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Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique Spotlight

Who's who at Mended Hearts Quilting & Btq

Angela Wirth, Owner, Mended Hearts QuiltingAngela Wirth
Owner & Award Winning Long Arm  Quilter 
Mended Hearts Quilting Ellsworth IowaGrace & Camryn
Angela's Helpers

Erin Rief Mended Hearts Quilting Ellsworth Iowa            Erin
Sales Associate Janome Sewing Machine and Embroidery Expert.  OESD Certified
Denise Bachelder Mended Hearts Quilting Ellsworth Iowa        Denise
Sales Associate
Janome Sewing Machine, Garment Construction and Textile Expert.  OESD Certified

Loretta Mended Hearts Quilting Ellsworth Iowa         Loretta      Sales Associate
Traditional Quilt Making Expert
Marti  Mended Hearts Quilting Ellsworth Iowa         Marti
Machine Technician
Specializing in Janome, Elna and Eversewn Sewing Machines
Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique a quilt shop in Ellsworth, Iowa, has been chosen as one of the shops from across North America to be featured in the Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Quilt Sampler® magazine, published by Better Homes & Gardens. The issue will be available on newsstands on August 28, 2020.

Quilt Sampler, published twice a year, has been profiling North America’s top quilt shops since 1995. Competition to be included in Quilt Sampler is high—nearly 3,000 quilt shops were eligible to apply for this year’s honor. To apply, quilt shop owners submit a detailed application on their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules, and design philosophies. A panel of quilt experts, spearheaded by the American Patchwork & Quilting® staff, reviews the applications to select the featured shops.

Mended Hearts Quilting & Boutique and the other chosen shops were photographed and interviewed by a team from Quilt Sampler for a multipage profile that will appear in the magazine.  Angela Wirth, owner,  also designed and made an original quilt. Instructions for that quilt will accompany the shop profile.

The art of quilting has changed dramatically since the days of quilting bees in church basements, and quilting is experiencing a major renaissance. A Quilting Consumer Insights study completed by American Patchwork & Quilting magazine reports that the U.S. quilting market is composed of 4.2 million avid quilters. Further research shows that readers of American Patchwork & Quilting spend an average of $1,165 per year on quilting supplies and complete nearly 11 projects per year.

For additional information on Quilt Sampler, contact associate editor Doris Brunette at 515/284-3369 or
Tula Pink Trunk Show    
Red Ticket Winners
Grand Prize = 1295404
2nd Prize = 1295357
Bag 1 = 1295436
Bag 2 = 1295412
Bag 3 = 1295405
Bag 4 = 1295438
Bag 5 = 1295344
Bag 6 = 1295307
Bag 7 = 1295429

Prizes must be claimed by 4/9/21 & red ticket must be presented to pick up.

Central Iowa Quilters One-Stop Shopping Spree

Friday, April 9, 2021 10-5
Saturday, April 10, 2021 10-4

Gates Memorial Hall
825 14th st
Nevada, IA 

Join Mended Hearts Quilting and 12 other vendors on this springtime weekend. Vendors will be offering books, fabric, kits and notions for sale. 

Make it a fun-filled weekend with friends. Have a fantastic shopping day all under one roof.

Holiday Hours for 2021
Mended Hearts is closed on the following holidays: 
Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and December 23rd through January 1st.
Normal business hours resume January 3,

Sharing the Weight

Sew days for Share the Weight will depend on the Covid situation.  We will update when we have information.  If you would like to join the fun please contact Jennifer Buttolph to sign up.  515-460-2787.  Check out Mended Hearts Quilting calendar for sewing dates.  /calendar.htm 

MHQ will be hosting one volunteer sew day each month to sew weighted blankets for children and adults on the autism spectrum. Please see the website Sharing the Weight for more information on this organization. You can visit the calendar page of MHQ to see details of the next sew day.

Instructions for making weighted blankets. Please click on HOW TO MAKE A WEIGHTED BLANKET to open a page of detailed instructions. Use the following chart to plan your blankets.

3 pound blankets take 30″ X 40″ fabric with 5 columns and 7 rows.

5 pound blankets take 40″ X 50″ fabric with 7 columns and 9 rows.

7 pound blankets take 40″ X 60″ fabric with 7 columns and 11 rows.

10 pound blankets take 40″ X 72″ fabric with 8 columns and 13 rows.