you feeling like us? Tired of heat and humidity, dreaming of cooler
days, thinking a plate of cold watermelon for dinner sounds better than
anything cooked.......we know the weather will soon change and we'll be
longing for warmer days so we will just smile and enjoy our hot and
Each year we offer a $10 block of the month. We plan and cut and sew
and stitch and package most of the summer so we can start it promptly in
January. There's only four of us to do all that planning, cutting,
sewing, stitching packaging, and occasionally we make an oops. We made a
big oops with the July Wooly Sheep block -- we forgot to include a
piece of navy wool for the sheep blanket. Unless you tell us otherwise,
we will include the navy wool with your August block. If you're eager
to get your July block stitched now, let us know and we'll get the
missing piece to you immediately.
While we're on the subject of shortages, if you ever get a kit from us
and are short please let us know. If you're short, there's a strong
possibility everyone is going to be short. We would rather know and fix
the error -- kind of like when someone has food on their face......it's
uncomfortable to tell them but everyone is happier once it's out in the
Below are photos of past $10 blocks of the month. Very fun to look back and realize we've been doing this for 5 years.
When we saw "Snow Buttons" at quilt market
we knew it must come home with us. Our friend, Jane H, made the sample
and we think it's just darling. We added some simple hand quilting in
the border. Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, buttons, fabric for
the top, binding, and backing fabric. The quilt finishes 10" x 12".
If you'd prefer to use your own fabrics, we
have the pattern with the button pack for $12.95. If you've got another
idea for the cute buttons, we have the 12-pack of buttons for $4.95.
Here's a close up shot of some of the buttons so you can see the detail.
Many stores have Christmas in July events
but we've honestly been too busy to even think about doing any sort of
holiday promotion. In lieu of a holiday project, how about a project
that will stitch up in plenty of time for holiday gift giving? Your
"Pocketful of Posies" kit includes the pattern with stitch diagrams,
Primitive Gatherings' flannel, and wool for applique. The kit is
$16.95; if you'd prefer to use your own materials the pattern is $9.
Our shipment of Raven books by Blackbird
Designs arrived yesterday. If you're on the waiting list, Debby is
processing your order. We have extra copies -- let us know if we can
reserve a copy for you. $28
Darlene is back from a much deserved
vacation. Debby is walking in her new boot which replaced her cast. We
are putting together some ideas for next year and can't wait to share.
Meanwhile, we hope you're finding some time for yourself.
begin with an administrative note. If you want to call us for the next
week, please call Debby at 479-531-7874. Darlene is taking a very well
deserved vacation. We're pretty sure she will be doing some quilty
things but can't say for sure.
Our shipment of Primitive Quilts &
Projects arrived. If you're on automatic ship, yours is already in the
mail. If you'd prefer to browse the magazine, we have extra copies in
the shop. We expect this issue will be especially popular because it
contains the first of a 3-part project by Maggie Bonanomi.
If you'd like to be sure you get a copy, please call Debby at 479-531-7874 or e-mail us at email@example.com
We also received our copies of Quiltmania
#114. As usual, it's a great issue with many pages of inspiration. If
you'd like us to reserve a copy, please let us know. $13.99
Meanwhile, if you'd like a copy of either of Willyne's books let us know and we'll reserve a copy for you. Each is $45.95
We have a couple more onsies to share.
"Cuppa Spring" features a cup made of wool with flowers. Your $18.95 kit
includes the pattern, fabric, wool, and binding. Flowers are
embroidered and corner squares are fussy cut. Finishes 18" X 18".
"Autumn Leaves" will be perfect to decorate
your fall table. It finishes 25"x50". Your $24.95 kit includes the
pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.
Please note the table runner is actually a nice golden color. For some
reason the photo kept coming out yellow......we are just thankful we
don't have to make a living with our photos because we fall short on
We hope you're enjoying your summer. We'll be back next week with more to inspire you.
are back from another great show. The ladies from the Edmond quilt
guild treated us like we were royalty. We especially enjoyed the
chocolate they offered throughout the day. The quilts were beautiful
and inspired us to come home and create.
Welcome to all the new readers who signed up at the show. We're happy you decided to join us each week.
As we unpacked we realized we have only one or two kits for several of
our samples. So we decided to offer these onesies and twosies to you
this week. Since quantities are very limited, we've removed them from
our website so you'll need to e-mail us if you'd like a kit (or two).
