Upcoming Events

Special Guest Paula Reid: Westalee Ruler Class
Have you ever seen longarm quilters using rulers to keep their lines straight while in free motion? Or maybe executing curves and circles without having to draw on their quilts? Now, Leonie West of Australia has designed a system for domestic machines so that we can use rulers, too! Her rulers are so mathematically precise that you will get beautiful results with a minimum of marking on your quilts. Once you have drawn your placement lines, you are good to go! The Westalee rulers have taken the thought out of figuring out where and how to place the ruler to get the best outcome. No walking foot needed for straight lines, minimal marking for the fancy stuff – this is really fun, easy and time saving!

Join us on Friday, June 22nd for Ruler Play I and on Saturday, June 23rd for Ruler Play II. Ruler play I is not necessarily required to attend Ruler Play II, but it is highly encouraged. Click the class name to see further information or to sign up online.


Kimberbell Designs: Star Spangled Celebration

Join us at the QC for this NEW one-day, patriotic-themed event EXCLUSIVE to Kimberbell Certified Shops! We'll be there with you every step of the way while you stitch out THREE projects. Class enrollment includes kit of fabric and embellishments and a few other "perks"! We will provide the machines as well! 

We welcome NEW embroiderers as well as experienced professionals! We are prepared to show those who have never used an embroidery machine before. Get the chance to shop Kimberbell products and exclusive designs and discounts to this event! You don't want to miss it!

Click here to view available dates or to sign up online.

Special Guest: "The Fit Doctor" Judy Kessinger

Join on us July 27th and/or July 28th when the doctor is in the house! Judy Kessinger started her career owning and operating a small retail fabric store in Louisville, Kentucky. She traveled nationwide holding seminars for Hancock Fabrics for over 25 years! Judy's next goal was to make STRESS-FREE sewing with simple solutions for fitting. Her personal style included many relaxed, comfortable, but well-fitted outfits. In her search for the "perfect" pattern, she decided to use her experience and create the system herself! And so the Master Tops and Master Pants patterns were born. Once you fit the basic pattern, you can build and create an entire wardrobe on those two patterns alone!

Fit, Fashion, and Fun Lecture and Personal Fitting:
July 27th 10AM-6PM
See top left video

Perfect Fit Tops Hands-On Workshop:
July 28th 10AM-5PM
See bottom left video

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