Hotflash Archive

Quilter's General Store

      6903 Harrison Ave.
Rockford, IL 61108

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



Quilter’s General Store Hotflash!





We have 40 Quilters ready to enjoy a fun day with Doug Leko entertaining & instructing them on a quilt from his new book “Stashtastic”. Hope each of you have your pre-cutting completed and are ready to go!


Coming up!


Saturday August 4

You are all invited to join us for our Annual Show n' Tell Picnic. Please RSVP if you plan to attend the Picnic, we need a headcount for the food order. Bring a dish to share, your lawn chair, and a Show ‘n Tell items.

QGS will provide the meat, table service & drinks.

This event is always great fun! It gives us an opportunity to see some of your finished projects and provides inspiration to others attending!

We will eat at NOON followed by the Show ‘n Tell fun.


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!


Holiday Fabrics are all in! Lots of quilt samples and kits made up for you!

Stop in & take a look – all are located on our Sun Porch.


Event Coming Up in August!

We are anticipating receiving Monique (Dillard) Jacobs’ of Open Gate Quilts new batik fabric collection, Coastal Chic Batiks, by the end of July! Many of you know Monique, she lives right here in the Rockford area and has brought us all great patterns and classroom experiences over the years!

We are also planning an event around this new line featuring a trunk show of the beautiful quilts designed by Monique for the this fabric.

Click here to get a look at this beautiful line of fabric and some patterns designed for it.

More details to come!



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!

You can find links on our Website to get your Passport for each region!!

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!


Reminders for coming weeks:

Saturday July 14, 10 am, Saturday Sampler, Sewing Bee

Friday & Saturday July 20 & 21, Farm Fest

Saturday July 28, 10 am, Sew In Day for Cadence Court BOM

Saturday August 4, Annual Show ‘n Tell Picnic



Quilter’s General Store – A Quilter’s destination for supplies & inspiration!

6903 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61108

Shop Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm