Your friendly Iowa quilt shop for quilt fabric, patterns, books and sewing supplies



 Welcome to The Quiltmaker's Shoppe website, we hope you will stop in to visit us in the heart of downtown Manchester.

You will find a warm inviting environment, filled with projects from table runners to bed quilts to inspire you, beautiful fabrics that are "eye-candy" to enjoy, and a friendly staff to help you in any way possible.

We offer classes for the beginner and technique classes for the more advanced quilter.

Of course we carry quality cotton fabric from the top lines.

The Quiltmaker's Shoppe offers you variety. There is something for everyone's taste, especially if you enjoy 30s reproductions, baby and juvenile prints, country, batiks and Retro fabrics. We carry a broad selection of 108" wide backs and even muslin!

Conveniently located 40 miles or so from Waterloo, Cedar Rapids and Dubuque, Manchester is easily accessed from highways 20 and 13. Come shop with us and then enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants close to The Quiltmaker's Shoppe. Top your day off exploring the many interesting shops in downtown Manchester.
See you soon!
Kathy Wilgenbusch, Owner
The Quiltmaker's Shoppe
110 East Main Street
Manchester IA 52057

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The staff of The Quiltmaker's Shoppe heard of Passage Quilts and decided to make two of them for use in Delaware County. Kathy presented Mark Mier of Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home and Brian Muller of Leonard-Muller Funeral Home with quilts entitled Homeward Bound. The passage quilt will be used to cover the deceased loved one as the body is taken from a residence or facility. It is a softer image that will stay with the family members as they look back on this time of sadness and loss. We hope in some small way these quilts will provide comfort to each family during this time.

We would like to share the information on how you can make a Passage Quilt for your local funeral home or nursing home, just call Kathy at 563-927-8017.