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Quilter's General Store

      6903 Harrison Ave.
Rockford, IL 61108

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





Introduction to Free Motion machine quilting with your domestic sewing machine. 

This class is for the quilter who is new to machine quilting or is confident with some things and would like a little guidance!  With Kristin’s individualized attention to each student, this class is for everyone from beginner to those who want to brush up or refine their machine quilting skills. Learn about threads, needles, batting and so much more. Stop in the shop to see some of Kristin’s samples and then sign up to join her in this 2-session class! 

Saturday, June 8 & June 29

Class Time:  12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Class Fee:  $45

Instructor:  Kristin Kulinski



The Cathedral Window Flag from Shabby Fabrics is an awesome patriotic quilt! In this class we will take you through the various stages of creating a cathedral window quilt - from building the base blocks, to assembling the star field and stripes, then on to final assembly.  The flag quilt is built in three sections: the blue star field, four rows of top stripes, and three rows of lower stripes. Once this is done you will have a completed project with no batting, no backing, and no long-arm quilting required!

CLASS DATE: 2 Part Class: Saturdays, June 1 and June 22

Time: 10 am to 3:30 pm

Instructor: Kim Meyer

Class Fee: $40

Pattern required.



July 19 & 20, 2019

We are continuing with the new Farm Fest format this year. We will again have a single selection for this year’s event. Joining us this year is a very familiar face to many of you and a great friend of the Quilter’s General Store. We are thrilled that Jill Shaulis of Yellow Creek Designs has agreed to teach one of her brand new quilt designs. Jill be teaching an 8 hour class on Friday July 19. The pattern is “Harriet’s Pioneer Braid”, which will be included in the Farm Fest fee. The quilt is 44” x 62”. The Saturday session will be an open sew where you can continue working on “Harriet’s Pioneer Braid” or any other project of your choice.

Jill grew up in Pearl City, Illinois, and has operated a quilt and gift shop there in a historic turn-of-the-century bank building since 1992. The shop has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine and Jill’s patterns highlighted in several Primitive Quilts & Projects magazines. Jill is a nationally known speaker, teacher, and quilting enthusiast. Her love of civil war reproductions is reflected in all her work! She is dedicated to the quilting community and helps Quilters, and even Shop Owners, meet their creative goals!

More about Farm Fest: The event will be held again this year at Alpine Lutheran Church, 5001 Forest View Avenue, Rockford, IL. Attendance is limited to 40 participants.

Registration is now open.

Total cost of the 2 day event is $140, which includes the workshop, Jill’s new pattern, 3 meals (Friday lunch & dinner plus Saturday lunch), and snacks all day! A deposit of $70 is required at registration. Come in or call the Shop to register for Farm Fest. No mailing will be done this year; you will receive schedule, map, & “Harriet’s Pioneer Braid” class supply list with registration deposit. Final payment is due June 28, 2019.

Remember…you get a 15% discount at Quilter’s General Store on all class-related purchases as well as any purchases the 2 days of Farm Fest!  And we are always happy to help you in selecting fabrics for your class! The Shop sample is made scrappy, so stop in to see it! Kits are available for our scrappy version, or build your own from your stash, or we can create a Kit to meet your needs.



June 1 through August 31, 2019

This great event returns this year with 34 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. For more info on the prizes see our website.

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

Click these links to get your Passport today!

Region 1 Passport

Region 2 Passport

Region 3 Passport



JUNE 21 through SEPTEMBER 3!


Reminders for coming weeks:

Saturday May 11, Saturday Sampler Lollybroach Lane, 10 am

Saturday May 11, Beginning Quilting Class, 12:30 pm

Monday May 27, Memorial Day, Closed


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