Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Whimsical cat wall hanging

By the time most of you read this newsletter, Darlene and Kay will be on their way to spring quilt market in Kansas City.  While markets have changed over the years and many of our favorite designers no longer have a booth at market, it's still fun to find new designers.  They will keep Facebook and Instagram updated so be sure to check the Sew Graceful account periodically.  Kay will also keep her Instagram account updated - kayharmon01 (that's zero one).

We have another whimsical kit to share this week.  Your "Cats Have" kit includes the pattern, background fabric, cotton for applique, borders, binding, backing fabric and 3 mini buttons for the tips of the crown.  The kit is only $19.95.  You may order via our website or by e-mail  You're welcome to call to place your order but keep in mind the show floor is quite noisy so it may be a day or so before Darlene is able to listen to your message. 
The current issue of Quiltmania magazine (#131) arrived.  It contains 7 patterns including the 3rd installment of Jen Kingwell's mystery quilt.  It also includes photos from shows in Houston and Tokyo and an article about Tone Finnanger, the designer behind the brand Tilda.  If you're on auto ship, Debby has processed your order.  If you're not and would like to be, please e-mail and we'll get you set up.  $13.99
Tracy Souza's new book "Stitched so Sweet" contains easy to stitch seasonal patterns in embroidery, applique and patchwork.  Any of the embroidery patterns could easily be converted to wool applique.  They also could be enlarged and appliqued using cottons to make adorable lap throws.  64 pages $20.99
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring two great stitching reference guides.  A to Z of Embroidery Stitches 2 contains over 145 embroidery stitches,  $19.95
A to Z of Crewel Embroidery is another great stitching reference guide.  It is helpful whether you're just starting out in the world of needlework or whether you're a seasoned stitcher.  $19.95
We will be back next Thursday with more to inspire you.  See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

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