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Inspirations

Located in a former general store in Hills, Iowa, Inspirations offers small-town charm and a gathering space for quilters.

Meet the Staff


Front row, from left: Nancy Lackender (owner) holding Madeline Putney, Mary MacNeil, and Jo Young; back row: Adele Monserud, Sandra Irvine, Cassie Putney, Mary Ellen Timbs, Jessica Grout, and Anna Dizack.

On Display


Antique display pieces, patterns with historical connections, and reproduction prints set the tone at Inspirations.

Meet the Staff


Front row, from left: Nancy Lackender (owner) holding Madeline Putney, Mary MacNeil, and Jo Young; back row: Adele Monserud, Sandra Irvine, Cassie Putney, Mary Ellen Timbs, Jessica Grout, and Anna Dizack.

Bundles and Bolts


A stitched sample of Simply Rectangles from the book Just Your Style (Leisure Arts; 2012) by Midwest-based designer Gudrun Erla drapes over a cart holding precut fabric bundles and bolts of fabric.

Shelves of Color


A mix of prints and color palettes makes a quilter’s visit to Inspirations a visual feast.

Bright and Bold


A flower quilt that combines rickrack, yo-yo, and button embellishments can be found in the back room of the shop, which also houses bright fabrics.

Eye-Catching Embroidery


Hand-embroidered towels rickrack, embroidery floss, and other handwork supplies fill an antique cabinet.

Checks & Balances


Shop owner Nancy Lackender designed Checks & Balances,  a quilt featuring reproduction prints, for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013.

Machine-Quilting Details


Kym Ward machine-quilted wavy lines diagonally in the Four-Patch units and curved lines following the seams of other block pieces. In the outer border, she stitched a feathered vine.

Get the Magazine!


Contact Inspirations to purchase a copy of Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2013 magazine, pick up a copy at your local quilt shop or newsstand, or get the digital issue online.

Peek inside Keepsake Cottage Fabrics, another quilt shop featured in Spring/Summer 2013.

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