Our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
"A Day Spent Sewing" by Lynette Anderson is $19.95. Kit contains the
pattern, fabrics for the top, black wool for embellishing the tongues,
Our version of "Daffodil Delight" finishes
13" x 19 1/2". We reduced the pattern (you'll need to reduce your
pattern also) to make this a nice size wall hanging. Your $36.95 kit
includes the pattern, background fabric, wool for applique, and binding.
"Friendship Tree" finishes 24" x 26". Your
$24.95 kit includes the pattern, background fabric, wool for applique,
border fabrics, and binding.
Debby stitched "Snowmen by the Dozen" and
finished the blocks into a quilt. Your $38.95 kit includes the pattern,
stitchery background, borders, finishing instructions, and binding.
Quilt finishes 34" x 42 1/2".
"The Bird Tree" is a beautiful example of
how fun it is to use a variety of fabrics to create a work of art. Your
$64.95 kit includes the pattern, background fabrics, applique fabrics,
borders, and binding. Please note, the berries on the tree are wool.
If you'd prefer cotton, we're happy to swap the wool for cotton. Quilt
finishes 56" x 68".
We have more onsies to share but will save some for future newsletters.
The Winter Sampler block of the month started this week. All orders
have been processed. If you don't receive yours in the next couple of
days, please give us a call as it's possible there was a problem with
your credit card.
If you've not signed up for the block of the month and would like to do
so, please call Darlene at 479-372-7403. The program runs for 12 months
and includes the pattern, background fabrics, fabrics and wool for
applique, borders, and binding. $24.95 per month
Before we close we just have to share a
photo we took at the show in Edmond. Isn't this a fun way to carry your
quilt show fun money?!
We've began working on fall themed projects
and think you'll like what we will be sharing in future newsletters.
The summer is passing much too quickly -- kids will be in school in
about a month. Yikes, where did the time go?!
incredibly odd weather to usher in July! It rained so hard on Sunday
that we had to make a quick run to the shop to dig out our little
trenches to move the water to keep the shop from flooding. The grass is
normally looking a little tired by this time of year but it looks very
healthy which means lots more mowing.
We ended our newsletter last week by saying we were hopeful we'd have a
wonderful new pattern to share with you. Good news! We have a
wonderful new pattern to share. "Scraps of my Life" has many of the
things we love to stitch: sheep, birds, flowers, houses.....you get the
idea.....it's filled with everything that's just us. It is made
entirely of Diamond Textile fabrics -- we are working to get all the
fabrics to make our sample. The quilt finishes 47" x 51 1/2" but could
easily be made larger by adding more borders.
We are planning to offer this is a block of the month later this year
but in the interim wanted to offer you the pattern. We'll keep you
posted on our progress.
If you're planning to be at the Edmond show, we'll have patterns in our
booth. If you're not planning to attend the show, Debby will have a few
copies at the shop. We're happy to reserve a copy for you. $28 - 32
pages with full size templates
Darlene recently finished "Follow me to
Bethlehem" and we love how it looks. Your $32.95 kit includes the
pattern, background flannel, wool for applique, and binding. It
finishes 10 1/2" x 33 1/2". If you start now, you'll have plenty of
time to get it finished before Christmas.
The fall issue of Primitive Quilts and
Projects should arrive soon. If you're on automatic to receive a copy,
we'll process your order as soon as we receive the magazine. If you're
not and would like to be, give us a call (479-372-7403) or e-mail
(email@example.com) and we'll get you set up. This issue is
particularly special to us because Kay and her niece, Erin, have a
project in it.
"What a Hoot" finishes 15 1/2" x 15 1/2" so
is the perfect size to fit on an Ackfeld table stand. If you'd like to
preorder a kit, let us know. Your $19.95 kit includes the background
fabric, wool for applique, borders, and binding. You will need to
purchase the magazine for the pattern.
Photo courtesy of Primitive Quilts and Projects.
Darlene and Kay are vending in Edmond; Debby
and Erin will have the shop open regular hours. If you'd like more
info about the show, visit Edmond Quilt Guild If you'd like to visit our website and place an order go to Sew Graceful Quilting
We'll be back with more fun and exciting projects next week. See you soon.