Upcoming Events


Peculiar Challenge 2014

The Daring Downton Debacle

January – May 2014

This year’s Peculiar Challenge will be a row quilt featuring the new Downton Abbey fabrics from Andover.  The quilt will have five rows with sashing in between each row.  Choose your sashing and border fabrics from your favorite Downton Colorway and purchase them in January to get your first Peculiar Handout.  Then stop in the shop each month and pick up your free handout which will direct you in making one of the five rows.  There will be two size options to choose from, a wall hanging that finished at 37” x 43” and contains 6” blocks, or a lap quilt that finished at 54” x 62” and uses 9” blocks. 


Fourth Annual Pieceful Retreat - March 7th – 9th

Join us for a wonderful relaxing weekend of sewing and fun at the Loyola Retreat Center in Woodstock IL.  The facility will open at 4:00 on Friday with official retreat activities beginning after dinner at 6:00.  Carrie & Katie will be presenting a new quilt designed by Carrie.  Kits will be available in two colorways, or you may choose your own fabrics.  Kits should be pre-ordered before the end of 2013.   Other retreat activities will include Fat Quarter Bingo, “Show and Tell” and lots of chocolate eating! Fee includes six delicious meals and overnight accommodations.  A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to hold your spot. 

Fee: $280 double or $320 single



2014 Pieceful Auction

Sunday, March 30th 2:00

Don’t miss our 2014 Pieceful Auction.  Starting in January, you will want to collect as many “Pieceful Bucks” as possible.  Bucks are earned by spending money in the shop, bringing “show and tell” to the shop,

and various other ways.  Then come to the auction and bid on quilting items with your “bucks”.   


Fat (Quarter) & Sassy Shop Hop!   March 13 - 16 

Visit 10 of your favorite quilt shops and get inspired to make fat quarter friendly projects.  All of the shops will have fat quarters on sale.  Visit the shop or our website for details and to pick up a passport.