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This is going to be another exciting year for the shop as we find ourselves steeped in our Classic American Traditions, but  we remain committed to the Primitive and

Vintage style we do best.

You’ll find we can be a littl

This year is no exception I will continue to emphasize  the 18th century style we love.  You will see  how we merge our reproduction fabrics and furnishings into the decor to create a new style that is easy and comfortable to live with.  It is a cleaner and more organized look I think you will find appealing.e contemporary sometimes as a New Year, New  Style emerges where old and new find a very timeless, satisfying and comforting home @133 Jefferson Street.

In the Schoolroom you will find us offering many new and traditional classes.  We have some of the best teachers available on staff.   Quilting, finishing, home decorating such as duvet covers, counted cross- stitch on linen, punch needle, and wool appliqué classes are all possibilities.


Our Open Sew is like having monthly therapy but we only charge you $10.00 to come in on the  3rd Monday of the month at 10 in the  morning and you can stay as late as 4 in the afternoon.  Our staff is available to assist you with any problems and you will find you will be inspired by everyone that attends.

***Please remember to call us and let us know if you will be joining us so we can plan accordingly.

JUNE  16th – 21st 2014

What A Grand Olde Event this will be:

Our Design Team for 2014





Again this year our event is all about the Civil War Era and that’s because our designers love it as much as we do.   Paula designs fabrics from the 1800s for Marcus Brothers and patterns under the name of Red Crinoline, she has also been featured in the magazine Quilt Mania.   Paula plans on doing a quilt with her New Companions fabric and The R&B Tavern Colletion and she will also be doing a special Pinkeep.  We have had requests for this so we are accomodating your wishes.

Carol designs Civil War Legacies patterns  that are from the 1800s period and Linda is one of those designers that can take a period of time and nail the perfect design. It will be a history lesson of sorts so be ready to journey back in time.   Linda has two projects planned and I know Carol and I have talked and she will also have two projects.  You will be kept very busy but it will be great fun

We have openings as of 4-16-14.


We even have a great Antique Tag Sale lined up for you.

My friend Ruth is an antique dealer and has a great eye for finding antique treasures.   Lucky Us!  As of 4-16-14 we have one room available with 2 beds in the 2nd Story.  Please call if you are interested.

If  you wonder where you can stay, here are some suggestions:

The Stepping Stone Bed & Breakfast, Round Barn Lodge which has been remodeled 608-588-2568, Spring Green Motel 608-588-2141, House on the Rock Resort 608-588-7000,and the Hill Street Bed and Breakfast 608-588-7751.



Primitives “Stitch Camp”@ 133 Jefferson

July 10th – 12th

Cost $250.00

We are thrilled to welcome guest designer “Stacy Nash”!

Stacy continues to have one of our most successful Girl Clubs and some of the greatest cross stitch designs.  This is a chance for you to learn Stacy’s finishing and antiquing techniques and just enjoy a one on one experience with this leading primitive cross stitch designer.  We have only seven openings as of 4-16-14.

Places you can stay:  Spring Green Motel  608-588-2141,  Hill Street B&B 608-588-7751, House on the Rock Resort  608-588-7000, and the Round Barn Lodge 608-588-2568

2014 Wisconsin Statewide Shop Hop

June 6th – 28th

FYI:  Julie Hendrickson and I are quite excited to announce we were chosen to be the designers for the fabric line for our 2014 Wisconsin Statewide Hop.

We really have had a great time putting this together and we will definitely work together again in the future.

16th Annual Quilters Road Trip

July 18th – 27th 2014

13 participating shops

This is our sweet 16th year so we all decided to create projects for you that has something to do with sixteen.  Our project will be a quilt using my Jefferson County  charm squares.

Great giveaways will be awarded and a commemorative booklet featuring all the patterns from the shops can be purchased.    Bus service is offered as in the past it is a win, win event for sure.


You will see how creative all our local shops can be.

Quilt Expo September 4-6

Alliant  Energy Center Madison, WI

This is where we introduce you to our new Season @133 Jefferson Quilt Collections.  The photo on the right is from last year.


Boxwood & Berries 2014

Annual Gathering

Our dates are….October 14th – 18th

Welcome back Maggie Bonanomi

Maggie continues to be one of our Favorite designers, she has a girl club of faithful groupies that enjoy her recognizable style.  We will be doing several projects to be announced and there will also be a guest designer coming in that will remain a mystery at this time I will tell you she is a stitcher.

It is time to switch things up.  We can not ever become too comfortable with the past so get ready for an amazing experience as we take you back to Simpler Thyme’s and begin the holiday preparation we all anticipate and love.

Where can we stay?  Here are some suggestions.:

*Round Barn, 608-588-2568, Spring Valley Inn 608-588-7828, House on the Rock Resort 608-588-7000, The Spring Green Motel 608-588-2141


American Country Christmas

Annual Open House

November 7-9 2014

This is the “Event” our customers wait for and we plan for all year.

FYI :  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT:  The shop will close for its transformation  this year on SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2 - THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2014.

We love to create a magical holiday atmosphere where we bring our primitive style and tradition together.  We have bought extraordinary holiday needfuls for you and your holiday decor.

Our SchoolRoom will be decked  out for you as well.  We will be serving you some wonderful sweet treats, you can sit a bit and catch your breath, dream of all the wonderful things we have to offer in the shop while enjoying soothing holiday music and good conversation with friends.

Oh, I so love Christmas!

Save the Date!



We will be Closed:

Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014