Events & Activities


Mended Hearts  Calendar

Mended Hearts Quilt Club meets the first Thursday of the calendar month at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. You may choose which time you attend for any meeting.

Membership dues are $25.00 per year, renew in September, prorated if you join mid-year.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Advanced sign up for events and classes.
  • Use of the Mended Hearts Library
  • First look at new products
  • Opportunity to participate in the Club’s Fall Challenge
  • Participate in monthly show and tell
  • Boost your creative inspiration with monthly social interaction with other quilters in all levels of experience.
  • Guest Speakers
  • Laugh, Laugh, Laugh as we always have a great time!


Mended Hearts Featherweight Club

The Featherweight Club will start in September 2017 and will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Meetings are set to start at 10 a.m. Club members will receive a pattern and one or more focus fabrics each month so they can participate in a sew-along. Meetings will include videos, chat and sharing about all things Featherweight as you spend the day sewing. Membership is $25 per year. If you would like more information please call Lori Isvik. 515-835-1371. If you would like to sign up call Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique 515-836-4280 or email

An Opportunity to Give Back

Every Tuesday I open the classroom up for anyone to come and sew quilts for University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Des Moines Mercy PICU.  We need people to cut fabric, sew tops together and machine sew on bindings.  You may also drop off any finished quilts and we will distribute them.  Sizes can range from newborn to twin size for boys and girls.   Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Call the shop with any questions you may have:  (515) 836-4280.

We are a drop point for Ryan’s Case for Smiles pillowcases.  You may drop off any number of pillowcases.  The pillowcases are distributed to Iowa hospitals.

Share the Weight 2018

The next sew day for weighted blankets will be Monday, January 29th from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. This will be a come-and-go sew day, but reservations are required. 18 spaces are available. Please call Jennifer Buttolph 515-460-2787 to sign up.


We have three retreats per year, March, July and October.  The times are:  Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.

  • YOU BRING:  Sewing machine, supplies, your favorite drink (please no cups without lids) and snacks if you wish.  Work on your own projects while enjoying the company of other quilters
  • WE PROVIDE:  Meals: Lunch and supper, Friday and Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday.  Irons, ironing stations, cutting station, extension cords, trash bags, tables and chairs.

No overnight accommodations.  If you are traveling Story City has a very nice Comfort Inn only 8 miles South on Interstate 35.  Little Wall Lake in Jewell has a campground with cabins only 5 miles west.

2017 Retreat Dates:

October 20 & 21


 The Great Fall Escape Bus Tour

Saturday & Sunday   Sept. 30-Oct. 1  2017

Join us on an adventure in Iowa and Minnesota to visit seven unique quilt shops while enjoying a beautiful fall view. Bring a friend and sign up today!  $159 .00 per person – meals, hotel and transportation included! $75 deposit required to hold your seat.

Shops you will visit:

Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique     Ellsworth, IA;

Piece Works Quilt Shop      Winterset, IA;

Cut Up & Quilt!     Council Bluffs, IA;

Heart  Hand Dry Goods Company     Sioux City, IA ;

Old Alley Quilt Shop     Sherburn, MN;

Sewing Seeds Quilt Company     New Ulm, MN;

Calico Hutch Quilt Shop     Hayward, MN.

Lucky 7     I-35 & I-80   Poker Run

While you are participating in the Poker Run,  you can go to the Facebook page and post pictures and comments. We are looking forward to seeing photos of all the fun people have collecting their best poker hand!

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2018 Classes:

Are you interested in making a One Block Wonder quilt?  We will be forming a class for this technique soon, please call the shop if you’d like to be on the list.

Long Arm Machine Quilting Class 2018               $50.00

Is your long arm machine your friend or your enemy? In this class you will learn many of the techniques, tips, tricks and skills that will improve your relationship with your long arm machine. Space is limited.

Next class Saturday, January 27th 9am to 1pm

Beginning Quilt Class                                         $60.00

Learn all the skills you’ll need to make virtually any quilt out there! You will receive instruction in choosing fabric and thread, preparing and cutting your fabric, assembly skills and finishing techniques. Students will complete a three-block table runner with a border using a pattern written especially for this class.

This class will be held two Saturdays, August 26th and Saturday, September 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please call to sign up for this class.

February, March and April 2018

Certified Quiltworx instructor, May Gunter, will be teaching a 3 part paper piecing class called Fire Island Hosta (regular or queen) on Saturday February 17, Saturday March 10 and Saturday April 7th If you are a fan of Judy Niemeyer and Quiltworx patterns this class is a must! or maybe you have struggled with paper piecing in the past –  this is a great opportunity to learn all the tips and techniques from an expert! The class will fill up fast so call Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique at 515-836-4280 to sign up! Any questions please call or stop by the shop.

Annual Shop Hops:

All Iowa Shop Hop,

Row By Row Experience,

Lucky 7  I-34 & I-80 Poker Run in August

Heart of Iowa Shop Hop always in November.  Call the shop for details.