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 sweetwatercottonshoppe@yahoo.com

happy quilting…april  {sweetwater}

BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the day is here!!!!!  Our big news is…………………..

Sweetwater has been chosen as a TOP 10 Shop and will appear in the Spring issue of Quilt Sampler magazine!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Jennifer the editor of Quilt Sampler called us in August (Dad and Tina happened to be here on the day) and they took pictures of the shoppe in September (some of you stopped by that day).

happy quilting!!!!!!!!!!!!! apriL  {sweetwater}


we hope everyone had a safe and happy new year.  Monica, Connor, Matt, and I rang in the new year with a Sylvester Stallone Marathon…Judge Dredd, Tango and Cash, and Demolition Man.

3 DAYS until BIG NEWS.

happy 2010……………………..apriL  {sweetwater}

fabric…start to finish

moda’s site has a link to interviews with your favorite designers and if you scroll to the bottom of the list there is a short 10 minute video on the fabric process.  check it out…. www.modafabrics.com

happy new year!  apriL {sweetwater}


sundae cupboard

dad made this cupboard for mom for christmas.  he will be making one for the shoppe (selling price only $350).  it will be painted Innocence by Behr.  if you are interested let me know.  happy quilting, apriL 

5 days till BIG NEWS!

Love Actually…i did watch that movie…last week and i did NOT like it.  i believe that in movies (because they aren’t real) everyone should end up with the one they love no questions asked.  especially at christmas.

Blueberry Fudge

I have some news about out block of the month fabric.  it will not ship until monday…!  we will get it on Thursday, and work diligently to get block 1 finished for saturday.  Mom had the layout figured, just trying to figure out the blocks.  i’ll post block 1 and a picture of the fabrics so you get some idea of the colors.  this block of the month will be done a little different.  there will be no registration fee.  it will be all inclusive (12 sampler blocks, finishing kit, binding) for $12 a month.  there will be pillowcases available upon their completion but for now we are focusing on getting the quilt finished.  fabrics will be from Beach House by Blackbird Designs, and Heritage by Howard Marcus both are designers for moda.  the colors will be–you guessed it–aqua and chocolate.  Let me know if you are interested in joining so i can start a list (remember NO sign-up fee and i will mail –call for details [320.243.4436]…)

INVENTORY REDUCTION—our 6th! can you believe it…we will have CRAZY discounts throughout the shop…36% on all kits (save $36 on a $100 kit), bundles, yardage(save over $3 off a yard), books, notions even our DISCOUNTED FABRICS will be HALF their discounted price $2.00/A YARD–you can’t beat that with a sharp stick in the eye –Dad always says that.  join us on the first day of the new decade Friday, January 1st: noon-3pm!!!!!!

Mary Jane’s Farm January/Feburary magazine in store as of today…great article about Mary Koval (civil war fabric designer) and about collecting quilts along with fun short stories written by readers and Valentines day baked goods.

remember…register for the retreat on or before the 1st for a $10 discount and a waive of credit card fee!  (check older posts for the retreat information).  we had so much fun last year, be a part of that this spring.  (fee must be paid in full at time of sign-up.)

BIG NEWS–we have big news, but can’t spill until January 4th.  the countdown begins… 6 DAYS!

we moved the shop around again…it looks so sweet and cozy.  here are a few pics to hold you over until you can visit us again.


we hope to see you soon…apriL  {sweetwater}

Merry Christmas

i thought about searching the web incessantly for some lame dancing tree or jolly elf to get my point across, but then thought simple is always good!


from all of us here at SWEETWATER…have yourself a merry little christmas…

we will be closing at 1pm on Christmas Eve and be closed Christmas Day & Saturday, December 26th.  we will reopen with regular business hours on Monday, December 28th.  be sure to stop by on Friday, January 1st between noon and 3 pm for our INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE…discounts everywhere you turn!!!!!!!  30% off storewide…(I think).

Also…we’ll have print outs of the quilt MN 2010 fabrics up so you can start placing your orders (i don’t have a retail on them yet…all in good time.)

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}

red, white, & black

RED, {white} and black…i know how quilters love this trio of colors.  there is something about them.  i’ve got fat 1/8th’s, fat quarters, and 1/2 yard bundles cut…a few orphaned fat quarters.  limited in quantities…get them while they are HOT!

fat 1/8th’s:  $11          fat 1/4’s:  $22          1/2 yards:  $44

an update on the Christmas movie countdown…thursday night we watched…The Santa Clause 3:  the escape clause.  Bernard wasn’t part of the cast, so that was dissappointing, but it was still good.

merry christmas…everyone~  apriL  {sweetwater}