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REOPENING JUNE 1
MON - SAT 10 am to 4 pm
Today Wedmesday 7/29 we are getting new blacktop on our driveway :& parking area! The crew is working today & tomorrow, so we are asking you to park on the front lawn and enter the Shop via the Front Door.
If you need any assistance with parking or entering the Shop please call us at 815-397-5160.******************
ANNUAL SPRING BUS SHOP HOP
Saturday/Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2020
Saturday/Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2020
This trip scheduled for October 10 & 11 has now been CANCELLED! The situation with COVID 19 is just not stable enough to run this trip. All of the Shops participating agreed to this cancellation and are committed to a reschedule date of June 12 & 13, 2021. Hopefully, all will be back to “normal” by these dates.
As we previously state if the trip is cancelled due to the COVID 19 situation, we will gladly refund your payment. You have options for this:
Full refund, or
Shop Gift Certificate for your payment amount, or
Apply your payment to this new date.
Please call the Shop 815-397-5160 to let us know how you would like to handle this.
The Shops participating in this Bus Shop Hop include:
The Stitchery, Delavan, WI
Quintessential Quilts, Reedsburg, WI
Quilt Basket ‘N’ Creations, Viroqua, WI
Calico Hutch Quilt Shop, Hayward, MN
Quilter’s Window, New Hampton, IA
Merry’s Stitchins, Jesup, IA
Yellow Creek Quilt Designs, Pearl City, IL
Quilter’s General Store, Rockford, IL
JUNE 21 – SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
We are certain that all of you remember the fun of past years’ Row by Row event. Well it has been changed up a bit. It is now Quilters Trek!
The theme for 2020 is “True Blue”.
This is our Quilters Trek Block
The block is an 18-inch finished block that fits the requirements for the Quilters Trek quilt. Patterns are available only by visiting in person the participating Shops. We also have available fabric kits for purchase. These kits include fabric, pattern, & a specially designed fabric token (limited number of tokens available). Please note that kits are also available for curbside pickup or shipment when ordered via by phone, email, or Facebook message.
The Quilters Trek Quilt Challenge is also on for 2020. Trekkers may create a quilt using a minimum of 32 9-inch blocks (ours qualifies as 4 blocks) designs from at least 8 participating QTrek Shops. The first 2 Trekkers to bring a completed (quilted, bound, labeled) quilt to a participating Shop between July 15 and October 15 will receive 15 fat quarters. A bonus prize will be awarded if the quilt contains the Shop’s block!
So, Let’s Get Trekking!
Hooray, we have our Shop cleaned, flowerpots filled, new fabrics in the Shop, and new quilt samples displayed! The sun porch is opened & all decorated too.
WE ARE REOPENING!!!!!
MONDAY JUNE 1!
Based on Governor Pritzker’s reopening plan, and local governmental officials, we have now reached Phase 3 which will allow us to open our doors for business on June 1st, 2020. We have discussed our responsibilities as a member of the business community as well as our concern for our customers, our employees, our families, and friends. We have established a protocol that we will follow, at least for the time being, as we learn and experience what our new normal will be.
HERE ARE THE BASIC GUIDELINES:
Entry - We will have hand sanitizer available in our shop for your use. It is placed just inside our door. Please use it as you enter and leave.
Masks - Each customer will be asked to wear a mask to provide an additional measure of safety for all. Our staff will also be wearing masks.
Social Distancing – In accordance with the State guidelines a limit of 5 customers in the Shop at any one time. Generally, this will not be a problem but understand that you may be asked to wait if the Shop is full. We support and expect customers to maintain the recommended 6-foot distance from other customers and staff.
Curbside – We will continue our current curbside pickup process and/or shipment for those of you who are more comfortable with this. Orders can continue to be placed via phone call, email, etc., and will processed in a timely manner.
Classes - We will not restart our class schedules until July. We have worked at creating a properly social distanced arrangement of our classroom but are delaying start of classes as we settle into this new operating situation.
WE ARE EXCITED TO SEE EVERYONE AGAIN!!!
Please be smart, if your work or family situation puts you at high risk, or if you do not feel well, please do not enter our shop. We will be glad to continue our curbside service or mail your products to you.
We will keep you updated as we move forward. We will be “sew” happy and “sew” grateful to see everyone again.
For the month of June as we reopen, Shop hours will be
Monday thru Saturday will be 10am to 4pm
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.
Quilter's General Store...A quilter's destination for supplies & inspiration!
Shop Hours Monday - Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, Closed Sunday