In the midst of the going out of business sale, we have announced new pricing for all our current merchandise. Beginning Friday, May 4th the following discounts will become effective:
Fabric – 40% / Books & Patterns – 70% / Quilt Supplies – 40%.
There is also special pricing on the thread. Guterman Thread is $3 – 500m / $2 – 250m / $1 – 100m. Robinson Anton Embroidery is only $3.50
Prairieland Quilts will close its doors on July 14th, shop now for the best selection.
After 25 years in Cissna Park Illinois, Prairieland Quilts will close its doors on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Opening on October 1st of 1993, Prairieland Quilts was a premier quilt shop in East Central Illinois. With 1000’s of bolts of fabric and hundreds of book and pattern titles, the quilt shop drew traffic from all over the Midwest.
Owner Suzanne Bruns said “We have been a Janome sewing machine dealer since our second year in business”. Her husband John has been the sewing machine service technician all these years. “We plan on continuing to sell and service Janome Sewing machines in a shop at our rural residence” Suzanne added.
As to why they have decided to close the business, “the quilting industry is not as robust as it once was” Suzanne said. “The internet has changed the face of our industry and our customer base is aging, It seems as though the younger generation just aren’t adopting quilting as a craft they want to do”.
During the next 3 months, Prairieland will be offering different sales to reduce their inventory. Staring with a 30% off all fabric and 40% off all sewing machines for the month of April. Additional progressive discounts will be announced in the future on our website.
The 2017 Row by Row was inspired by a trip this spring where a pig race was held. With the Row by Row theme “On the Go”, Suzanne couldn’t help herself but put those little piggies on the go here in her shop.
The 2017 Row by Row runs (no pun intended) from June 21st through September 5th. Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2017 rows from 8 different 2017 participating RxR shops and be the first to bring it into Prairieland Quilts to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!).
The Finishing Kit for this years Illiana Shop Hop Quilt has been unveiled at Prairieland Quilts. The theme this year is “Illiana through the year” with each of the 11 participating shops designing a block to feature a specific month. December was our project which depicts a snowman looking over a quilt on a fence. Since there are only 11 shops, everyone also created a March Block.
Suzanne designed her finishing kit so it could be used as a complete quilt or 4 seasonal wall hangings. Utilizing elements from the different blocks to create additional features in the quilt.
The shop hop runs June 16th through July 1st this year and all shops will have the same hours of operation: Mon – Sat 10am to 5:00pm (local time) and Fridays till 6:00pm. Prizes include a Janome Sewing Machine, 110 Fat quarters, or 11 – $25 gift certificates. Additionally, through the hop, participants receive a 15% discount on fabric cuts of 1/2 yard or more.
Our move is over and Prairieland Quilts has re-opened at it’s new location, 107 N. 2nd. Street, back where we started in 1993. It’s just one building to the north of of our old location where Shelia’s Sunny Bloomers now is.
The move to downsize was a challenge but all the fabric, sewing machines, notions and sewing supplies have all found a home and are now on display.
As a thank you for your patience during this move, Prairieland Quilts will be holding a Re-Opening Sale through the month of February. All fabric & notions are 20% off; Sewing Machines are 25% off MFSRP.
Prairieland Quilts and Sheila’s Sunny Bloomers will be trading places during the month of January, 2017. Quilt shop owner Suzanne Bruns and Flower shop owner Sheila Levitt have both decide that their need for space has changed and came to an agreement to trade places.
Prairieland Quilts has been in their current location since 2003 after moving from what is now the Flower Shop. “It will be a little like going home” said Suzanne Bruns about the move. “We built that building in 1993 which served as our store before we moved to the then Du-All Furniture store”
The Flower shop began operating as Sheila’s Sunny Bloomers in 2008 “We are doing so much more than flowers now” said Sheila Levitt, owner. “This move will give me the opportunity to expand my selection as well as a larger space for flower arranging”
Prairieland Quilts will be having an inventory reduction sale that will last till they close for the holidays. Fabric, notions and sewing machines will be on sale to help downsize before the move.
Suzanne & Sheila both hope their customers will be patient during the move. “Since the Quilt Shop is closed the month of January, this will be an opportune time to make the move” , said Suzanne.
Prairieland Quilts was featured as part of the WCIA Our Town Cissna Park the last week of July, 2016. The Anna Carrera interviewed Suzanne & John as a featured shop in the town on Wednesday.
On Friday of that week, Abby Llorico, a reporter for the WCIA / WCIX Morning Show was live in the shop to report on the Project Linus blanket day that the store held. Being in a small town, the technical team experienced a little technical difficulties receiving good cell service.
A second recording featured all the ladies and each of their jobs as part of the Blanket Day. Unfortunately, that video must have been too long as it never aired.
Finally, Abby sat down at a Janome 15000 where Suzanne had the machine all programmed to stitch a star and Abby helped to tie off one of the Project Linus Blankets
Congratulations (again, our 2015 winner as well) to Mary Hamilton of Gilman, IL for being the 1st person to complete a 2016 Row by Row Experience Quilt at Prairieland Quilts. Her quilt features our block on top with 7 other store blocks. The border is made up of elements from each of the rows included in the quilt.
Mary will receive 25 fat quarters plus an additional prize for using the block from our store. Mary’s quilt is on display at our shop.
Reserve your Row x Row from Prairieland Quilts
Unable to get to Prairieland Quilts this summer? You are able to order our Row by Row fabric kit with or without the button pack below. The price includes shipping and your payment will be made at the time of the order. Your Row by Row kit will be shipped to you the week of November 1, 2016. YES, that’s a long time to wait but the Row by Row rules prohibit us shipping it any sooner.
REMEMBER – THIS WILL NOT SHIP TILL NOVEMBER 1, 2016
No refunds or cancellations once the order has been placed.