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Quilter's General Store
815-397-5160

      6903 Harrison Ave.
Rockford, IL 61108

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




HOTFLASH! JULY 11, 2019

 

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NEW EVENT SCHEDULED AT QUILTER’S GENERAL STORE!
   

Have you seen or heard of the new rage – Peace Poles? Local artist Angie Scordato has been offering these wonderful paint “parties” where she takes you through the process of creating a unique garden/yard embellishment. Angie will be here at QGS on Saturday August 10th, 10 am to 2 pm, to help us create our very own Peace Pole!

Like the Barn Quilt Sign painting classes we did a couple of years ago, all materials will be supplied for your use. Just bring some fun ideas & get creative! You can choose a 20” pole or a 36” pole. (If you are familiar with Pinterest there are lots of great ideas there. Just search Peace Poles.)

We will be painting in the Barn so dress for the event & weather!

Cost of this event:

$35 for the 20” Pole

$45 for the 36” Pole

Cost covers all materials plus a light lunch & beverages.

Sign up and payment must be completed by August 1st to be sure you have a spot at this event!

(Minimum 15 Participants Required)

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SAVE THE DATES!

MADISON QUILT EXPO

Thursday - Saturday, September 5 – 7, 2019

We will be vending at this show again this year. Lots of new items being prepared for the show.

Quilter’s General Store will also be taking a one-day bus to the Show on Friday September 6. Cost will be $40, includes transportation & admission.

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APQ 2020 CALENDAR IS HERE!

  

Look who is on the cover of next year’s APQ Calendar! Our very own Monique Jacobs of Open Gate Quilts. We are taking pre-orders for this fun calendar filled with 12 new quilt designs. Call or stop in to order yours today!

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JULY SPECIALS

All Holiday (Christmas & Halloween) pre-cut Fat Quarters $1.50 on Tuesdays & Thursdays during July.

All Halloween fabrics, cut from the bolt only, 1 yard minimum, are 20% off the entire month of July,

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FARM FEST 2019 IS NEXT WEEKEND!

Be sure your final payment is in and all your pre-cutting is complete!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS IN FARM FEST 2019!

As this year’s Farm Fest event approaches and you are doing your precutting for the class, please note the following correction to the precut information you have received.

The cutting instruction for the Large Project has the following correction shown in red:

Large Project (44” x 62½”)

  • 144 – 2” x 5” darks
  • 144 – 2” x 5” lights
  • 3 - 4½” x 4½” should be 8½” x 8½” dark for setting triangles; cut diagonally twice
  • 1 - 2¾” x 2¾” should be 6” x 6” dark for setting triangles; cut diagonally once
  • 6 - 4½” outer border
  • 6 – 3” binding

If you have already completed your cutting, please contact us for additional fabric.

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NEW CLASS SCHEDULED!

BEGINNING QUILTING

For those of you who have basic sewing knowledge and have always wanted to make a quilt, the time has arrived!  In this class we will teach and guide you as you begin your quilting journey!  This 6-session course will introduce you to quilting, with a focus on choosing fabric, proper tools, seam allowances, cutting, thread, etc.  Basic knowledge of your sewing machine is a prerequisite.

Fall 2019 Session starting Saturday August 10; 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm.  6 Sessions total.

Minimum of 3 students per class required to conduct the class.

Class Schedule: 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14
Cost: $75

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2019 ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE

JUNE 21 through SEPTEMBER 3!

It’s great to see all of you out there “Rowing”!

This year our Row by Row is the 27” x 12” row and named “Twin Pops”. Being located here in Rockford on this beautiful farm property makes us reminiscent of family & community gatherings of our youth and the special treat of “Twin Pops”. This simple row is constructed using easy traditional piecing techniques. Incorporate it into your Row by Row Quilt as a “treat” element to your “Taste the Experience” or even display it at your summer gatherings as a runner!

Starting June 21 be sure to stop in to receive your free pattern for “Twin Pops” or even better with the purchase a kit experience the “taste” of a Twin Pop.

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NORTHERN ILLINOIS QUILT SHOP HOP

June 1 through August 31, 2019

This great event continues 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

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SAVE THE DATE!

ANNOUNCING OUR ANNUAL FALL FAVORITES BUS SHOP HOP!

SATURDAY/SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 & 29, 2019

Here are the 8 participating Quilt Shops:

Hudson Sewing Studio, Hudson, IL

Wooden Spool, Effingham, IL

Unraveled Quilt Store, Spencer, IN

Back Door Quilts, Greenwood, IN

Heaven on Earth, Wabash, IN

Stitch ‘N Time Fabrics, South Bend, IN

Thimbles, Lockport, IL

Quilter’s General Store, Rockford, IL

Cost for this trip is $175; deposit of $90 required at signup.

Cost includes transportation, one-night lodging (double occupancy), meals, and snacks

Signups have started!

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Reminders for coming weeks:

Saturday July 13, Saturday Sampler Lallybroch Lane, 10 am

Saturday/Sunday July 19 & 20, Annual Farm Fest Retreat

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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

815-397-5160

www.quiltersgeneralstore.com