Spring Creek NeedleArt’s Blog

Quiet Books

A couple of years ago at Quilt Festival in Houston, a fellow exhibitor was looking at our Zany Zoo Faces and remarked that the pattern could be used to make a Quiet Book as a companion to the wall quilt. What a great idea! Quiet Books use the same blocks found in the patterns. Flannel […]

I love your patterns, but I don’t like to applique…

We’ve heard this more times than we care to count. In conversations with our customers, we’ve discovered that often it’s not applique they don’t like, but rather the method of applique they’ve tried. Many quilters do not realize how many different techniques there are for applique. Just to turn under the edge/seam allowance, one can […]

Virginia’s Sunbonnet Sues

In December 2004, my stepmother and Bonus Mom (so named by my brother), Virginia, shared with me a real treasure – thirty Sunbonnet Sue blocks made by her late husband’s maternal grandmother in the early 1940s. The grandmother stitched the Sues to pass the time, using whatever materials she had on hand. The Sues were cut from […]

About Those Borders on Our Patterns

Anyone who has purchased our patterns has probably noticed that we don’t do much when it comes to borders. Most are narrow and, in some cases, non-existent. There is a reason for that. Our emphasis is on the central figure(s). Many purchasers already have a finished size in mind and it is usually larger than […]

A Tale of Two Singers

One of my favorite childhood memories is the sight and sound of my mother sewing on her Singer Featherweight. It was her opportunity to get away from it all and be creative, even for a short time. Mom was a wonderful seamstress. She made her own clothes, clothes for my siblings and me (when we […]