Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Our 2020 vending schedule

If you stop by the shop and notice us with our nose to the grindstone it's probably because we are gearing up for an exciting vending/teaching season.  We'd like to share our schedule with you so you can watch for us this year.

Dallas TX Quilt Show - March 13-15
Russellville AR - March 18-19 - Trunk Show & Invisible Machine Applique Workshop
Tulsa OK Quilt Show - May 29-30
Wichita KS Quilt Show - Jun 25-27
Clinton OK - July 27-28 - Trunk Show & Invisible Machine Applique Workshop
Quilt Congress Bella Vista AR - Sep 11-12
Woolkeepers Hook In Danville IN - Sep 11-12
Saline County Quilters' Guild Benton AR Quilt Show - Sep 25-26
Fort Smith AR Quilt Show - Oct 9-10
Last week we received several e-mails inquiring about the cute tea towel that was shown in one of the shop photos.  Since there was such interest in it, we thought we'd feature it this week.  Your $24.95 "Bee Humble" kit includes the Simply Vintage magazine #27, tea towel and wool.  The magazine contains the pattern for the tea towel as well as over 14 more patterns.  The hangar is available separately for $3.95.
Debby recently finished a cute wall hanging that is perfect for year round decorating.  It features the preprinted background by Bonnie Sullivan.  Your $29.95 Be Bowl Fillers kit includes the pattern with our changes, the preprinted background, wool for applique, borders and binding.

The first photo shows the pattern cover; the second photo shows our changes; the third photo shows the hanger we used for hanging ours.  Our quilt finishes approximately 20" x 20".  The Bird on a Branch Hanger is available for $18.

If you'd prefer to use your own supplies, the pattern with the preprinted fabric is available for $18.
We have finalized plans for our first monthly workshop.  The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 from 9:30-12:30 at Sew Graceful.  Cost is $10 teaching fee plus $25 kit fee.  Kim created the sample and will be teaching how to make this darling runner.   It features wool applique on Diamond Textile fabrics.  She will also bring samples of other projects using the same technique.  Once you make one, you won't want to stop!

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to sign up (or let us know when you stop by the shop). 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring the last "Farmyard Friends" kit by Lynette Anderson.  Pattern for both pincushions and materials to make both pincushions (embroidery background, stitchery stabilizer, border, backing, wooden button and the button needed for the back of the pincushion). You will need to supply your own pincushion filling and threads.

$19.95 - please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve your kit.
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

C'mon spring!

It's hard to believe tomorrow is Valentine's Day.  It seems like we turned the calendar to 2020 just a couple of weeks ago.  We aren't trying to hurry spring but couldn't help ourselves......the entry to the shop is now decorated with lots of cheery projects.  We hope you enjoy the photos.  If you spot something you'd like more information about, please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com or call 479-372-7403.
Debby has done a beautiful job creating "My Little Home".  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, binding and backing fabric.  If you look closely you'll see she even hand quilted hers.  This is a great project for the days when you just want to stay inside and listen to a book or catch up on your favorite movies.

If you'd like us to include a ball of the thread Debby used for the embroidery, let us know when you place your order.  https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/
As we were organizing our button drawer recently, we discovered some super cute dog button packages.  We apparently bought them thinking we were going to do a project......but we can't remember what that project was......so we are offering them to you.

Each package contains 9 pieces.  The dog buttons do have a shank but the shank can be removed with wire snips or nail clippers (in case you want to glue the button to your project).

Dog Days buttons packs - $2.25 each
Last week we shared plans for our new monthly workshops.  We are so excited to show you the first project.  Kim created the sample and will be teaching how to make this darling runner.   It features wool applique on Diamond Textile fabrics.  She will also bring samples of other projects using the same technique.

The workshop is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 from 9:30 - 12:30.  We are working out pricing details and will let you know that info next week. Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to sign up (or let us know when you stop by the shop). 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring the last kit of one of our favorite projects by one of our favorite designers, Norma Whaley.  The "Autumn Time" kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the pillow top, wool for applique and backing fabric.  The fabrics and wool we chose vary from those Norma chose but the pillow retains the primitive feel.

Finishes 12" x 22".  $36.95 - please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve your kit.
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The final table runner

As we are writing this we under under a winter storm watch and notice that many of our friends north and west of us are receiving lots of ice and snow.  Weather like this is a good reason to have several projects on hand just in case the roads get bad.

