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Shades of the Past Quilt Shop

Can you believe we are entering another season?  In spite of everything that 2020 has brought, its hard to believe in a few months we will be turning the calendar to a new year!!  We can only hope that the new year brings back "life as we knew it" and not continuing to try to teach us a "new normal"!!

With all our events cancelled this past year, I look at the accomplishments and some days wonder "what did I do" with the "free" time.   A highlight for us this year was Lacey getting married.   We are thrilled to  welcome Kyle to our family and we look forward to family adventures with you and Lacey.  You are an excellent addition to our family and we will get you trained in on this quilting life in the near future!!  We know that you can sew a straight seam so if we are in a pinch we will be setting up another sewing machine!!

We hope to begin filming new segments of "Louise & Thelma" in the near future to stay in touch with all of you. Make sure to be watching news stands for the next issue of American Patchwork & Quilting as Lacey has a project in the issue that you won't want to miss!!  The quilt is inspired by a antique quilt from her collection.  


Our 2020 wooly block is a reflection of our love for the peace and quite a cozy cabin in the country brings us in the winter season.  Although we have no bear in our neck of the woods in west central Minnesota, we certainly enjoy cardinals feeding in the winter snow!!  We hope you enjoy our block and the blocks designed by various shops across the United States!!

Pattern downloads will begin on October 1st.  We will post our designated "free download" days when we are given the schedule.  Links will be available October 1st for the pattern download or to purchase a kit.
Block measures 8 x 8 inches.  
We attached our block to a pillow for display.

What's New

Acorns & Vines is our brand new fall wool applique pattern which combines my love of wool applique and embroidery into a soon to be fall favorite!!

Kits include precut leaves, wool background, pattern, and felt backing.  Thread is NOT included in the kit.
Cost $28.99 

Click here to order 

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