We have a lot to share so are going to jump right in. First, we want to share news of a road closure that will make getting to our shop a little inconvenient. Starting June 1st, the intersection of N. Arkansas St. and W. Walnut St will be closed as part of planned improvements. The closure is scheduled to last approximately 3 months, depending on the weather. Detour signs are in place. For more info visit News Flash • Rogers, AR • CivicEngage (rogersar.gov).
As promised in our newsletter last week, we want to give an update on our block of the month openings. Kay will be taking quilts to the show in Kansas City. At shows we usually see quite a few block of the months sign ups so wanted to be sure to give you an update in case you've been considering one (or more).
For more info about each of these, please visit our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/. Click on the Block of the Month tab and you'll be able to get all the info about each program.
Manor House - this is actually a "Row of the Month" program - you'll receive fabric and wool to make one row a month. Finishes 60" x 75". 5 months - Month 1 is $32.95 plus pattern for $24 - Months 2-5 $32.95
A Prairie Journey - 12 quilts in 12 months. Month 1 - $25.99 for the book and $19.95 for the quilt kit. Months 2-12 - $19.95 for the quilt kit. The quilts vary in size with the smallest being 12 1/2" square and the largest 30" square.
The Santa, The Tree, The Turkey and Me - an 8 month program - finishes 36 1/2" x 41 1/2" - $24.95 per month
Birdsong - 9 month program - Month 1 $28 ($10 for the block and $18 for the pattern). Months 2-9 are $10 per month - finishes 35" x 35".
Even though we aren't officially into summer, we are already thinking about fall stitching. Our newest kit, Antique Pumpkins, is the perfect way to get in the fall mood. Your $45.95 kit includes the book, background cotton, wool for applique and binding. The runner finishes 12" x 42".
We are including some close up photos of this beauty as well as a photo of the book which will be included in your kit.
If we were to ask for a show of hands of those who are like us and love to collect scissors we are betting many hands across the US would raise. We received our shipment of new scissors and are so pleased with the detail.
Your $13.75 pair of cat snips is 3.75" and is finished in a primitive black color. If you look closely you'll see the kitty tail forms the finger hole. How ingenious is that!
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring our last 2 pairs of primitive sheep scissors. They're also 3.75". $13.75 each
Since this is a holiday week and we know many are enjoying time with family and friends, we will keep our newsletter short and sweet this week.
We have a few kits left for "Window Garden". Your $26.95 kit includes the pattern with our changes, fabrics for the top, binding and wool for applique. Please note fabrics and wool will not be exact matches as our sample; however, they will be similar. Finishes 13" x 23".
The hanger is sold separately for $19.75.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" item, we are featuring a kit designed by Sew Graceful. Your $49.95 "Anticipation" kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the quilt, wool for applique and binding. $49.95
We know it won't be long before the rain stops and we are forced to water our lawns and gardens in the heat of summer so we are trying to make the best of the seemingly unending days of rain and clouds. School ends today in Rogers and we're looking forward to several fun family events this summer.
When Kay was in Pigeon Forge she took a new wall hanging. She sold out of kits and we've been waiting for patterns to arrive so we could make more. We're super happy the patterns arrived and we have kits ready for "Stitcher's Priority". Your $29.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool (the scallops on each side are wool), buttons, binding and backing fabric. It finishes 13 1/2" x 18".
We love the wording: "The garden's overgrown....my house is untidy.....my hair is a mess.....but you should see what I've sewn".
If you'd like us to put together a thread kit containing the Valdani perle cotton #12 Debby used, please let us know.
In keeping with the home theme, we want to share Happy Home by Threads that Bind. We chose a beautiful Diamond Textile as our background. Your $28.95 kit includes the pattern, background cotton, wool for applique, binding and backing fabric.
The hanger is sold separately for $17.95.Finishes 12" x 12".
Jane H made our sample for "At Home". The quilt is all cotton and features scripture quotes. Your $56.95 kit includes the out of print pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.
