Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Exciting news about Jo Morton and Kim Diehl

We had a great time visiting with everyone during the craft fair at the John Q Hammons center last week.  Lots of you sought us out and we appreciate your kindness as there were lots of enticing booths there.

A group of ladies came into the booth oooohing and aaaahing.  One commented "Oh that's so cute!".  Her two friends looked at each other, smiled and said you owe us a Coke.  They'd made a pact that they weren't allowed to use the word "cute" during their craft fair shopping excursion.  OK.......just how can you shop at Sew Graceful and not use the word "cute"?!  I'm afraid we would just have to buy a case of Coke because there's no way we could not use the word.

Very exciting news.  Jo Morton and Kim Diehl have teamed up to write a book entitled "Simple Friendships".  It won't be available until mid-Feb but looks like it'll be worth waiting for.  According to the Martingale website the book is "Ideal for quilters who love scrappy patchwork style and classic applique."  That sounds just like us. 128 pages, $28.99

If you'd like to reserve a copy, email us at and we'll get your name on the list.

We've been promising you a project that's sure to make you smile and finally have it ready.  Many of you will smile as you read the sentiment stitched on this fun piece -- "Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat."  Jo Ann Mulally designed this fun piece; she's retired now but we were able to get a few patterns.  Once these kits are gone, they're gone for good.

Your $19.95 kit includes the pattern, sandcastle fabric for the stitching background (it's a wonderful toasty color), borders, binding, and flannel for the backing.  You may notice Kay hand quilted her quilt.  It's very easy to do the same with yours using Valdani perle cotton 12......not everything has to be machine quilted.
If you're looking for a quilt that looks difficult but is simple to construct, our Dresden Trail is for you.  The quilt finishes 53" x 66" so is the perfect size for snuggling under during the cool evenings.  Your $76.95 kit includes the pattern, fabric for the top, and binding.  The dresden tool is required and we will include it free of charge. 
If you've been wanting to try some hand dyed velvet, we have bundles available.  Each bundle contains 9 - 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" of the most yummy hand dyed velvet.  Each bundle is $40.50.  If a small bundle won't satisfy your love for all things velvet, we have fat quarter bundles of the same 9 luscious velvets for $162.  Let us know if we can reserve a bundle of yumminess for you.

Since the velvet has been hand dyed, there may be variations in the color but each piece is beautiful.
Kay will be at the Country Fare Quilter's Guild show in Claremore OK Fri (Oct 21 - 9-5) and Saturday (Oct 22 - 9-4).  The show will be held at the Claremore Community Center, 2301 N Sioux Ave.  She will have several new projects to share.  For more info, visit

Hope to see you at the show or in the shop this weekend.

Darlene and Debby

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