The Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock 61


 

The Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock

This is the clock that started it all!

Made in Germany its the real thing! And it’s animated: The quilt shop cuckoo clockcuckoo’s call triggers the quilter to cut and the kitty to jump with joy! It’s the perfect quilt for quilters!

Crafted to resemble quaint buildings, the cuckoo clocks Jodie Davis collected over the years made her long for one designed after one of her favorite places: a quilt shop. Her dream became a reality when she contacted the Schneider Cuckoo Clock Company of Schonach Germany. She pitched her crazy idea and they said go!

 

 

the cuckoo clock designer

Like every cuckoo clock, on the hour and half hour the cuckoo emerges to proclaim the time. But on this clock the cuckoo precipitates a chain of actions. The quilter’s arm moves to rotary cut the fabric painted on the table, the kitty jumps up and down on a stack of fabric bolts and a chimney sweep pops out of the chimney.

 

 

 

the cuckoo clock designer

 

 

Thread Spool PendulumThe clock’s pendulum is, naturally, a spool of thread.

Jodie designed the quilts by the door of the clock using Electric Quilt 5. She scanned and emailed catalog images of a rotary cutter and fabric bolts to help the sculptors in Germany carve the props.

Hand made in the heart of the Black Forest, this limited edition quilt shop cuckoo clock is created by skilled craftspeople, with some of the stages of manufacture taking place in their homes as has been the tradition for over a hundred of years.

 

 

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Details About Jodie’s Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock

        • Authentic Black Forest Cuckoo Clock made by the oldest manufacturer in Germany
        • Hand carved quilter, kitty, fabric bolts and thread spool pendulum.
        • Animation: On the hour  and half hour the cuckoo pops out of his door and sings, the quilter rotary cuts fabric, the kitty jumps up and down on the fabric bolts, and the chimney sweep peeks up from inside the chimney.
        • Lever silences the cuckoo
        • Instructions for setting up and caring for the clock are included
        • Two year warranty
        • The pendulum is a hand painted spool of thread
        •  Made by a 150 year-old company in the Black Forest
        •  Measures 10″ W x 12″ T x 6.5″ D minus pendulum and weights
        •  Brass 1-day movement – Wind once a day *See 8-Day Option
        •  Pine cone cast weights
        • Made by hand in a small factory in Germany, the clocks are the real thing!
        • $395 plus shipping ($16 Priority Mail within the Continental U.S. For other locations email  Cuckoo@TheCuckooClockDesigner.com for a shipping quote.)

8 Day Quilt Shop Cuckoo Cloc

Options:

1-Day versus 8-Day

The Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock is now available with 8- as well as 1- day movements! 

With a 1-day movement, the clock will run for a day on one winding.

An 8-day movement will run for a week on one winding.

The 8-day clock has a different movement than the 1-day and larger, heavier weights. The cost is an additional $150. You can choose either option below. I try to keep several 8-days in stock at all times. If I don’t have one the lead time is 4 weeks so check with me via email at  Cuckoo@TheCuckooClockDesigner.com if you need the clock immediately.

Brown or Salt & Pepper Hair

Brown Hair Rounded

 

You can now order the Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock as-is, with blonde hair, or brown hair…

 

 

Salt and Pepper Hair Rounded

 

 

… or with salt & pepper hair. You’ll be offered those options on the order page.

 

 

Doggie

Doggie Rounded

Please don’t tell Comet that it took me so long, but after a number of requests I had Lance carve a dog for the clock. (Any likeness to Comet is purely coincidental.) You can now order the clock with either a kitty or a dog.

No Harley, no Delight, a horse won’t fit there. Just wait, you’ll get your own clock!

 

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61 thoughts on “The Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock

  • Roseanne Westenzweig

    My husband fell in love with Quilting as much as I did. So we opened our Longarm Quilting Business together 6 years ago and called it Sweethearts Quilting so that it included the two of us in the name. In August was our 40 th Wedding Anniversary and we had a very big trip planned to my Mother’s home town in Italy. Due to a tragedy in my daughter’s life, she and her 3 boys had to move in with us and the trip had to be canceled. When I saw your Quilting Cuckoo clock, it was a perfect gift for my husband instead. So I ordered one and if not for the little problem with the moving parts he would have had it then. I am still hoping it will get here for his birthday on November 12 or maybe even Christmas.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Roseanne,
      Oh how wonderful about the business — and the name!
      I’m tickled that you found a consolation prize for your husband. Doesn’t quite stand up to a trip to Italy, but your daughter needed you and that’s what matters. She is lucky to have parents like you.
      Not by the 12th, but could be by Thanksgiving. If they ship them this week.
      I am so truly sorry for this!
      Jodie

  • Lisa Maniatakos

    My cuckoo clock arrived today while I was at work and I couldn’t wait until I got home to open the box! It is absolutely beautiful…
    We hung it in my sewing room immediately
    And it will be treasured for years to come!!!

