Wednesday, April 20, 2016

If you love animals, you'll love our newest sample

Last week we shared some blocks of the month which were close to being closed.  Several of you were disappointed to miss out on Lynette Anderson's "Anderson Farm" (probably after you saw that adorable pig driving the tractor).  We contacted Lynette and learned she has a few openings through her shop.  Keep in mind the pricing on her website is the Australian dollar which equates to approximately 73 cents US currency.  If you'd like more info you can visit her website at

Our newest block of the month, The Animals, was designed by Satomi Funamoto.  We played around with different options and decided to offer this as a 12 month program.  During the first 11 months, you'll receive one block (one month you'll get two blocks).  The 12th month you'll get borders and binding.  The pattern is included in the program cost.  Unfortunately, the pattern is out of print so the only way you can get it is by signing up for the block of the month.

Background fabrics are all from Diamond Textiles and applique is wool.  The quilt finishes 48" x 53" .  Monthly cost is $19.95 for 12 months. 
We received our shipment of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine.  It's hard to believe this is their 5th year anniversary issue.  We can remember when we were one of only a handful of stores stocking the magazine.  We look forward to another 5 years with Gretchen, Jeni and Judy.  If you'd like to reserve a copy, please e-mail ( or call 479-372-7403 and we'll hold a copy for you.  $9.99
We also received our second shipment of Yoko Saito's book, 138 Original Applique Designs.  We have to admit the cover of the book is pretty boring......c' umbrella for the cover when there's so many other darling motifs inside?!
The book is divided into 6 sections:  Animals in the Zoo, Designs for Children, My Favorite Things, Botanical Motifs, The Alphabet, and Borders/Repeatable Patterns.  We chose just a few of the 138motifs to share with you......aren't these much more appealing than an umbrella?!

If you'd like to reserve a copy of the book, please let us know.  232 pages, $42.95
Since the theme this week seems to be animals, we'd like to share a sweet little piece Debby made.  "Little Bird" finishes 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" and is the perfect size to fit on a Ackfeld stand; however, we chose to hang ours on an Ackfeld hangar.  This would make a sweet gift for Mom on her special day -- it's a quick stitch and very easy finish so you'll have time to complete it before Mother's Day, May 8.  Kit includes the pattern, background fabric, and printed ribbon for $9.95.
Before we close we'd like to remind you about the Eureka! Quilters show May 6 & 7 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs.  Admission is $5 and the show is open 9:00-4:00 both days.  For more info you can find the guild on Facebook (eurekaquiltersguild) or e-mail or

The 7th annual Airing of the Quilts will also be held May 6 & 7 (9:00-5:00) at Bell Park, 1050 Bell Park Road in Greenwood AR.  Admission is $5.  For more info, call 479-806-1081 or check out Facebook (greenwoodquilts).

Since Sew Graceful is kind of in the middle between Greenwood and Eureka Springs we suggest a stop here on Saturday as you're traveling from one fun show to the next one.
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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