Quilt Minnesota display pics

we finished up out display this morning…

here is a little eye candy to keep you going until you start shopping the section!

keep in mind…our exclusive QM2014 patterns are available only in our Minnesota Town & Country booklet for $16.99.

Daisy Chain on the left (kit is $17.00 plus booklet) and Caramel Corn on the right ($24.00 plus book)

caramel and daisy  Daisy Chain, Caramel Corn, and Clothespin bag (single pattern).clothesline

country sunshine…our bedsized beauty features every print in the line against a white background and we added an unhemmed ruffle for added girly-ness!country sunshine

pink barn and photo op! cwcalendar

calendar girls…from left joyce, carmen, margaret, tina cwgirls

Minnesota Kisses on the hammock… (kit is $61.00 plus book)minnesota kisses

The Bee’s Knees Potholder Pair (kits $9.50 plus book and $4.00 for batting and insulb-bright roll)…Sulky Blendables for topstitching and Seed Packet Plaques ($12.00/each).

the bee's knees

Quilt Minnesota fabrics… quilt mn fabric

Cherry Fizz…pattern available only in our exclusive 2015 Calendar!

cherry fizzif you are interested in a kit just drop me a line.  i can send you a paypal invoice…and ship it out on August 1st…which is only a week away!

happy thursday!

–april&mickey  {sweetwater}


just a quick little note to say, WE WON the Windham Quilt MN display contest!


be sure to stop on in before Quilt Minnesota 2013 is over to see our stunning display in person!

don’t forget…we still have campers for $1/with a $10 purchase.

xoxoxo————a*m  {sweetwater}

sunwashed star

just 45 days before the following loveliness can leave our shoppe!  mom is working so very hard to get our Quilt MN 2013 samples all finished up, so we can get kits tied and ready.  i do have a sneak peek of our free 9 inch block pattern though…which will be featured in our Sunwashed quilt.

check out Sunwashed Star below…mom has started the stars and made them a little more scappy and the blocks are done with an unbleached muslin instead of the cream blender.  (i may be biased but the blocks are AWESOME!)

Sunwashed will use 17 fat quarters (so a fat quarter of each print) and muslin background and ruffle…yes, ruffle.  we are so excited to see the end result.


here are some close-ups of the fabrics.  if you haven’t noticed, mom and i absolutely love this year’s quilt mn.  the colors are little bit softer and fit into our style just a tad more than the bolder quilt mn of years past.


mom is going to rework the Frosted Windowpanes from quilt mn year 4 and use the 5 inch panel, a narrow ruffle, and one of these stripes.


the blenders this year include:  brick, gold, tan, cream, green, blue, and brown.  i will probably roll up some fat quarter bundles of these.  perfect colors for stashbuilding or applique.





we love precuts of all kinds!  so below we have from the left:  Nickel bundle (5 inch strips), half yard bundle (includes 17–1/2 yards and 1 of each panel totaling 3), Fat Quarter, Fat 6th (12 x 22), half cake, Fat 8th (9 x 22), half jelly, sweet roll, and charm pack.  Clockwise starting at top:  5 inch panel, small rectangle panel, large rectangle, panel, and tote bag.





Precuts are as follows and each include 17 prints:

Charms  $5.75
half jelly $16.75
half cake $16.75
Nickel Roll $33.50
Fat 8th  $30.00
Fat 6th $36.00
Fat 4th $51.00
half yard and 3 panels $134.49
sweet roll $8.00 (sweet rolls include 10–1 1/2 inch strips)
large rectangle panel $8.50
medium rectangle panel $8.50
5 inch square panel $6.99
yardage $11.49
fat quarters $3.00
tote bags $14.99 (available now)
lapel pins $5.00 (available late-june)
kits (prices to be determined)
Minnesota Glamping (exclusive pattern book by Mickey Zimmer of Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe)  $15.99
To purchase quilt mn call us at 320.243.4436, email us your order at sweetwatercottonshoppe(at)yahoo(dot)com and i will send you a paypal invoice…please let me know if you need it shipped and provide your mailing address.  otherwise, it is available for presale in the shoppe!

be sure to join us on Thursday for the next 3 Sylvia blocks…and hopefully a sneak peek or 2 of Sunwashed!

until then…enjoy the sunshine-

april&mickey  {sweetwater}

ps…we have buses set up and ready…click on the camper at the top of the left column!

quilt mn 2013 fabric

this year’s quilt mn fabric is now out and ready for pre-sale!  mom is busily working on some new quilts and other projects for our book Minnesota Glamping ($15.99).  this book will include exclusive quilts and other projects that showcase these pretty northwoods prints.

i’ll be posting pictures of the fabrics, bundles, and other fun little bundles tomorrow along with a price list and a picture of our 9 inch finished block.

be sure to check out info on our Let’s Go Glamping bus and our Roadrunner bus…left column click on the camper!

stop on by tomorrow…pics of this wonderfulness!

until then happy quilting!  –april&mickey  {sweetwater}

Happy Friday!

happy friday!  it is so lovely outside…can’t wait to get on home and hang out on the porch!  we will be closing early today (1:30pm) for Good Friday.  we will be here tomorrow from 10-3 then normal hours again starting monday (10-5)!

