Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Block of the month update

Do you sometimes feel as though life is moving too quickly?  It seems like we hit the "send" button on Thursday and in the blink of an eye it's time to hit "send" again.  When we were kids it seemed like forever between holidays and now the holidays roll by much too quickly.  Oh well.....I guess the moral of the story is to enjoy every day and not fret about tomorrow.

Fall decorating is right around the corner so we wanted to share a very cute piece Debby recently finished.  "When Witches Fly" is a Crabapple Hill design.  Meg finished hers with 9-patch units but we wanted a more simple finish to allow the embroidery to be the star of the show.  We used Bunny Hill Designs' "Spooky Delight" line to finish ours and think it looks great.  Your $22.95 kit includes the pattern, fabric for the top, and binding.
Debby also finished the winter angel.  She's the 4th in a series of seasonal angels.  Your $14.95 kit includes the pattern, background fabric, buttons, and all wool for the applique.  We also included the metallic thread for the halo since some of you probably don't keep metallic thread on hand.

If you missed any of the other seasonal angels (or just decided you must have them all), give us a call at 479-372-7403.  Alternatively, you can order on line by visiting our website Sew Graceful Quilting
With cooler weather on the horizon we know many of you will enjoy staying home and stitching.  A block of the month is a great way to ensure you have a monthly stitching project.....think of it as a gift you give yourself each month.

Several of our blocks of the month are almost closed so we wanted to give you a quick update in case you've been undecided about whether to join.  Please note that all our blocks of the month include fabrics and/or wool to complete the quilt top and binding.  We never require you to purchase a finishing kit.  We also never require a sign up fee to join any of our blocks of the month.

If you'd like to join any (or all) of these programs, please call Darlene at 479-372-7403.  She will need your mailing address (if you're not local) and payment information.

The Animals has only a couple of openings left.  Backgrounds are Diamond Textiles woven fabrics; applique is wool.  The pattern with full size templates is included.  Quilt finishes 48" x 53".  $19.95 per month for 12 months.
Here's a photo of a portion of the quilt hanging in our booth in Springfield after it was quilted.  I think you'll agree the quilting enhances the quilt.
Camp Runamuk has a couple of openings.  The quilt finishes 48" x 56".  Background fabrics are wovens from Diamond Textiles and Kamla.  The applique is wool.  You will receive full size templates each month.  $19.95 per month for 12 months.
The Community Sampler also has only 2 openings.  Each month you'll receive a color coded chart to make assembling your blocks easy.  The quilt finishes 84" x 84".  Cost is $19.95 per month for 12 months. 
Winter Sampler has only 4 openings left.  This quilt is primarily cotton applique with a little wool thrown in here and there.  It finishes 60" x 70".  You will receive full size templates each month.  $24.95 per month for 12 months. 
One last item before we close for the week.  A sewing case designed and stitched by Kay has turned up missing.  Next time you're in the shop we'd appreciate you keeping an eye open for it.  Sometimes people pick up a sample, get distracted while oooohing and aaaaahing, and lay the sample down in an place where it doesn't belong.

Here's a photo of "Pocketful of Posies".  We have kits available for $16.95; if you'd prefer to use your own supplies the pattern is $9.
We'll be back next week with a fun kit that will surely bring back fun memories.

Darlene and Debby

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