Shades of the Past 
Quilt Shop


Our story begins in the fall of 2002 when an old motel that once temporarily housed VSC salesmen for the store in town became a quilt shop.

The main part of our shop consists of what use to be three motel rooms.  We took an additional two rooms off to the side to create what use to be our classroom area, now turned design room area and sometimes the "catch all" area of the shop.


Home to Pastthyme Patterns

As you walk  into our shop doors, you essentially meet us via the designs on our walls.  All of the samples you find hanging in our shop  have been dreamed about, designed, sewn and quilted in our shop!

We are proud to offer an array of patterns that range from wool table mats to larger bed size quilts.  The majority of our cotton quilts are designed and created using pre-cuts, resulting in projects that are quick to sew, easy to finish, and inexpensive to create!

We specialized in wool upon opening back in 2002 and are still going strong.  We have beautiful wools on the bolt by MarcusFabrics, Moda and wonderful hand-dyed wools by Weeks Dye Works.  We also carry National Nonwoven woolfelt bolts. We offer a large array of patterns, mostly for smaller table/wall projects and are adoring the addition of crazy quilting in the works.  Of course, for us, no wool project would be complete without use of Valdani hand-dyed thread!


While we are not open the six days a week like we had been for the first eleven years of our shop existance. We do invite groups and/or bus groups to give us a call and schedule a time.  We admit we aren't very big but we are more than happy to do lunch, put on the coffee and try to help you have a grand 'ol time.

We carry. . .moda fabric, a large variety of charm packs and candy packs, MarcusFabric cotton and flannels, MarcusFabrics wool, Moda wool, National Nonwovens woolfelt, Weeks Dye Works wool, Valdani Thread and of course our very own Pastthyme Patterns!


We feel very blessed to have had our patterns published in magazines and patterns that have graced the pages of Keepsake Quilting.

Dig out your previous issues to find our

"Crazy Little Called Love"
wool mat (Fall 2013- Primitive Quilts)

"Mi Amour"

wool mat (Spring 2015- Primitive Quilts)

"Cherry Street"
lap quilt (March/April 2015- Quickly Quilting by Fons & Porter)

"Smooth Sailing"
woolfelt candle mat (Summer 2015 American Patchwork & Quilting)

Watch for "Pastthyme Pattern" designs to grace the pages of
Summer 2015--American Patchwork & Quilting
Winter 2015--Primitive Quilts

You may have also seen "Elmer" our Storm Watcher project that is in the Keepsake Quilting magazine (Fall/Winter 2014) and Pumpkin Pie (Fall/Winter 2013) Hardwick Chick (Spring 2015) Country Squire (Summer 2015)
Pumpkin Pete (Fall/Winter 2015) Twinkle (Fall/Winter 2015)

We have also had a few tutorials on the Moda Bakeshop!  You can find Pinwheel Twist, Ringlets, Hot Cross Candy and (coming soon) The Simple Life under chef Darci Schipnewski.

Our Ribbons of Hope pattern is also a FREE download on the Marcus Fabrics webste in their Seasons wool collection area.

We often wonder just what we did to deserve such success.  Never in a million years would we have guessed that design would be the avenue our shop would take. . .but it's a ride we enjoy and are truly humbled to have such wonderful people to cheer us along on our ride.


Enter as Strangers. . .Leave as Friends

A sign that greeted all those who entered our shop when we first opened and a slogan that we took to heart.

In light of that, it might be fun for you to learn a bit more about us "Pastthyme Gals" that are in the shop or who you talk to on the phone!

Darci ("mom" and owner) grew up along the Minnesota River on a dairy farm.  The farming way of life never left her veins and is evident in some of the things that you see me create.  She loves working with wool and if you ask her family, you'll find she usually has a needle in her hand and a workbag or two (or three) in her presence.  She loves working with pre-cuts, particularily charm packs and anything that entails Kansas Troubles fabric!  She also has had a blast working with the Primo plaids and suede flannels that Marcus has created!  In her spare time (what is that again?!) she enjoys watching movies, baking, decorating my house, going back home along the river and stitching!!

Lacey ("the daughter") also grew up out in the country. She never thought design would be her thing, but has surprised herself and her mom with some of the things she's done.  Lacey loves working with pre-cuts, jelly rolls/candy packs/charm packs I like them all!!  She doesn't seem to have that infamous 'box' we all talk about. She really likes BasicGrey and Sweetwater fabrics by moda but dabble in whatever so long as it's pleasing to her eye.  She is also the shops's English Paper Piecing hexagon queen.   She just finished up PTA school and so will soon find her sewing time more limited.  In her spare time you can find her sitting at a local dirt race track, fishing, cooking...or sewing.


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