do have some fabrics, kits, and bundles left…not much, so if you are looking for something in particular drop me a line or check our etsy shop…i’ll be working on building that back up this fall.

speaking of this fall…we have lots happening…

Row x Row will finish on September 2nd (you have until October 31st to claim a bundle).  Our 25 FQ bundle has already been claimed…you can see the quilt and winner on Minnesota Row by Row Experience.  we have fabric plates on order, so if you missed out…be sure to let us know or stop by.  our row is still kitted and ready to go for all the collectors still cruising the state and this country and Canada!

sew sweet row2 row1 row

then quilt show season starts in September…

be sure to join us

Faribault Quilt show September 19th and 20th

Walker Quilt show September 25th and 26th

Chaska Quilt Show September 26th and 27th

Woodbury Quilt Show (River Valley Quilters) October 17th and 18th

Amongst the Quilt Shows we have our First Ever

HWY 23 Road Rally…October 9th, 10th, & 11th

us shops along Hwy 23 welcome you to join us as we get ready for the holiday season…travel 7 great shops October 9th, 10th, and 11th and pick up a Row at each shop…partake in Make & Takes, snack on holiday treats and refreshments.  Finish up the rally and turn in your Passport and be put in a drawing for 1 of 7 gift certificates…each shop will have the 7–row rally quilt on display and kits will be available for purchase.

ours is below…our row Winter Saltbox is the house row…she has not been quilted yet, but I just love her~

road rally

we will have kits available…


Christmas Party!  (I don’t have a date on this…but get ready!~)


now that we have fall events wrapped up…we have some new projects in the shop to get you geared up for autumn.  i’ll be back with more on that once some of these start getting finished up!

on the agenda for this fall is…

Christmas Morning Quilt Along

starts Tuesday, September 30th for 8 weeks.

Lucy Boston…Patchwork of the Crosses stitch along

starts the autumn/winter…don’t have a date yet, but will keep you in the loop!

Miss Kate Flannel in store now!

Milk Cow Kitchen aprons…kitted and ready to go!

Candy & Charm kits using Fig Tree, Winterlude, and Autumn Lily

i’ll be back with pictures in the next couple days!

happy stitching!

–april & mickey  {sweetwater}


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