Monday, December 21, 2009

December 21st already?

Just as we are dug out from one winter storm, it looks as though Mother Nature has it in for us again. Our holiday hours are currently planned for: 10 - 4 on December 24th and Closed December 25th and 26th. We will be open New Year's Day from 10 - 4. That said, please keep an eye on the weather and give us a call at 515-963-8758 as conditions change later this week if you have any doubts about the roads.

We have 2 big sales coming up the week of December 28th.
We have joined the FabShop Network online and are participating in their 5 Day Inventory Blowout Sale December 26th - 31st. Shop the Sale Cupoard on our website for great year-end savings.

We are also having a super Pre Inventory Sale at the shop December 28th - 31st!
(The specials below are only good at the store, not online)
15% Off Fabric
Finish the Bolt - 30 % off including sale fabric
Fat Quarters - $2
Rolled Fat Quarters - $1
Select kits will also be on sale.

Just a reminder that retreat sign up continues and the newsletter has classes and clubs for the beginning of 2010. Check them out!

Thank you for your business and friendship in 2009. We look forward to a fun and exciting 2010 with all of our quilting friends!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Retreat Sign Up

Sign up for our winter retreats begins today for the general public. Sign up for past attendees has been going on for awhile now. We'd love to have you join us!

The dates for this winter are February 5 - 7 and March 5 - 7. Please sign up for one weekend.

Check out the website for details.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Newsletter!

Hi everyone! Jenny and Cindy made it to the store for awhile today. They are going to head home at 4:00 so if you are short on anything for a project this afternoon (as I am) head over to the shop soon.

While at the store, they put the finishing touches on our 1st newsletter of the new year. This issue is full of sales, a party, and classes and clubs for January and February. The classes are all listed in the newsletter and I will be updating the Classes on the website as the afternoon goes on.

It has been brought to our attention that the Blogger email sometimes arrives a day after we post here. Sorry, but this is something we can't control. Jenny sends an e-mail to our regular e-mail subscribers for the super important announcements. If you are not on that list and would like to subscribe, please click here. One way to get notified of blog posts sooner is to follow Quilter's Cupboard on Twitter. Our blog updates are automatically sent to Twitter as well.

Thanks for quilting with us!
Quilter's Cupboard

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Closing just before 2:00 12/8/2009

Due to the weather Quilter's Cupboard will be closing just before 2:00 today. Stay safe and warm! Happy Quilting!

Closing Early Today

Quilter's Cupboard will be closing just before 2:00 today due to the weather.

Get ready for snow!

Looks like we are in for a doozy of a storm today and tomorrow. The store is open today, so stop by and stock up with projects to keep you busy! Don't forget batting and thread....
Just a reminder that Quilter's Cupboard is closed when Ankeny Schools are closed. When in doubt, give us a call during bad weather to make sure we are at the shop.
Snowed in? Check out our online store at!

Friday, December 4, 2009

We're on Facebook!

TGIF! As the week draws to a close we have good news for all of you that are Facebook users. You can now become a fan of Quilter's Cupboard on Facebook! As we continue to grow our online store we would love your help in getting the word out to all of your quilting friends across the nation. The more fans we have on Facebook, the more quilting friends we can add to our network of friends.
There are a couple of spots left in our Biscuit Basket class on December 8th. Check out our website for details.
Don't forget the Baby Lock Sale that is happening now through December 31st!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Baby Lock Sale!

Just in time for the holidays! Stop by for a great Baby Lock Machine Sale at Quilter's Cupboard. We are offering 15% off all sewing machines and sergers. We are also offering 20% off a limited number of floor model machines while supplies last.
Stop by the store to test drive then send in your favorite elf with your wish list! We'll be happy to help you create your list and help your elves find everything on your list.

Quilter's Cupboard has plenty of stocking stuffers for the quilter on your list! Need Secret Santa ideas? Just ask!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quilt Week in Review

Wow! What a great week to be in Des Moines! The AQS show was a smashing success. Everyone I chatted with was having a great time shopping and viewing the great quilts on display. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our store booth and the Baby Lock Booth. We were packed up and back in Ankeny by about 8:00 on Saturday evening. Unpacking is a process, so please excuse our mess as we take the opportunity to do some rearranging and cleaning as things get put back in the store. If you have not used your coupon from the show, remember that they are good at the store through November 14th.
Mark your calendars now for next year's show. The show will be October 6th - 9th in 2010.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Essence by Sandy Gervais

Just arrived: Moda's Essence fabric line Designed by Sandy Gervais. This line is located in the Cupboard Room, the first room beyond the checkout.
Countdown! The countdown is on to the AQS Des Moines Quilt Show. When you stop by the store this week, please be patient as we rearrange and pack to get ready for the show. We will have extended hours at the store, have a double booth at the show, and be part of the Baby Lock booth at the show. Check out details at the Quilter's Cupboard website.
Speaking of the website...With the Des Moines show coming up we have been adding tons of patterns and books to our online store. In the next few days more kits will also be added. Stop by and browse and shop a bit to get inspired for next week!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Market Monday

Jenny, Cindy, and Dolores are finishing up at Market today. I chatted with Jenny a bit last night and she is pumped about a few fun things that they have seen. I can't wait for them to get back and fill me in on the fun! Let's hope they bring the sunshine with them from Houston!
The Minnesota Road Show quilts continue to be on display at the shop. If you haven't stopped by to see them yet, it is definately worth the stop. The techniques the designers have used are fun and different.
Our next class list is in the works and will be posted soon. We are working around a few special events so the list is taking us a bit longer than usual. Keep an eye on the website as we will post it just as soon as we can.
Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Minnesota Road Show Demo Days

Good morning everyone! Today is a demo day for our Minnesota Road Show. Stop in from 11-1 or 3-5 to see some great tricks from some of our favorite Minnesota Designers. After the demo be sure to sign up for a class!
Click here for more details. The trunk show is on display through October 21st.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Fabric!

