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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

2016 RxR Prairieland Quilts
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


No refunds or cancellations once the order has been placed.



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.

Row by Row Experience 2015

RxR Rainbow 2015Prairieland Quilts will again participate in the Row by Row Experience this summer.  Travel and collect rows from June 21 – Sept. 8, 2015 all over the United States. This years theme is all about water with the ‘Row by Row, H2O’ We will also have the licence plates available while supplies last. Hope to see you this summer!

Holiday Sample Sale

sample sale 2For over 20 years, Suzanne Bruns and her staff at Prairieland Quilts have been sewing samples of different patterns they sell in the shop. Varying in size, shape and color, these samples have hung on the walls, from the ceiling and have been part of displays in the store.

Now, many of the patterns are no longer available for sale so it’s time to move them along. “We have almost 100 samples priced from $5 to $875 that we can’t use any more” said Suzanne. “Purses, wall hangings, table runners and even a couple full size quilts” she added.

The Sample sale will be held the weekend of December 5th & 6th and Monday December 8th, just in time for Christmas. Store hours are 9am to 4pm weekdays and 9am to 3pm Saturday.

Items to be sold include Christmas wall hangings, Table runners, purses & bags. One wall hanging features Wolves running through the woods; another elegant full size quilt has many individual embroideries placed throughout the quilt. Seasonal pieces, funny pieces and many practical runners and trivets are part of this huge collection of hand made treasures to be sold.

sample Sale

Old Friends stop by

legan 1000Jerry & Rhonda Legan of Danville, IN stopped by today to say ‘HI’ since we don’t see them as often any more.  They had recently exhibited in the Kankakee Quilt Makers Quilt Show and showed us some of their entries.   We always love having friends stop by and show us what they are working on.

Peoria 2014 Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show

Peoria demoSuzanne Bruns presents “Bags, Purses & Totes, Oh My!” at the Peoria Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show.  Showing over 35 different  bags & purses, Suzanne gave the audience her tips and techniques for sewing & quilting these useful items.

Gems of the Prairie quilt guild show was held in the Peoria Civic Center where Prairieland Quilts also had a vendor booth selling fabrics, patterns, puzzles and quilt block panels.

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