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  • Wheels & Spokes & Plates

    July 29, 2016

    One thing I’ve learned over the years is that there is never anyone that can’t learn from someone else. Even as teachers, we learn new techniques and thought processes from students. By taking the opportunity to attend as many classes and lectures possible you will just continue to increase your...

  • SUNDAY LECTURE: PLAYING WITH SCRAPS, THE FUN CONTINUES

    July 21, 2016

    A fun new event is happening at Mill House Quilts. This lecture will be the first in what is hopefully a series of informative and fun lectures! No need to haul your machine in and you’ll still go home happy and knowledgeable. The quilt is done,...

  • Birch Barck Strip Quilt

    July 21, 2016

    It’s no secret – I adore the teacher for this class. Trisha Frankland has become one of my best friends over the years. I’ve had the honor of co-teaching with her, working on projects with her and having her by my side for some of the biggest events of my...

  • TEE SHIRT QUILT Class

    July 20, 2016

    I don’t know about you but whenever someone finds out I’m a quilter the first thing they ask is if I’ll make them a T-shirt quilt. I have to be honest … I’ve never made one! Now that my girls are getting older and the t-shirts are starting to create...

  • My Favorite Feature: The BSR Foot

    July 15, 2016

    Now that Mill House Quilts is the newest Bernina dealer in town it’s time to share with you why they are such a great machine! I’m going to share with you “My Favorite Feature” each month about why I love my Bernina 750 Quilter’s Edition (which is now the Bernina...

  • Sleep In Your Own Bed Retreat

    July 10, 2016

    JULY 21: 9:30 – 7:30, JULY 22: 9:30 - 4:30 Do you want a chance to sew all day, but need to be home at night? We have a two-day retreat right here at Mill House Quilts. This retreat has the special bonus of extra sewing...

  • Next Steps In Machine Quilting

    July 08, 2016

    Quilting on home machines has become all the rage of late! There are tips and techniques out there that make doing just this completely feasible! I personally have found that the more classes I take, advice I absorb and of course quilts I practice on the better I get at...

  • Collage Curves Mini-Quilt

    July 07, 2016

    The techniques you will learn from Lorraine Torrence’s “Collage Curves Mini Quilt” class at Mill House Quilts are ones that will be essential in your quilt design “tool box.” They will open so many possibilities in your future quilt designs that you’ll be thrilled you took the course.

  • SEASONAL SILHOUETTES – a Class

    June 30, 2016

    I had the honor and joy to meet Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts a few years ago. I think it’s wonderful that Mill House Quilts is having a class that focuses on her Silhouettes – Laser Cut Fuisble Shapes for appliqué. When you’re done with this three session class...

  • Beginning Machine Applique – a Class

    June 29, 2016

    Once I discovered appliqué (specifically machine appliqué) my quilting world opened up! With appliqué there are absolutely no limits on what you can do? Scared of curved piecing? Applique it! Anything that would be hard, if not impossible to do by piecing can be done with appliqué! This is definitely...

  • Row by Row Is Here!

    June 21, 2016

    Row by Row Has begun! Yeah! It’s time for Row by Row! This is such an exciting time of year for quilters everywhere! Who can collect all their rows, make them and finish a quilt so there first back at the shop for the amazing prize!!?...

  • Feathered Star Class

    June 17, 2016

    Oooh! This class is going to be amazing! Feathered stars are some of my favorite blocks and Judy Hasheider is one of my favorite designers – a two for one! Sign up today! The Class Details: FEATHERED STAR Saturday, June 25, 9:30 – 12:30 ...

  • Quilt your Own Quilt – A Class

    June 15, 2016

    Are you afraid of quilting on your sewing machine? I have to admit … I sometimes send my quilts away to the “professional” because I don’t want to mess up all that hard work piecing! I’ve found though that starting small and practice, practice, practice has really helped me grow...

  • Color Exploration II

    June 14, 2016

    Have you taken Color Exploration from Lorraine Torrence and are just itching to learn even more? I personally haven’t taken this class but from what she taught in her Design Essentials class I can’t wait to learn more from her! Teacher and instructor, Lorraine Torrence knows what she’s talking...

  • Register now for “Sewing with Young Adults”

    June 12, 2016

    Does your tween or teenager show an interest in sewing? Are you like me and it’s next to impossible to teach your own kids anything – let alone how to sew? Well – Nan Davis is teaching the perfect class – Sewing for Young Adults! This is a life skill...

  • Marcia Derse Fabric is ON SALE!

