Pop Up Hop

Pop Up Hop

Pick up a passport at your first stop. Turn it all stamped in at the last shop to receive your fabric. Shops to visit are: Fiberworks in Waverly, Dralles in Greene, Prairie Rose in Clarksville, Jen’s Needlework in Aplington and in Cedar Falls Crazy to Quit and...
New Scissors

New Scissors

The limited edition Gingher scissors for 2017 just arrived. They are called Lauren and have a bright blue and white lattice design on the handles. Call to reserve or stop in to pick up a pair before they are all gone!
Block of the Month

Block of the Month

The Block of the Month project coming up next is called Color Me Happy and is a throw size quilt finishing at 57″ x 69″. Now you need to sit down – the model is already made! Rachel got is pieced together before she left me to go back to teaching...
AISH 2017

AISH 2017

There is still time to come in and get your sticker and charm square for the All Iowa Shop Hop that runs through the end of June. Here is the design Three Jars Full made using the jelly roll strips in the black and white plus some yardage of the feature fabrics. We...

2017 Row

Row By Row On The Go starts next Wednesday, June 21st and runs through September 5th. During this time stop into any of the participating quilt shops to pick up a copy of your complimentary pattern for their row. We will also have kits available for purchase if you...
Postcard from Iowa

Postcard from Iowa

Here is the stitched model of our complimentary pattern for the Collective Stitch event: As you can see I stitched mine on a hand dyed piece of blue aida so i didn’t have to fill in all the sky section. Stop in through August 31st to get your pattern and sign up...

Chessie & Me

Great day here today – hope everyone has a pleasant weekend and we remember those who gave their lives in defending our great country and those who have served or serve in the military today. Just got in a box of the most darling counted cross stitch kits from...
SEW IOWA

SEW IOWA

Attention all fabric lovers! The All Iowa Shop Hop magazine has finally arrived. Stop in and pick up your copy before they are all gone – only $6.00. There are patterns plus a directory of the 95 participating shops with hours and specialties. It also contains...
Faithwurks

Faithwurks

Just got in these CUTE box toppers from Faithwurks. One is called 3 Cheers and has 3 Uncle Sam figures that sit on the top of a small box. The other one is Hoppy Easter with a white chocolate bunny for the top. All you need to stitch is the banding that goes around...

Entry reminder

Just wanted to remind you to use the back entrance on Saturday if the firefighters are using the street in front of the store. The IFA is having their convention in Waverly this week. Row By Row is now officially over for 2016 and we are in the hibernation period...
Row By Row Ready

Row By Row Ready

Here’s our row for 2016 – Home is Where Your Honey Is. We used to have bee hives and “grew” our own honey several years ago so we are used to having bees buzzing around. This extremely cute row gives you the opportunity to get creative in your...
More  progress

More progress

I had a chance to work on Threedles – Something Different canvas piece. The five squares are filled in at the intersections of the octagons and in the middle. I think it is looking pretty good. I felt some accomplishment at completing not just one area but five,...
Newest Just Nan

Newest Just Nan

The mail arrived today with the two newest designs from Just Nan. Both are limited edition pieces so get yours while you can. Romeo the Groom Mouse joins his bride wearing a cute top hat and rose boutonniere. The brass tail and button stand also come with the pattern....
Isn’t this cool?

Isn’t this cool?

I just got in a new magnetic pin cushion from Zirkel. If you drop the pins onto it point first they all arrange themselves so the end you pick up is hanging off the pin cushion, making them easier to pick up. Also got some pretty pins from Patty Young Designs in Spade...
Lizzie Kate

Lizzie Kate

The newest Lizzie Kate patterns have arrived: The monthly flip-it series will continue with two months in each pattern. Charms are included with the pattterns. We also got in the next inspiration boxer called Accept What Is. It says accept what is…let go of what...

Traffic Jam

Once again Bremer Ave in front of our building is being a pain in the patoot. In order to service the sprinkler systems of the new downtown apartments, new pipes need to be run under the road. We were told that there would be no parking on our side of the street for...

