Ladies of Liberty Mercantile Fabric & Notions Fan Box

Thursday, November 8, 2012

New sewing room!

We are expanding! We have a new sewing room ready to open up on December 1st. Here are some photos of the work.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Masked Ball

October 27, 2012

Ladies of Liberty Mercantile


‘A Masked Ball’

This will be time to show all the quilts you have made during the year
(clubs, block-of-the-month, etc.)
Our masked ball will include good food, great Civil War music, show and tell of quilts, door prizes, and a great time with wonderful friends.
Prizes for the best mask! (Think Victoria not scary!!)
Tickets are on sale now! $25.00 per person.


Ladies of the Civil War Blockof the Month

We have started out new Block-of-the-month club at Ladies of Liberty.

Our first Ladies of the Civil War block-of- the-month we learned about Clara Barton. If you missed this one, it is still available.
Our second  is ready for pick up now. This month we are learning about Dr. Mary Walker, the only women awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor for her Civil War service.
It is not too late to join the fun! It is only $2.00 per month!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Second 'Civil War Ladies' question today! Are you ready?

Who was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War?

If you know the answer, email it to me at: and if you have the correct answer your name will go into a drawing for a fat quarter bundle on Friday.
Don't forget we start our $2.00 block of the month in August with our 'Civil War Ladies' theme. Sign up now!
The answer to our first 'Ladies of the Civil War' trivia question was Clara Barton!
Clara quickly realized the need to get supplies to wounded soldiers on the battlefield and established a system of helping to meet this need. She quickly became one of the highly-regarded nurses of the Civil War and was appropriately named “The Angel of the Battlefield” for helping thousands of wounded men over the course of the war.
Congratulations to the winner of this question, Deb R., thanks for entering our contest! We have a nice Civil War fabric fat quarter bundle for you.

Monday, July 16, 2012

First Ladies of the Civil War trivia question

Today starts our Ladies of the Civil War trivia game! If you know the answer to our question - email Diane at with the answer. All correct answers will go into a drawing on Friday for a Fat Quarter bundle of Civil War fabrics!

Who was known during the Civil War as the "Angel of the Battlefield”?

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ladies of the Civil War Block of the Month

Our new block of the month "Ladies of the Civil War' will start in August! This is our $2.00 block, you get a pattern, 9" X 11" piece of fabric and a history of a Civil War lady. You add your own fabric to make the block.
We will kick this off with a trivia contest on Facebook. I will post a question about a Civil War... lady each week (on Monday) and if you know the answer - email me with that answer. All correct answers will go in a drawing and at the end of each week I'll pick a winner from them. Winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of Civil War Fabrics!
We will start this game on Monday (tomorrow) and run it through Monday, August 6th.
The first 'Ladies of the Civil War' blocks will be ready for pick up on Saturday, August 11th. Come join the fun!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Windham Sampler Block of the Month Club

Some of the quilts done in our Windham Sampler Block of the Month Club.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Quilts and Big Guns!

Wow, time has sure flown! Can't believe how long ago I wrote on the blog!!

The shop is keeping me busy as well as family life. My father-in-law passed away last month and we had a new grandson - the circle of life just keeps going on.

Now it is reenacting time again! I took the picture above at our first event. I couldn't help draping a great Soldier's Quilt (one I made for my husband) over one of the cannons on the battlefield! Thanks to Pelham's/McGegor's Battery for letting us use their cannons and to Katie & Kelly for making it happen! This is a great pattern we carry in the shop (Darcy's Ribbons by Reproductions Quilts). This would be a great quilt to make as a commemorative quilt for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Stop by and I'll help you pick out fabric to make your very own soldier's quilt.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Prairie Women Club

Prairie Women Club

Saturday, February 11 - 1 pm (this class is full)
Monday February 20 - 10:30 am
Saturday February 25 - 10:30 am

You are invited to join a unique monthly club that will take you on a journey back in time. Gather together as the "Prairie Women" did, and hear anecdotal stories about their quilt making, and what daily life was like for those who traveled by wagon train on the Oregon Trail, to the lives of quilter's during the Civil War, and the years of women's suffrage for equal rights. Not only will you learn how our quilting ancestors created quilts by "Making-Do" with what they had, you will be invited to do so yourself!!!

We have held our first two journeys and what fun we have had! This a great time to sew and visit with others who love history and quilting! Want to join us? We still have room in our Monday and last Saturday of month classes! Pre-sign up is required - $40.00 for 6 months. Call (503-837-0676) or email ( the shop and sign up today!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Birthday club quilts

Here is Carol's birthday quilt made from the blocks all the ladies made for her. It is beautiful!

Friday, January 13, 2012

We are celebrating our third year tomorrow!

Wow! Has it really been three years?
Yes it has!
We are celebrating at the shop tomorrow with give-a-ways every hour! Stop in and sign up to win (don't have to be present to win).
Have a slice of cake and a cup of tea with us while you are there also.
Here is many more years at LOL!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Friends ~ Quilts ~ Reminiscences

When I first came to Independence three years ago to open Ladies of Liberty Mercantile I met a wonderful lady named Joan Wynn! She was so happy that a fabric/quilt shop was going to open in her home town. She made me feel so welcome.
She joined one of my first clubs. She made one of the ladies on the shop quilt for me. She encouraged me to teach a class at the guilds quilt college. She alway made me smile.
 She lost her battle with cancer on Christmas Day. 
Joan - you will be missed. 
Ann and Joan at Little Women's Club

Monday, January 2, 2012

Meet Mattie Dry Goods

Ladies of Liberty Mercantile has a winning name for our shop rat! Congratulations to Donna Hefty - winner of a fat quarter bundle!

Here is the winning name: Mattie Dry-Goods.

Donna also included a story about Mattie with her entry!


I recently came to live at the shop. Let me introduce myself.

I am Mattie Dry-Goods. Mattie is short for Material.

My maiden name is Dry.

My married name is Goods.

I have lived in Oregon my entire life, I like rain showers.

I collect thread pieces I find on the floor and enjoy looking through quilting books and magazines.

I am more active at night and can be found looking at fat quarters, some times they come undone!

I look forward to meeting my customers and welcoming all whom come into my store.