Sue Schaeffer

Sue Schaeffer has such a cute name for her quilting business that it caught my attention and I was excited to chat with her.  After having many different jobs and getting so much experience she now feels fortunate to be able to do what she loves. What an encouragement to hear her say, “We do better as we know better.”

This is the Lincoln quilt

Some more samples of Sue’s quilts

Big Stitch Quilting front and back

Star Quilts

Cabin Flurries and Blue & White

A close up of an Elephant Quilt and the Bow Tie was pieced by a helper, but quilted by Sue

Here’s the Four Square Quilt

If you’re in Illinois near Havana, you can find Sue’s shop, Ma’s Got’ a Notion at 305 W. Main, Havana, IL  62644.

You can also check out her website: Ma’s Got’ a Notion

And follow her on Facebook: Ma’s Got’ a Notion

Also, Instagram: masgotanotion


  1. Cheri Salz on 06/27/2022 at 7:02 AM

    I love her shop and miss going to it as we moved to FL.

  2. Sue Combs on 06/27/2022 at 7:23 AM

    Sue is one awesome lady. I so love coming into her shoppe. She has everything you need. Her quilts are gorgeous. Thank you Sue for being you.

  3. Jackie Young. on 06/27/2022 at 7:40 AM

    Great interview. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Would love to visit her shop someday.

  4. A country quilter on 06/27/2022 at 8:19 AM

    Ma’s has the largest selection of wide backs anywhere, even more than some online stores. The wide backs take up about half of her large store. It’s worth the trip to Havana, Illinois!

  5. Cheryl Kestner on 06/27/2022 at 8:52 AM

    Really enjoyed Sue’s interview. She is an interesting person who has had many experiences in her life that makes her the woman she is today. I love her shop – it is packed with so many lines of fabric as well as the huge selection of backings, wools, books, kits, rulers and notions, on and on!
    The ladies there (I believe?) are all quilters so they answer all of the questions I have which I really appreciate. Just a great shop experience! (I wish I could get over there more often!)
    Thank you for sharing Sue with us!

  6. Barb Chumley on 06/27/2022 at 3:19 PM

    Love this interview. Ma’s Got’ a Notion quilt shop is one of the best shops to go to. Sue is the best-shop owner, quilter, and fri3nd!

  7. Melody Gammans on 06/27/2022 at 9:13 PM

    Sue is awesome. She makes you feel like family.

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