Love to Shop Hop Trail

It’s started! Come on in and get a passport or print one off our web site. Visit all seven shops and trade your stamped passport in for a fat quarter bundle and pattern at the last stop. (Purchase required for stamp) Hours are: Thursday 10-7, Friday &...

Love to Shop Hop

I think the “S” word is gone until winter comes around again. We’ve had some nice spring showers and it is time to come out of hibernation so – It is time for our seven shop hop. Beginning Thursday, April 14th through Saturday, the 16th the hop...
Open Sunday

Open Sunday

Tomorrow is the big football game and as tradition goes we are open from 12-4. That should give you time to shop and still get home to watch the two teams go at it. All regular priced items will be 25% off. Thank you to all who brought in undies, socks, etc. for the...
Progress

Progress

I have been working on Threedles – A Different View canvas piece some more and have finished my second octagon area. It actually went fairly quickly and I really like the results. I have not added any of the beads or crystals as I don’t want to catch my...
Pantie Raid

Pantie Raid

The Cedar Valley Friends of the Family will receive all of the “raid” items we collect. Bring in a new package of undies, socks, nightie for the women at our local shelter. Size medium and large are what they would use the most of currently. In exchange...

Fabric on SALE!

All regular priced quilting fabric is on sale at 25% off. The 40% sale bolts are 50% off. Please stop in and take a look at what could be added to your palettes at your house… We also have the free 2016 calendars ready for you. Get yours with the events for next...

Fall is here

Football is coming to an end and the air has that brisk feel to it. The leaves are past their peak color magnificence and their crunch is under foot. Thanks to all the participants in our 9 Patch Bingo Bounce. It was good to see the fun you had filling up your bingo...

9 Patch Bingo Bounce

The fall shop hop is now on and it is not too late to join in. Just pick up a passport and bingo card at any of the seven shops (Fiberworks Needlework Shop and The Moose Patch in Waverly, Jen’s Needlework in Aplington, Dralles in Greene, Prairie Rose Fabrics in...

Almost Over

This is the last week of the Row By Row experience. Next Tuesday is the last day you can get a free pattern at each participating quilt shop. Then there will be a “blackout” period for finishing the construction of quilts to turn in for the 25 fat quarter...
New Heartstrings Canvas

New Heartstrings Canvas

We just got in three new hand painted canvases designed by Pat Thode of Heartstrings. Amelia, the Stitching Witch is as cute as can be as she sits on the crescent moon: The serene Snowflake Santa pulls a wagon behind holding a penguin. What better friend could our...
Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler

Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler

It is time to sign up for the next Lizzie Kate A Little Mystery Sampler. It will come out in three pattern parts – Mid July, August and September. There will be an embellishment pack to decorate the sampler. Flosses used include Sampler Threads – Avocado,...
Row By Row Experience

Row By Row Experience

The U. S. nationwide/Canadian quilters hop called Row By Row starts here today and runs through September 8. Here’s how it works. Each shop that is participating will have a pattern for the row that they have designed. The theme for this year is water, so rows...
New Iowa pattern

New Iowa pattern

We have our first contribution to patterns that use the 2015 All Iowa Shop Hop fabrics.   Jennifer has designed a flag in the shape of our great state. The pattern and fabrics are ready for purchase – stop in! I just have to add the backing and a few quilting...
All Iowa Shop Hop

All Iowa Shop Hop

The magazines – shop directories – are now here. For only $5.00 you will have a directory of 94 shops with location, hours and product mix in Iowa plus six custom designed patterns for this event. There are also interesting articles related to quilting and...
License plates

License plates

We have just gotten in our license plates for the Row by Row Experience. These are made of fabric that you can incorporate in your projects. Each shop that gets them will have a different saying with the store name on the bottom. It will be fun to collect them from...
My Way

My Way

Counted canvas work is probably my favorite technique. I am participating in an ANG online class by Carolyn Mitchell called My Way. And that’s what it is – she encouraged each of us to choose our own combination of colors and arrange the squares in any...
Love to Shop Hop

Love to Shop Hop

It is almost time for the hop! It starts next Wednesday after the Easter holiday. Here is a pattern we made up using the fat quarter bundle, except for the backing/binding, for a fun, patriotic placemat. Remember to get your passport stamped at all seven stores to...
pillow time

pillow time

Three of the grandchildren, at various times, ended up spending time at the shop until uit was time to get a ride home with Grammie and of course they needed something to do.The youngest, Sydney had made a pillow at school where I showed her and a friend to sew two...

