The Witches Quilt Show

When EVERY pattern in a series is in the top 100 patterns, you know you have a winner! The Stitchwitch Spellbinders Quilt Show by Meg Hawkey of Crab Apple Hill is a block of the month – and if you start now, it will be done in time for Halloween, 2018! We quilters have to plan ahead!

Check these out! Each one is more adorable than the last…

Block One – Nivelda Fifflestitch was recruited to advertise the opening of the quilt show and she’s doing a great job – as long as she can stay air born. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Two: Appelonia Fifflestitch is a bit of a free spirit! I hope she doesn’t get hung up in the clotheslines hung with quilts on her way down. Yes, it’s happened before.

Block Three: Ludmilla Hexenbroot is so late getting her quilt entry into the show, she just had to throw it around her shoulders, tie it at her neck, and FLY! Hope she gets it there on time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Four: Delthezda Booch’s cat, Honeybunny, is holding on for dear life! Usually he gets to ride in the box on her handlebars but today the box is full of Delthezda’s quilt entries for the show.

Block Five: Cursida looks a little apprehensive about riding to the show in Adrazelle’s motorcycle sidecar! Hold on Cursida – you’re almost there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block #6: Blanderhoop and Appeldore are are picking up last minute entries for the quilt show – and having WAY too much fun doing it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Seven: Alwinnia Carbunkle is driving the Blackbird Shop Hop Bus again this year and possibly for the last time if the look on her face is any indication of how the trip has gone! The shop hop ends with the Stitchwitch Spellbinders Quilt Show, so ready… set… SHOP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Eight: The quilts are hung, the shop is ready, all of the vendor booths are set up – there may even be live music!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ninth pattern in the series shows how to put all of the blocks together into an heirloom holiday quilt!

 

 

 

 

Wouldn’t a set of these be the perfect holiday gift? Include the background fabric – and if you are REALLY feeling generous, trace the designs so they are ready to stitch!

Bike Trip!

These gals are having way too much fun on this retreat!  Now they are biking into town to do some major shopping!  Can’t wait to see what is in their baskets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you not familiar with this embroidery block of the month by Crabapple Hill, there are six patterns in the series.  Five patterns are embroidery designs and the final pattern gives instructions on how to put the entire project together.

It is kind of a mystery because you don’t know what the completed quilt will look like or at this point, what the final embroidery is!  And, frankly, that is part of the fun.  Everything that Meg Hawkey does is amazing so we know we will love it!

The latest installment is due to arrive in September so order it now.  Don’t forget to order extras of the first three installments for those who are late to arrive at the party.  The floss colors for each pattern are listed as companions on the website so be sure to have those in stock as well!

Glamping at its Best

The first pattern in the series – The Girls’ Getaway – Pickup and Trailer by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio is in the top 20 patterns so we KNOW your customers are waiting for the second installment – Clawfoot Tub.  This pattern is due to arrive next week – just in time for your summer events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both patterns are a part of a mystery quilt that will be presented in 6 pieces over the next several months. There will be 5 patterns containing embroidered panel patterns, and one pattern with piecing instructions to complete the quilt.

The floss requirements are listed on the back of the pattern on the website.  Why not order everything and kit it?  Your customers will be glad you did!

The Salem Witches Quilt Finale has Arrived

Many of you – including me – love everything designed by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Designs and have already started the Salem Witches Quilt Guild panel series.

Drumroll please…….the final pattern in the series which explains how to put it all together will be arriving this month!  This pattern includes the instructions for the blocks used in the sashings and borders used to complete the quilt top. 

CAH348   CAH345

CAH346 (1)    CAH347

And, to celebrate this release, the Witches decided to end the meeting with show and tell.  This pattern is a stand alone which can be made to coordinate with this quilt.

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When the first three patterns ARE all in the top 20, you know these are going to be in high demand.  And after those who didn’t commit in the beginning see this, they will want them ALL so order accordingly!

Summertime and the embroidery is easy….

Just in time for summer, Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill has designed some new patterns that bring back memories of childhood summers.

