Resources

Check out these services and opportunities specifically for Shop Hoppers. Many resources are also listed in the All Iowa Shop Hop Magazine – another reason to pick up your copy! When you contact these providers, please say you heard about them from the Shop Hop!

 

Online Community of Quilters

Your resource for online quilting events! Always on the lookout for another great sewing event, the Drummond family of quilters shares their finds with fellow quilt enthusiasts. Visit the Let’s Quilt Along website for news of quilt alongs, block of the month, mystery quilt alongs, and blog hops.

 

Longarm Quilting

The following companies provide longarm quilting services to help you finish your quilting projects. Longarm quilting machines combine your quilt top, batting and quilt back in a frame, then operate either manually or by computer to stitch the quilt design of your choice. Contact each company to learn about equipment capabilities, quilting patterns and pricing.

Company NameAddressPhoneEmailNotes
Stitched In PurpleBlacksburg, SCWEBSITE »
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Heartland Cottons615 10th St, Ste 3
DeWitt, IA 52742
563-659-6200EMAIL »
Debbie's Quilt Shop & Gifts605 Main St
Osage, IA 50461
641-732-1474
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University Vacuum & Sewing5739 University Av
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-255-3878
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FACEBOOK »
EMAIL »We use and sell Janome Longarm Machines
Mashe Modern1412 Walnut St
Dallas Center, IA 50063
515-985-8178
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Hen & Chicks Studio101 N Main St
Conrad, IA 50621
641-366-3336
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The Fabric Stasher505 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772
563-886-1600
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EMAIL »Runs 3 Nolting Longarms with intelliquilters
Happiness by DesignMount Vernon, IA 319-777-8952
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Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique3212 330th St
Ellsworth, IA 50075
515-836-4280
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Quilt Stitching by Shelly12979 83rd Ave
Blue Grass, IA 52726
563-503-5553
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FACEBOOK »
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Retreat Centers

Plan a getaway with your sewing friends! Retreat Centers offer a variety of work space and overnight accommodations for groups to utilize for quilting, crafting, sewing or other get-togethers. Contact each center to learn about the types of spaces they provide, number of people they can accommodate, and pricing.

Company NameAddressPhoneEmailNotes
Hen & Chicks Studio
(The Nest Retreat Center)
101 N Main St
Conrad, IA 50621
641-366-3336
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FACEBOOK »
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Farmer's Daughters Quilts21 E Charles St
Oelwein, IA 50662
319-283-5165
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FACEBOOK »
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Prairie Pointe of Pella719 Broadway St
Pella, IA 50219
641-780-9763
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Tin Ceiling Quilts519 W Main St
Sac City, IA 50583
712-662-8072EMAIL »
Wise Monkey Quilting501 Hwy 39 N
Denison, IA 51442
712-393-7979
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FACEBOOK »

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Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique3212 330th St
Ellsworth, IA 50075
515-836-4280
WEBSITE »
FACEBOOK »
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Quilt Guilds & Events

Quilt Guilds are clubs for people who like all things quilting. They typically meet monthly or quarterly and offer educational, charitable, and social opportunities for quilters. Consider joining a local guild to learn more about the art of quilting and to meet others who share your passion for the hobby.

Quilt GuildContactInfo
Des Moines Area Quilters GuildPO Box 71709
Clive, IA 50325
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Our Quilting Legacy: Honoring our past & inspiring our future
Des Moines Area Quilters Guild
September 26-28, 2024
Iowa State Fairgrounds, 4-H Building
Sponsored by Woodside/BERNINA, USA
Minnesota Quilters IncEMAIL »
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Minnesota Quilt Show - June 13-15, 2024
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Duluth, MN
Keepsake Quilters Guild of the Cedar ValleyPO Box 1043
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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WEBSITE »
FACEBOOK »
NEIA Heartland Quilters Guild563-920-1449
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Seasons of the Heartland Quilt Show
NEIA Heartland Quilters Guild
Sat Nov 2, 9a-4p; Sun Nov 3, 10a-4p
Delaware County Fairgrounds Pavilion
Manchester, IA
Lunch Onsite
North East Iowa Quilt GuildInformation coming soon
Great River Quilt Show
Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild
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October 18-19, 2024
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
Fair Center Building,
2815 West Locust, Davenport, IA
Admission - $10 2 days, 10 & under free
Tickets available at the door
HOURS Fri. 9 to 6 & Sat. 9 to 4