• Front entrance of Piecemakers Country Store

Glad you could stop by Piecemakers Country Store.

Established in 1978, Piecemakers has grown from a tiny quilt shop to a full-service construction company and thriving country store which offers gifts, quilts, antiques, fabrics, notions, books and patterns, as well as a cozy tearoom and classes to learn every kind of grassroots art and craft imaginable.

In addition to our location at 1720 Adams Avenue in Costa Mesa, California, we have an extensive online store which carries quilt calendars, books, patterns, fine hand sewing needles, hand crafted quilts, home decor and gift items produced by Piecemakers, plus fabrics, silk ribbon, embroidery threads, trims, hand dyed lace, notions and much more.

As our founder Marie Kolasinski always said, Piecemakers store belongs to the people who walk through our doors, and is the vineyard God has given us to tend.

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What's New On The Website & At The Store?

Annual Teachers' Open House

Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Get into the swing of spring by coming to the store to meet twenty-five talented Piecemakers’ teachers from near and far. Learn about their new classes, and see an array of stunning samples. Join us for this once-a-year special time of getting together, inspiration and sharing. Check out our Past Teachers' Open House.

A Treasure Trove of Embellishments

Looking for unique embellishments for your embroidery, crazy patch, slow-stitched clothing or countless other projects?

Come to Piecemakers for velvet, satin or sequin flowers, hand-dyed buttons, decorative threads, vintage lace and trims hand-dyed lace yardage, fancy fabrics, antique yo-yos, silk ribbon and so much more!

April thru June Class Schedule Now Online

See all the new class offerings, "meet" our four new teachers on Piecemakers News page and get up to date on upcoming events and sales at the store!

CLICK HERE to view the schedule on our website. View the whole schedule or each category separately with full color photos of the class projects. Clicking on a class title will take you directly to that class in the online store for quick and easy online registration!

GO HERE to Piecemakers online store for online registration.

New Book Available at Piecemakers

The Fastest Drummer — Clap Your Hands for Viola Smith!

Legendary jazz drummer, Viola Clara Smith, was an American drummer best known for her work in orchestras, swing bands, and popular music from the 1920s until 1975. She played five times on The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as in two films and the Broadway musical “Cabaret” with Joel Gray.

Viola is considered one of the first professional female drummers in the American popular music landscape, a true pioneer in her time. She was an advocate from the start when it came to women breaking into the music scene.

Vi spent her latter years (from age 99 to just five weeks short of 108) here with Piecemakers and became a very familiar face to all our customers! She was our founder Marie Kolasinski’s first cousin.

For sale at Piecemakers is this hot-off-the-press, beautifully illustrated children’s book from Candlewick Press/Random House — a biography of Viola’s life and career. Available in-store and ONLINE.

Highlights from Facebook and Instagram

UPCOMING CLASS:

CA034  Intro to Spinning
3 Sessions: Saturday, April 16, 23, 30
Register for class HERE.

UPCOMING CLASS:

CA031 Bobbin Lace Beginnings – Discover a New Passion
Saturday, April 13
Register for class HERE.

Examples of hand created lace by Sylvia Fellows

Piecemakers is offering classes with lace making master Sylvia Fellows! Ask about classes in tatting, bobbin lace, needle lace, Battenburg lace, Reticella and Amelia Ars lace.

Kids’ Crochet and Sewing classes are in full swing! Limited space available. Register now at:  https://store.piecemakers.com/kids-classes-c103.aspx

An Article about Piecemakers in The Epoch Times!

Message from the class schedule for July thru Sept 2023.

Message from the class schedule for April thru June '24.

Partial pattern cover for Piecemakers original quilt pattern, "A Piece-ful Winter"

Piecemakers Original Patterns
Order yours now!

Portion of 2001 calendar quilt in Piecemakers quilt gallery

See quilts in our Calendar Quilt Gallery with the quilters' stories.

Two rows of Piecemakers Fine Hand Sewing Needles

Order Piecemakers Fine Hand Sewing Needles HERE!