    June 11, 2016

    You don’t want to miss this great deal! I LOVE Marcia Derse fabric - is so rich and unique! I can use them as either a print or solid to help add depth and dimension to my quilts! Stop in soon and stock up while supplies...

  • Zentangle!

    June 10, 2016

    Yes! Zentangling is so much fun and just from these couple of samples I can’t imagine not wanting to join in and learn this fantastic technique! Here is one sample … And another sample. I could see learning this and taking my...

  • Learn how to Make a Key Quilt Block - The Flying Geese

    June 09, 2016

    Something about quilting is that there are really just a few key elements in different blocks. Once you know these elements - the are no limits on the quilts you can put together and the design elements you can add to your quilts. One of those key elements is the...

  • Grand Opening at Mill House Quilts!

    June 08, 2016

    It’s time to celebrate the new owners of Mill House Quilts and all the amazing work they’ve put into the shop to make it one of the best quilt shops in Wisconsin! Mill House is having their Grand Opening celebration from June 9th to June 17th!...

  • BENTO BOX BONANZA

    June 07, 2016

    Are you like me and have a ridiculous number of 2 ½” fabric strips in your stash? Well - Mill House Quilts has the perfect class for you! Join instructor Jane Vaughn on Thursday, June 16th from 9:30 to 2:30 and make this fabulous Bento Box...

  • Wisconsin State Shop Hop Happening Now!

    June 06, 2016

    The Wisconsin state shop hop is in its 5th year! Get a passport at your first shop, wander the state visiting 68 stores and be in the running for a trip for two to the “International Quilt Festival”, in Houston, TX this October. There are many...

  • Learn How to Quilt!

    June 06, 2016

    Have you or someone you know ever felt a desire to learn how to quilt? If the answer is “yes” or even “sometimes” we have the perfect class for you! Our fabulous instructor, Cheryl Schenk has taken charge of teaching Beginning quilting and has already had...

  • Hoffman Fabric Challenge - Deadline Looming

    June 06, 2016

    Mill House Quilts still has plenty of the Hoffman Fabric Challenge fabric (and coordinates) available for you to purchase if you’d like to get in the challenge fun! Find out all the details about this fun challenge by clicking HERE. The deadline to submit your finished...

  • Welcome Fall – New Fabric Collection from Moda

    June 04, 2016

    It’s never too early to enjoy the gorgeous colors of fall! And the “Welcome Fall” collection by Deb Strain is an absolute gorgeous collection to get you started on your fall inspired quilts! Here’s a fun mosaic of the fabrics you can expect to find...

  • Bramblewood – New Fabrics from Moda!

    June 03, 2016

    Mill House Quilts is getting in new fabrics all the time! We’ll be previewing them on our facebook page and putting even more pictures right here on our blog. Here is a fun collage at the Bramblewood fabrics that are at Mill House Quilts!...

  • Classes! Classes! Classes!

    May 23, 2016

    Have you taken a peak at all the classes that are available at Mill House Quilts this summer!? Seriously – I was just browsing the newsletter and there are THREE FULL PAGES of classes being offered! There is a huge variety of classes being offered from some amazing teachers!...

  • Trunk Show by Cynthia England

    May 17, 2016

    This fabulous trunk show from Cynthia England starts in just 2 days! Be sure you put it on your calendar so you don’t miss a thing! TRUNK SHOW MAY 19 – JULY 7 We are privileged to be part of this exciting show offered by Cynthia...

  • Summer Sewing

    May 09, 2016

    I don’t know about you but I struggle to find time to sew in the summer time. It just seems that my time is mostly spent running the kids around to all there various events and enjoying the weather outside. BUT it’s still important that I find some time to...

  • The Bale Identity Challenge is Back!

    May 05, 2016

    I adore a challenge – I really can’t say no ever! I was super excited to see in the most recent newsletter that the challenge is happening again this year! The Rules: Purchase a bale from Mill House Quilts and sign up for this event. Make...

  • National Quilting Day!

    March 18, 2016

    Attention everyone!!!! TOMORROW, March 18th is National Quilting Day!? How do you plan to celebrate! Hopefully with at least a little bit of quilting … and if not quilting at the very least fabric shopping. Stop on in and we can help you celebrate the holiday – we have lots...

  • Bernina Sale!

    March 16, 2016

    Mill House Quilts is honored to be a BERNINA Excellence Dealer. Stop in to see there full line of BERNINA machines in their newly remodeled back room. And coming soon, KOALA sewing cabinets! The BERNINA Spring Sale starts today and goes through March 21. Save on these great sewing machines...

  • Mill House Quilts is on Facebook!