Happy end of September! One month from now we will be enjoying the incredible AQS Des Moines Quilt Show and we can't wait. Our site has updated information about store hours and store specials during the show.

The retreat last weekend was great! 50 quilters with tons of fun projects and good food to eat make for a ton of fun. Our next set of retreats will be February 5-7 and March 5-7. Watch your email and our website for details on when sign up will begin.

Lots of new fabric has been arriving daily. Just a few of the new lines include:
*Simply Baby from Windham Fabrics
*Neutral Territory from Red Rooster designed by Terry Atkinson and Liz Lois
*Simple Abundance from Moda. Designers Bonnie and Camille from Thimble Blossoms and Cotton Way pattern companies have teamed up to design this adorable new fabric line.
Check out our improved website to see pictures of these new fabric lines.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Metro from Marcus Brothers and Baby Lock Sale

Today is the last day for our Baby Lock 15% off sale.

Just in....Metro from Marcus Brothers.  This fun new line will make a great quilt or a super fun bag!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Quilter's Cupboard News

We've updated the layout of our website and added an online store. Take a minute to check it out!

Reminder - The store will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Just in....

We just finished unpacking 11 boxes (that's right, 11! Our poor UPS driver!). We got in 6 bolts of new black and whites, 5 bolts of civil war reproductions, and 10 great new blenders. The highlight of the shipment was the complete line of Vine Creek by Kansas Troubles. Our Kansas Troubles area is now bursting at the seams!

Don't forget...this weekend (Thursday - Saturday) is Customer Appreciation Days so you'll receive 15% off your purchase. We hope to see you at the store.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On the road again...

Quilter's Cupboard is going on the road again! We are headed to Jefferson, IA for the Heart of the Lincoln Highway Quilt Show. The show is Saturday, August 22 (9am - 5pm) and Sunday, August 23 (11am - 4pm). Don't miss our demo at 2:00 on Saturday. We will be demoing how to make clothesline baskets. We hope to see you there!

Friday, July 31, 2009

We are celebrating at Quilter's Cupboard August 6 - 9

We are celebrating at Quilter’s Cupboard

5 year anniversary, Baby Lock Machines, and Grand Re-Opening

Thursday, August 6 – Sunday, August 9
(Special Sunday Hours 10 – 4)

Check out these great deals…
· Free gift with a $50 purchase
· 20 % off fabric
· Select kits are 25% off

Tons of bolts added to our Sale section!

Introducing the Quilter’s Cupboard Tote
Cost $10 – Purchase one of these great totes and you get signed up to receive e-mails regarding exclusive sales and discounts. You won’t want to miss out on these great bags!

Baby Lock Specials
· Purchase a machine over $1,000 order a Tutto bag of your color choice.
· Purchase any other machine and receive a free Quilter’s Cupboard tote bag which as mentioned above includes exclusive sales and discounts.

Sunday Only – Our First Back Porch Sale
● Books, patterns and kits up to 60% off
● Fabric starting at $2/yd ● Fat quarters 10 for $5
● 30% off fabric when you finish the bolt

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Halloween is here at Quilter's Cupboard!

If you are looking for a halloween project, Quilter's Cupboard is the place to stop. We just got in new bolts of Halloween fabric and two new halloween projects that you won't want to miss.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Ankeny Quiltfest 2009 - Jewel Box Treasures

Believe it or not Summerfest and the Ankeny Area Quilters' Guild Quiltfest are here! For this special weekend Quilter's Cupboard is double the fun, showing off the new store and a booth at the show. The show is being held at Faith Baptist Bible College. Hours: Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-4.
You will find Cindy at our booth at the show. Be sure to stop in and say "Hi!" It will be worth your while (wink, wink). She is showing off some super cute projects and some fun items that just might jump into your hands. Ever wonder what to do with holiday cards? Find a great wallhanging with pockets to display them with honor. I know my kitchen table will be safe for holiday eating again with this wallhanging at my house!
The store is decked out for the weekend, ready for the repeat visitor and the newcomer to our new home. The new address is 706 SW 3rd Street. We are across from Bear's Restaurant. From the show (except during the parade on Saturday morning) take 1st Street East to SW Cherry. Turn right (South). Turn right on SW 3rd Street. We are the blue house next to Hykes Furniture Gallery.
You may click the title of this post to take a look at what the Ankeny Quilters' Guild has planned for this great weekend.
See you around!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Baby Lock - For the Love of Sewing

Jenny and Cindy head home from Baby Lock Training tonight. They are hoping all of the new machines fit in the Aztec! We all have faith as Jenny is a master at packing a vehicle.
You can find out more about our new venture in Baby Lock Sewing Machines in our newsletter. Click the title of this post to go to the newsletter and read all about Baby Lock!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's A Wrap Bag or Purse Class

We had a great time in class last night! Cindy taught us how to make baskets and purses from the book It's A Wrap. This is a great way to use up 1/2" - 1" strips of leftover fabric.
Quilter's Cupboard will be scheduling this class again. Stop by or give us a call if you want to sign up!
Here is a short video of Jenny working on her new briefcase.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Follow us on Twitter!

Follow Quilterscupboar on Twitter to receive updates about what is going on at Quilter's Cupboard. We will also let you know when the blog has been updated by Tweet on Twitter.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pinwheels on the Bluff Kits and Patterns Available

Pinwheels on the Bluff was introduced at International Quilt Festival in Rosemont, IL this spring. This is one of several new JAR Designs presented by Quilter's Cupboard.