Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Our first hooking class was wonderful

Our first class we referred to as "an out of town teacher, we have to arrange lodging, and gosh we are nervous we'll meet our expenses" went very well.  Don't all these rugs looks beautiful with the addition of the braided edge?  We expect we will see many more rugs finished with this technique.
We'd like to share a couple of quick and easy projects by Bits & Pieces by Joan.  When we visit quilt market we always make a stop by Joan's booth and always leave her booth several dollars poorer but many patterns richer.

Although this piece is called "Spring Angel" we think it could be displayed throughout the year.  Our piece is framed but the piece could easily be finished as a small wall hanging.  It finishes 5" x 12" and your $14.95 kit includes the pattern, background cotton, and wool for applique.  We'll be happy to put together a Valdani thread kit for the project if you'd like.

On a side note -- isn't that egg tree just the cutest thing?!  Another great find at one of the many local thrift's not for sale. 
"Wildflowers" is another Bits by Joan design.  Wouldn't it be a sweet companion to the spring angel?  It also can be framed or finished as a wall hanging.  Your $14.95 kit includes the pattern, background fabric (we used a really neat Diamond Textile woven), wool for applique, and buttons (buttons may vary). 
We recently learned Yoko Saito's book "Past and Present" is out of print.  It is a hard backed book filled with breath taking designs published by Quiltmania.  We have only a handful of books and once they're gone, they're gone.  Cost is $56.95.  Since we have so few copies, we aren't going to put the book on the web so we don't oversell.  If you want a copy, please e-mail ( or call (479-372-7403) quickly.  Limit one per customer.
We'll be back next Thursday with more new projects to inspire you.  Until then we hope you have a great week.

Darlene and Debby

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