945 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

(847) 506-6410


Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
Monday: Closed

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We will be closed:
     Wed, October 4 - closing at 2 pm for Kaffe lecture
     Wed, Nov 22 - closing at 5 pm for Thanksgiving
     Thur, Nov 23 for Thanksgiving
     Sun, December 24 - closed for Christmas Eve
     Mon, December 25 for Christmas
     Sun, December 31 - closed for New Year's Eve
     Mon, Jan 1 for New Years


September 7 - September 9 - Madison Quilt Expo

September 14 - September 17 - Our 11th Anniversary Sale!

September 23 & 24 - NSQG's Sweet Inspirations Quilt Show: https://nsqg.club/quilt-show/

September 30 - Great Stash Dash 5th Saturday!

Friday Night Sew-Ins Are Back!
September 15, October 20, November 17, and December 15  from 5 - 10 pm. Great time to catch up on a few projects, socialize and have a little pizza to keep you energized!  Cost is $15 each Friday and we will be there to help you with any project.

Oct 4 - 6 - Kaffe Fasset lecture and workshops!

Oct 13 - 14 - Sewing Revolution Embroidery and sewing Event!
Oct 19 - 22 - Pillow Party Shop Hop!

Oct 26 - Oct 31 - Halloween Fabric Sale! All Halloween fabric on sale (min. 1/2 yard cuts) now until Halloween!  

Nov 1 - 7 - Kaffe Fassett Artisan Trunk Show: www.freespiritfabrics.com/artisan-trunk-show
Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, & Apr 28 -  Judy Niemeyer Technique of the month presented by Jane Reents, a Judy Niemeyer Certified  Instructor!!  

December 9 - 22  - Our Annual Twelve Days of Christmas Event.  

December 30  - Great Stash Dash 5th Saturday!

Sewing Revolution Embroidery and Sewing Party

The Sewing Revolution Embroidery and Sewing Party Event!

We are thrilled to bring you this fantastic two dya event direct from Australia!  Our store is fortunate to have been chosen as one of the stops for this national tour!  This two day event promises to be an extraordinary experience!
Come join us as Australian presenter, author, an tutor, Kym Goldup-Graham, co-owner and co-inventor of the Sewing Revolution Products, will be presenting the very popular Sewing Revolution method of machine embroidery and quilting, as well as an Inspirational Trunk show followed up with a hands on workshop!  This 2 day event is guaranteed to educate, inspire, and entertain you!

What You will Learn

Learn techniques to aid in placement of machine embroidery and applique. Techniques can also be used when doing quilting!

Receive valuable instruction and learn about helpful tools!

Learn to use standard stitches on your regular sewing machine to create beautiful embroidery and quilting!

What is Included in Cost:

Lunch both days and morning snacks
Kits for the four projects you will COMPLETE during the event!
Top of the line Janome Horizon MC15000 Embroidery and Quilting machine to work on!
Thread, and basic sewing supplies to use in class
100 bonus embroidery designs for every attendee (all formats)
Door Prizes!
Specially priced machine bundles only for attendees!

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and above.
Date:  Friday and Saturday, October 13th & 14th, 2017
Time:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Location:  Quilter's Destination
Cost:  $99 on or before 9/13 and $129 after 9/13

Hurry and register to reserve you seat!  Grab a friend and get registered NOW!!  

Announcing  Fast & Furious Club

New!  Fast & Furious Club !
Gudren Erla from GE Designs has done it again!!  This club shows you how to make quick and easy quilt-as-you-go projects!  What Fun!!  And Quilt-as-you-go is all the rage again right now!  It is a 9 month club, and every month you will learn a different quilt-as-you-go technique.  The first month Pumpkin Patch runner is shown above!  There is even a bonus pattern included for you, so you will get 10 projects!  

The club starts in October and runs through May, 2018.  We are holding it on the second Wed and second Saturday of each month.  There may be a couple of exceptions and we will tell you, due to schedule conflicts.  For example, this first month, in October, we can't hold the Saturday class until Oct. 21.  

Every month you will come to a demo for that month's pattern.  You will receive the pattern at the demo and the cost of the pattern is included in your monthly fees.  We will teach you how to build the project during the demo.  We will also have kits available for purchase that include the fabrics we used in our club sample.  And, if you do need a little help with the sewing, there are always our Friday night sew-ins that you can get that help!  It is going to be too much fun!!  

Grab a friend and get registered NOW!!  

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and above.
Date:  2nd Wed Eve of each month beginning October 11 and running through May, 2018.
Time:  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

---   OR   ---

Date:  2nd Saturday of each month beginning October 21

(that first Saturday is an exception to the 2nd Saturday due to conflicts)

and running through May, 2018

Time:  9:00 am - 10:00 am
Fee:  $ 15 at registration for first month.  Then, $15 each month for the duration.  

