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 Store Hours:
Mon -Fri  10-5,
    Sat  10-4,
Sunday - Closed



Saturday August 1
Annual Show ‘n Tell Potluck Picnic!


A great opportunity to share some of your finished projects, Something from one of our classes or one of your UFOs!! QGS will provide meat, beverages, and table service. Brings a dish to pass and we will have quite a nice selection of food! Everyone is invited!!!! This is always a fun time of sharing. Lunch at Noon.


Please RSVP by Tuesday July 28th

Madison Quilt Expo
September 10, 11, 12

We will be vending again this year at this great show. But here’s the news – we are planning to run a bus to the Show on Friday September 11! Up and back to the Show on the comfort of a coach bus!!! We are taking signups now for this day trip. Cost of the trip will be $40 which includes your ticket to the Show. Deadline for the sign up is August 15. Call the Shop to sign up now! Need 30 Quilters to make this trip happen!


Annual Fall Bus Shop Hop
Friday & Saturday, October 2 & 3

We will be touring entirely in Illinois on this Shop Hop! Here is the list of Shops joining us on this Fall trip. More details regarding sign up will be out soon, so mark your calendar & Save the Date!

The following Quilt Shops will be joining us for this bus shop hop:

Peddler’s Way Quilt Co., Washington, IL

Peace & Applique Quilt Shop, Rochester, IL

Main Street Quilt Company, Shelbyville, IL

Lori’s Pins ‘N Needles, Paris, IL

A Quilting Bee, Mahomet, IL

Thimbles, Lockport, IL

Material Girls, Crystal Lake, IL


Are you traveling much this Summer? If so there is lots of activity going on that you can enjoy. Northern Illinois Quilt Fest/Shop Hop begins June 1 with 37 Shops in 3 Regions participating this year. Lots of great prizes for you to win simply by stopping in each of these Shops and getting your Passport stamped. To get your Passport for each of the Regions click below. We are in Region 3.

Region 3 Passport
Region 1 Passport
Region 2 Passport


Row by Row Experience – National Quilt Shop Hop 2015
June 21  to September 8

This year we are participating in the Row by Row Experience and we are excited about this opportunity! The Event is even bigger than last years, all 50 States are participating as well as some areas of Canada. This Shop Hop event has no fees, no passports, and all summer long to play! Simply visit any of the participating shops across the country and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt.

This year’s event theme is Water. So for our Row we will be watching the weather using the Weathervane block & row. We are prepared for a weather water event using the adorable umbrella print from Edyta Sitar’s fabric line “Dancing in the Rain”! Get your free block pattern by just visiting the Shop or pick up a fabric kit to make the entire row.

We also have the collectible fabric license plate, be sure to get one for your collection.

And what is a Shop Hop without prizes??? Prizes come into play when you create a quilt using at least 8 different 2015 rows from 8 different 2015 participating Row by Row shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize! You can get the complete details on the prizes at the official website – click here!




Quilter’s General Store was founded in 1997 and is located in a stately 1875 farm house. The 2500 square foot farm house is decorated in a traditional country style, utilizing many primitive and rustic items that add to the charm of the shop. QGS features approximately 2000 bolts of fabric which include a selection of civil war reproduction fabrics, batiks, and hand dyed wools.
On the second floor you will find our children’s room with baby
and juvenile fabrics, and many brights to blend with the children's fabrics.
We have a large classroom in our lower level for our full slate of classes and clubs. Many quilt and wool samples are displayed and kitted to inspire you. The entire staff at QGS is available to assist you in fabric selection or on your particular project.

Quilter’s General Store is truly a quilter’s destination for supplies, fabric, and inspiration.
We can’t wait to see all of you down on the farm!

So we are now 18 years old!!!



Quilter's General Store...A quilter's destination for supplies & inspiration!
6903 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL 61108

Phone 815-397-5160

Store Hours: Mon -Fri  10-5, Sat  10-4, Sunday - Closed