Frequent visitors to Prairie Point Quilt & Fabric Shop have probably seen one of our best-selling books in the shop, A Change of Seasons by Bonnie Sullivan. Folk-art style continues to be popular, and this book is full of projects you can display in your home every season of the year.
Part of its popularity at Prairie Point is Lisa's regular project contributions of gorgeous quilts, wall hangings, and other small home decor. She is also teaching a monthly club called Prairie Wool Club: A Change of Seasons. Each month members gather to sew and work on a new design.
Woolies Flannel is 100% cotton flannel fabric, designed and printed to look like wool textures. More colors will arrive later this summer.
I can't wait to see these autumn designs. Harvest Home is wool appliqued on Robert Kaufman's Essex Linen background, as are the other three framed pictures. The quilt is Woolies Flannel with wool applique to make a cozy, nice, small throw. Wouldn't you just love to have this in your home? The piecing is simple, the applique is relaxing.
Christmas is a'comin'. I think I better join her club so I can get all these made. I know where to get the fabric!
Using three enjoyable techniques - patchwork, wool applique, and hand embroidery - this book offers quilts, wall hangings, pillows, framed pictures, banners, and more. Seasons of beauty, stitched by you is how this collection is described.
Lisa is making kits for many of the book projects. She also teaches Beginning Wool Applique. Find her next class in the Fall.
One more thing! Bonnie is coming out with a new book in September. I think I counted almost twenty projects in it, again using wool applique, embroidery, and Woolies Flannel.
Bonnie Sullivan is a fabric designer, quilter, fiber artist, and author. She is the owner of All Through the Night pattern company. Pay her a visit!
I'll share more peeks into this book later this summer in the weekly newsletter. Let the shop gals know if you want a copy saved for you with the first arrivals.
Wool is wonderful to work with. It is so Americana, folk art. It feels so natural in the hands. Sewing with wool makes me think of these words --
She seeks wool and flax and works willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13