Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New Mary Koval inspiration book

As we sit at the computer and write this the temperature is a chilly 58 degrees; the skies are cloudy - perfect weather for stitching or snuggling up with a good book.  Of course, our wacky weather will quickly change this weekend with projected temps in the mid-80s; however, we've noticed the warm periods are becoming shorter as we transition into fall.

If you enjoy looking at antique quilts as much as us, we know you'll enjoy Joe & Mary Koval's soon to be released book "Piece by Piece, Our Life with Quilts".  The book is published by Quiltmania so we know it'll be outstanding quality and content.  It's a coffee table book so we suspect will be oversize which may mean additional postage for those who need it mailed.  The book should be out within the next couple of weeks.  We are taking pre-orders now.  $56.95

Please note.....we haven't seen the book yet but indications are it is not a pattern book but a book of inspiration and stories.   It contains 100 photos.
We're very excited Quiltmania decided to reprint Yoko Saito's Mystery Quilt project.  It's a pattern we've studied many times and one which always causes us to smile.  We are putting together an order so let us know if we can reserve a copy for you.  The quilt finishes 56 1/2" x 57".  $29.95
We found a few more patterns so have made more kits for "Boo to You".  Easy piecing and wool applique almost guarantee you'll have this complete in time for fall decorating.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, background cottons, wool for applique and binding. Finishes 14" x 16"
Several people have contacted us about whether we will be at the JQ Hammons Embassy Suites fall craft show next week (Oct 20 & 21).  Unfortunately, we will not have a booth at the show.  We can't be two places at once and chose to vend at the Hill 'n Hollows Quilters guild show in Mountain Home AR.

If you're planning to be in NW Arkansas for the craft shows, please plan to visit the shop Thurs (Oct 19) or Sat (Oct 21) from 9:00-3:00. 
The Hill 'N Hollows Quilters show is Oct 19, 20 (9:00-5:00) and 21 (9:00-4:00) at the Baxter County Fairgrounds (Education Building), 1507 Fairgrounds Drive, Mountain Home AR.  Admission is $5 with children 12 and under admitted free.  For more info visit

If you would like Kay to bring a specific item for you, please e-mail ( by Oct 15.  She will be packing on the 16th and will be sure to include your special requests.  She will have several new projects to share including the newest metal tray mat and an adorable snowman project Debby created.

Below is the guild opportunity quilt.
We'll be back next week with more to inspire you.  See you soon.

Debby & Tami (and Darlene who is traveling and can't wait to cuddle her new granddaughter)

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