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


An Opportunity for our wonderful, generous Community of Quilters!

We have been contacted by the Quilts of Compassion Disaster Response Team, asking of we would like to assist them in making, collecting donations, and distributing quilts to those in our immediate area who have been affected by the recent tornadoes. They are in the process of collecting quilts that will be distributed in early May to those in the Fairdale and Rochelle areas. We are putting out the call to all of you to help this wonderful effort. We are accepting quilts of ALL sizes, quilted or tied, any pattern...for men, women and children. The biggest need at this time is for MEN and WOMEN!!! If you enjoy crocheting or knitting, we can use afghans of all sizes too!!! All quilts or afghans must be in excellent condition. All quilts that are donated are delivered DIRECTLY by our Disaster Response Team to those that have had loss that directly resulted from the tornado. Quilter’s General Store will be a collecting location for this organization through May 6.

We know how incredibly generous our quilting community is and this is an opportunity to help "Bring Hope & Encouragement to the Hurting" in local communities impacted by recent tornadoes.

Thank you for your support of this effort.



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



If the weather is threatening (warnings, advisories, etc.) it is always best to call the Shop (815-397-5160) first to make sure we are open. On Monday through Friday, if the Rockford School District has closed the schools, we will most likely be closed too. Bad weather could also result in an early closure of the Shop. We want everyone to be safe and not take any risk with travel.
So please call first.




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