Friday, December 30, 2011

January 2012 Sneak Peek

I don't even know where to begin...  These last few weeks have been an absolute whirlwind.  My brother Jason spent Christmas with Aimee, mom and I and despite all the chaos of rearranging the basement and preparing for 2012, it was wonderful to spend time with him... or should I say it was wonderful to have a handyman here for ten days...
We had our first Facebook giveaway- which was a lot of fun!  Congratulations to Barbara Qureshi who won our new hand dyed fiber pack, 'Waves of Grain' (pictured below), which will be available in January.  A new fiber pack will be available each month, and consist of an exclusive Silken Pearl colorway, 1/4" velvet and 4mm 100% silk ribbon and other yummy embellishing fibers.  A monthly auto-ship option will be available as well. 

Waves of Grain
We will be adding a new, fun, sparkly thread, called 'Dazzle', which is available in 6 colors.  It adds just a little shimmer or 'bling' to embellishing stitches, which I love.

Dazzle- Avocado
 We have added a great line of prints and solids from a trendy new company in New York called Dear Stella.

Dear Stella Solids
Dear Stella Fat 1/4 Pack

Two, new Valdani packs of three.
Valdani 'GREI'
 And somewhere in between the holidays and chaos mom was able to make a new project which will be available as a kit- The Swag Bag...

Swag Bag
I wish everyone a wonderful and safe New Year!  Stay tuned for new products, projects and giveaways coming in 2012. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Our First Giveaway!!!

Visit us on Facebook to win this NEW exclusive hand-dyed fiber embellishing pack!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Farewell to BOM 2011

Today Mary packaged the last of the 2011 BOM.  What a sigh of relief... well, for about 2 weeks.

Packaged and hauled up to the kitchen

Then through the garage to Cathy's car

Then off to USPS!

What a load!  I hope all the 2011 BOM participants enjoy their final package!
Time to focus on January 2012!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Crazy for Wire Trees

We have been so busy this past week moving things from one side of the basement to the other trying to squeeze out just a little more space.  I am absolutely exhausted!  We might be halfway there, but it's hard to envision since everything is everywhere.
We love these wire trees; adorned with Holiday Birds, (kit and tree available at so much so, that Cathy came up with an adorable new project- a Flurry Tree Skirt! 

This new kit is available for a limited time.  Wire trees, Holiday Bird kits and Flurry Tree Skirt kits can be purchased at

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New, African Fabrics

While mom and I were at market in Houston, we spotted these unique African Fabrics.  They are a hand-stamped, indigo dyed light cotton fabric.  The thing I love most about these fabrics are the little imperfections in some parts of the design; this tells you they are truly a handmade product.

Fat Quarter Pack Available
These fabrics are an absolute steal priced at only $7.50 a yard!  
Fabrics are available at

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New, Project Bags!

Before my brother Jason left for Portland, he designed and silkscreened these exclusive bags for my mom.  They are the perfect size for a small project and notions case.  They are available (while they last), at

Friday, December 2, 2011

New Kit!

Mom and I made these sweet little lavender sachets and decided to add them as a mini kit for December.  The kit is available at  

What a great, quick, gift idea!

Monday, November 28, 2011

December Sneak Peek

Well, with December right around the corner, I thought a sneak peek of what's coming is almost past due. I have neglected my blog for the last week- for good reason though.  I had my family, almost my entire family (my brother, Jason, who lives in Portland didn't make it- which I was pretty distraught about), here to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Words can't describe how it felt to have my grandparents, Nanny and Pops, my sister Aimee and my brother Andrew (who I haven't seen for almost a year), and of course my mom all in the same place for about 3 days.  It was such a whirlwind that I think I forgot to just soak it in.  I tell people all the time that I don't think my mom has suffered from 'empty nest syndrome' because she just go-go-goes; but it is no secret that I have and continue to struggle not having my brothers and sister around.  I just can't accept the fact that they are all grown up and that they have their own lives.  I tell them all the time that they grew up, moved away and forgot about me.  The guilt trip has not worked thus far, so I am up for any suggestions.   I also tried to convince Nanny and Pops that we would bash out the living room wall and add an extension to the house- the 'grandparents quarters', so they could spend 6 months here and 6 months in Spokane.  They laughed- so I take that as a no.  I just don't see or have them around nearly as much as I need.   Nanny and Pops, the offer is open, if you ever change your mind.  Pops, I promise not to give you an unbearable 'To Do' list, and Nanny I promise to make mom lay off on the 'projects' in hand 24/7.  I love you both very much! xxxxx
Andrew, Jason and Aimee- I love you guys so much and miss you terribly!  A phone call, Andrew and Jason, every once in a while, would be more than amazing!  Vee-vee, I know you haven't forgotten about me, but you could visit more than once every 3 months... xxxxx
Ok, enough sappy stuff- onto what's coming in December (2 days away, yikes!).

New, skinny mini's

Buddy Cases- new color- RED!

New, silkscreened project bags- by my brother Jason.

New, mini project, lavender sachets, by mom and I.

5 new fat 1/4 packs!

New, scissor fobs!

New, ribbon pack- perfect for stem embellishment.

Awesome, new hand stamped/Indigo dyed African fabrics!

Over 30 new cotton fabrics!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday filled with family and friends!  Watch for December's web update; we have 12 great gift ideas and tons of new fabrics and embellishments.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Space Please!

We are busting at the seams, here at Sue Spargo Folk-art Quilts!  As BOM 2011 draws to an end, we are drowning in hundreds of yards of wool and tripping over bolt after bolt of fabric as we slowly make our way through cutting backing, bindings and borders.  On top of that, 2012 BOM wool is starting to come in along with new fabrics we ordered at Market.  I swear it feels like I have unpacked and scanned at least 100 bolts of the new fabrics- but after a quick count it is only just over 30!  I thought it was about time I showed you a few behind the scenes shots- so here goes:

Trash Night!

New African Hand Stamped/Indigo Dyes.  Love, love, love these!  Available on the website in December.

Just a few of the new fabrics coming to the website in December.

The post would be incomplete without a picture of my babies sporting their new haircuts.  Unfortunately, Zoe was having absolutely no part of the camera tonight, but Marley was more than happy to strike a pose!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Early Bird Thread Cutter

I spent most of today working on December's web update, concentrating on gift ideas.  I cannot believe the holidays are just around the corner- and if anyone is like me, you have an awful lot of shopping ahead of you!  The Early Bird Thread Cutter- inspired by mom's design, is handcrafted by a silversmith in Spokane.  I just love these little guys- a perfect gift for that special someone!  Available at

Friday, November 11, 2011

So much Chenille, so little time...

Oh, how I love Chenille!  So soft to the touch, such vibrant color, and when used for embellishing it adds so much dimension and interest.  Over the  past year we have added new colors to the website monthly.   Visit, to see our luscious supply of Silken Chenille.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend,