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Deb Cizek
Country Sampler Quilt Shops in Omaha, NE
A mom, a wife, a daughter.... and a shop owner.
Interests: reading, quilting, sky diving, scuba, and rock climbing.
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Thank you for helping to make Christmas in August a success! It was a great weekend with delicious cookies, interesting demonstrations, and lots of friends who came to visit. We are re-cutting the kits that sold out and recovering from all the fun. Here are a few of our favorite photos from the event. Couldn't make it to Christmas in August? See something you like? Stop by the shop! Too far to come visit? Give us a call and we will take care of you. Want to see more? Check out the full Christmas in August Gallery. Start your our... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Country Sampler Quilts
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OMG, I've done it again - a major screw up! Many of you have come into the shop and received a flier for our upcoming Christmas in August. Well, the dates on some of those are wrong. Here's the RIGHT dates ... Saturday - August 12th (with demos going all day) AND Sunday - August 13th (We will be closed on Friday, August 11th, to rework the store.) Sorry for the screw up! Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Country Sampler Quilts
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Seeww ... I talked to you in a previous post about the first event of (what I now lovingly call) Country Sampler's Summer of Fun - 2017. It's time for the second update. You know when you see this guy, sumpin' great is coming ... It's time for ... drum roll please .... Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th Yes, yes, I know ... it use to be "Christmas in July", but so much of the Christmas fabric doesn't arrive until July that it wasn't giving us enough time to make quilts from all those beautiful holiday fabrics. Seeww,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at Country Sampler Quilts
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Hello Summer! The first day of summer is here and we've got a lot planned for this summer! First up is Row by Row ... This is our 3rd summer participating in THE ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE. It's so fun when quilters from all over the country stop by Country Sampler for Row by Row. Not familiar with the Row by Row Experience? Just click here . Our theme this year was, "On the Go" and here's this year's row from us ... See the fabric flowing out of the car?? Ha! Free patterns will be available in all participating... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Country Sampler Quilts
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Hello, Quilters! We're just "popping" by to remind you to come and ... Celebrate With Us!!! Saturday, March 18th, 2017 And, while you're in - make sure you register for a chance to win one of the two $50.00 Country Sampler gift certificates in be given away! Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Country Sampler Quilts
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We're gonna brave the ice today! Country Sampler will be open today (Tuesday) from 11:00 to about 4:30. (We're not vampires, we just want to be home before the sun sets and this crazy ice refreezes.). Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2017 at Country Sampler Quilts
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For your protection (and ours) Country Sampler will be closed today. I was a hard decision but better safe than sorry! Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2017 at Country Sampler Quilts
Don't forget ... Country Sampler is closed today, Monday, January 9th -- for inventory. See you on Tuesday!! Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Country Sampler Quilts
Fire up the ole mini van, grab your best quilting buddy, and head on over to Country Sampler this week end 'cause it's .... Fat Quarter Frenzy Week End!! Yup, Saturday and Sunday our class room will be full of a couple thousand fat quarters - just waiting to go home with you. 20 Fat Quarters for $25.00!! Additional ft qtrs - just $2.50. But that's not all ... we've got a couple of quilt kits on sale, plus sale books are just $5.00, and sale patterns are just $1.00!! What'da store, what'da deal! Oh, and just a reminder ...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Country Sampler Quilts
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Here's the next four blocks for the Farm Girl Vintage Gals - Round 1 - Enjoy! And don't forget … our Silent Auction has begun! For the next three weeks, we have almost 50 gently used - and really awesome models - up for sale, with opening bids starting at just $2.00 to $10.00. Come on in and get a number and make a bid (...or two ... or ten!) today. Then come in often and check your bids. You could take home a beautiful quilt for very little dinero!! Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
All the clues are out, the mystery’s been solved and your quilt’s ready to party!! Right?? Umm... almost ready?? Well, finish that baby up, Edith, ‘cause you’ve got a party to go to! Yup, it’s the BIG Mystery Quilters Party and it’s this Wednesday, October 5th, at 6:00. ... and we want to see you there with your gor-ge-ous quilt! Every year it’s soooo fun to see all those fabulous quilts - all from the same pattern, but all really different due to fabric choices and sometimes a little extra creativity from some of our quilter buddies! Remember... you only... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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I probably don't need to remind you of this but we will be closed on Monday, to celebrate Labor Day. We're just like you, we'll take any holiday from work we can get! :) I'm a little slow in getting this out to the Vintage Farm Girl - round 1 gals, but here it is … this month's lovely blocks!! I also wanted to show you one of the awesome quilts we have in the shop these days. Ann finished up this beauty and it's so amazing!! This is really a one of a kind paper pieced quilt and it's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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Attention Round Two Farm Girl Vintage BOM gals … We've had an error in the August packets. The Kitchen Window block should have received (4) 3x3 squares, but only received 2x2 squares. (The staff who cut it must have looked at the finished size, not the cutting size, on the chart!) We corrected the eight packets we still had before we found the error and we have cut the replacements for the rest. Next time you're in the shop, remember to pick up the corrected fabric. Sorry for the error! Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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Just a quick note to remind you that we'll be closed tomorrow (Friday, August 5th) to get the store ready for Christmas in July on Saturday and Sunday (August 6th and 7th). Come see us then to see all the latest and greatest for the upcoming holidays!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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I was on vacation for 10 days last week, so no blogging, no face booking - after all, it's a vacation! We had a great time - we took the whole family to our house in Florida - and it was soooo fun to have the grand babies along! Look at my sweet beach babies … But it's back to real world and I've got some goodies to update you about. First of all, the June Farm Girl Vintage kits are ready for pick up. Here's a look at this month's blocks... On the last block there on the display... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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We've got a Row by Row winner!! Yesterday, Lori Alberti brought in her wonderful (finished and bound) Row by Row quilt. For all her hard work, she received 25 fat quarters (her choice) and a $25.00 gift certificate to the Sampler. Waa Hoo!! Great job, Lori! Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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It's come to my attention that I've forgotten to post a photo for the Farm Girl Vintage gals. Sooo sorry. Here's this month's four blocks …. In addition, I want to remind you that we'll be closed on Monday for the 4th of July. Below is a picture of how we Country Sampler gals spent the holiday last year …. we're very patriotic. Oh, wait!! Why is there a nurse in the picture??! . And why are we wearing those funny hats?? … and I know we're getting older, but we look several years past our expiration date in this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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After a few weeks of construction our long arm room is finally up and running! We moved out a wall to give us a lot more space for our two Gammill long arm machines and - unlike some of my ideas - it's working out really well. We've got to get some more shelving and do a little more reorganizing, but it really feels spacious now. This is Bonnie, one of our three long armers at Country Sampler. Like a lot of people, she didn't want to pose for my photo but I told her she could just keep working... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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We've been waiting and waiting … and it's here! It's the 2016 Row by Row Experience! We've been busy these last two months getting ready for Row by Row 2016, "Home Sweet Home". Our row has been completed and kitted, and our license plate is available for purchase. The program officially begins on Tuesday, June 21. Remember that this special summer Shop Hop challenges you to visit participating quilt shops all over the country and Canada. Obtain a free pattern from each of the shops and complete a quilt using any eight rows from participating shops. Remember that the quilt... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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Just a reminder that our annual Porch Sale starts next Friday!! We're in the middle of construction, enlarging the long arm room to make way for Papillion's long arm. After we're done, we'll have two long arms going five days a week in an effort to get your quilts back to you even faster!! In the meantime, it's kind of managed chaos at the old Sampler! But back to the Porch Sale. We've got TONS of great stuff this year for you!! **Hundred of bolts of fabric - all at half price - and all really good stuff too!! **... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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Well, it's been awhile since I've posted, but now that that things have calmed down a liddle bit, I'm hoping to have more time to blog. One of things I want to bring you up-to-date on is the Riley Blake and Lori Holt Bloom Sew Along. As you probably know ('cause we've got this awesome quilt on display and because we now have 150 Farm Girl Vintage gals signed up!) - we're BIG Lori Holt fans. Here's the quilt …. We were super excited to be asked to be part of the Bloom Sew Along on the Riley Blake blog….... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
Just a reminder that this Friday is the last day of operation for the Papillion shop. Stop by and say "hi" to the gals and pick up a great deal on our remaining stock! ALL REMAINING FABRIC IS 50% OFF!! Lots of beautiful reds, browns, and creams -- it's a great time to pick out a couple of backings for upcoming projects!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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As some of you know, who have read the old Country Sampler newsletter, we've got an all new block of the month coming your way this summer! It's called Merrie Christmas and was designed by our old friend Stacy at Buttermilk Basin. The quilt features all the trimmings of the season, and measures 42" by 42". Take a look at this beauty ... And it's even tons more awesome in person! Anyway … it's a nine month program that begins June 15th. Originally, the price was $23.98 per month. But we went back and checked the numbers and the costs,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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Hey out there to all our Country Sampler Farm Girl Vintage gals!! As promised - here's a photo of the month 3 blocks …. I'm happy to say that it sounds like most everyone is keeping up with their blocks. They're addicting, aren't they?? Did you know we're starting Round Two of our Farm Girl Vintage BOM?? Yup, we've already got 20 sign ups so it's an official "go" … and we can take more if you want to come quilt with us. The next round starts in June, so sign up soon so we can start cutting your kits!!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts
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It may be April 1st, but we're not fooling! We're down to the last few weeks of business at our Papillion Country Sampler. Stop in now to receive 50% off all remaining stock! We'd love to see you before we close the doors! Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Country Sampler Quilts