  • Sharon

    Hello to you. I love this clock and putting it on my “wish list”!! I know it will not be here by Christmas, but that is ok.
    I am wondering a couple of things-
    What is the clocks weight?
    Is the clock made of wood? It is had to tell from this site. I tried to read everything, but could not find information on this.
    Thank You, sharon

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Sharon,

      Yes, as are all authentic German cuckoo clocks, this one is made of wood.

      The entire box, ready for shipping, weighs about 6 1/2 pounds. My guess for just the clock is 5 1/2 pounds, including the weights. I don’t know what your concern is about the weight, but it hangs on a single screw.

      The clocks have arrived in Charleston as of Thursday so I may get them this week, which could mean one could get to you before Christmas after all. I won’t know until I receive the call telling me the truck is being dispatched to me.

      Thank you fro your interest in the clock!

      Jodie

  • Stacia Paxton

    Jodi I met and visited with you at the Wisc. Quilt show in Madison many years ago. You were in the public TV booth as I recall and had one of your clocks and we’re waiting for the first shipment I believe I was your first sale (not sure of that ????). At any rate I have loved and enjoyed my clock all these years. I just saw it advertised on Keepsake Quilting, which is what sparked my mind to send you this message. Love one of your many quilting fans!
    Stacia Paxton

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Oh Stacia, I do remember you!
      What’s amazing is that several people have bugged me over the years to bring more in. When I needed to reinvent what I do for a living two years ago I breathed a little life into the cuckoo clock business and it looks as though it’s going to keep us in horse shoes and hay and kitty crunchies and tennis balls (Golden Retriever) after all. I am so thankful to you for being the first person who determined that I wasn’t the only crazy one for finding a quilt shop cuckoo clock a really neat idea. You just never know the impact you have on a person. We at the farm send huge hugs.
      Love,
      Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Debbie,

      Just got a batch in right after Christmas, so yes, I’ve got clocks!

      I can have the cuckoo doc put an 8-day movement into one for you. I’m going up to his shop this week anyway so I can take one to him for him to change out. I know he’s swamped right not so it’ll be at least a month I’m guessing to get it done. But he’s done one for another customer that I’ll be picking up so he’s worked it out. It’s $150 I believe.

      Shipping to CA is no problem, I charge a flat $14.

      I’ll copy this to a regular email to be sure you get it.

      Thanks for your interest!

      Jodie

  • Kathy Thomas

    Hello Jodie,
    I’m the one you spoke with you about my clock being changed to an eight day movement, at Eleanor Burns, in Paducah, Kentucky. When I got home, I found the name of the man who does the movement change. What I need to know is, who do I send the money to and how much do I need to send?

    I’m looking forward to seeing your up and coming works of art 😉
    It was a pleasure meeting you.
    Thank you,
    Kathy

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Kathy I know we already communicated, but for any others, the best cuckoo doc in the country is Keith Seabolt, The Clock Shop, in Cleveland, Georgia. He’ll switch your movement and wights to an 8-day for about $150. Contact him directly to make it happen. It takes him while as he hangs each clocks and lets it run for a few weeks to make sure it’s perfect.
      Frankly, when he switched one from 1- to 8-day for me the first time I thought the hefty weights might overpower the clock, but I love the look!

      ~Jodie

  • Jeanne Fredrick

    Good morning. Saw your quilt shop cuckoo clock in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. Am considering ordering one. Would also like to know if you would have winding keys for another clock I have that measures 4″ h x 3″ w x 1 1/2 d. It is a Hummel and I have had it for 26 years. The key has been lost
    And I’d like to find a replacement. Thank you, and do have a nice day. Jeanne

  • Judy Robeck

    Hi Jodi,
    I just ordered the 8 day movement clock. I hope you will be receiving them along with the day movement clocks. I love quilting and so this will be nice in my sewing room. I can’t wait to get it. How long do you think it will take to get it?

    Judy

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Judy,

      Yes, I received your order last night. Thank you!
      A batch is in the works. I expect them in a little over a month. When I’m ready to ship it I’ll send you an email. Don’t want it to arrive if you’re no home to catch it!

