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



Quilt Expo, Madison, WI, Thursday through Saturday


September 6 - 8, 2018


Enjoy a beautiful display of quilts and lots of vending at this wonderful Quilt Expo!


QGS will again be taking a bus to this event! On Friday September 7th, we will leave from the Shop at 8:30 am sharp! We plan to leave the Expo at 4 pm which puts us back in Rockford by 6 pm.


Please park around behind the farm building like we usually do.


Cost of the Bus Trip: $39, includes your show admission. Call the Shop to reserve you seat to this great Show.


See you in Madison!



2018 Fall Bus Shop Hop

Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14

Planning lots of fun for our 2 Day Bus Trip in October. So grab a Quilting Buddie and join us on the Annual Fall Bus Shop Hop.

Bus trip includes: transportation, one night lodging (double occupancy), meals, and snacks

All for only $160.00. Deposit of $80 due upon sign up.

Sign up & pay your deposit by September 1 and be eligible for a drawing for a $100 QGS Gift Certificate.


Click here to see complete list of participating Quilt Shops.

Robert’s Sewing Center, Crest Hill, IL

Peace & Applique Quilt Shop Too, Bloomington, IL

Lori’s Pins ‘n Needles, Paris, IL

Unraveled Quilt Shop, Spencer, IN

The Wooden Spool, Effingham, IL

The Fabric Cobbler, Forsyth, IL

Quilting in the Valley, LaSalle, IL

Quilter’s General Store, Rockford, IL




June 1 through August 31, 2018

This great event returns this year with 33 Quilt Shops in the Northern Illinois area participating! Same format as past years – 3 Regions each with a Passport that you can pick up at the Shops in that Region (or print one from the links below). Visit each Shop and get a 15% discount on your purchase on the day you get your Passport stamped. Visiting all the Shops in any or all the Regions qualifies you for some great prizes.

We look forward to seeing all of you on this Shop Hop!

Here is the Prize List!

Grand Prize -- Quilting Cruise for you and a friend -- Plus $700.00 toward travel and expenses.

First Prize -- Bernina 330 Sewing Machine (value over $1300.00) Provided by Blue Willow Mercantile in Wheaton

Three 2nd Prizes -- One prize from each region of $50.00 gift certificate from each shop in that region.

33 -- 3rd Prizes -- $25.00 gift certificate awarded by each Participating Shop.

Plus 15% off regular priced merchandise at each store on the day you get your passport stamped!


Click these links to get your Passport today!

Region 1 Passport

Region 2 Passport

Region 3 Passport


Visit the Northern Illinois Quilt Fest Website for a full list of participating Shops with maps, quilting events, shows and other fun quilty stuff to do.



June 21 through September 4, 2018


Row by Row 2018 is off & running! This year there are new sizes of rows to give Quilters more options plus an opportunity to be even more creative! Our row is the Short & Sassy size, 27” x 12”.


Stop in the Shop to see our Row display. Pick up a free pattern for this row – one pattern per person. There are also kits available. Complete a quilt with 8 different rows from 2018 participating shops. Be the first to bring the completed quilt (quilted, bound, & labeled) into a participating shop to win a 25 Fat Quarter bundle. If the quilt contains the row from that Shop you can receive an additional prize!


We also have the fabric license plates for this year!





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!



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