Tuesday Update

by CountryThreads on April 15, 2014




Don’t forget to send a birthday card to Ina this week! She will celebrate her 85th birthday this Saturday and we are having treats this week to celebrate. Cards can be sent to : Ina, Country Threads Quilt Shop, 2345 palm ave, Garner, IA 50438.
Last week I found another old chair for the goats- here are Susannah and Baby Moo looking them over. Rick suggested maybe Susannah is not able to get into a chair anymore with her lame leg. That makes me sad.
This red and brown quilt is what I’m working on for May Charm School.

Just a note about Noah – yes, this is one of our patterns which is still available on our website. It started as a BOM but is now available as a complete pattern for purchase.
Yes, I’ve heard the movie Noah does not follow the Bible and yes, I’ve seen “God Is Not Dead”. I’m going for entertainment-I go to church for Bible study. Aren’t all movies considered entertainment?
Piano tuner coming this morning and the Globe Gazette is coming to interview Ina for an article being published about her on her actual birthday! Very exciting at the quilt shop this morning!



by CountryThreads on April 14, 2014


Have you seen the movie “Noah”? It’s coming to Garner this weekend and I plan to see it. In preparation I decided to enjoy our Noah quilt in my east porch area for the week. Connie designed and made this quilt years ago and it is one of my favorites. I did finally finish my Wear Warm Clothes quilt so I’m wondering if I could complete Noah before I die. The ladies at my church made it so I enjoy seeing that one every Sunday. It is in my Top Ten Country Threads quilts! Who has tackled this quilt?


Palm Sunday

April 13, 2014

We had a wonderful Palm Sunday/Confirmation Sunday service this morning–lots of music, palms and many visitors. I thanked God that it was raining so I could spend the afternoon watching The Masters instead of raking flower beds outside. Shortly after supper the rain turned to snow-it’s a great night to sew something!

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Forgot this!

April 10, 2014

The new issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects arrived today–special price $8.00 while quantities last.

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Thursday afternoon

April 10, 2014

We are so pleased to hear from Amy Jett who is making the Convent Quilt for Quilts of Valor. Thank you, Amy! I have made real progress cleaning off the lily garden. I even have part of the fence up again–I’m so glad spring came at last! Today I was at Target and in my […]

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Farm News

April 10, 2014

Yard work has begun and I have made a promise to myself that I will work 2-3 hours outside a day and no more.  It’s so tempting to keep working when it’s a nice day and there’s so much to clean up but chances are I will have a back ache that evening if I […]

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Happy Birthday, Ina!

April 9, 2014

On April 19 Ina will celebrate her birthday and I invite you to send her a birthday card to Country Threads, 2345 Palm Ave., Garner, IA 50438. We are going to celebrate this very important birthday on April 15, 16 and 17 with treats in the quilt shop for everybody who drops by to wish […]

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Yard Work, Etc

April 8, 2014

I worked 90 minutes outside today as I started to clean off the lily garden. The leaves are so thick, I thought it best if I removed a layer at a time. The wind is cold from the north today so I wasn’t tempted to keep working. Had a comment regarding the fabrics in the […]

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Goat Sampler

April 8, 2014

It’s finally ready – the pattern and kit for The Goat Sampler–$69.95 plus actual shipping. Andrea, I hope you’re reading this post. Pattern and sampler kit can be ordered online now. More news later today.

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First Monday Back To Work

April 7, 2014

It is 61 degrees and I started the big clean up. We had a fabric salesman here this morning and the I decided to get my 3 hours worth of cleaning out of the way. This year I made a pact with myself to work only 2-3 hours a day on the back breaking clean […]

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