      Best wishes,
      Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Ellen,

      Yes, actually I do. A few people have asked about a dog, and painting the hair of the quilter is easy enough. I found out from my cuckoo guy that I should eb able to swap the cat for a dog. So I’m seeing what the carvers in Germany have as far as dogs go. Shall I out you on the dog list?

      Thanks for asking,

      Jodie

  • Chris Burns

    Hi, saw the quilt cuckoo and would love to have one. I noticed a post about changing hair color and cat to dog. What would be the cost to do this? Thank you an how long would it take to get one with changes and an 8 day clock?
    Thank you so much! I love cuckoos and don’t have one so this would be perfect for me as I love quilting.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Chris,

      I’m going to find out what dog is available and if it will work with the animation that’s there for the cat. If I can swap it out myself and paint the hair, there’d be no extra cost to you. Don’t now how fast I could get one yet as it all depends upon how long it will take to get a dog. But I’ll find out!

      Thanks for your interest,

      Jodie

  • Julia Dagenhart

    Absolutely awesome design and clock, exceeded my expectations. Definitely recommend Cuckoo Clock Designer to everyone. Prompt and friendly service also.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Thank YOU Julia for being such a great customer. I’m sooo happy that you’re pleased with the clock. I like to think that what I do is spread smiles. I hope your clock brings you many years of them!

      ~Jodie

  • Alexis V.

    Hello, I ordered the 8 day movement clock last night and I am SO excited! Any idea when it will ship out? Also, I noticed in the comments here that some people have requested for the cat to be swapped out with a dog and for the quilter to have darker hair. If it’s possible to make those changes I would really love to do so if it’s not too late. I would love a brunette quilter with an off white or cream colored dog (I have a yellow labrador).

    Please let me know and also thank you in advance for making such a beautiful and unique product. I am so delighted!!!!

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Alexis,

      Did you see my comment/reply from last night? It’s below.

      There is a possibility for a dog. I have asked the factory what they have available. I’m sure there’s only one color choice as-is, but they are wood so can be painted.

      Hi Alexis,

      Oh what fun! When I imported the first batch of the Quilt Shop Clocks,I thought I might be the only nut crazy enough to want one. Turns out we’re not alone. It thrills me when people get excited about it!
      I’m hoping it will only be four weeks, but it may be six. Since I just started offering them I had no way to gauge interest. Turns out I undetestimated how many people would want the 8 day. My cuckoo guy is working on it. He changes out the movement and then hangs and runs the clocks to make sure everything is right. So it takes him some time.
      I’ll keep you informed via email.
      Thanks so much for your enthusiasm!

      ~Jodie

      • Alexis V.

        For some reason I did not see the response last night but I did see this! Thank you so much for getting back to me! No rush! It really sounds like you all make a serious effort to make sure the product is done right the first time and I VERY MUCH appreciate and respect that. We have 2 toddlers and we run 2 businesses so for me the 8 day option is SO worth it. I barely remember to brush my hair every day let alone wind a clock, but I can’t wait to see my kids faces light up when they see and hear the clock. I grew up with a cuckoo clock that my Dad brought home from a business trip to Germany and not hearing it chime out every hour when I moved out wasn’t the same.

        Let me know about the dog. If for some reason a cat is the only option I still want the clock of course!! Can’t wait!!!

        • JOdieRD Post author

          I’ll let you know as soon as I get word back from Germany. I’m finding that cuckoo clocks mean a lot to people. Memories of childhood cuckooing in grandma’s house. Coming from the quilt world I thought that wouldn’t be as much the case as it is for quilts. But it is!

          Jodie

  • Julia Dagenhart

    I had my Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock within a week of ordering it. It is absolutely beautiful and exceeded my expectations.
    I recommend this clock or any of the Cuckoo Clock Designer’s Schneider Cuckoo Clocks to anyone that likes Cuckoo Clocks and wants prompt courteous service.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Close! I have asked the folks at Schneider what my options are as far as what they already have available. If I need to I may be able to have the family who carves the birds for the new Backyard Birds Cuckoo Clock make then. But we’ll be what Schneider comes up with. That will be easiest.
      Thanks for asking!
      ~Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Karen,

      Turns out Schneider doesn’t have a dog that’s the right scale. So I’m working on sourcing one here. The question then is, what should it look like so it’s generic or as generic as it can be? I expect there will be those who want a Lab and those who want a Pug and, and , and…

      We’ll see….

