today has been good…so far.  dad came over and put up the trim around our doorway (which we painted Scottish Road) the trim will be white.  it is going to look just grand when it is finished.

mom put together more of our block of the month…Blueberry Fudge…the picture below.  it does not do this quilt justice.  the colors are not really blueberry and fudge…more like cream, grey-blue and dark toast.  i strongly suggest stopping in and taking a look if you are slightly interested in joining.  (we need a final count so we can get in extra fabrics for settings, borders, etc.

our civil war prints came in today…these are a little more floral then what we have.  a nice change from the norm.  Tradition by Howard Marcus for moda.

i got in pictures of the Quilt Minnesota 2010 fabrics.  i am taking pre-orders for them now.

have a good monday everyone…

april  {sweetwater}

Quilt Minnesota 2010

i just got the final price on Quilt MN 2010 fabrics.  they will retail for $9.49/yard.  there will also be charm packs available.  we will probably cut 5 inch, 2 1/2 inch, and 1 1/2 inch strips, 10 inch squares and fat quarters, as soon as i have all the pre-cut bundle prices figured i will let you know.  There are 20 prints and panel approximately 5 inch squares–total of 21 bolts in the Quilt MN 2010 line.  we are planning on making a Scenic Overlook out of the line using the light all over print as the border.  we are taking pre-orders for the fabric.  it will arrive sometime in May/June but CANNOT leave the shop until Friday, July 30th.









 there are only 19 prints because there is a cream marble that doesn’t show up against the white screen.

 Lastly the extras that moda designed to accompany the line.  Needle Case then Towel Calender for 2011!

all fabric pre-sales MUST be paid for at time of order.  questions?  call us 320.243.4436 or email us at

happy quilting…april  {sweetwater}

Quilt MN 2010

Quilt MN 2010 is right around the corner…just 220 days away. we received via email pictures of the quilt mn 2010 fabric. it was designed by Holly Taylor for moda (YAY!) and features snowflakes, paisleys, luscious marbles, sleds, stripes, and a panel of 5 inch squares with pics of a snow covered barn, hockey rink, the winter carnival, ice fishing, snow covered birches…

the colors are navy, white snow, frosty blue, and winter sky.  i’ll get pics up asap.  i do not know retail price on them yet.  will let you know.

merry christmas and happy new year!!!!   apriL  {sweetwater}

shop hop 2009

Quilt Minnesota 2009 will be coming to a close in 32 minutes.  i want to take a moment now to thanks all the hoppers for traveling this great state to see so many wonderful shops.  i wish all you hoppers the best of luck in the upcoming drawings that will be taking place.  i will be drawing names for our 3 gift bags on Tuesday.  Kim will be working for me tomorrow so mom and i can take part in the wrap up meeting tomorrow.

we hope all you hoppers came away with something wonderful…whether a fun kit or exciting pattern or maybe just inspiration to get you back quilting.  the shoppe can get back to normal now and i can get back to my machine quilting, which is still there…no quilting fairies came and did it for me…bummer.

mom and i have enjoyed the last two weeks…we are already looking forward to Quilt Minnesota 2010.  we hope to see you soon…

happy quilting–april

Quilt Minnesota 2009

Hey everyone!

Quilt Minnesota starts today!  The fabric is ready and waiting for a home.  Kits of Minnesota Fudge, Cherry Fudge, and 12-Pack Tote are ready to go.  As are other non-Quilt Minnesota kits…Frosting made with Frosted Memories Honeybun and a little yardage, Peach Melba, Rose Ripple, and we’ll be putting together a new Wintergreen sample using 3 new Christmas prints from Marcus.  I’ll get a picture up soon.

happy quilting, april

quilt minnesota…1 day

hello quilters…

we are busy getting ready for Quilt Minnesota 2009.  only one day left and we are starting to see the light…i’m going to put up a few pictures of the shop along with new fabric, new samples, and and new displays.

peaches and cream  peach melba

our new display using Peach Melba, Peaches and Cream, and the Gypsy Rose line.

quilt minnesota 2

Quilt Minnesota is displayed by the door on white and red.


we incorporated part of the work area into a christmas section complete with fireplace, christmas tree, and quilts.

legacy and heritage

bolts of brown and blue from heritage mix with honeybuns of legacy and judie rothermel.

monopoly necklaces

lastly, mel, made up super cute monopoly necklaces.  Only $8.00 each…what were you when you played.  I was the thimble, and so was mom.

we hope to see you this friday for the minnesota shop hop.  happy quilting…april

2009 quilt minnesota shop hop

2009 Quilt Minnesota Shop Hop is only 3 weeks away!!!  and there is still so much to do.  Gypsy Rose was shipped this morning; they will be arriving on Tuesday, and mom is going to put together a Stepping Stones.  there is a good mix of colors, so the quilt should be gorgeous.  the trip ticket (passport) for the shop hop is available for download–click on quilt minnesota link at right.  this MUST be printed single sided.  we will have them available also.  we still have fabric if you want to preorder bundles, kits, or yardage.  Minnesota Fudge is kitted lap size is $55.00 and includes pattern and binding.

our section will be giving away $1000 CASH prize–you must visist all 12 shops for a chance to win.  check section incentives at for other Southwest section exclusives.

we hope to see you hopping around minnesota

happy quilting, april

“12-pack” quilt minnesota bag

the grommets are in and i finally present you with our Quilt Minnesota Bag (3 x 17 x 18)–it is stull unnamed, but that’s okay.  it is made with a 12-pack, terry cloth towel, and the skyline stripe.  this is the pattern we will be giving away during the shop hop.  we will have a limited number of kits using the blue towels–these for now will not include the 12-pack of charms (if you get to every shop in the southwest section you will have a 12-pack when you are finished).  if you would like me to save you a kit, let me know and i will get the cost figured out–also let me know if you want the 12-pack included.  email me at  i even have a picture!

quilt mn bag

happy quilting–april 🙂

Quilt MN 2009

Quilters–I’ve included a picture of all the prints ont the bolt and another of our quilt “Minnesota Fudge”. We will have this kitted and available for pre-order. Fabric retails for $8.99/yard. Fat quarters are $2.75 each. There are 16 different fabrics in 7 different prints and 6 different colors. Quilt Minnesota starts Friday, July 31st, but get your fabric paid for now, so you know you have it!

quilt mn 2009

 minnesota fudge

Happy quilting–april