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‘And They’re Off’ to the 2017 Row by Row

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!).

But you have to hurry and beat the piggies!

 

2017 Illiana Shop Hop Quilt

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.

PLQ Re-Opens with sale!

2017-02-01 09.39.17Our 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.

Moving Sale at Prairieland Quilts

2016-11-15-09-26-03Prairieland 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.

Our Town Cissna Park

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

 

2016 Row by Row Winner

2016-07-14 11Congratulations (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.


RxR Fabric Kit Choices



REMEMBER – THIS WILL NOT SHIP TILL NOVEMBER 1, 2016

No refunds or cancellations once the order has been placed.

 

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Illiana Shop Hop Quilt

2016 Prairieland QuiltsThe Illiana Shop Hop will run from June 17th to July 2nd.  If you visit all the shop you could win the Grand Prize of a Passport 3 sewing Machine by Pfaff; 2nd Prize of 120 Fat Quarters or one of 12 – 3rd Prizes of $25 gift certificate from each store.

This years theme is ‘Town & Country’ and each shop had to create a block with that them and then create a finishing kit that uses all the blocks.  Suzanne created a Water Tower for her block which you can put your home town name on the tower.  Her Finishing kit placed all the ‘City’ type block’ in the center and even added the park in the middle.  The outer blocks are Farm oriented and surrounded by corn fields.

The cost of a Shop Hop Passport is $5.  Hope you join us for the fun!

2016 PLQ Block

Home in your Quilt Studio – 2016 Row by Row

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Who isn’t more at home than in their Quilt Studio?  Prairieland Quilts 2016 Row by Row features a sewing room complete with quilts on the wall, lots of fabric shelves and a sewing machine.  An optional button pack gets thread spools, scissors and a ‘Lazy Cat’.

 

This years Row by Row Experience runs from June 21 to September 6, 2016.  During thatSimply visit Prairieland Quilts during this time and receive our free pattern for our row. Visit other shops and combine our row with theirs to create a one of a kind quilt. If you are the first person to complete a quilt and submit it to a shop by October 31, 2016, you are eligible for a prize.  Visit the Row by Row Experience Web Site for complete details.

 

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.


RxR Fabric Kit Choices



REMEMBER – THIS WILL NOT SHIP TILL NOVEMBER 1, 2016

No refunds or cancellations once the order has been placed.

 

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Farm Girl Vintage BOM 3rd Thursday

201603 Farm Girl VintageJoin us on the 3rd Thursday of the month for Farm Girl Vintage!  This fun book by Lori Holt has inspired us to get together and sew 2 or 3 blocks each month.  Join any time as there is no specific order to complete the blocks.  You can make as many as you want and make as many quilt projects of any size.

Show up at 9:30, pick up your block kit and join the fun with all the other sewers.  Block kit price varies on whether it’s a 2 or 3 block month which depends on the difficulty of the blocks.  Suzanne is available to help with any questions and participants will also share their ideas.

2015 Row x Row Winner

2015 rxr winnerCongratulations to Mary Hamilton of Gilman, IL for being the 1st person to complete a 2015 Row by Row Experience Quilt at Prairieland Quilts.  Her quilt features our block on top with 7 other store blocks and a crazy quilt side borders made from the scraps from all the quilt kits.

Congratulations to Mary who 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.

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