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.

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.