      Jodie

  • Collette Gage

    Can you still get these? Do you have any 8 days? These are so nice. I am a quitter, knitter, textile person and love cuckoo clocks. I have one that I got direct from Germany when family member was in service there but needs work and no one here works on cuckoo clock so I would like one of these.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Collette,

      Yes, I have a new batch of them. At this time they come in as 1-days and I have the top Schneider cuckoo guy here in the US turn them into 8-days. Right now there’s a shortage of 8-day movements so I’m guessing the delay is about 8 weeks. As people order them I keep a waiting list as people order them. Having piked up 7 from Keith today that list has shrunk to two.
      I strongly recommend Keith Seabolt at the Clock Shop in Cleveland Georgia for clock repair. He isn’t swift; he takes the time to get them right.
      Thanks for the kind words about the clock!
      ~Jodie

  • Elizabeth H.

    Hello, Jody ~

    I was so very happy to come across your website for the Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock as I have long regretted not ordering one (1-day movement) when i first came across it long ago. (NOTE: I actually exchanged e-mails with your husband.) But now, I am glad that I did not order it as I am even more interested in the 8-day movement Quilt Shop Cuckoo Clock. Prior to placing the order, however, I would like to know if the 8-day movement can be installed at the time that the clock is constructed by the folks at the Schneider Cuckoo Clock Company in Schonach, Germany. So, if you would kindly let me know that would be wonderful!

    With very best regards,
    Elizabeth H.

  • Elizabeth H.

    Dear Jodie,

    Please accept my very sincere apology for misspelling your name. It truly was a typo as I have followed your work for years and do know the proper spelling.

    Many thanks,
    Elizabeth H.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Thankfully Susanne Jones also saw the clock years ago when I first imported them and kept bugging me to bring more in. So when QNNtv.com sold and things changed there and I had to find a way to support myself I launched a Kickstarter for the clocks to see if there was in fact a demand. Sure enough there was and is, and I have four more designs coming out this year. (If the factory and suppliers can keep up with me.)

      Do know — and for anyone else finding this — that the one-day can be turned into an 8-day. A few months ago people started asking me if I offered an 8-day. I had no idea what the demand would be and it would take a long time to get them from the factory. I happened to mention it to the top Schneider doc in the country, Keith Seabolt of the Clock Shop in Cleveland Georgia. He checked out the clock and told me he could switch out the 1-day movement for an 8-day and switch to heavier weights for $150. So we decided to go that route and see if people ordered them. Well, they are! In fact way more than anticipated. Right now there is a wait of up to 8 weeks.

      Once I get a feel for demand I will order them from the factory, but my last shipment for this year will be on its way next week, so factory 8-days won;t happen until next year. Frankly, an 8-day from Keith is no different than one from Schonach. He uses the same Regula movement they do.. And you still have a two-year warranty. I see no advantage in a factory vs. a Keith 8-day.

      Thanks so much for your inquiry and for being a longtime fan of the clocks. It’s been nearly 10 years and mine still makes me smile.

      Best wishes,

      Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hello Elizabeth,

      I absolutely hate it when I get a name wrong. It seems a simple courtesy to pay attention to such things. But I do it once in awhile. So I completely understand. And it’s not a problem at all.

      Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Jessica,

      Yes! We can either do wholesale or I can drop ship them so you don’t have to carry inventory. I have an affiliate program so you can send customers from your newsletter or site to mine and if they buy a clock you get a nice deposit in your PayPal account. Give me a holler if you wish to discuss it 678-570-7232. I’m thrilled to have a way to support quilt shops!

      Thanks for asking!

      Jodie

  • Sue McConnell

    I am wondering several things about the clock before I purchase one. I have an unusual set of circumstances as I live in 2 locations intermittently. Am I able to reset this clock manually to restart whenever I’m back in my house? I have never had a cuckoo clock and am not familiar with how it works. Thanks in advance for your attention to my question. Can’t wait to hear!

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Sue,

      Yes, you can simply stop the pendulum when you leave. When you get back turn the minute hand clockwise until it gets to the right time, give the pendulum a little nudge, and you’re all set!

      Here’s a video on my site I made to show how to set up the clock. In it I show how to set the time. Yes, on my endless to-do list is to make a video just about setting the time 😉
      https://www.thecuckooclockdesigner.com/setting-up-your-cuckoo-clock/

      ~Jodie

      • Sue McConnell

        Thanks for the quick answer! Second question. .could I get a small red bird in place of cat? My grandmother who taught me to quilt and I watched birds from her kitchen window for hours after she could not quilt anymore. It would be a lovely reminder of her if possible. Also can I get on a waiting list now. Would I pau in advance or at time to ship? Thanks once more!