    February 12, 2016

    Want to stay up-to-date on all the going-ons at Mill House Quilts? Reading this blog is a great start – but did you know that Mill House Quilts also has a presence on facebook? They do! It’s right HERE. Mill House posts about new fabric...

  • Cozy up with a Cuddle Cake Quilt!

    February 11, 2016

    There is some bitter cold weather sweeping through Wisconsin this week – what’s a better way to warm up than to wrap up in a quilt? Now just imagine that quilt was made out of the beautifully soft and cozy cuddle fabric from Shannon Fabrics?           

  • Renovations and Berninas

    February 11, 2016

    I’m so excited to be announcing some big news for Mill House Quilts. First … if you haven’t stopped in recently be sure to do so! The renovations in the back room area are complete and the results are absolutely stunning! ...

  • Celebrate the Heart of Quilting with A Quilter’s Road Trip

    February 01, 2016

    This event happened last year and was such a success that 15 Wisconsin quilt shops are doing it again – including Mill House Quilts! Stop in each of the shops to collect red and white quilt quilts, patterns, Heart Healthy Recipes and great...

  • Week 4 Clubs - 2016

    January 24, 2016

    On the fourth week of the month there is just one free club at Mill House Quilts – but it’s a good one! CANDY CLUB 4th Thursday • 6:30-7:30 • FREE Candy Club meets the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30. Candy pieces are...

  • Interview with Audrey Manning – Leader of the Modern Club & Appliqué Club at Mill House Quilts

    January 19, 2016

    Mill House Quilts offers a wide variety of free clubs every month. This is part of the interview series to help you meet the leaders of these clubs! Today I’m excited to introduce you to Audrey Manning – the leader of both the Modern Club and Appliqué Club! Modern Club:...

  • Week 3 Clubs - 2016

    January 17, 2016

    Have you started sewing yet this 2016? Need a little inspiration or even just some companionship as we get through the colder winter months in Wisconsin? Well – Mill House Quilts has the perfect solution! There are four great FREE clubs offered during the 3rd week of every month!

  • Week 2 Clubs - 2016

    January 10, 2016

    As we move along into 2016 I want to keep featuring the clubs that are offered at Mill House Quilts! Let’s see what you can participate in during the 2nd week of the month. *NEW in 2016!* MINIATURE QUILT CLUB 2nd Thursday 1:00-2:00 FREE What is a miniature? Is...

  • Week 1 Clubs - 2016

    January 04, 2016

    Happy 2016 We’re really excited to enter into a New Year here at Mill House Quilts. One of the most fun things about the New Year is fresh starts and with that many of the clubs at Mill House Quilts will also be starting new books and projects. Let’s...

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    December 23, 2015

    We wanted to take a minute to tell everyone to have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you to everyone for all your support and for helping make 2015 another successful year here at Mill House Quilts. We will be closed on December...

  • NEW Gifts – Ready to Go!

    December 17, 2015

    There’s a new section at Mill House Quilts! ‘Ready to Go Gifts!’ Need a quick gift and don’t have time to make it yourself? Or are you looking for the perfect gift for the quilter in your life? You can now stop at Mill House Quilts and they will save...

  • Where Has All the Snow Gone?

    December 14, 2015

    Are you one of the folks happy that there isn’t any snow on the ground yet? Or are you missing it? I’m missing it! It’s almost Christmas... we need a blanket of white out there! One way to help it feel a little bit more like winter...

  • An Interview with Jane Vaughan, Leader of Mill House Quilts Strip Club!

    December 10, 2015

    Join us on Thursday, December 10 at 6 PM for the only Strip Club in Waunakee at Mill House Quilts.
 Our fabric for the exchange is 30's fabrics, those darling little prints! 12 strips cut the width of the fabric at 2 1/2"....

  • Mystery Quilt

    December 03, 2015

    Have you ever participated in a mystery quilt along before? This is a quilt along where you follow the instructions given to you each month to make the appropriate blocks … but you have no idea what the end quilt is going to look like! How much fun does that...

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    November 26, 2015

  • Two Days Left For The Annual Sale

    November 21, 2015

    There are still two days left to take advantage of the big Annual Sale at Mill House Quilts! It’s not too late to stop in today or tomorrow between 9am and 5pm to stock up and save on fabrics and supplies!

  • Happy Annual Sale Day!

    November 18, 2015

    Happy Annual Sale Day! That’s right – the sale starts TODAY! You’re not going to want to miss this! There are so many beautiful fabrics to choose from! And in so many different color ways! Mill House Quilts...

  • Annual Sale This Week!

