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:

  • 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 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

April Quilt Club Meeting: Appraisals!

Quilt appraisers Valerie Bonk and Charlene Richtsmeier will be here Thursday April 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will speak to club at morning and afternoon meetings. There will be appointments all day if you wish to have a quilt appraised. Your quilts can be antique or new. If you have any quilts you would like them to look at before you decide to do an appraisal just stop in! We enjoy seeing all your quilts!!

An Opportunity to Give Back

I will open the classroom up anytime 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 days for weighted blankets will be March 13th, April 10th, May 8th and June 12th from 10 am to 6 pm each day. 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.

Retreats:                $50

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 on Friday; breakfast and lunch on Saturday.  Irons, ironing stations, cutting station, extension cords, trash bags, tables and chairs.

There are no overnight accommodations at the quilt shop.  We do, however, have a Bed and Breakfast right next door.  Please call the shop more information.  You may also stay at the Comfort Inn in Story City located 10 miles south on Interstate 35.  Little Wall Lake in Jewell has a campground with cabins only 5 miles west.

2018 Retreat Dates:

March 23 & 24                     July 27 & 28              October 19 & 20


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:

Beginning Quilt Class                                                               $60.00

March 3 and March 17 2018   9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

 Please call to sign up for this class. Maximum of 8 students accepted for this class.

Beginner Broidery Perse Applique Design Class                 $30.00

 Saturday  April 21st   10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Baker’s Dozen” Rose Bouquet project makes a lovely 21″ x 21″ block that will help you explore the fascinating techniques used in Broidery Perse.  You can check out more of her work at this Pinterest link

February, March and April 2018

Certified Quiltworx instructor, May Black, 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.

One Block Wonder Class                                     $60.00

April 14 and April 28      10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will not be any sewing during class – only as homework – so no need to haul your sewing machine to class! The first class will start with choosing suitable fabric designs and patterns. You’ll get full instructions for homework and what to bring to the second class at the end of the first class. (The OBW technique uses only straight seams, so don’t stress about the “homework”.)  There will be a list of supplies you can pick up when you sign up for the class. Please stop in and pay by check or cash. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the shop any time 515 836 4280  Class size is limited.

Color Your Embroidery                                         $25.00

Release your inner artist! Learn to color on fabric to make accents on machine or hand embroidered projects. Create realistic scenes, or simply add a touch of color.

Saturday July 14 from 10 a.m. to noon

Prismatic Star Class  – weekend retreat                           $110.00

Work on a beautiful Quiltworx paper piecing pattern with Certified Instructor May Black. Saturday there will be instruction from May  9 a.m. until 4 p.m. followed by free sewing time until 9 p.m. On Sunday there will be instruction from May  9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There are hotels in Story City and a Bed & Breakfast nearby. Please call for details 515-836-4280

October 6 & 7   2018

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.