Upcoming Events

Des Moines Area Quilter's Guild Annual Quilt Show

Come see us as a vendor at the Des Moines Area Quilter's Guild Annual Show! We couldn't be more excited! There will be around 600 Quilts on display in various categories, including appliqué, pieced, miniature, mixed technique, modern, hand or machine quilted, and wool.  There are about 40 confirmed vendors filling nearly half of the 4-H Building.

Thursday through Saturday, September 27, 28 & 29, 2018

In the 4-H Building on the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines

Show Hours: 9 AM to 6 PM Thursday and Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM Saturday

Click here to see more information, including a list of special exhibits and a schedule of events.

Anita Goodesign Event: Anita's University 101
Have you heard the news?  Anita’s University is coming to Ames for a 2-day education event! The best just got better with our re-invented Embroidery parties. Anita’s University is an educational series featuring a variety of University classes to come. The launch of Anita’s University will feature it’s premier class titled “Embroidery Made Easy 101”.  

We pride ourselves in bringing the best events to our customers and being the best means we have to keep up with changes and provide new and exciting ideas to all.   Anita’s University will be sure to wow new and expert embroidery fans alike in this hands on learning format.  Our new style of events will bring a new and engaging atmosphere for everyone.

Just for attending you’ll receive a full-color 3 ring binder containing all of the education that we will cover over the course of the 2 day class PLUS additional education for take home learning.  In addition, you’ll receive a USB stick that contains over 200+ designs. The designs will be organized by technique for easy access.  

Event exclusive specials, prizes, giveaways, and most importantly... The Most Education You’ve Ever Received!  Graduate to the top of the embroidery class after attending our University.

To see class syllabus, including photos of projects similar to the 7 you'll be stitching, click here. Please note this is a two day class occuringon both Friday and Saturday with the same participants both days. 

Sign up is $99 total (includes both days) and is available online or in-store. Click here to be directed to the online sign-up page.



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

We are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. We have special hours on Christmas Eve. Our facebook page is the best place to check for "sudden and without notice" closings. Click here to be directed to it.