Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Spring is here!

We have lots to share this week so are going to jump right in and start sharing.

First is a darling pillow Debby recently finished.  Your $24.95 kit for Spring Garden Redwork includes the pattern (which contains patterns for the pillow, a wall hanging, door knob hanger and bookmarks), fabric for the stitchery, backing fabric for the pillow and 3 decorative buttons.  The pillow finishes 12" x 23".  If you'd prefer to use your own materials, the pattern is available for $10.
We are reworking samples and discovered we have two kits left for Chelsea's Garden, a beautiful quilt designed by Blackbird Designs.  The pattern is found in the book "You're Invited" by Blackbird Designs. The quilt finishes 51" x 68".

We have 1 kit for the quilt kit and book - $93.95.  We have 1 kit for the quilt top only (no book is included) - $68.95.  Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting and let us know which kit you would like.

We do not have the book available for purchase by itself.
We are taking orders for Dawn Heese's new book published by Quiltmania, Flowering Folk Art.  The book includes patterns in Dawn's typical style including quilts, table runners, cushions and other needlework of varying difficulty.  As a bonus, Dawn shares her needle turn appliqué, wool appliqué and punch needle techniques.  We expect shipment around late June and will process your order as soon as we receive our shipment.  $48.95
Summer is right around the corner so it's the perfect time to work on a fun little piece.  Your $16.95 kit for Bee Proud includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique, binding and backing fabric.  We will be happy to put together a thread kit containing Valdani perle cotton #12.  Just let us know you'd like a thread kit when you place your order. 
We have received many comments about our Show and Share section of the newsletter and have several more to share this week.

Vicki Lemme sent us a photo of her Spring has Sprung quilt.  What fun this quilt must have been to make.  Notice how she added rick rack in the border. 
We absolutely love how Bev Lough modified a kit she purchased from us.  She writes: "This is a kit I purchased from you. I needed to make it bigger to fit the window frame made for me by a friend.  I added strips to the top and bottom and then added the loops to slip over the curtain rod. I am going to make another one for the friend who made the frame.
Carol Schwartz sent us a photo of a very pretty rug she recently finished using a jelly roll she bought from us.  We love how it turned out.

One of these days we must try to make one - every time we are at a quilt show and see one in a booth we have to stop and admire it. 
Linda Leedy shared a photo of a pretty quilt she recently finished.  We are sharing what she wrote because some of you may feel the same way.  "Attached is a picture of the Christmas quilt I recently made and got back from the quilter.  The pattern is called River Log Cabin.  I made it after watching a tutorial posted by Jenny from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I am a beginner quilter and found the pattern to be easy and fun.  Please note that I cut down the size of the quilt from what was shown in the tutorial.  One of the reds I used was some fabric that I purchased from you for another project.  (I may have to get some more of that fabric since I stole it from my first project.).  I have to tell you that I have enjoyed seeing pictures of your customers' quilts and I hope to be the excellent quilter (one day) they all appear to be.  Thanks for sharing and I hope to see you in June."

Linda - we were all beginners at one time.  You are well on your way to being able to tackle anything. 
As a reminder, the shop is open Tues, Thurs and Sat 9:00-3:00.  Hope to see you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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