Remember those trips to the A & W root beer stand – and getting gallon jugs of your favorite brew? What child didn’t have a lemonade stand – or loved homemade lemonade at the fair? Or the adult drink by the pool???

CAH292   CAH290   CAH291
Item #CAH292, #CAH290, #CAH291 Each Retail for $10.00

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For those who love ALL things embroidery, Boho Sweet is just for you.  The designs in this wall hanging were taken directly from her newest fabric line – Sundress by Red Rooster.  Either trace the designs from the pattern or cut them from the fabric and embellish to your heart’s content! Item #CAH288  Retail $12.00

 

 

 

This new fabric line is just plain happy! This design is featured in the pattern above.25832-LTORG1 25830-YEL1
Item #25832-LTORG1                                 Item #25830-YEL1

To see the complete line, visit out website:  Sundress – these fabrics will make you smile!

Take the Coloring Craze to a Whole New Audience

I love everything designed by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill.  Her latest – Mystery of the Salem Witches’Quilt Guild will be released in four parts the next several months.

CAH345
Item #CAH345  Retail $10.00

This panel measures 15″ x 42″ and uses her technique for coloring with embroidery.  This is the perfect next step for those new customers who have embraced the adult coloring craze!

The mystery includes three embroidered panel patterns and one that includes the piecing instructions to complete the quilt.  The final quilt measures 57″ x 72″.

The second panel will be available soon.

CAH346
Item #CAH346  Retail $10.00

Visit our website to see the entire line of Cosmos floss that Meg recommends.  They are listed as companions for each panel.  Why not join the Witches Quilt Guild meeting and get to know the entire cast of characters.

Crabapple Hill Branching Out

Meg Hawkey is one of my favorite designers.  She continues to grow and explore new mediums and takes us on this journey so gently that we don’t even realize that we are learning!  This series of needle art companions does just that.

Button Bon-Bon Pincushion

This pin cushion works up very quickly so it is a great gift for all of your quilting friends.  The opening of the gathered base is covered with an embroidered covered button.  Add gathered ribbon flowers for the perfect touch of whimsy.

CAH820

Item #CAH820  Retail $10.00

Janette Needlebook and Pin Cushion

This needle book introduces wool with simple embroidery stitches.  The touch of beading with a button accent is simple but striking.

CAH821

Item #CAH821  Retail $10.00

Blushing Needle Keeps

Once again, Meg has combined wool with simple embroidery so these needle keeps can be completed in no time.  Why not teach a class and share different needles – and what they are used for?

CAH823

Item #CAH823  Retail $10.00

Sunflower Stitchery Folder

This beautiful folder opens to 30″ x 11 1/2″ so it is big enough to hold your entire stitchery project  Make it out of a favorite print or create an heirloom by adding the embroidery and crayon shading.

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Item #CAH822  Retail $10.00

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Poppy Bag Project

This bag has plenty of pockets to hold everything you need to stitch on the go.  Talk about personality???  This bag has it all from the polka dot trim to the eyelet opening.

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Item #CAH824  Retail $10.00

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Why not incorporate these true works of art into your every day needle art experience?  And, then, share them with a friend!

Happy Halloween from Crab Apple Hill

Meg Hawkey of Crab Apple Hill loves Halloween – and it shows!  Her newest patterns – due to arrive any day – honors the holiday in style!

This mini quilt featuring Top Hat Jack can hang on a wall or decorate any table.  Use it as a mug rug – you supply the hot spiced cider and pumpkin pie.  The yo-yos add a three dimensional element and the awe factor that we all love.  Accenting the embroidery with coloring brings Jack to life.

CAH335

Item #CAH335  Retail $10.00

When Witches Fly showcases a seasonal poem embroidered and accented with coloring sure to make you smile.  The miniature nine-patch border creates the perfect frame.

CAH336

Item #CAH336  Retail $10.00

Harry Potter fans will feel like they are visiting Diagon Alley. Raven’s Claw Mercantile must be the first stop for every witch.

