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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Yoko Saito books
a whirlwind of a week it's been! The winding path we mentioned last
week seems to have become a circle where we feel as though we are
chasing our tail. Because of some unexpected family commitments, we are
a day behind on processing blocks of the month. If you don't receive
your package this week, it'll arrive next week. Thanks for your
patience and understanding.
Last week we told you about Yoko Saito's
book "Past and Present". We sold the copies we had in record time.
Unfortunately, the book is no longer available; however, we contacted
Yoko and found she has a dozen copies available. You'll have to order
from Japan but wanted to pass along this information in case you just
can't live without a copy.
Since so many of you expressed interest in Yoko's book, we thought we'd
feature more of her in print books this week. All books are written in
English and are beautifully photographed.
"Houses, Houses, Houses" includes 34 projects in 113 pages. You will
learn how to design your own house block. Projects includes handbags,
pouches, carry-all, tissue case, pencil case, and more. Cost is $34.95.
"Yoko Saito's Scandinavian Quilts" contains
27 projects in 129 pages. The projects include quilts, handbags, soft
toys, kitchen items, and accessories. Cost is $34.95.
"Japanese Quilting Piece by Piece" contains
29 individual projects in 152 pages. The book contains concise
instructions with detailed diagrams. A large packet of fold out
patterns is included. $26.95
Yoko has a new embroidery book with a
mid-April release date. "138 Original Applique Designs" contains 20
projects in 232 pages. Our friend Priscilla at Stitch Publications
translates Yoko's books into English. The original version of this book
is selling on the secondary market for over $124.....but you can have a
copy containing everything that was in the original book for only
If you'd like to preorder the book, please e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (479-372-7403).
We are putting together an order for more
Yoko books. If you'd like to order any title(s) shown below, please let
us know by next Tuesday. We'll place the order then.
"Strolling along Paths of Green" - $34.95 - 33 projects in 113 pages
"Floral Bouquet Quilts" - $34.95 - 29 projects in 112 pages
"12 Original Embroidery Designs" - $42.95 - 20 projects in 120 pages
"Japanese Taupe Color Theory" - $37.95 - 37 projects in 147 pages
"Woolwork" - $32.95 - 34 projects in 96 pages
"Bags for Everyday Use" - $34.95 - 21 projects in 112 pages
"House Warming Patchwork" and "New Classic Patchwork" - both are $27.95 each.
We can't close without sharing a new project
with you. One of our friends, Shirley C, referred us to this pattern.
When we saw it we knew we just had to make it. It's a large pincushion
(7 1/2") so will surely hold all your pins. We think it would also
make a sweet accent pillow. Your $29.95 kit includes the pattern, wool,
and background cotton.
The first photo shows the kit pincushion; the second photo shows the
pattern (which you will see includes several other adorably cute
pincushions). The pattern is included in your kit.
Since this is getting rather long, we will
close. Darlene and Kay are at the Dallas quilt show. The show will be
held at the Dallas Market Hall, NW corner of I35E & Market Center
Blvd, March 11-13. Hours on the 11th and 12th are 10-5 and hours on the
13th are 12-5. For more info you can check out the guild website at http://quiltersguildofdallas.org/
Debby will have the store open regular hours -- it's a little bare with
many samples gone......but we are quite sure the quilters in Dallas will
be happy to see what we've brought. See you soon.