However you plan to celebrate July 4 we hope you have a fun and safe holiday. It really is hard to believe 2021 has passed so quickly.
This week we want to share a really cute tea towel Debby created. It features the Spring Chicken line by Sweetwater. The towel is not as bright as the photo below shows....it's more of a muted yellow/greenish. Your $13.95 kit includes the pattern, tea towel, large rick rack and a mini charm of the Spring Chicken line of fabric.
We heard several people comment how much they enjoyed Dawn Heese's visit to the Calico Cutups Guild in Bella Vista. We have some 3 1/2" square packages of her line with Diamond Textiles, A Common Thread. Each package contains 21 - 3 1/2" squares. $3.95 each
We also have openings in our Row of the Month program, Manor House designed by Dawn. The program runs for 5 months. During the first four months you'll receive background fabric and wool to make a row. You'll receive border and binding fabrics the 5th month. Cost per month is $32.95 (plus shipping if you're not local).
The pattern book must be purchased separately for $24.
Quilt finishes 60" x 75".
Here's the quilt hanging in our booth at the show in Overland Park.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring the last two of our Bird on a Vine kits. Kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique and binding.
Kay came home from Overland Park full of inspiration and talk of how wonderful it was to be among quilters with a common interest. Great vendors -- great quilts -- great time. She said many of you stopped by the booth. We posted pics on social media but in case you missed them (or don't connect on social media), we want to share a few photos. If you spot something you'd like more info about, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are super happy to report our shipment of patterns from Europe arrived. We placed the order April 9 and paid extra for expedited shipping.......the extra fee got our package a spot on a ship rather than on a plane as we expected. Anyway, the package arrived June 18.
Four Seasons patterns are now back in stock. Patterns are $27.95.
We also have kits back in stock. Kits include fabrics to make the quilt top including tabs, wool (the birds and rabbit are wool), backing fabric and binding. Pattern must be purchased separately. 30" diameter $62.95
We also received our shipment of Simply Vintage. Issue #39 includes patterns for 19 projects.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring the last two of our Churning Fourteen kits. Kit includes pattern, fabric for the top and binding. Quilt finishes 54" x 68" $74.95
Kay is all set up and ready to welcome visitors to the Sew Graceful Quilting booth at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. The show is sponsored by 13 local quilt guilds so expect lots beautiful quilts and over 150 vendors. For more info visit https://kcrqf.com/.
We'll share photos of the booth in our newsletter next week. If you can't wait until next week to see pics you can visit our Facebook page (Sew Graceful Quilting) or Instagram (sewgracefulquilting).
This week we are featuring a couple of quick and easy to piece quilts. The first uses Moda's Cake Mix papers which ensures accuracy. Your $79.95 "Cake Mix" kit includes fabrics for the top and binding. The quilt finishes 56" x 72".
We'll be happy to help you choose a backing fabric for this pretty quilt. Just let us know when you place your order.
Kay's "Floral Elegance" quilt is a reproduction of an antique quilt she owns. Large shapes make this quilt a breeze to make Your $104.95 Floral Elegance kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding. The quilt finishes 67 1/2" x 81".
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring the last of our Choose Ye Liberty kits. Kits includes the pattern, background fabric, wool for applique, and binding. $26.95 Finishes 19" x 19 1/2.
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