Classes - Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.


                        We host a variety of classes for all skill levels. 


 Half Hexie Class - Friday, February 28, 2 pm

Learn how to use the Half Hexie ruler to create this great bag. Shown is the 5" (charm square friendly) ruler. We will also show you how to create a beautiful quilt using the 10" (layer cake square friendly) ruler. Class fee is $10

 Central Iowa Free Quilters Society - Saturday, March 14 - 9 am to 5 - Adel Library

Quilter's gather to use up scraps and share scrappy quilt making ideas. There will be a "sharing table" for scraps that may no longer serve you but will go well in someone else's scrappy quilt. Class is free but call to register as seating is limited. .

We plan to meet for this free class every other month at the Adel Library.  Plan to come for stitching from 9 am to 5 pm or come at 1 pm for just the meeting. Group leader is Julia Swallow.

Future dates are:

March 14, 2020 . -  May 9, 2020


 Beginner's Technique Classes - 3rd Fridays in April, May and June - 2 pm

Based on some of the blocks in this new block of the month quilt, The Story Quilt, we will teach piecing and applique' techniques. Class fee is $10 ea.

Sisters of the Cloth - 2020

We invite you to this series of three classes held at the Adel Library 10 am to noon:

July 18,  September 19, and November 21.  Quilters and friends gather to learn and listen.

Hand sewing is provided or you may choose to bring your own or to just enjoy the company and the featured speaker. 
Each meeting will include: 

  • Featured speakers

  • Hand sewing supplies with the option of learning English Paper Piecing.

  • Discussion on the history of the women that came before us and their quilts.

  • Quilt show and tell  of your quilts and ours with focus on vintage quilts 

  • Discount pass to the shop.

  • Door prizes, free patterns and refreshments   

Pre-register required. Fee for all three classes is $55


   Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat

Each year, we sponsor two back to back fall quilt retreats and one spring retreat at Lake Panorama. We teach a variety of quilting techniques at these retreats. Check our retreat page for more detail. 


   Open Sew

Open Sew is held the 2nd or 3rd Thursday and Friday of each  month.  Quilters gather at the Adel Library for a day of stitching and chatting, no fee and no pre-registration required.  

2020 Dates

Jan 23 and 24

Feb 13 and 14

March 12 and 13

April 16 and 17

May 14 and 15

June 18 and 19

July 16 and 17

August 20 and 21

September 17 and 18

October 15 and 16

November 19 and 20

December 17 and 18

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held in the spacious conference room of the Adel Public Library, 1/2 block south of the shop and requires pre-registration.

Class Cancellation Policy:  A refund is given for an class cancellation 7 days or more prior to the scheduled date.  Class fee is forfeited for cancellations received less than 7 days prior.  Full refund is given if the shop cancels for any reason.



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