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Item #CAH337  Retail $10.00

This Sugar Skull was stitched in white on chalkboard fabric.  The high contrast accents every stitch.

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Item #CAH338  Retail $10.00

Any witch would be proud to cast a spell with these whimsical wands.  Stored in an antique crock, these embroidered wands, accented with coloring, will be the perfect addition to a holiday display.

CAH339

Item #CAH339  Retail $10.00

Why not celebrate the holiday by offering a class in this simple coloring technique?  Your students will still have plenty of time to finish it in time for Halloween.

Deck the Halls with Crab Apple Hill

I love everything that Meg Hawkey of Crab Apple Hill designs!  These heirloom quality projects have introduced embroidery to a new generation – and given the rest of us breathtaking designs with an eye for detail.

Deck the Halls is one of her latest creations.  The eye for detail continues into the border.  In Meg’s own words….

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Item #CAH2544  Retail $54.00 (A complete set of the patterns)

The top and bottom borders spell out the old favorite Christmas carol on tag garlands…

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Item #CAH2536  Retail $6.75

the large, center block depicts a snow covered tree decorated with a glittering village and bottle brush trees full of ornaments.

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Item #CAH2542  Retail $6.75

The surrounding blocks feature vintage style decorations, a village inside an apothecary jar….

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Item #CAH2540  Retail $6.75

and a Christmas village scene under a glass cloche.

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Item #CAH2538  Retail $6.75

You could choose to change the colors to brighter Christmas colors for a more traditional look if you’d like. Such a sweet, happy quilt! Any one of the blocks would be darling stitched as a pillow, wall hanging, or framed piece. The tag garlands could be shortened and words moved around to create really cute banner pillows too! The possibilities are endless!

Snow Globes features 12 different snow globes set in a simple quilt design – but since every block is the same size, why not make your shop sample unique by designing your own???

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Item #CAH2535  Retail $72.00

The scenes in the snow globes are intricate and a nostalgic reminder of Christmases past.  But don’t miss the detailing on the bases…

Holly Jolly

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Item #CAH2526  Retail $6.00

Church on the Hill

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Item #CAH2522  Retail $6.00

Santa Claus

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Item #CAH2528  Retail $6.00

They are all this detailed – and this cute!  To see all of Meg’s designs, visit out website:  http://www.checkerdist.com/search/all?link=1?&vendor_num=C720

 

A Gingerbread Village on Crab Apple Hill

Crayon tinted embroidery has become Meg’s passion.  And, this gingerbread house block of the month is the perfect project to showcase this technique.  So grab your box of Crayola’s and go to town.  Remember when we were in school and drooled over the box of 64?  Now they have a box of 152 so let your inner child play!

Block #1 – Peppermint Arch House

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Item #CAH2512  Retail $6.75

Block #2 – Snowman with Cocoa

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Item #CAH2513  Retail $6.75 

Block #3 – Holly Garden House

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Item #CAH2514  Retail $6.75

Block #4 – Church

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Item #CAH2515  Retail $6.75

Block #5 – Town Square Gaqebo

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Item #CAH2516  Retail $6.75

Block #6 – Candy Cane Quilt Shop

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Item #CAH2517  Retail $6.75

Block #7 – Sugar Hill Inn

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Item #CAH2518  Retail $6.75

Block #8 – Ribbon Candy House

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Item #CAH2519  Retail $6.75

Block #9 – Main Street Shops

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Item #CAH2520  Retail $6.75

These blocks showcase her Snowflake line from Lecien:

http://www.checkerdist.com/products/35051L-70

This quilt measures 68 3/4″ square so it is a perfect wall hanging size.  These patterns are also available as a set – Item #CAH2521 – Retail $60.75.

Most of them are in stock – and the rest are on order – so order them now so you will be able to start your shop sample as soon as possible!

 

Quilt size 68-3/4in Square. Block 12-3/4in. What could be better than Victorian Gingerbread? Crayon tinting adds so much depth and life to the oh so simple embroidery, with just enough sparkle to make it extra fun. Uses Snowflakes by Meg Hawkey from Lecien.