    November 16, 2015

    Are you as excited about the big annual sale at Mill House Quilts as I am?! It is such a great opportunity to stock up on some great fabrics and supplies! Do you make any gifts for people for the holiday season? Be sure to...

  • Big Annual Sale!

    November 13, 2015

    Mark your calendars! Mill House Quilts is having their big annual sale! Stop in between November 18th and the 22nd to take advantage of their amazing deals! These deals include: ...

  • Six Great Ideas and Fabrics for a Quilted Christmas!

    October 27, 2015

    It’s less than two months away until Christmas. Yes – I said it – LESS THAN 2 Months! Have you gotten all your presents made and finished? Have you even started to think about what you are going to make for the special folks in your life? If you haven’t...

  • Christmas Whimsy Quilt Kit

    October 12, 2015

    Christmas is just a few months away! Have you started making your Christmas gifts yet? Stop in at Mill House Quilts and pick up htis adorable ‘Christmas Whimsy’ quilt...

  • An Interview with Teacher and Quilter Lorraine Torrence

    October 06, 2015

    Hello everyone! I’m excited to be starting a new series on the Mill House Quilts’ blog – meet your teachers! Mill House Quilts offers a plethora of great classes throughout the year. Let’s get to know the teachers behind these classes and find out a little bit more on why...

  • All about that Wool

    September 24, 2015

    Quilting with wool is very popular in the quilting world. It makes absolutely gorgeous pieces and is fun to work with. And your local quilt shop, Mill House Quilts, has just the supplies...

  • Midnight Masquerade

    September 21, 2015

    My favorite holiday is just over a month away. It’s time to get your festive quilts made and hung! Mill House Quilts has the perfect kit for you – this adorable ‘Midnight...

  • Stars of a Feather Flock Together at the Quilt Expo 2015

    September 18, 2015

    This past week at Quilt Expo, quilts made by membmers of the First Thursday of the Month Club were proudly displayed.  It was an honor to have the quilts chosen for this show.  Ify you were unable to make it to the show ... be sure to take...

  • The Bale Identity Challenge Entries and Winners

    September 03, 2015

    The Bale Challenge Quilts were hanging at Mill House Quilts for the end of August and it was a gorgeous show!  Have no fear though if you didn't make it in to check it out ...  I took pictures!  I don't know the names behind each of the quilt so...

  • First Week of the Month Clubs

    August 31, 2015

    The beginning of the month starts tomorrow - which means the monthly rotation of Mill House Quilts Clubs starts once again!  These clubs are a great opportunity to learn, share, and discuss quilting with a focus on specific topics.  If you've neer attended a club - be sure to...

  • HUGE Sale at Mill House Quilts

    August 24, 2015

    I was trying to decide what to blog about for you all today and I realized that truly the biggest news is the HUGE Sale happening NOW at Mill House Quilts!  I know that I"ve mentioned it before ... but it's such an amazing sale it deserves and extra...

  • Inventory Reduction Sale Going on NOW

    August 20, 2015

    You read the title right!  Mill House Quilts is having  an Inventory Reduction Sale from August 18th through the 29th! Here are the complete details: We need to make room for some great new inventory... and we want to say thank you to our customers! Between August 18-29th, 2015...

  • The Bale Identity - Mini Quilt Show and Voting

    August 17, 2015

    Today is the day!  Stop by Mill House Quilts to see the beautiful quilts created as a direct result of the Bale Challenge!The Challenge: The Bale Identity Make a wall hanging using fabric from the bale...

  • Nearly Insane

    August 13, 2015

    I had to share this with you all today.  Last Thursday, at the Block of the Month Club (1st Thursday of the month from 9:30 to 10:45), a woman at the club brought in this absolutely stunning quilt top she just finished! Mill House Quilts Clubs!

    August 10, 2015

    Have you heard of the clubs that Mill House Quilts offers?  No!?!  Well it's a good thing I'm writing this then! Mill House Quilts has monthly clubs which meet to share a common interest. All the clubs are free and may be joined at any time. Several require a book...

  • 'Quilt Talk' the Class

    August 03, 2015

    On Saturday, August 15th, the wonderfully talented and patient teacher, Trisha (silent a) Frankland will be teaching 'Quilt Talk' in a two part series.  "Quilt Talk" (the book is required and can be purchased at Mill House Quilts) was written by Sam Hunter.  Once you put Sam's...

