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.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sneak Peek

We're getting packed up for Destination Dallas, so here is a peek of some of the 40+ new canvases we will be bringing.  There will be new pieces from Kelly Rae Roberts and Pat Scheurich, as well as canvases by our new artists - Timothy Chapman, Helene Knott (Story Quilts) and Emma Kessler (Lisa Kessler's daughter).  I'll try to post more as we are getting organized.

All of the new pieces will be posted on the NEW page of our website,,on September 16th.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Tony Minieri Class - Day 3

And here is the canvas I'm stitching in the class - "Trust the Journey" by Kelly Rae Roberts - KRR-2.
Tony came up with a wonderful light-coverage background, as well as including lots of bling and ribbon and trim.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tony Minieri Class-Day 2

Sue has started stitching the flowers on #173 - Rosenthal Angel.  Tony's stitch guide for this one includes a lot more ribbon and metallic, as well as some interesting stitches.  What a fun class project!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tony Minieri Class

Despite the weather, Tony has finally arrived in Phoenix for the embellishment class at Family Arts Needlework.  Here is Jeannine  stitching "Hello Gentle Gratitude".  Check out the perfect magnet for this piece!

The stitch guide will be available, and can be ordered directly from Tony's website.