Quilt Shop Tour: Quilter’s Window

I went to the quilt shop. You who are long-time readers know that my shopping at the quilt shop doesn’t happen very often. I have so much fabric and I get so many projects from blog readers and I thrift for fabric and I make quilts from shirts so I really don’t need much fabric…but when a blog reader contacts me and says she is going to be in the area, I am game to head to the quilt shop and meet up…I’m also game to go out for lunch!!

Here we are eating lunch. It was so fun to meet Cindy and Tonya. They are from Illinois way. They went to the Stitchery Nook in Osage and hit up a few quilt shops along the way. They had a two-day girl’s trip away. SO FUN!!

I thought that I would take all of you along to check out the quilt shop. It’s in New Hampton, Iowa, which is about 20 minutes from my house. The shop is Quilter’s Window. If you see something you’re interested in, you can check out their website HERE.

Everyone at the shop is friendly and very helpful. I have to laugh…I knew Denise, the owner before she owned the shop. She was a dental hygienist…and we were both at the local hospital having babies at the same time. HA!!

Anyway, if you are looking for a clean and very organized shop, this one is it! I just took random pictures and will share them with you.

One of my favorite things about the shop is that they still carry reproduction fabrics. So many shops are phasing them out. The quilt with the tiny patches on the left totally caught my eye. I would so love to make that. SO LOVE TO MAKE THAT. So much so that I’m tempted to schedule a date with my 1 1/2″ strip box!!

This is just a part of their reproduction fabric section. Check out that diamond quilt in the far left picture. I love that and it prompted me to think I might make an Iowa Hawkeyes version to donate to one of the next benefits I make a quilt for.

This is just a very small part of their patriotic fabrics.

The red, white, and black fabric is all displayed close together. It’s our school colors and New Hampton’s school colors. So many people make graduation quilts!

This is the blender wall…you can find any color you need.

The displays are so nice. They are eye appealing and easy to access.

I love that little pumpkin crow pattern. I almost bought it. There was plenty of Halloween fabric to make it.

I keep telling myself to make a few small decorative projects but it doesn’t happen. So I told myself I likely wouldn’t get to it so didn’t buy the pattern. I can talk myself out of anything. UGH.

They have a nice selection of towels and embroidery projects. One of the gals that work at the shop (I don’t know if she still does) is a master embroiderer.

This is what you see when you walk in the door. What a blast of pretty colors!!

That flag quilt pattern caught my eye.

The shop has a room filled with kids’ fabrics. I liked the ABC quilt. So cute.

They also sell Pfaff machines. The embroidery machine they had there was way beyond my abilities!!

That’s a shop tour…there is MUCH more to see. It’s a shop that has goodies hidden around every corner. I’m sure you got twice then go a third time and see something that you missed.

If you’re ever in the area and want to check it out, give me a call. I’ll meet up and go to lunch with you. I had such a great time with Cindy and Tonya. They were good people!!

18 thoughts on “Quilt Shop Tour: Quilter’s Window”

  1. Thanks for the shop tour. It is always so fun to see shops and all the many different displays. It seems that every shop has such different fabric selections so always fun to browse.

  2. Alice Luchini

    Jo:
    Did you happen to notice the name of the pattern for the repro quilt with the tiny squares. I tried blowing up the picture to read the tag but that didn’t work. I also looked at patterns on their website but didn’t see it. Just wondering if you saw the name and could pass it along. I love it!
    Thank you!
    Alice

    1. I don’t know what it is. Feel free to call the shop. I’m sure they will answer any questions you might have.

  3. What a great shop, thanks for the tour. I must check it out the next time I see my mom in Osage. I’m always on the lookout for civil war fabrics that are in stock.

  4. I made that pumpkin and crow pattern a couple of years ago – love it! It was fun to do and small enough that I got some almost-instant gratification… :)

  5. Thank you for the shop tour. I don’t get a chance to shop at quilt stores anymore – I just love to go in and touch the fabric and imagine. It’s hard to do online! :-) Looks like a great shop.
    Love and prayers

  6. Jacqueline M. Brock

    I have made the quilt you liked with tiny squares (reproduction fabric). My step granddaughter loved it and it is now hers!

  7. Hello: if you ever find yourself over near DesMoines, you will have to go a bit north to Off The Rails Quilt Shop. I only know them through their FB live shows but I am sure it would be a great shop to visit. Very friendly.
    Happy Travels

  8. Cheryl in St. Paul

    You’ve had some special days with these 2 and with Dawn, it is balm for the soul and such a blessing. I’m sure they enjoyed every minute with you. And now I want to take a road trip and stop at both the yarn shop and the quilt shop!

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