Country Threads…My Personal Favorite

I was scheduled to teach class last night in Clear Lake, Iowa.   My favorite quilt shop, Country Threads, is just a few miles further…and I couldn’t resist temptation.  I took lots of pictures so you could join in a bit of my fun.  The gals were loading up to attend a quilt show so many of the sample quilts were gone.  BUT trust me, there was still plenty to see and be tempted by.

Isn’t this little quilt a cutie….It greeted me outside before I even entered the store!


They are all ready for fall.

I thought this little quilt kit was the coolest.  See how the fabric is rolled together to look like a pumpkin.  Honestly, it was tempting to just buy the kit and not make it as it was SO cute.


They specialize in darker prints with a touch of primitive…but there’s a bright section too.


Here’s a couple more shots….The farm quilt is so “Country Threads”.  They have chickens, geese, dogs and goats all on the farm where the shop is located.  The geese were honking and the chickens were pecking as I walked up to the shop.  Mary is more than happy to let you interact with the animals.  There are shop cats and outside cats too.
This is a BEAUTIFUL wool piece.


As I was checking out the gals popped in copies of their newsletter, The Goat Gazette, and a pattern to make this quilt.


I already have both so I thought I would pass the goodies on to you.  So up for grabs today…
3 issues of the Goat Gazette and the pattern.


If you would like to “win” leave a comment.  I will pull out a winner Friday.  Tomorrow I will show you more pictures from Country Threads…The next set of photos are my favorites.  They all show reproduction fabric quilts….my FAVORITE!

35 thoughts on “Country Threads…My Personal Favorite”

  1. You have the best giveaways! I got my little trivet kit purchased from you in the mail yesterday. I sat down and finished the whole thing while watching TV with the family last evening, fun, fun, fun! The trivets would make great Christmas gifts!

  2. I’d love to win either! My favorite quilt is the blue and green one in your fifth picture. Thanks for the chance and the pictures!

  3. I would sewwwwww love to win. The Goat Gazette looks like interesting reading. Thanks for the chance to win. Maybe it will be my first blog win since I started my blog a few short months ago. Good Luck to all.

  4. Country Threads is the best quilt shop! I love all the animals and the quilts are my favorite. I would LOVE to win this giveway!

  5. I love Country Threads! I’ve been there a few times for their camps and love every minute. I wish I lived closer so I could shop there more often.

  6. I just love the title–Goat Gazette. Thanks for sharing the photos; it makes me want to visit the shop. Sounds like a fun giveaway.

  7. Thanks so much for the gorgeous pictures today!! LOve all those quilts!! AND YES!!! PLEASE throw my name into your Give Away!! I would LOVE to make that quilt and read the Goat Gazette!! Take care and thanks for the chance!

  8. I LOVE this shop altho’ I’ve never been. They’ve been at the Houston show the last couple years and I make a beeline to them…their booth makes you feel good!

  9. Oh, I’d love to win an issue of the Goat Gazette and the pattern. I had a chance to visit Country Threads a few years ago and I was in complete AWE. It’s a fabulous shop.

  10. Looks like a wonderful store. I fell in love with that farm quilt and any quilt store that has chickens and geese would be a favorite of mine. Too bad it is way too far away. I would love a chance to win and am looking forward to more tomorrow.

  11. Oh how I miss Country Threads!! I used to live in the area and stop in frequently, now I’m on the east side of the state. For several years I would stop in every Friday after work on my way home. It was so relaxing! I haven’t been there in 8 years now and your post really makes me “homesick” for it. I would love to win the Goat Gazettes (and pattern) to catch up a bit.

  12. oh I love this shop and hope some day I get to visit in person
    yes I am looking forward to the repro quilts , my favorite too
    I used to get these in the mail years ago…would love to read them again

  13. What an awesome store, and what wonderful quilts. Wish that store lived closer to where I live! Thanks for the chance to win the awesome quilt pattern and the Goat Gazettes!!!

  14. One of the these days I’m going to make it to Country Threads! That Trick or Treat wallhanging is just the cutest. Please enter me Jo-thanks.

  15. I have heard of Country Threads, and have seen their booth at the Chicago quilt festival, but have never been to the shop in person. These pictures are so inspiring. Hmm – think I could convince DH that we need to take a vacation in Iowa? ;) Sign me up for the giveaway!

  16. What an awesome quilt store! I’m so jealous! I’m especially loving the quilts you posted today (9/16). Thank you for sharing.

  17. Loved the pictures. A few years ago, friends and I were traveling through Iowa and got to stop at Country Threads. What a great place, wish it was closer to home. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Love the quilts from the Civil War Club. The Goat Gazette looks very interesting. My son has a pet goat. I don’t know if it has anything to do with goats, but he thinks it looks cool. Love the pattern as well. Thanks

  19. Thanks for all the inspiration and motivation you give me every day – I finally started quilting again after 4 years of major upheaval in my life.
    I realize how much I missed it and what good therapy it is. I feel complete again! Thanks!

  20. Thank you for all the wonderful pictures. I’ve been to Country Threads but it has been years. Love their fabric choices and all the
    animals. I’m a farmer’s daughter at heart.

  21. I would love to win a copy of the Goat Gazette. I used to read them all the time but haven’t seen one for years. I think it’s time to go back to the Country Threads Shop—haven’t been there for a long time.

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