The Quilt Block

325 5th Street

West Des Moines IA 50266


Mon.-Sat. 10-5pm - Thurs. 10-7pm - Sunday 1-4pm

All Iowa Shop Hop

JUNE 1-20, 2013


Only 16 more days until the statewide shop hop! You can pick up your passport from us and visit as many shops as you can. You may be eligible for over $7,000 in prizes. When you click on All Iowa Shop Hop, you'll go directly to the AISH slide show featuring projects and quilts using the 2013 IOWA fabric, participating shops and store hours.   





This beautiful block of the month quilt begins June 8 at 1pm. Join us each month for the block demonstration and fun conversation.  Finished quilt is a nice size - 98" x 98". Block fee is $25/m for seven months. We're happy to ship to our out-of-town friends, too. 

Green Eggs and Ham
We are so excited about this all time favorite Dr. Seuss fabric.  Whether you're a child or an adult you will love a quilt made with this fun fabric! To see the other companion fabrics, visit our website You'll be glad you did.

There's so much happening in the store!


You're invited to attend two days of exciting, fun-filled workshops led by Catherine Erickson, Certified Teacher for Judy Niemeyer Designs July 11 & 12.


Judy Niemeyer has developed an organized and innovative method for learning paper piecing. Even quilters with limited quilting ex-perience are able to create intricate and complex heirloom quality quilts.                        

Day One -Snowflakes

Day Two - Desert Sky


Day long classes begin at 9AM and end at 5PM. Choose either Day One or Day Two or take both classes for double the fun.


Cost: $75.00 per day.


Beware! Paper piecing is an addiction.


kids camp photo
Kid's Camp Begins
June 19th!
Kids can sew! Kid's Camp grows in popularity because it is SEW FUN. Come in and see the fun sewing projects we have planned for this summer. Classes are limited in size so sign up early. Come in, call us or go to our website under classes to register. 
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The two day lecture and class visit with Libby Lehman has been cancelled due to illness.  We hope to be able to reschedule and will let you know when we do. 

 Sweatshirt Jacket Conversion Class

Sun., June 2 & 9




Start with a pullover sweatshirt, remove the ribbing and convert it to a simple cardigan jacket! Learn how to stabilize the edges, make a collar and streamline the fit.


Scrappy Star


Wed. June 12

1-4PM or 6-9PM



The Scrappy Star block resembles a string quilt and is a great "stash buster". Learn how to use your 45 degree ruler to make accurate diamond shapes.



    Machine Embroidery - Hands On

Thursday, June 13




 Here's a great way to learn more about your embroidery machine. Your next embroidery project is made entirely in the hoop. You'll love making this pocket purse or pin cushion.


Only $12.99
We recently found these quilt books with quilts from such expert designers as Gayle Bond, Kim Brackett, Lynn Roddy Brown, Kim Diehl, Judy Dafoe Hopkins, Sally Schneider, and Nancy J. Martin.  For only $12.99, you receive great instructions and beautiful inspirations for 10 different quilts. They're a great value and will get you started sewing. Choose from scrap quilts, fast fat-quarter or charm quilts. 


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BERNINA Patchwork Foot with Guide #57 / 57D

Quilters need a perfect 1/4" seam. The patchwork foot with guide is ideal for quilting, doll clothes, or French seams. Using the inner edge of the front of the foot gives you an 1/8" seam allowance perfect for miniatures. The spring-loaded guide on the right of the foot ensures accurate 1/4" seams sewn at any speed! 
Offer Expires: May 31, 2013