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!

The Witches of Salem have Arrived

CAH347In this third of a four part series (#CAH347), the Salem Guild Meeting is in session!  This is the last of the embroidery panels so your customers can have all of them completed before the finishing pattern is released!
All three embroidery panels measure 15″ x 42″.  With the addition of the pieced blocks included in the final pattern in the series being released later this year, the final quilt will measure 57″ x 72″.
Be sure to have the recommended Cosmos thread on hand.  For ease of ordering, they are all listed as companions to each pattern on the Checker website.

Order the first two patterns (#CAH345 and #CAH346) so those shop hoppers can buy the collection – and offer the flosses required as a kit as well.  You know they like one stop shopping!
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Start a family tradition by creating your own bedtime stories based on this quilt!  Start now, and the panels could be done by Halloween!

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.

CAH822

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.

CAH824

 

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.

CAH337

Item #CAH337  Retail $10.00

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

CAH338

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.

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:

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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.