  • Sue McConnell

    Thanks for your quick reply! Next question ..is there a possibility of a small red bird in place of dog or cat? Like you I realize my horse won’t fit! It would remind me of my grandmother who taught me to quilt as we often spent hours bird watching from her kitchen when she was no longer able to quilt. Also what ate the lead times on these clocks now. Thank you again.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Sue,

      I’d love to grant your wish of a red bird — what a wonderful tribute to your grandmother! But I’d have to have it carved just for you. It opens up a Pandora’s box of special orders which would take up a significant amount of time not to mention organization. I almost didn’t offer the dog because I knew people would then ask for specific breeds.

      BUT that doesn’t mean you can’t have Lance Long carve a bird for you directly. He does special orders, and knows what you’ll need for the clock since he has been carving the dogs. To put it on, I drill the skinniest of holes, but you can press it onto the wire if you hold the wire with needle nose pliers. Here’s a link to his business on Etsy. Click on “Contact.” he’s been fabulous to work with and oh my, his carvings!

      Yes, if you wish to get a clock, I suggest you go ahead and order it. I have set aside most of the order that’s coming in for the catalog that carries them as they are doing a big promotion for them as soon as they get here. So I could easily be out again soon after they come in.

      Thanks for your interest!

      ~Jodie

      • Sue McConnell

        I completely understand the complexities of making the change and will most likely go with the dog. I appreciate your consideration and talking time to respond. I may see if someone can paint one on somewhere. I’ll never forget her contribution but it will remind my grandkids of the history to see it on there. And really isn’t that the power if a quilt? Passing on family traditions and reminding us of those who taught us our story. Thanks again!

        • JOdieRD Post author

          Oh yes, quilts are made of the threads of our stories!
          I bet you could find a little red bird and add it to the clock. Doll house miniatures? And don’t forget that Lance can carve you one to the exact size you want. Maybe it could perch on the table?

  • Helen

    Hi Jodie
    I am travelling from Australia to Germany in a few months time and would love to pick up a quilters cuckoo clock to hang in my quilt studio. Is it possible to have one shipped to my hotel in Germany?

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Helen,

      As of this second none of my clocks are for sale anywhere but the US and Canada. But during my trip to Germany this winter we arranged for them to be distributed outside of the U.S. through Anton Schneider, as they do their clocks. My clocks will be an insert in the next catalog. This means that shops will start carrying them.

      For you though… I do know that House of 1,000 Clocks in Triberg is going to sell the Backyard Birds Clock. Perhaps we can interest them in carrying the Quilt Shop knowing they would have a sale!

      Also, The Clock Shop in your neck of the woods, Montville, QLD may carry them. I met the owner while in Germany. He didn’t say he was going to order that particular clock, but who knows!

      This sure proves there is a demand outside of the US. Thank you!

      Jodie

  • Siddhi

    Hi there. I brought the cuckoo clock recently.
    I mistakenly hung the clock 1.5 m above while it suggests the height to be 2m. Nails are already fixed on the wall. The chain is overlapping down. Can I cut the chain? Will it affect the working of the clock?

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Siddhi,

      The benefit of it being lower is that it’s at eye level so you can see it better. The downside is that the weights won’t be able to run their full course so the clock will require winding more often.

      If this is a 1-day clock that could mean three times a day. For an 8-day it could mean every two days.

      Yes, you can cut the chain, just be sure to put the ends back on so the chain doesn’t go up into the clock.

      Thanks for asking!

      ~Jodie

  • Bryan Muzylowsky

    I was wondering if you ship to Canada because I really love your cuckoo clocks and I may end up buying one at some point this year. I will pay the shipping. But just want to know if you ship to Canada.

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Bryan,

      I sure have a do ship to our neighbors in Canada. I charge only what shipping costs me. I ship UPS but if USPS is cheaper I go that route.

      Thanks for the kind words. My goal is for the clocks to spread a lot of smiles!

      ~Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi David,

      I cans end you as postcard, but I don’t have a catalog as to date I only have three designs. Although that is changing rapidly. Would you like me to send the postcard or shall I simply add you to my newsletter list so you’ll be apprised of new clocks as they come out?

      THANK YOU for our enthusiasm!

      ~Jodie

    • JOdieRD Post author

      Hi Elsie,

      You have hit on exactly something I need to figure out.

      My clocks are often given as gifts, so I know gift givers are looking for them. What I’m thinking is having a way for someone like you to supply the potential gift givers email address (and of course I ONLY use it for this reason) and I send that person an “A little birdie told me Elsie might like this gift” email.

      How about I work on creating the email and you can be the first test?

      ~Jodie