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Quilter's General Store

      6903 Harrison Ave.
Rockford, IL 61108

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





FEBRUARY 2, 2020

Thanks to all who came out for this Shop Hop! The weather couldn’t have been better. We had so much fun with all of you! We look forward to continuing these event collaborations with the other great Shops in our immediate area.


2020 Saturday Sampler, Tula Pink’s “Butterfly Quilt”


IT’S A “GO”. First session Saturday February 15th, 10 am

Each month, on the 3rd Saturday of the Month, February through November, construction of blocks will be reviewed along with completion of various sections of this quilt. The quilt pattern is a lot of fun, very colorful & relatively easy. Build the quilt from your stash in any colorway!

Purchase of the Pattern is required, $30

No Class Fee!



We have received Kim’s new fabric line, Esther’s Heirloom Shirtings Collection. There are 8 great projects in the Simple Whatnots Collection 9 Club.


Simple Whatnots Club! No Club Fee!

8 Beautiful Quilts designed exclusively for the Simple Whatnots Club,

Each featuring Kim’s new line Esther’s Heirloom Shirtings.

Click here for full view of projects.

 Sign up starting NOW, continuing through February 28.

 Pre-Order of Kits due by March 1, with Kits available March.

Click here for the Kit Order Form



Saturday February 22, 10 am to 3 pm

The County Star Barn Quilt by Violet Craft is a foundation paper pieced pattern made with a set of templates (foundation papers) that are repeated in different colors to make the unique starry layout. Block size options are 12” for a 40” x 40” finished size or 22” for a 74” x 74” finished size. The blocks can be arranged in many ways to create unique designs.

Class Fee: $24

Instructor: Lesley Gebbie

Pattern purchase required.

Kits are available using the new Violet Craft Modern Classics fabrics for Robert Kaufman




BLACK DIAMOND, Starting March 15th, 10 months, $24/month


ALL MY AMOUR by Monique Jacobs, Starting in April, 6 months, $30/month


Check out our Website for a complete detail on these Block of the Month programs starting this year plus all classes on the schedule.

Watch for details on our next Beginning Quilting Class coming in April.


Community Outreach Opportunity

Do you remember our video Shop tour from August?

By doing that video we have been given the opportunity to participate in

Jaftex Fabrics sewing machine giveaway!

We need your help to do this. We are looking for someone who has suffered a significant loss through fire, flood, illness, death or tragedy and to whom a sewing machine would be a life changer. Jaftex has provided the brand-new sewing machine, Olfa has donated a cutting mat & rotary cutter, and Aurafil has provided thread to be given to this person. And some additional items will be put together from the Shop. We all know how therapeutic the craft of quilting/sewing can be. If you know of someone in such a position and would like to “nominate” them, please contact us.



Saturday/Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2020

Join us for a fun filled trip! Ride in comfort on a chartered bus and

leave the driving to us! Bus trip includes transportation, one-night lodging (double occupancy), meals, and snacks all for only $175.00.

(This Fee is non-refundable but is transferable.)

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

Quilt This, Dubuque, IA

Quilter’s General Store, Rockford, IL

Stop in or call the Shop to sign up. Deposit of $100 required at sign up.


Winter Hours are now in affect and continue through February 29th. During this period, we will close at 4 pm Monday through Saturday.


Reminders for coming weeks:

February, Mystery Quilt, 2nd  Clue Available during the month

Saturday February 8, Beginning Wool Applique, 10 am Rescheduled from 1/25

Saturday February 15, Saturday Sampler “Butterfly Quilt”, 10 am

Saturday February 22 “County Star Barn” Class, 10 am


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

6903 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61108

Shop Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, Closed on Sunday