If you have ever considered handling wool in your shop – but thought it was too country, too dark, too drab….think again! Sue has been around for a long time creating happy, quirky, folk art quilts and projects that reflect her childhood memories of Africa and her years living in England. But, recently, all of the planets seem to be aligned so that Sue has truly come into her own!
Flowerbed #SS42 $22.00
What is not to love??? She has created a style that is instantly recognizable and just far enough out of the box to appeal to the child in all of us. Whether you are 20 something and decorating your first apartment or 50 something and wanting to add some spice to your life – her quilts appeal to us all!
In fact, we just received her trunk show for the Open House next week – and the pictures do not do them justice! Brooke, the new book buyer, loved them so much that she asked if she could drape one in her office until it had to be hung! (She is the 20 something). I fell in love with it too so we are talking about making one as a block of the month and sharing wool. (O.K. – I’m the 50 something!).
Folklore – #SS43, Retail $25.00
How can you look at these quilts and not smile! And, the beauty is in the details! You’ll never get tired of looking at one of these quilts. The embellishments are subtle but add just the right touch of whimsy! Rickrack and buttons show up where you least expect them. And, I’m surprised that these quilts are so soft and pliant. I thought that the wool would be bulky – not true! It is supple and drapes beautifully! But, not everything is wool – Sue mixes cottons, silks, and wools for stunning effect!
But, if something this large is a little intimidating, why not try something a little smaller? Her two new needle rolls may be just the ticket to whet the appetites of your customers!
Item #SS45, Retail $9.50
Saffron Needle Roll
Notice the details on Greta’s Needle Roll. The buttons, beading and rickrack add even more depth to this quirky design!
Greta Needle Roll
Item #SS45 – Retail $10.00
Sue has teamed up with Tristan threads to create a collection of 12 weight Genziana wool threads that can be used on the sewing machine for decorative stitching. But for those of you who love handwork, a double strand works beautifully – and since Sue chose them, they blend beautifully with the colors she uses most.
50 color assortment
I am not a thread person – until now! They have the muted shading of wool but are 50% acrylic so they don’t break and fray like the threads of old! I’ve never seen anything like it. I was so impressed, I called the owner of the company – who is an absolute delight! She said that a double strand of this thread would be the equivalent to stitching with a #8 pearl cotton – without the sheen – if you have any doubts, just order five different colors and make your own assortments. Your customers will love it – it would be a great Christmas gift. We have to start thinking about it.