Vintage Rose Technique of the Month!
New !  Vintage Rose Technique of the Month !
Another stunning Judy Niemeyer quilt!  This one is designed as a Technique of the Month.  Vintage Rose is the fourth in a series of quilts that brings together a wide-range of techniques for Foundation Paper Piecing, leaving students with the ability to move on to many other Judy Niemeyer patterns once they have completed this design. The class meets once per month for 6 months so that there is plenty of time to complete steps.

The Vintage Rose includes many of Judy's techniques for paper piecing including cutting, stacking, chain piecing, and some newer techniques, including curved paper-piecing and curved piecing using (RP) Lines for the final assembly of long S-Curves.  Pattern is available in wall 74" x 74" or queen sizes 96" x 96" .  Please specify at registration which size is desired. Wall pattern cost is $78 an Queen size cost is $96.
This is a great class if you haven't ever participated in a Judy Niemeyer pattern/ class before, but also great to refresh and solidify skills! Let Jane get you started and show you how to make this beautiful quilt!
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and above.

Dates: Saturdays,  Nov 11, Dec 9, Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, & Apr 28   Time:  9:00 - 3:00 pm, with break for lunch                            
Instructor: Jane Reents, Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor                                                  
Registration Fees:  $100.00
Monthly fee beginning Nov. through April 2018:  $35.00

Please Note:  When you register for this class you are committing to the entire 6 month program.  


Fruitcake Runner!

This is one of the many wonderful projects from Winterlude by Doug Leko of Antler Designs!  This project is made from a charm pack and some focus fabrics.  The cute village fabric with the floral in greens, reds, grays, and white make for a fresh take on the Holiday palette!  Come learn how to make a braid and manage the bias while keeping it straight!  This cute runner is 20" x 46" and will be the high-lite of your holiday table!!    We will have a kit availabe, but you could choose whatever charm pack and fabrics you want.  Skill Level:  confident Beginners and above.
Date:  Tue Eve, Oct 10                       6:00 - 9:00pm
Instructor:  Suzanne Showalter           Fee:  $ 25

New Project!  Red dot Green dash Gift Wrap!

What a cute project!  The red and green dots and dashes, mixed with fresh white make for a great Gift wrapped present!  I wish My presents were wrapped so prettily!!  You will be learning to use the Double wide Dresden ruler which is used to make all the bows on the presents.  It is a really versatile ruler that can make many patterns, but we chose this one for the holidays!l We do have a full kit and the ruler comes right in the box with the kit!  But you could purchase the pattern and ruler separately and choose your own fabrics if you choose!  It would also look cute in bright colors as Birthday presents!   Either way, you will have everything you need to get this beauty started just in time for the season, plus learn some new skills.  The quilt measures 56" x 67". Come join us! Skill Level: Confident beginner

Dates: Sunday, Oct. 15 & Oct 29                Time:  12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructors: Darlene Swanson                     Fees:  $ 48

New! Gemini Runner!
This is another project from the Winterlude book.  This time a great traditional star runner, that beautifully highlites and integrates a panel from the Forever Green collection by Holly Taylor from Moda! The runner is 20" x 33", and is really pretty!  One of the skills you will learn is how to work with plaids.  Our fabric kit is required and includes the panel.  Skill level:  Confident beginner!

Dates:  Thursday, Oct 19                          6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Wendy Torris                            Fee:  $25

New Project!  Quilting concepts using Vintage Frames!
This class will have you quilting in no time with confidence!  Join Debbie as she teaches you how to quilt using the decorative stitches on your machine!  he catch is that you will need to make this simple runner first, then bring in the runner top along with your backing and batting.   Debbie will show you how to baste the layers together and then quilt it using simple techniques that everyone can do without free motion.  Our picture above does not really show off the quilting very well, but you can come into the shop to see it!  We do have a kit for the runner, but you could make it in any fabrics you choose.  It does use a charm pack and some yardage for the background and is another project from the book Winterlude.  Why not give it a try and get a great runner for your efforts?  Come let Debbie show you how!
Skill  Level: Confident beginner.

Dates:  Sunday, Oct 22                 12:30 - 3:30 pm         
Instructor: Debbie Stark                  Fee:  $25

New! Reindeer Magic!
This runner is alive with color!   The pattern is from Gwen Carreon designs and fabric is from Hoffman batiks!  Come make this playful runner while learning to do fusible applique!  It will adorn your table or make a great gift and you will will learn a new skill.  We are not quite done with our sample, but will have it soon for you to view in the shop!  We will have fabric kits, but any fabric can be used for this playful runner.  Runner is 16" x 50".  Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and above.

