New Purse Pattern

We fell in Love with the pattern Bailey Island Hobo bag by Aunties Two Patterns.  We made both  the small and big size.  Susan traveled with the big bag to Punta Cana for a relaxing time in the sun, the bag came back and is now on the way to China with Kim C.  She promises a picture on the Great Wall.  Here’s a picture

Yikes It’s February 2012

I don’t know where the time goes.  We have been busy with our 2012 programs and know you will enjoy them.  Cathy one of our employees  just finished “Reaching Out”  a quilt pattern from Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  We love Edyta’s quilts and Cathy did an amazing job on Reaching Out.  We did the kits a little differently this time.  The kit includes fabric for background, setting triangles, borders and binding.  We thought you could pull from your stash for the appliques and nine patches.  We do have fabric bundles from Edyta’s  Indian Summer line available if needed.

Off to Retreat

We are looking forward to Quilt Retreat this Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Hopefully we will come home with lots of finished projects.

Scattered Stars

Quilt Sampler Fall 2011 is out.  So excited to have our quilt on the cover.  We’ve been busy cutting and packaging our kits.  Here’s a peek of the kit and the quilt.  Enjoy!

Quilt Sampler Fall 2011

The magazine has arrived!!!  We love seeing our quilt on the cover.  It has been a journey.  We would like to say thanks to our great customers for helping make our shop a top 10.

Quilt Sampler Fall 2011

Welcome to Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe

Welcome to Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe.  It’s May almost June 2011.  Wow!  Being recognized as an American Patchwork and Quilting Top 10 Quilt Shop for the Fall 2011 issue is an honor for us.  Thanks to our wonderful customers for supporting our shop.

The website is up and live.  Our new market finds are arriving daily.  Watch our blog for updates on the latest and greatest from Market.  We loved the new patterns from Primitive Gatherings and one of our favorites is Welcome To The Porch.   We have displayed  ours on a Flag Stand, kits and patterns will be ready soon.  Enjoy the picture, we’ve personalized ours.  Thanks to Kathy Wall for the great idea and wonderful stitching.




Welcome to our first blog and our new website.  We are Susan and Kim the owners of Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe in Oswego, IL  and are very excited to expand into blogging and offering information and products online. Our plan for this blog is to update you on the latest happenings at Prairie Stitches.  Tempting you with new fabric, kits , patterns and books.  Along the way, we hope to give you advice (take it or leave it) on a variety of quilting related topics.  Starting in December we will give you our best tips on organizing your stash and scraps.  January is right around the corner — so there is no better time to start getting organized so you can have a fresh start for the New Year.  We hope you will join us for some inspiration and lots of fun!!!

Have a great day.

Kim & Susan