barnsmall.jpg (16952 bytes) Basketcases Unlimited
Preserving and nurturing the spirit of American craftwork with classes in pioneer traditions since 1995.

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Click Here to Tour our Shop! We are closed on Sunday.

General Information:
Basketcases Unlimited is a small retail quilt shop located in a barn in rural DeKalb County. Basketcases began in 1995 and is DeKalb County’s oldest and only quilt shop. We offer fabric, patterns, books, notion, tatting supplies, basket supplies and some specialty gift items. We also have classes in sewing, quilting, hand embroidery, tatting, wool appliqué, hand appliqué, and baskets. We also have 2 Gammill Longarm quilting machines and offer machine quilting services to finish your quilt tops. We are located one mile north of Route 64 on Malta Road 10 miles west of Sycamore,Illinois. The email address is, mailing address is 26271 Malta Road, Clare, IL, 60111-9123 and the telephone number is 815.393.3414.

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Northern Illinois Quilt Shop Hop 2014 begins JUNE 1!
There are 37 shops this year in 3 Regions. Fabulous prizes and discounts for shopping. The passports are here for you to print.
You can visit for more information. And of course you can stop in the shop and get passports already printed!

You have all summer to join in the fun. The Hop ends August 31 at the end of business. Good Luck.
Region 1 Passport Information
Region 2 Passport Information
Region 3 Passport Information

There is still room for more people to do the MYSTERY QUILT.

Our “Barn Quilts” are up and lovely. Stop in and check them out.

Nantucket Basket Class - 12th Annual Nantucket Basket Making Retreat 2015: Dates to be determined.
Click Here for Nantucket 2013 Information.

We are hoping to get a group of guys interested in beginning Nantucket. Tell your favorite woodworker about our 3 day event held each spring. Beth Hester from GH Productions will teach the Nantucket class. Call the shop for more information.

Are you planning a visit? Here are some local dining suggestions:
Crumpet's Tea Room - Genoa
Nat's On Maple - Sycamore
Taxco Restaurant - Sycamore

Quilts of Valor
Read about this special project for our troops in the War on Terror.
A Special Thanks to our Quilts of Valor participants.
Click here to visit to get a free downloadable pattern.

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Basketcases Unlimited
26271 Malta Road * Clare, Illinois 60111-9123 * 815.393.3414
Shop Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Closed Sundays
*Poker players can stay until 8:30 pm with advance notice.