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At the Shop: Sew you want to make a Christmas stocking


For those of you who have visited the shop, you may recognize our staff member Sue and these charming wall hangings:

Sue’s Seasonal & Baby Wall Hangings


What you may not know is that Sue herself is the designer of these patterns!

Sue has been at Keepsake Quilting since 2005 and quilting for 25+ years after being inspired by her sister-in-law’s applique work. It’s not surprising, therefore, that Sue’s favorite thing to do is applique, and her favorite notions are the Aurifil™ Thread Collection, the 60° Triangle used with our Easy Stripe Table Runner, and the Porta-Trace Light Box. Before joining the KQ team, Sue submitted a piece to one of our Challenges and won an Honorable Mention, which is what prompted her to start designing her own patterns.  Now her patterns are sold exclusively at the Keepsake Quilting retail shop! Also, many of the models you see in our catalogue and at the shop are made by Sue. If you are putting together a table runner and get stumped- come on in to the shop and Sue will be able to help you.

Recently, Sue came up with a new pattern quite appropriate to this month’s shop theme of Christmas in July: a Christmas stocking!  We have been searching for a beautiful stocking pattern, and we love what Sue designed. While the pattern is sold exclusively at our shop, you are welcome to call and order it over the phone at 603-253-4026.


Sue's Christmas Stocking

She has chosen to make this model using red and silver—but think of the color way possibilities: red and green; red and gold; blue and silver—not to mention country primitive colors vs. those that have some sparkle!  We can’t wait to see what she comes up with for a Christmas tree skirt pattern…

Don’t forget—tomorrow Friday July 19th, we are demonstrating how to make these Woven Snowflakes from 10am–2pm. Come see how easy these are to make!


Woven Snowflakes


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