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


Coming in June!!! Mark your calendar!

An Evening with Debbie Maddy from Calico Carriage Quilt Designs

Friday June 12, 6 pm

Join us for a fun filled Lecture/Trunk Show with Debbie Maddy! Debbie loves quilting and Quilters and she loves sharing her techniques and passion for quilting. She will share with us the history of the blocks used and the journey from the first quilt designed to the latest. We will get an up-close and personal look at lots of her quilts which have been pieced using her designs in various fabric selection and color choices. Food and beverage will be served. Cost of the event is $15.


A Workshop with Debbie Maddy

Saturday June 13, 10 am


Do you love a maze or optical illusion? You will love this quilt!
High contrast fabrics in any color way will make this fascinating quilt. This is a hands-on workshop by Debbie where she teaches the unique techniques she designed to make novice-friendly patterns look like a quilt pieced by an expert. Debbie will take you through all aspects of this quilts and others using the same technique, covering fabric placement, achieving a balance of color, piecing techniques, precision pressing, adding borders, quilting tips and much more.

Debbie Maddy is an award winning quilter, designer, and teacher.

You will certainly enjoy this workshop!

Pattern purchase is required. Class size limited to 20. Lunch included.

Cost of Workshop $45


18th Annual Farm Fest Quilting Retreat

July 10th & 11th, 2015

Go to our Farm Fest Retreat tab under Upcoming Events (or click HERE) for all the details on this fun filled, sleep in your own bed, retreat!


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. More details coming on this event.

Another event sure to be lots of fun is the Row by Row Experience!
This will be our 1st year particpating in this event. It starts June 21. Every state plus many Canadian provinces are participating so keep this in mind as you travel beyond Northern Illinois.

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. More details on this event will be forthcoming soon.




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, brights as well as flannels.
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 17 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