If you love the primitive look, this is the place for you. We also are longarm quilters and would love to quilt your creation.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Fall quilt market is over
a week Darlene and Kay experienced in Houston! They didn't let the
wind, rain, and construction at the convention center dampen their
spirits. Despite the fact the modern look is strong, they were able to
find fabrics and patterns to appeal to us lovers of all things
Last week we shared fabrics from Jeanne Horton -- this week we'd like to
share fabrics we loved from Moda's Betsy Chutchian. Her upcoming line,
Lizzie's Legacy, had some great prints. We ordered precuts for a
project that's in the works.
We picked up the 2016 Quiltmania agenda at
market. We realize many (probably most) people use their electronic
gadgets to keep track of plans but we love the old fashioned method.
The agenda is small enough to fit inside a stitching bag or purse.
Every day of the year has its own space so it's a great way to not only
keep track of appointments but also a way to note daily
happenings.....when Little Jimmy says something so unexpected you can't
help but chuckle or when you put the last stitch in a project that
stretched over several years or when Aunt Myrtle decided to dye her hair
herself.....you get the idea.
If you'd like to reserve an agenda, let us know. You can also order on line by going to our website http://www.sewgracefulquilting.com. At only $10 it would make a great Secret Pal gift.
While we were at Quiltmania, we picked up
the last 10 copies of Di Ford's book, Primarily Quilts. It is now out
of print. If you haven't got your copy, you won't want to wait since
it's doubtful a second printing will happen. http://www.sewgracefulquilting.com
The book is beautifully photographed, 239 pages. $54.95
One of our favorite primitive designers is
Robin of Briar Roots Primitives. We ordered several new patterns from
her, including an adorable stump doll pattern (what a name!). We'll let
you know when we have patterns and kits available.
While we're waiting for the fabric to arrive
so we can make her, we will share our version of Merry Christmas Wool
Wall Quilt. It finishes 25" x 25". Your $38.95 kit includes the
pattern with full size templates, background fabrics, borders, binding,
wool, buttons, and roving for Santa's beard. http://www.sewgracefulquilting.com
It's a quick project and can easily be finished in time for the holidays.
Speaking of holidays......they're just
around the corner. We decided to change things up a bit this year and
rather than have an after market party, we've decided to throw a Holiday
Open House to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and 2016. Mark your
calendar for Saturday, Nov 14 (wouldn't marking the calendar be easy
with a Quiltmania Agenda?!). We'll have refreshments and lots of new
projects to share.
If you haven't seen the winning quilts from
Quilt Festival, it's worth your time to check them out. We're betting
you can guess which was our favorite.......it's applique (of course)
with lots of tone on tone homespun fabrics (of course). http://www.quilts.org/winners.html