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Ann's By Design | A Needle Arts Store

Welcome to Ann's By Design, a needle arts store located in downtown Adrian, MI, where you'll find classes and products for quilting, knitting, crochet, wool applique, embroidery, Laurel Burch, gifts and cards. Our mission is to provide knowledgeable service in a relaxing environment that fosters fun, friendship and creativity.

If you have the chance to visit our shop - located at 118 W Maumee Street - you'll find a community of like-minded fiber artists, friendly staff, 350+ bolts of eclectic blender fabrics, 35+ types of yarn, several items currently unavailable online, and lots of steals and deals!

NEW FOR 2018 - Join Ann's Fat Quarter Club!

FQ Club Members receive a surprise bundle of six fat quarters every month, carefully selected by Ann, with no duplicates! Ready to start building your stash? Become a Club Member today! 

Classes and Events

Sock-Making 101 Class

Upcoming Classes

Beginner Series: Needle Tatting 101

Jan. 27 - MartI Schoonover will lead participants through the fundamentals of Needle Tatting during this 2-hour demonstration class.

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"Amelia's Garden" with Mary Clark

Jan. 31 - "Amelia’s Garden" provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the joy of wool appliqué  by creating a quilt reminiscent of yesteryear.

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Knitting Around the World: Incan Spice Fair Isle Hat

Feb. 4 - In this 2-part class, students will learn the Norwegian style of Fair Isle knitting, 2-color cast-on, knitting in your ends, how to read a chart, and blocking.

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Social Activities

TUESDAY OPEN SEW - We have free time in our classroom on Tuesdays from 1pm to 4pm for those looking for a place to work on their quilting and sewing projects. Participants will need to bring their own sewing machine and supplies - we provide cutting, ironing, and design facilities. No cost or registration required.

SOCIAL KNITTING - Held Fridays from 10am to 12pm, Social Knitting allows you to meet new friends while finishing up old knitting projects or starting new ones. Knitting Instructor Jan Parson will be available most Friday mornings for advice, help or just friendly conversation! No cost or registration required.

KNIT NIGHTS - Held on certain Wednesdays from 5pm to 7pm, Knit Nights are a night-time version of Social Knitting for those who can’t get away during the day. Enjoy the company of wonderful people while sharing the love of knitting. No cost or registration required. (Next Knit Night: February)

HAPPY HOOKERS - The Happy Hookers crochet club meets from 1pm to 3pm every Monday afternoon to learn, laugh and crochet with friends new and old. Everyone is welcome to attend - bring your hooks, your smile, and your projects and join the fun! No cost or registration required.

WOOLIES CLUB - Woolies meet together from 1pm to 3pm on the Third Wednesday of the month to share their love and knowledge of wool appliqué while working on projects and sharing new challenges! No club fees. Registration is optional but appreciated!

SOCK CLUB - *NEW TIME* This is a fun and informative club for knitters who enjoy creating or need help knitting socks. Meets the Second Saturday of the month from 1pm-3pm and members receive 10% off all sock yarn purchases during club meetings! No cost or registration required.