Row by Row Experience 2015

This summer we are participating in the Row by Row Experience. This has been a wonderful opportunity for us to meet quilters from all over the country! The kits for our "row" have been very popular and we have stayed busy cutting them! The kits sell for $14. This shop hop includes all 50 states and Canada, too!  The hop runs from June 21st to September 8th, 2015.  Simply visit any participating shop and ask for their free pattern for a row in a quilt.  The theme for this year is Row by Row H2O, and each shop will have a water theme to their row.  The patterns are for walk-in customers only and may not be emailed or mailed. And yes, there are prizes involved!  Make a quilt using at least 8 rows from different shops, and be the first to bring it into a shop, and you will win a stash of 25 fat quarters. Another part of this hop is the fabric license plates.  Some shops, including us, will have these customized "plates" for sale.  Each shop will have a different phrase on their plate and they are a fun thing to collect and turn into any number of projects! Our license plate says "Bobbin Along," and sells for $5. For more information, go to

Quilt Retreat!

Once again we are hosting a quilt retreat this fall.  It will be held at The Grove Retreat in Evansville, WI.  The dates are October 29-31, 2015, four days and three nights. This is a wonderful retreat center with lots of room for creating! The cost for a single room is $225, double rooms are $200.  Meals are included in this cost. They provide tables, floor lights, adjustable chairs, cutting tables, cutting mats, ironing boards and irons. Stop in or call to reserve your spot!

Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop

We are participating in the Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop again this summer. This hop is a lot of fun and we have had well over 250 hoppers so far!  The hop runs through the end of August, so it's not too late to get started! Bring your passport to each shop to receive a 15% discount on your purchase and sign up to win that shops gift certificate.  Visit all 37 shops to be eligible to win a Quilting Cruise for you and a friend!  Plus - $1000 toward travel and expenses!  Other prizes include a Baby Lock sewing machine and $25 and $50 gift certificates.  For more information and a list of participating shops, please go to
We have passports available at the shop.