New Embroidery by Kathy Schmitz

Kathy Schmitz has added several samplers to her series. The patterns include the hand embroidery design and stitch directions to complete a 8″ x 10″ finished piece. The patterns include 10 different embroidery stitches – perfect for an embroidery class! The 12 weight Valdani threads used are mostly variegated which adds that depth of color that we all love. And isn’t it nice not to have to change colors?

And who could resist redwork? 14 ornaments with complete finishing

Both of these patterns use Valdani Turkey Red:

The Valdani 12 weight is in stock. The patterns are due to arrive in June, perfect take-along summer projects!

New Minis from Kathy Schmitz

Kathy’s latest book includes 64 miniature hand embroidery designs that stitch up fast and adds that personal touch to any project! The book includes directions for making a small hanging and three pincushion patterns. Each design fits nicely within a 2″ circle and most fit in a 1″ hexagon.

The book is due to arrive next month, just in time for summer stitching!

New from Kathy Schmitz

These embroidery designs showcase 12 different embroidery stitches so any or all of them would make a great class. They are all made to fit in a standard 8″ x 10″ frame so the final display is a snap.

Spring Sampler
Summer Sampler
Autumn Sampler
Winter Sampler

These patterns are all available separately or you can buy all of them in a pack. Kathy uses a 12 weight Valdani pearl cotton or DMC floss so kitting is easy. Don’t forget to have some light tables on hand as well since they will need them to trace their designs.

Season Samplers

They are due to arrive next month and would make great affordable gifts for the holidays so place your orders now!

Mini Embroidery Designs

Kathy Schmitz is one talented lady – and her newest book “tine Treasures’ showcases her talents to the max! The book contains 72 miniature embroidery designs. At only 1 1/2″ wide they are perfect for 1″ hexies! A pattern for a 16″ x 20” framed piece, using 65 of the designs, is also included in the book. A full color thread guide and embroidery stitch guide are included.

Tiny Treasures
Tiny Treasures

How fun would it be to stitch one of these a day as a sew along with friends – and then have a challenge for the most creative way to incorporate them into a project??? Start planning now because the book will be available next month!

Preview of Quilt Market, continued…

Fractured Sky by Krista Moser uses the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler in a whole new way. Just two blocks make this exquisite design!

Heathside by Kathy Schmitz is made with just two layer cakes for dramatic effect!

These embroidery patterns are classic Kathy Schmitz – sweet and nostalgic! Home Sampler and Liberty Sampler fit perfectly in an 8 x 10 inch frame!

This pieced Santa will become a family heirloom.

All are due to arrive next month!

Sewing Accessories with Style

This new Honey Hive by Kathy Schmitz is simply stunning!  It is a five-inch square and could be the perfect wrapping for a special gift.  The ribbon is laced through beads to close. Tweedy Bird is a charming needle case.









The handwork includes a variety of stitches so they would make a great class. You still have time to make one or both for your quilting friends. The patterns are due to arrive this month so order them now.

Quilter’s Book Club

There are several new books which have just hit the shelves or that will be arriving soon that I can’t wait to get my hands on. For instance, who doesn’t love anything by Kathy Schmitz? Her new book of stitching designs is simply charming and celebrates my favorite time of year.

Carol Hopkins and Linda Koenig have joined forces to create 182 four x five-inch blocks – all you need to create an heirloom quality quilt with style. These rectangular blocks use a variety of techniques and would be a great class for those Dear Jane fans. Why not invite friends on this journey? They have included tips to help you set up your own block exchange or club. This book has 208 pages – a rarety these days – so be prepared to be inspired!

And then there is this coffee table book that is soon to be released by Martingale. American Quilt Treasures includes 65 stunning quilts from the permanent collection of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum.  These historic quilts are simply breathtaking. This is scheduled for a Fall release so it would be the perfect holiday gift!



Kathy Schmitz has Done it Again

I love everything Kathy Schmitz – and this book is no exception!  Many of you know her because of her enchanting one color block of the months.  Look what happens when she adds a rainbow of color to her designs!Item #B1371T   Retail $24.99#B1371T

This book is full of small projects that would be a perfect way to introduce your customers to the joy of handwork.  Each of these darling sewing accessories could be the basis of a perfect series of classes.  What great gifts!

Or choose these adorable magnets that would take center stage on any fridge – or use it as intended as a needle keep.  Talk about great gifts!  Continue the kitchen theme by stitching these adorable towels. 

Embroidery is no longer just back stitches and French knots!  Honor your grandmother by taking YOUR embroidery to the next level!  This book is due to arrive in June so it is the perfect source for those summertime projects.