Dates: Thursday, Oct 26                   6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor:  Debbie Stark                     Fee:  $25

New!  Merrily Panel Quilt!.  
Many people always wonder how to use a panel, especially a panel that has many smaller "pictures" as opposed to one big one.  This is a perfect class for you!!  The pane sports cute animals like polar bears, deer, moose, and penguins. The fabric is simple textures to compliment the woodland theme. Kristy will show you how to cut up the panel and then use it to make this cute, but simple quilt!  Kristy wrote the pattern, and will share it with you in class.  The fabric kit we provide is required and will include the panel, all fabrics needed, and the pattern.  The quilt measures 48" x 64".  Perfect for beginners!!  

Dates:  Thursday Eve, Nov 2               6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor:  Kristy Garceau                   Fee:  $25

New!  Thread Painting !

Let your creativity soar! Have you ever tried Thread Painting????  This peaceful panel is the perfect medium to try this skill out on!  Use thread to texture the trees, night sky and scenery and make them come alive!!  The detail picture above is from the sample I saw at market.  Debbie does not have her sample done yet, so come on into the shop to see it once it is completed!  Either way, Debbie will show you how to do this! Panel is required and a supply list will detail thread ideas and other materials required.  Skill Level: Confident Beginner and above.  
Dates:  Sundays, Nov 5 and 19                  12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructor: Debbie Stark                             Fee:  $ 48

New! Snowman collector or Winter Fun small Wool Projects!
If you love wool, and you love Primitive Gatherings, then you will actually ADORE these darling projects!  You can work on either of the above projects you want!  Darlene will show you how to piece the backgrounds together, then applique the wool and do the hand embroidery!  She will show you how to do either machine or hand applique around the wool and will help you with all of it!! Come have a good time and get these cute small winter projects started!  We have full kits with fabric and wool included that will be required. The Snowman collector is 14" x 27" and Winter Fun is  around 19" x 22".  Skill Level: Confident Beginner and above.

Dates:  Tue Eve, Nov 7 & Nov 14                 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor: Darlene Swanson                         Fee:  $ 48


Janome Machine Classes.....
Our machine classes are designed to help you learn to use your Janome sewing machine.  The Janome classes are free with the purchase of your machine.  Customers who have purchased Janome machines elsewhere are more than welcome to join us, but must pay a class fee.  The classes are designed to orient you to your machine.  We will go over basics such as threading, bobbin winding, using your various feet with utility stitches, accessories and features of your machine. On the machines that have memory functions, we will also cover those as well as embroidery functions for embroidery machines and any software that comes with your machine. More advanced models will require multiple classes to cover all the appropriate features of your machine.

NOTE:  PLEASE Call the shop or stop in to register for these classes. No email registrations will be taken.  Please be prepared to state your model so we can be sure you are in the correct class!  Thanks!

Janome 101 - Register for this class if you have any Janome model that has a normal size bed (i.e. 7050, 7100, 7200, DC2015, NQM2016, 7330, etc.) or a Skyline S3 .  This class covers machine basics for all Janome owners.  Includes threading, bobbin winding, accessories, features of your machine, tension setting, basic zigzag, edge finishing stitches, and buttonholes.

Dates:   Wed Sept 20                    10:30 - 12:30 pm  
   -or-     Tue Eve  Nov 28               6:00 - 8:00 pm
Instructor:  Patti Dockus                Fee:  $75 (free with machine purchase)

Skyline S5, Horizon 7700 , 8200, and 8900
This class is for our longer arm models and includes the Skyline S5, 7700, Horizon 8200, Horizon 8900, 6600 and 6700 machines.  Learn to to use the unique features of your machine. This class is 2 sessions.

Dates:   Tues Eve Sept 19 and 26       6 - 8:30 pm
Instructor:  Patti Dockus               Fee:  $150 (Free with machine purchase)

Skyline S7, Skyline S9, Horizon 9400, Horizon MC 14000 and MC15000
This class is for the models listed in the title.  This is for the normal sewing feature side of these machines.  If they have  embroidery, that is covered in a separate class ( see below).  Learn to use the unique sewing features of your machine.  This class is 2 sessions.

Dates:  Thur  Sept 21 and 28         10:30 - 12:30 pm
 - or-     Tue Eve Oct 17 and 24        6:00 - 8:30 pm

Instructor:  Patti Dockus                Free:  $150 (Free with machine purchase)

MC 500E , Skyline S9 , MC 14000, MC15000  Embroidery machine Features
This class is  for our embroidery machine owners. Learn all your embroidery features of these unique machines including the software! Models listed above all feature embroidery features.  Sewing features on Skyline and 14000 are covered in a separate class ( see above).

Dates:  Oct 18 and 25                      10:30 - 12:30 pm
Instructor:  Patti Dockus                Free:  $150 (Free with machine purchase)