It finishes 42" x 56"
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a variety of 5" charm packets by Diamond Textiles. To see the fabrics included in each set visit https://www.diamondtextilesusa.com/. Click on the collection name and you'll be able to view the fabrics.
We have only one of each left so don't delay in emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. Please specify which set(s) you want when you e-mail.
Kay came back from the quilt show in Pigeon Forge super inspired and motivated. She said it was so nice to be out among quilters sharing a common love of textiles. She managed to squeeze in a little shopping time and brought back a couple of new patterns. We will get samples made soon and share them in the future.
Meanwhile, here are a few pics of the booth......we are constantly amazed at how she is able to squeeze so much into such a small space.
The Spring Garden Redwork pillow was a big hit at the show. Your $24.95 kit 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".
Another kit that sold well at the show was our version of Out of Scraps. We are down to our last handful of kits and won't be making more. Your $29.95 kit includes the pattern, fabric for top, preprinted stitchery panel, needle, thread, and binding. Fabrics will vary from those shown but will be similar.
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"
Do you ever see something and know you just have to buy it? That's how we were when we found these darling Tula Pink unicorn head pins. Each pack contains 30 - 2" stainless steel pins. It's not too soon to think about fun stocking stuffer gifts for your quilting pals.
$6 per pack
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring 2 kits.
The first is Pitter Patter. Your $19.95 kit includes the prestamped sandcastle fabric, perle cotton, needle, fabrics for the wall hanging top, and binding.
We are also selling our completed sample - $45 plus shipping if you're out of town.
The other kit we are featuring is our version of A Little Flower by Blackbird Designs. We expected to have these kits available through the remainder of this year but demand at the show was overwhelming. Consequently, we have one kit left. Your $97.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding. Finishes 58" x 58".
We are gearing up for the big regional quilt show in the Kansas City area June 17-19. If you want us to bring a specific item(s), please e-mail email@example.com and we will reserve it for you.
Even though Kay has had quilts in the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine many times, it's always exciting to get our copy and see another of her creations in the magazine. We love the simplicity of her new quilt, Secret Window. To make things even easier, she used the raw edge applique method for the quilt.
Kits for Secret Window are available on our site https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/. Your $38.95 kit includes fabrics to make the quilt top and binding. The pattern is not included and may be found in the summer issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine (we have mags on the way). Magazine is $9.99. Quilt finishes 33" x 33".
If you're planning a road trip this summer and are looking for a great take along project, our version of PS Don't Forget may be just what you need. Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for top, borders, binding and backing fabric. If you'd like the Valdani perle cotton size 12 we used we will be happy to include it with your shipment.
Finishes 16" x 20"
We are taking pre-orders for Lisa Bongean's new book, Wool, Needle and Thread 2. Our order should ship soon.
For quilters yearning to work with wool and wanting to learn from the master, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is here to help. In her first book, Wool, Needle & Thread, Lisa shares all her tried-and-true techniques--from start to fabulous finish--with dozens of step-by-step photos and a handful of projects. Now, in Wool, Needle & Thread 2, you can put all those stitchery skills into action with 15 patterns brimming with possibilities from table mats and pincushions to pillows and wall hangings.
64 pages - $24.99
If you haven't ordered Lisa's first book, we have them in stock. If you want both books, we will be glad to hold shipment and mail both at once to save shipping costs.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring one of Kay's designs. We have only one Nestled in the Woods kit left. The pattern is not included in the kit. The pattern is in the Fall 2020 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.
The kit includes Diamond Textiles homespun fabrics to make the quilt top and binding. Quilt finishes 78 1/2" x 87 1/2". Backing fabric isn't included in the kit but we will be happy to help you select a backing fabric.
Kay is looking forward to our first vending event in over a year. She is bringing several new projects to share with quilters in eastern Tennessee at the Pigeon Forge show. Shortly after that show, we will load the SUV and head to Kansas City for the regional show in Overland Park KS.