Sunday, April 2, 2017

Upcoming Bunny Class

                                                   #822   Garden Bunny Beanbag

Paulette Paquette, of Family Arts Needlework Shop, will soon be starting a class on our dimensional Garden Bunny.  The class is scheduled to begin in May, so there will be enough time to complete her for next Easter.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Another Finish!

We finally got this one finished!!! Stitched by Patty O'Malley and me, from a Tony Minieri stitch guide, with a few changes.  This canvas incorporated lots of techniques and was really fun.  The most difficult part was finding the "right" feather.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

New Canvas - New Artist

                                                                    LH-1  Sitting Coyote

We are fortunate to obtain licensing for needlepoint from Leland Holiday, a Navajo artist living on the reservation in New Mexico.  His original art is featured at the Toh-Atin Gallery ( as well as other galleries in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and New York.

This is only the first of Leland's wonderful animals - more to come!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Finish!

                                                  KRR-3   Come Back to Center by Kelly Rae Roberts

Judy Wells stitched this in a class with Meredith Willett, and this is the result of their combined talent.  I know this was a difficult project, but they succeeded in really bringing this canvas to life.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

In Time for Halloween

This is #3000, Jack Stack, stitched by Pat Klute from a stitch guide by Julie Elder.  Finished by Family Arts Needlework.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Attention - Cat Lovers and Foodies

Garden Patch Cats are the creation of Helene Knott, quilt designer and teacher, and one of our new licensed artists.  They were originally designed for Story Quilts, and we are presenting them as needlepoint canvases in four different formats.........completely painted on either #13 or #18 or a painted veggie cat with outlined border and sashing.  This will allow the stitcher to change the color scheme.

All of these offer lots of opportunities for decorative stitching as well as an extra bonus - a FREE recipe with every canvas.

We are introducing the first 5 kitties at the Dallas show (room 424) and you can see more of the original quilts at  Let us know your favorites and we will put them in the lineup.