Quilt'n Etc is located a block from the Great Mississippi River. Keokuk was settled in 1820. It is located at the southern-most point of Iowa - like a peninsula between two rivers: the Des Moines River and the Mississippi River. Riverboats dotted the riverfront, going either north or west on the rivers. In the early days the city had 20 families, but soon grew to be the location for Iowa's Union Regiment to group before leaving for the Civil War. During the Civil War, wounded soldiers were brought to Keokuk to be treated in the many hospitals that were established. Sadly, many didn't make it home and are buried in the National Cemetery here. Keokuk is also rich in history. In 1913 the largest lock & dam & hydroelectric plant was built, the largest engineering feat of the time. It is still an integral part of our town and still operates. During the flood of 1993, although the nearby bridges were closed, transportation was provided via the Lock & Dam Trolley for residents needing to travel from the Hamilton/Warsaw/Carthage areas to Keokuk to work, & vice versa. The city of Nauvoo, Illinois is a short drive north. Much of the original city has become a Living History of early Nauvoo and is not to be missed when you are in the area.
Quilt'n Etc is located at the River City Mall, at the corner of 2nd Street (the Keokuk/Hamilton bridge) and 4th Street. The best way to find the store is to look for the Dollar General sign on the building. Quilt'n Etc. is right under the overhang by the entrance to Dollar General (Look for the quilts hanging in the windows.)
Join us for the All Iowa Shop Hop (6/1-6/30) and the Row by Row Shop Hop (6/21 - 9/6).
Hope to see you soon!
Jackie Rector, Owner