  • Fat Quarters

    July 30, 2015

    Do you know a great way to increase your fabric stash without spending loads of money?  Fat Quarters of course! Fat quarters are quarter yard cuts of fabric that measure approximately 18" x 22". Fat Quarters of Fabric

  • Diamond Rings Quilt Kit Feature

    July 27, 2015

    When you walk into Mill House Quilts you'll see finished quilts hanging all over the walls!  They are such beautiful eye candy and you'll be able to find inspiration as your browse undoubtedly. Diamond Rings Quilt Kit

  • Batik Fabric

    July 23, 2015

    Mill House Quilts has a HUGE selection of batik fabrics for you to choose from when you visit their store. Did you know?  You can also shop online from Mill House Quilts.  Check out the Batik session HERE.

  • 'Coloring like a Kid (For Adults)' Class at Mill House Quilts

    July 20, 2015

    Mill House Quilts offers some really amazing classes!  There is such a variety of class offerings that vary widely throughout the year.  Today I'm excited to share with you a brand new class offered at Mill House Quilts - 'Coloring like a Kid (For Adults)' This is a unique...

  • The Big Sale is Still Happening!

    July 16, 2015

    You still have three days to stop in at Mill House Quilts and get on the amazing 'Christmas in July Sale' they're hosting.  Now, there may be some confusion about this.  The Christmas in July sale does not mean that only Christmas fabric is on sale.  EVERYTHING is on sale!!!!...

  • The Bale Identity - a Quilting Challenge

    July 13, 2015

    THE BALE* IDENTITY: What’s in Your Imagination? If you don't already know by now - I'm a huge fan of a challenge.  It is truely too hard for me to say no to one in fact.  When I saw that Mill House Quilts was having a fun challenge...

  • Christmas in July Sale Starts Today!

    July 11, 2015

    We are so lucky!  Mill House Quilts needs to make room and they've decided to let us choose what we want!  Here's the deal: The more you spend, the more you save. Start a kit, stock up on yardage, get ideas from a book or pattern, or buy a...

  • Row by Row at Mill House Quilts

    July 09, 2015

    We are in the midst of Row by Row Experience once again!  You can find out all the specific details about the Row by Row Experience by going to THIS website.  But in general - stop at the quilt shops that have signed up to join in the fun...

  • A New Blogger in Town - Kim Lapacek

    July 08, 2015

    Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to introduce myself, Kim Lapacek, as the new official blogger for the fabulous Mill House Quilts. I'm really excited to be joining the Mill House Quilts team!  Mill House Quilts is my LQS (Local Quilt Shop) and it's great to have an opportunty...

  • How to be Fashionably Brilliant

    July 22, 2014

    The fashion industry is known for being copy cats. One designer has a trend and it spreads like wildfire. Think about what you’re wearing right now, what does is say about you? Does it say I’m a robot and can’t...

  • Top Three Reasons to Purchase a New Quilt

    July 01, 2014

    1.)  It’s that time of the year- if you are experiencing the chills from the weather then perhaps it’s time to buy a new quilt for the season.   2.)  Bring in some color- If your rooms...

  • 3 Best College-Bound Freshmen Gifts

    May 15, 2014

    Dorm Supplies: Dorm life requires many different supplies. From air fresheners, to closet organizers, to cleaning supplies, helping your college student out with a goody bag of these helpful items is a great, and festive, way to...

  • 3 Great Crafting Hobbies

    April 30, 2014

    Knitting: Knitting is a great hobby that can translate into a variety of different creations. Whether you are making an afghan, scarf, sweater, or the like, once you know how to knit, you will never run out...

  • Oh So Sweet!

    October 09, 2012

    Join our newest club, Candy Club!  Hosted by Irene, this club shares 2-1/2" squares among friends to create these darling patterns from Moda's newest pre-cut creations...candy squares.    Color All Around

    October 02, 2012

    For those of you who live too far away to stop by the shop, we will bring some of the shop to you by the way of our blog. Autumn has officially arrived in Waunakee, WI.  The trees are bursting with reds, oranges, yellows and purples. And, speaking of color,...

  • Hi, Everyone!

    July 26, 2012

    I am Dianne from Mill House Quilts in Waunakee, WI.  Mill House is a very large quilt store in a renovated feed mill in downtown Waunakee.  This is my first blog and I am very excited to finally...

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  • Caring for the Quilter - SPA DAY for you and your machine, Friday, October 20. 10:30 – 11:30
  • FALL INTO COLOR - BUS HOP, Saturday, October 21, 7:45 – 5:30
  • Chip Carving Class - Carve a Quilt Pattern Project, Saturday, October 21 9:00 - 4:00
  • JUKI Open House & Free Motion Frenzy, Friday and Saturday October 27 and 28, 10:00 – 4:00
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