Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Yoko Saito books

As we are writing this Wednesday afternoon it is very windy, cloudy and the temperature is cool enough we are wearing a jacket.  What wild weather!

We want to start off this week's newsletter with the tea towel of the month.  If you're on auto ship for the towel kits, Debby will get your order processed.  Your $11.95 kit includes the pattern and tea towel.  If you'd like a thread kit of Valdani perle cotton size 12, please let us know when you place your order.
You may have noticed in recent newsletters we've featured several new books.  Since spring quilt market was cancelled we are receiving updates of new items (and many of those new items are books).  We were very excited to see a new Yoko Saito release, Captivating Quilt Projects.  We are taking pre-orders for the book and will place our order Sunday.

The book contains 70 new patterns from the master quilt makers of Yoko Saito's famed Quilt Party quilt making school and quilt shop. It includes traditional patchwork quilts, adorable puppy place mats, and exquisitely appliquéd bags.  104 pages $32.95
While we're on the subject of Yoko Saito, we'd like to share another of her books that is often overlooked.  We think it's because the project the editor chose for the cover of the book is definitely not representative of the beauty inside the book.....we'll let you be the judge of that.

"Woolwork" contains 27 projects including the wool bracelets shown on the cover.  Inside you'll also find patterns for Seasonal Quilt, Linus' Wall Quilt (our favorite) and Childhood Memories Quilt.  96 pages $32.95

We checked with our vendor and found that only 8 copies of the book are currently available so don't wait to place your order for this treasure.  We will be placing a Yoko Saito order on Sunday.
We know many are going through their stash and using what they have on hand in anticipation of a big shopping spree this summer.  If you're like many, you may find you are lacking neutral fabrics.  If that's the case, we recommend Kansas Troubles' mini jelly roll.  Each roll contains 20 - 2.5" x width of the fabric strips of Kansas Toubles' neutral fabrics.

Lynne chose her favorite neutrals in 2019 and Moda continues to offer them in jelly rolls.  $19.95
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a kit for a table runner using Kansas Troubles' fabrics.  Your Paisley Party kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, binding and backing fabric.  $32.95

We have only 1 kit left.  E-mail to claim your kit.
We received notification that the quilt show held in Pittsburg, Kansas in conjunction with the Little Balkans Festival Sep 4-6 has been cancelled.

As we make kits this year, we are making extra kits in anticipation of visiting many quilt shows in 2021.  We may unofficially designate 2021 as "The Year of the Biggest and Best Quilt Shows".....sounds like a good plan to us.

We are open our normal hours; however, if you'd like to arrange curbside pick up please don't hesitate to e-mail or call or text 479-372-7403 to make arrangements.

Darlene and Debby

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