Upcoming Events

Santa's Workshop Contest
QC is working to MOTIVATE our customers to finish their holiday gifts EARLY this year! To do this, we are holding a contest to give away gift cards to those who participate in our Santa's Workshop Contest!

To participate, stop into the store to fill out a "Nice List" or come to our Santa's Workshop PLANNING NIGHT on August 31st from 6-8PM. You'll make a list of your gift recipients and what you plan to make them, then head home and get crafting! Any handmade gift qualifies. We did need to set some very specific rules for this contest, and they are as follows:
1. Each completed gift earns you an entry to win a gift card.
2. Each completed gift must be brought into the store and signed off by a QC manager. Only one gift can be signed off on per day.
3. Only 3 projects can be considered "small" projects (taking less than 4 hours to complete)
4. Projects must be registered on a customer's offical "Nice List" before beginning the project. Projects can be added to the nice list at any time by phone, e-mail, or in-store, but projects cannot be checked off within 24 hours of being added to your list.
5. Projects must have recipient's name and a general description ("quilt", "bag", "table-topper") but do not need to list a specific pattern.
6. Quilt tops can be submitted before being quilted and bound as long as the entire top is finished.
7. Everyone's "Nice List" will be kept on file at QC.
8. Registration in this program is FREE and there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. If you'd like to participate in our Workshop Retreats to motivate yourself further, click here to view details.
9. Contest will BEGIN on SEPTEMBER 1ST and projects must be completed and signed off on or before November 22nd in order to be counted for an entry in the contest.
10. Drawing for the gift card will occur on Friday, December 1st.

These rules are meant to keep the contest ORGANIZED and FAIR for all participants. If there are any questions, please call us at 515-233-3048 or e-mail
Quilts of Valor Lemoyne Star WORKSHOP
Stop on into the store on Saturday, October 14th anytime from 10AM to 4PM and make a single block for a quilt of valor! Use the Studio 180 Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Ruler, assorted patriotic prints, and our sewing machines to make this simple yet gorgeous eight pointed star! All supplies and machines will be provided, we just need you to show up and sew for us! Blocks will be donated to the Ames Quilt Guild QOV group and sewn into quilts according to official QOV standards. 
Reiman Garden Quilt Show: Sept 15th-17th

The annual Garden Quilt Show returns, bigger and better than ever!

Reiman Gardens and the Iowa Quilters Guild will be hosting the annual Garden Quilt Show. The three-day show will encourage the art of quilting through beautiful displays of garden-themed quilts created by talented Midwesterners as part of a juried show with prizes awarded by central Iowa sponsors. Guests will be inspired by the quilts as well as the living beauty through the Gardens, in the Hughes Conservatory, and within the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing.

Instruction, demonstrations and lectures for both novice and experienced quilters will be scheduled throughout the three day event.

No preregistration is required. Cost is free for members and Iowa State University students with ID. The general public pays $8 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65+, $4 for kids ages 4-17, and free for kids ages 3 and under.

Friday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact Us:

Phone: 515-233-3048
Address: 238 Main Street
                Ames, Iowa 50010
Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-5
             Sunday Appointment Only