i do have pictures of the super pretty grape juice inspired Miss Molly quilt.  this one is so pretty with its grape juice purple and scrappy 4-patches.  that purple really brings it all together!  Love it!

grape juice

grape juice1

quilt mn 2013

fabrics will be arriving sometime in may/june…we will be getting the entire line–21 bolts, i believe.  we will be cutting the following bundles…fat quarter, fat 8th, 10 inch (half cake), 5 inch (charms), 5 inch strips, 2 1/2 inch strips, and 1 1/2 inch (strips) and possibly a half yard bundle–still undecided.  i will be figuring out these prices so that preorders can be placed.

bus sign-up has started…RoadRunner bus (1 day includes 2 meals), Glamping bus (2 day includes meals, hotel, and evening spa).  for info call us (320.243.4436) or refer to the Quilt MN website.

quilt mn through the years we are planning on doing a display of years past…this year will be our 7th (YES, 7th) year of quilt mn!  how crazy is that?!  we have a project from every year even kits for some of these projects, too.  We will have patterns, books, etc for sale just in case you never found that perfect pattern.  also, we will have special Quilt MN Snippets ready for you…(snippets are 1/2+ yards of coordinating fabric scraps from a specific designer, fabric line, etc).  check out what we have left below…it was all SO pretty!

quilt mn5 years

so we hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Happy EASTER!  –april&mickey  {sweetwater}

Let’s go Glamping [lower mid-mn style]

Come Glamping with us…this August.  Treat yourself to a 2 day trip packed with 8 of Minnesota’s best quilt shops, wonderful shopping, delicious food, prizes, projects, Glampers, Minnesota scenery, and an evening at the spa.

if you prefer a single day bus tour…our Roadrunner bus will have you back same day…


visit www.quiltminnesota.com for the registration form or call any of our shoppes for information!

for a list of spring events and info on our Easter Daze special!  click here.

to be added to my email list (which is different than subscribing to our blog just email me at… sweetwatercottonshoppe(at)yahoo(dot)com

otherwise…have a lovely day-drive safe!

april&mickey  [sweetwater]


my…i’ve totally forgotten about sylvia.

we’ll just push last weeks back to this week…so you have another week to get caught up.

we will also have a few new things to show you!

bella “Cherry” blossoms using our bella blossoms pattern and Cherrywood fabrics…SO, So pretty!  it will be kitted!

bella cherry blossoms

Cream Puffs…mom’s new Sweet Confection is just adorable and SO spring-y feelings!  we found a bundle of these prints in the office and thought they’d be perfectly sweet for a new confection!  it is in our etsy shoppe

cream puffs

mom also piece together a shabby style Fudge and Roses…using a vintage chenille bedspread.  i still have to quilt it, so i’ll get pictures up then!

we are going to be moving things around the shoppe too.  some new displays, junk,

be sure to stop by on thursday…we’ll get back on track with sylvia…

have a wonderful afternoon!

-april&mickey  {sweetwater}

nifty notions…and some purple love

We got in a few things the other day and thought i would do a quick share.

–i’ll be posting about quilt mn 2012 winners etc…saturday…

here are a few lovelies that we just got in yesterday…

Swatch Buddies…brilliant!  The perfect accessory to any quilter on the hunt to match some fabric!

Pins!  button-head and flower-head pins in 20 count and 100 count…

Nifty Notions!  thread tweezers and Double Needle Threader!


Little Stands!

…Christmas Cards…

Re-release…of Quilt Mn 2011.  14 of the prints from the line will be re-released as a commemorative collection.  James Meger passed away last August soon after Quilt MN 2011.  Here are some book marks…we’ll be getting in the line in March 2013.  It will be a 1 time printing…so if you missed out on some of the prints from last year…be sure to stop in and place your order.  I do not have a price on the yardage but we will be getting it soon.  We will be cutting fats, 8th’s, 10 inch and 5 inch squares, 5 inch, 2 1/2, and 1 1/2 inch strips.

i’ll be posting on quilt mn 2012 in a couple days…

have a lovely day!

–april&mickey  {sweetwater}

quilt mn!

i’m sure by the time some of you read this you will be checking out shoppes…picking up fabric…scouting out your new favorite patterns…or possibly…you will be dreaming of it from your office, basement, or sewing room.

mom and i are still crazily getting patterns finished up, packs stacked, bundles tied, and we still have a few displays to put back together tomorrow morning.

i don’t have any pictures today…but hopefully…come noon tomorrow i’ll have pictures of our new wool display, our soft books which mom did up The Poky Little Puppy and it is ADORABLE!  and we picked up some new flannel…lovely snowmen on creamy white with some creamy coffee brown, and a minty green…we’ll be doing up a new Whimsical Wonderland with it…should be tons of fun.

we’ll talk again tomorrow…hopefully we’ll see you out and about!

enjoy!   xoxoxo—a&m  {sweetwater}

Miss Lola & quilt mn

i took home all the Quilt MN projects and took pictures for our book.  Miss Lola Bear needed to be in the middle of everything.  here are a couple pictures of her and the Quilt MN goodies.

The soft books from Quilting Treasures came in this morning, so they need cutting and bundling…so i’d better get back to it.  i’ll be back later this week before the shop hop starts…i’m thinking wednesday or thurday.

have a lovely afternoon!   –a&m {sweetwater}