I am a huge fan of Sue Spargo. She has such an amazing, quirky and recognizable style. Last year her calendar was a top seller and many of you framed the images – they were that good!
Her 2019 calendar is due to be released next month – just in time for traveling quilters and shop hops! Order them now so you will get them as soon as they arrive. If the cover is any indication, these will sell out fast
Carol Dean Jones has written a series of books covering all of our favorite topics: quilts; friendships; and even a love interest. Sixty-eight year old Sarah Miller moves into a retirement community and finds herself in the midst of crimes to solve.
I have listed the books in order of publication:
These books are due to arrive the end of the summer and would be a great Christmas gift! Or why not start a book club at your shop and explore the quilt patterns and techniques in each book each month???
I love these trays – and now Checker carries them!
Dawn Shuck of Sew Cherished uses them to showcase her exquisite wool designs. What a great monthly kit!
Spring Fling and Spring is in the Air
Liberty and Wool Barn
Bless this Home and The Fall Guy
Trick or Treat and Fall Harvest
Making a List and Warm Hearts
These patterns will be arriving later this month so order them now and start a wool club!
I know Valentine’s Day is behind us, but this pattern from Funky Friends Factory made me laugh out loud! I am ordering the pattern and starting them now so I will be ready for next year (if I can wait that long)!
Now all you have to do is figure out what to write on their bellies… this might be fun for children of ALL ages!
For a sweeter version, create a menagerie of these critters:
All of these are fun to make and a great way to use up scraps so why not order them today?
These backpacks by Embroider Buddy are sure to be the hit at any school. The hidden zippers can hold all kinds of treasures – including homework – and the “belly” can be embroidered in a hoop in your choice of designs.
These newest additions to the Embroidery Buddy line are sweet gifts for your favorite pre-schooler. Some are in stock – others are due to arrive this month!
These gorgeous blocks designed by MJ Kinman showcase the jewels that are the birthstones for each month. Each 17″ block is created with a freezer paper technique which insures success. It is just as easy as paper-piecing without the annoying step of removing the foundation! Check these out:
So different – and oh so beautiful! Wouldn’t these be gorgeous wall art featuring all of the birthstones for the loved ones in your life? The patterns are due to arrive next month.
All of them were made with my favorite line of solids: Painter’s Palette Solid Collection
These solids have a great feel – oh so soft – and available in a wide variety of colors. All of those colors is what makes these jewels come to life!
Want to get all of the patterns? Order a Shop Kit:
These bunnies are so cute and easy, they can still be made in time for Easter – but will add a touch of whimsy throughout Spring.
I’m All Ears uses just two fat eighths and would be the perfect project for an impromptu Make It Take It class over Spring break. Have plenty of coordinating fat eighths on hand. Display the template plastic next to the patterns because who can stop at just one? These sheets come two to a pack and are less than $3.00 a pack – well worth the investment!
Have some friends over and start an assembly line. You will have dozens in no time.After the big day, use them in lunch boxes. Or who said that egg hunts – or in this case bunny – hunts can only be one day a year?
I love everything Kimberbell! That girl is a creative genius! I know the holidays are over – but this is the perfect time to think about future gifts and classes. Check these out – and then we will talk….
Take a moment after the holidays to make a list of people you would like to surprise next year with a little something. Teachers, coaches, bus drivers, card clubs, book clubs – you get the picture!
Many holiday fabrics and patterns are on sale so it is the perfect time to plan for next year. After all, the fabric is a quilters half price gift wrap! Planning ahead is ALWAYS a good thing!
In this inspirational, full-color book, Gudrun Erla of GE Designs pays homage to her homeland. She has taken several quilters on tours of Iceland and shared the beauty and hospitality of this country.
Now she is sharing that experience with you! Gudrun is also an amazing photographer. As she toured the country with fellow quilters, she photographed her favorite places and the quilts that inspired them. The pictures literally jump off of the page! Here is just a sampling of a few of the eighteen projects created for this book:
All of the projects are created with her time-saving techniques and the Creative Grids® Stripology ruler.
But this is not just a quilt book. Gudrun also shares some of the rich history of this nation as well as beloved recipes from family and friends. Pre-order the book now. Who knows! Santa may be inspired to leave a trip under your tree in 2018!