Better Homes Quilt Sample logoYellow Creek Quilt Designs is a quilting supply and gift store in the quaint little town of Pearl City, Illinois. Formerly called Sew Many Antiques, the store is located near route 20 between Chicago and Galena, IL the store offers either a pleasant distraction from the long drive or a destination by itself.

Our new book, Kindred Spirits, is now available! Place your order in our online store now!

We will be closed at 4pm on Nov. 27 and all day from Nov. 28—29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Upcoming Quilting Classes


Here is a list of our upcoming quilting classes. We keep these classes as affordable as possible. This means that they are in demand and always are at capacity, so please sign up early as each class fills up well before the start date.

We also take requests on classes you would like to see. If there is something that you are working on that you are having trouble with we can create a class or arrange a one-on-one session with one of our excellent teachers. If there is enough questions or interest in a specific topic then we are likely to create a class for it. So please pass along your requests!

Hand Quilting

You’ve been asking for this one for a long time & we’ve found someone to teach it. You’ll bring a small project (we have the instructions for you), batting, backing, and eagerness to learn this time honored technique. Ruthalie is a seasoned quilter with over 20 years of experience. You will be thrilled with what she has to share with you.

Instructors: Ruthalie Bordner
Date: Sept 15, 2-4pm   |   Cost: $10 + supplies

Beginner Machine Quilting

In this hands-on beginner machine quilting workshop, you will learn how to prepare the layers to quilt & learn about various marking and non-marking methods. You will get plenty of practice with different types of machine quilting, including straight quilting with a walking foot & free motion quilting. Bring your favorite quilting sewing machine or book one of ours. Class size is limited to allow the best instruction; so sign up soon!

Instructor: Janet Graves   |   Date: Oct 5, 1-4pm   |   Cost: $25 + supplies

Easy, Easy Hour Glass

So many different ways, some easy, some not so much. I found a very quick & easy method. Be the first to give it a try before the pattern comes out.

Instructor: Vicki Olsen   |   Date: Oct 7, 7-8pm   |   Cost: $10 + supplies

Feathers Without Fear

If you’re ready to take your free-motion quilting to the next level, this hands-on class is for you. You will get lots of practice as we cover the basics of machine quilted feathers & how to use them in borders, sashing, within blocks & as background fill, without using any stencils or templates. You’ll be surprised at how easy feathers can be once you learn their basic structure and get some great tips!

Instructor: Janet Graves   |   Date: Nov 2, 1-4pm   |   Cost: $25 + supplies


Gift Bags

Make your own for any occasion. There are a variety of sizes to choose from. Vicki has a wealth of experience and ideas. You’ll love this class.

Instructor: Vicki Olsen   |   Date: Nov 5, 7-9pm   |   Cost: $10 + supplies

Wool Applique

Wool candle/table mats are so attractive & so much fun to do. Plenty of time to get some made for the holidays to decorate or for gift giving.

Instructor: Jill Shaulis   |   Date: Nov 12, 2-4pm or 5:30-7:30pm   |   Cost: $10 + supplies