June Newsletter 2021
School is out or soon will be for the summer! It is a busy time filled with gardens, ballgames, and picnics. Don't forget to carpool with your friends and check out the wonderful quilt shops participating in the All Iowa Shop Hop! Stop in and check out our new samples for summer and even some projects as we look forward to fall. Let us bring out the quiltmaker in you!
Quilter of the Month
Meet Kathy Rausch, our featured Quilter of the Month! If you've been in our shop, you have seen some of the beautiful quilts that Kathy has quilted for us. She is extremely talented.
Kathy has been quilting for 21 years and was introduced to the craft by two special friends and considers herself self taught. She hasn't met a fabric that she doesn't see it's potential, but is drawn to batiks, Kim Diehl fabrics and Kansas Troubles.
She admits to having an obsession with rulers. She used to think that you only needed perhaps two rulers to quilt but now her shelf is overflowing. Can anyone relate? Her favorite is the Bloc-Loc ruler to make half square triangles.
She rarely makes a quilt twice so doesn't really have a favorite book or pattern. She admits that she loves Judy Niemeyer and Kim Diehl designs. Kathy gets her inspiration from books, shop samples, friends and Pinterest. She truly loves the piecing aspect of quilting along with paper piecing. She doesn't get to do as much as she would like due to the fact that she keeps very busy with long arming quilts for others. For that we are very grateful! Stop by to check out our window filled with Kathy's quilts. She is another one of our very talented Quilters of the Month!
We are so excited to see all of you as you take part in the All Iowa Shop Hop! We have a couple of projects featuring the exclusive fabrics that we know you will love.
Tune into our Facebook page each Monday evening from 7:00-7:30 featuring our own, Leanne Fangmann! There will be a 10% discount on anything you purchase from the live or the replay from Monday through Friday while quantities last. This will be a chance for you to see what's new at the shoppe and some of our favorite notions and designers. Please join us Monday night .

We will be closed on Monday, May 31st to celebrate Memorial Day with our family and friends. Leanne is taking the night off so there will be no Facebook Live on the 31st.