Three years ago, Bob Blunk, a business man, and his wife Michelle, an interior designer & entrepreneur, bought Interiors by the Sewing Room from widow, Claretta McArtor in downtown East Moline.  They had a vision for the quality window treatments and custom interior design accents the business specialized in.

In the last three years, Interiors by the Sewing Room saw more change than it had in the past 30 years!

  • New Ownership
  • Newly Remodeled Interior
  • New Designers
  • New Seamstresses
  • Online Debut: Website, Facebook, and Houzz.
  • Up-to-Date Fabrics, Trim, & Designs.

Before the Move

For three years, the dedicated business owner split her time between Illinois and Iowa powering 2 businesses. On the Iowa side, Michelle is the founder and owner of Conceptual Designs Inc. (CDI). It is a commercial interior design and interior architecture firm since 2004 located next to the Waterfront Convention Center.

When office space adjacent to CDI opened up, Michelle jumped at the opportunity to bring both businesses under one roof.
She transitioned a 2,000 sq. ft. work room and design library into a 1,200 sq. ft. studio space.  See the before and after pictures below.

After the Move: A New Home

Through thoughtful professional design, anything is possible.
And thankfully, Interiors by the Sewing Room has a new home with its new owner.

What the move means to you:

  • Same high quality window treatments!
  • Don’t try to stop in to our old location!
  • We might be closer to you, we might be further; we still actively serve both sides of the river!
  • There’s a commercial building for sale in downtown East Moline.
  • Same user-friendly website and helpful staff.

Interiors by the Sewing Room Transitions in Photos

Before Picture: Interiors by the Sewing Room, August 2013.

After Picture: Interiors by the Sewing Room, August 2016
Shelves with fabric books, table and chairs
Three Months Later Interiors by the Sewing Room, December 2016

Current Location

Interiors by the Sewing Room
2117 State St.
STE 109
Bettendorf, IA 512722


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  1. Marna Nowack says:

    Congratulations Michele and Bob!!

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