Happy Valentines Day

I see I have been remiss about posting here. Suppose I haven’t had anything to say? Or just busy counting – inventory. New stuff – Sweetheart Tree’s newest kits are here. You can expect the usual uptown designs in this shipment. Lizzie...
New BOM ready

New BOM ready

It is time to sign up for the All That Jazz block of the month series. I have the kits made up – reserve yours today. Here is a picture of it if you missed it in a previous entry: The finished quilt will be queen size and fabric includes all the front and...

Get Your Calendar!

We have the 2015 calendars ready for hand-out. Stop in and pick yours up soon. Events are noted on the calendar so you won’t miss exciting happenings at Fiberworks. Stop in and get one at our Christmas Open House next Sunday from 12-4. (November...
Fall Foliage Fabric Tour

Fall Foliage Fabric Tour

It is almost time for the “Tour”. October 22 – 25 is the time to come and visit all seven shops that are on this event: Fiberworks Needlework Shop, The Moose Patch Quilt Shop, Dralle’s Dept. Store, Jen’s Needleworks, Praire Rose Fabrics ,...
JCS 2014 here

JCS 2014 here

The ornament issue for 2014 Just Cross Stitch magazine is in. There are over 90 different designer’s patterns included to make decoratations your home for the holidays. Stop in for your copy soon. The next edition of the Fridge Art Club has arrived. The next...
Lots of New Things

Lots of New Things

I have the newest Gingher Limited Edition scissors named Eve. They are black with neutral tan, white, cream dots for the handle design. We can order a matching scissor fob with a snake, apple, or floral charm on the end. Just let me know which you prefer. One...
AISH mat

AISH mat

Here is the picture of the AISH table mat using the feature fabrics from this year’s hop. I used the shape of Iowa that was in the hop magazine reduced to 85% to quilt the center of the mat which is about 9 1/2″ square. The Kona solids, half of a charm...
New Shepherd’s Bush kits

New Shepherd’s Bush kits

We just received several new Shepherd’s Bush kits. Winter & Spring Boxes, Count Your Blessings, Garden Sheep, Wisteria Snowman, Tisket (a basket), Tis the Season, and 3 Ships. The last one is a bigger piece with many of these small quick projects. They...
Gingher Scissors 2014

Gingher Scissors 2014

Gingher has released the picture of the limited edition scissors for 2014. They are named Eve and will be released in September. If you would like to reserve a pair, please let me know. I will also be ordering the My Big Toe scissors fob that will match the handles....
Iowa fabric

Iowa fabric

Finally got our All Iowa Shop Hop fabrics in and have a couple of projects made from them. The first one is an adaptation of the purse or tote that is in the AISH magazine for the North Central Region, which we are in. The next one is a banner of porch flag. It is...
Erica Michael’s Designs

Erica Michael’s Designs

44 pieces are up out of the trunk and ready for you to view. I have taken a couple of pictures but they are not close up so the details are not easy to see. you will have to come in and take a look in person to see the true beauty of these models – and they are...

All Iowa Shop Hop

It is almost time for the AISH to begin. The event is the whole month of June. Fiberworks will be open on Mondays in June ONLY from 10-6. We will not be open on Sundays as we were last year. We have the magazines in the store now that have information about each of...
Shop Hop

Shop Hop

The Love to Shop Hop Trail is on – today was the first day and we had lots of hoppers – thanks to you ladies and gentleman. This will continue through Saturday, April 12th. Remember that when you turn in your completed passport (stamped card), you will...
Quilts – Hop

Quilts – Hop

Next week beginning on Wednesday the Love To Shop Hop Trail will be on. To celebrate the run we have a four piece trunk show of quilts in designed and made by Nancy Mahoney from her book Simple Circles and Quick Curves. Please take time to stop in and see these lovely...