CUAQ Therapy Reminder and More

CUAQ Therapy Reminder - February 18th 

If you have an addiction to quilting, we can help... 

Oh, and by the way...there is no cure!

Meets 3rd Thursday of the month
Afternoon session 2:00-3:00 PM 
Evening session    6:00-7:00 PM 

CUAQ is the acronym for Cut Up and Quilt so we thought it was a clever name for our monthly gathering at the shop.   Check out the newest fabrics, patterns, notions and the latest gadgets!  Bring a friend and a project you can show and tell.  Demo's and treats for all!  Cost is $5.  We'll need to know if you plan on coming so please RSVP by phone 712-256-5550 or email us at to reserve your spot!

Flurry Frenzy News

The 2nd Annual Metro Area Flurry Frenzy was
appropriately named, wouldn't you say?  It's a good thing you all had 8 days to do it.  Due to the impending weather, it felt like everyone came in on the first Saturday.  It was a frenzy for sure! Lo and behold, we had a steady stream of shop hoppers the rest of the week (on the days we were open).  It was a huge success and lots of fun.

The store owners will be meeting this week to draw names for the gift cards.  We'll keep you posted.   

New Classes Added

Jean has added two new classes to the calendar. Poolside Tote Class 
Saturday, March 5th

A generous size tote bag for every occasion! 
Zip front pocket...Handy key loop…Roomy interior perfect for all beach, quilt class and shopping needs. 

Oasis Sewing Machine Apron
Saturday, April 2nd

Are your notions sew out of reach…
On the floor…
Everywhere but where you need them?
Make this sew-handy mat with apron pockets to hold all of your stitching needs,
plus a handy ironing pad for quick pressing.
Great at home, or when traveling to classes and retreats. Pattern included!

Check out the classes/calendar page for details.

Featured Fabric Collections

Think Modern...Cotton + Steel 

Cat Lady
by Sarah Watts

Cotton + Steel is all about the modern quilter. This is for the cat lover! 

Bluebird is a collaborative effort by all five of the ladies from Cotton + Steel.  It's got a beautiful mix of bright and modern blue. Jade's working on the shop model.  

We've got a beautiful array of 
Cotton + Steel Basics
in Fat Quarters.  The perfect blender for your project!

Look what we've done with Cotton + Steel collections.  We used the Whimsy Garden pattern for this one.  

Black Tie Affair Update

Karen made our shop model.  You might recognize the pattern. It's called Window Shopping, designed by none other, than our local designer, The Warped Spinster.

BlockStock is Underway


February 1st - April 30th

Shop with any of the BlockStock retailers and receive a 12" block pattern. Each shop will award a prize package worth $75 at the end of the campaign. Check out our "Spinster Star" block!
Follow BlockStock News on Facebook.


Row by Row Challenge

 Row by Row Design Challenge
Feb 1st - March 15th

Submit a design that meets the Row by Row criteria and fits our Cut Up & Quilt personality. If we choose your design you'll win a $100 gift card for our shop.  It's a win-win for everyone!



Bad Weather?

We are closed when the Council Bluffs schools are closed due to weather.  If the schools aren't in session, be sure to call to see if we are open before heading out.  Stay home and take advantage of the "sew" day!

Contact Us?
You will no longer be able to just hit "reply" to email us.  Please use our email address to contact us. 

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Ph: 712-256-5550

303 McKenzie Avenue
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Mon-Wed, Fri 10am to 6pm
Thurs 10am to 8pm
Sat 10am to 4pm
Sun Closed
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