The first project we want to share is the last in Debby's series of seasonal table runners.  "Winter Bird" finishes 10 1/2" x 23" and is roughly the same size as the other three runners in the series.  Your $17.95 kit includes the pattern, fabric for the top, wool for applique and binding.

We have included the previous table runners below.  For less than $80 you can have an easy and attractive way to decorate a space in your home.

Spring's Promise $17.95
Shooting Star $17.95
Be Thankful $17.95
We are taking pre-orders for Kim Diehl's new book "Simple Patchwork".  The book contains 16 projects ranging in size from bed quilts to mini quilts.  It is packed with dozen's of Kim's tips for success.  We expect the book to arrive early March and will ship it (or put in your folder if you're local) as soon as we receive it.  112 pages $27.99
We are super excited to be finalizing plans for monthly workshops.  Kim, Sharon and Kay are planning to offer a monthly workshop featuring something new and exciting every month.  Be sure to watch future newsletters as we share more information. 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring Mrs Hen's Needlecase Kit by Lynette Anderson. Your $37.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the sewing case and scissors case, wool for applique, and Busy Bee buttons.  Wool may vary slightly from the photo.
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Feb tea towel

Our birthday celebration continues through Saturday, Feb 1.  We've sure enjoyed celebrating with everyone and especially like having a bit more space on our shelves for new fabric arriving soon.

Debby's tea towel for February is ready to ship (or hold if you're local).  "Hugs and Kisses" seems especially appropriate for February.  Your $11.95 kit includes the pattern and tea towel.  If you'd like a thread kit, please let us know when you place your order. 
If you are on social media you've probably read about the beautiful exhibit of blue quilts featured in Houston last fall.  Lisa of Primitive Gatherings' recently released a line featuring stunning creams and blue tones.    Unfortunately, we hesitated a bit in ordering and were sad to learn most of the fabric is sold out with no plans to reprint.  We did manage to get two bundles of fat 1/8s of Indigo Gatherings (that's a piece of fabric 9" by approximately 20").  $72 per bundle

Please e-mail (info@sewgracefulquilting.com) to place your order.  First come, first served. 
We often feel bad for those of you who don't live locally and can't just run over to visit us.....so we are offering some of our birthday specials to you via our newsletter.  We are down to 1 of most of these items so we ask that you order via e-mail (info@sewgracefulquilting.com).

Quiltmania magazines and Missouri Star magazines - $1.00 each -- this is a great way to expand your guild library. 
Books by Renee Nanneman, Buggy Barn and Whimsicals - 25% off.  Some of these books have a little shelf wear but the contents are not affected. 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring the Rabbit and Hen quilt, one of our favorite spring quilts.  If you enjoy wool applique and embroidery, this is the quilt for you.  Your $38.95 kit includes the pattern, background cottons, wool for applique, borders and binding.  Finishes 21 1/2" x 27 1/2".

If you would like a thread kit, please let us know.   We'll be happy to put one together for you. 
As a reminder, our birthday specials are good through Feb 1.  See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine arrived

It seems like winter has finally settled in our area for a few weeks.  It's really hard to believe we are approaching the last week of January.  Our birthday party starts Saturday, Jan 25.  We hope to see you one during our week long celebration (Jan 25, 28, 30, Feb 1).

Our first kit this week has a sentiment we often think about as we begin a new year.  Your $29.95 "Out of Scraps" kit includes the wording preprinted on Sandcastle fabric, fabrics for the borders, binding, needle and perle cotton floss.  It finishes 16 1/2" x 16 1/2".

The fabrics in your kit may vary slightly from those pictured but will have the same primitive feel.
The new issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine arrived.  It contains 14 projects including a pattern for a hooked rug and lots of applique patterns.  $9.99

Unfortunately Kay does not have a project in this issue but she should be back in the summer issue with a quick and easy wall hanging. 
The response to our version of Jan Patek's Sleigh Bells quilt has been overwhelming.  We have two openings left in the block of the month.  We will likely make a second cutting since the block of the month program sold so quickly; however, fabrics in the second cutting will not be exact matches.  If you've been on the fence about joining, it's probably about time to jump off the fence and join us.

Specifics about the program can be read on https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/index.html
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a kit that has been very popular.  We have one kit of Churning Fourteen left.  The kit contains the pattern, fabrics for the quilt top and binding.  The quilt finishes 54" x 68".  $74.95.

We also have a few patterns left.  $12 each
Hope we see you at our birthday party.

Darlene and Debby