What's Happening?

We are excited to share our news and upcoming events with you.

We are working to keep this page updated more frequently,

so you can see what is happening through our needles' eyes!

Our current schedule of events is a bit up in the air right now, due to COVID-19 restrictions. We will update as soon as possible.

We have enjoyed our Hopeful Bluebird Stitch Along! While the pattern for this lovely wall hanging is no longer available for free, it will soon be available in our web store. It's never too late to join our Facebook group where we have been inspired by all the beautiful work that has been shared.

No deadlines...just jump right in! 

Summer Fun!

We are thrilled to be joining eleven

fabulous designers this summer for the

Woolen Oak Mystery Stitch-A-Long, 

beginning on June 1, 2020.

Go to our Woolen Oak page for more information.

We have finished our Block of the Month,  In the Garden,  at Primitive Homespuns Wool and Needleworks, in Frederick, MD, but it is not too late to stitch it. You can read about each block on our blog, and patterns are available for purchase in our web shop. Both digital and hard copy patterns with necessary ribbon are for sale.

In the Garden 

Full kits available at:

Primitive Homespuns Wool & Needleworks

120 N. East Street
Frederick, MD 21701

These designs were created for our wool Block of the Month series, In the Garden. The blocks can be part of a quilt, or you can use the finished block in any way you would like: a small wall hanging, tablemat, or whatever you and your creativity decide! We have created a quilt with the twelve blocks, but we have also made a few smaller wallhangings with individual blocks. It's never too late to join us In the Garden!!

All blocks are available in

our store!!

Full Quilt pattern available




Robin and Forsythia

Oak Leaves and Acorns

Hummingbird and Fuchsia

Dragonfly and Fern

Cardinals and Holly



Monarch and Butterfly Bush

Garden Gate

Wheelbarrow of Flowers

We had a wonderful time teaching at the Academy of Appliqué in Williamsburg, VA, in March!

We are working on a new quilt and would love for you to join us on our adventure. We have a few kits left, which include pattern, instructions, and  ribbon or special materials needed to make the blocks.

 Woodland Reverie

Academy of Appliqué

Kingsmill Resort

1010 Kingsmill Rd.

Williamsburg, VA 23185

March 2–4, 2020


Check our web shop to purchase patterns and kits for these two blocks in our new quilt, Woodland Reverie. We have a limited supply, so don't delay!

We are disappointed to announce that due to COVID-19, Baltimore on the Prairie 2020 has been cancelled. We do, however, plan to offer patterns and/or kits for both of these blocks in the near future, so check back!

Class: Baltimore Fraktur

Baltimore on the Prairie

Lied Lodge and Convention Center 

Nebraska City, NE


Inspired by a Baltimore Album Quilt in the DAR Museum collection, this lovely block is rendered in wool with ribbon embellishment. In this class, we will explore basic wool appliqué skills, teaching you several placement methods. Embroidery with a variety of fibers—threads and ribbon—and several ribbon flowers will enhance our wool design. Class kits will include all ribbon needed to complete the block, and optional wool kits will be available for purchase in two colorways.

Class: Floral Elegance 

Baltimore on the Prairie

Lied Lodge and Convention Center 

Nebraska City, NE


This design was created to showcase a neutral palette. Various neutral wools were used for the leaves and vase, while assorted cream, taupe, and beige ribbons were used for the flowers. These neutral shades work together to create an elegant vase of flowers that would be perfect as a wall hanging or a center medallion to build a quilt around. This class will cover basic wool appliqué skills, along with various techniques to create the ribbon flowers. Simple embroidery stitches will also be taught to add that perfect final detail to your block.

We still have a few kits of the blocks we previously taught at the Academy of Appliqué available in our web store—including all material, ribbon, and thread needed to complete the blocks, with detailed pictorial instructions.

Kits are limited, so act fast if you are interested!

Ribbon comes to life as beautiful blooms for this lovely vase of flowers, inspired by a Baltimore Album block from the Lovely Lane Museum. You can have fun exploring a variety of materials (ribbons, velvet, wool, gimp, metallic threads, silk) to create a sunflower, violet, honeysuckle, asters, and roses in a lovely Victorian vase—as well as a buzzing bee. We use back-basting appliqué, our preferred method, for most of the foliage, though you can use your method of choice. Embroidery stitches add the finishing touches, including some stumpwork techniques. The kit includes all ribbon and embroidery threads needed to complete the block.

Inspired by vintage botanical prints, these four small blocks—featuring sweet peas, tulips, zinnias, and a lily—are created with a wealth of materials, including wired ribbon, silk ribbon, sari silk, hand-dyed threads, velvet, and more. The kit includes all ribbon and embroidery threads needed to complete the four blocks, which can be used individually, joined together, or become part of a quilt. Find out just how fun and easy it is to make realistic blooms out of ribbon!

This original quilt design uses the Lovely Vase block as a center medallion, with the four Botanical Beauties blocks as corner blocks. The kit here includes the ribbon and thread needed for the four swags, as well as directions for assembling the entire quilt. Quilt measures 38 inches square, with border.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”


Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 classic, The Secret Garden, is the inspiration for this block. Create your own secret gardens (sans weeds), using a variety of techniques and fibers. Back-basting appliqué builds the garden walls; embroidery and ribbon work will fill it with blooms; a creative use of sari silk will give your gnarled wisteria trunk dimension; and gathered ribbon flowers frame it all.  

Zierblumen (Bouquet of Flowers)


Ribbon blooms in this lovely bouquet are inspired by an antique chromolithograph print from Germany entitled “Zierblumen,” dated 1894. Ribbon is transformed into roses, carnations, fuchsia, pansies, geraniums, forget-me-nots, and some leaves. Basic embroidery stitches add the finishing touches. Kit includes all fabric, ribbon, and embroidery threads needed to complete the block, except background fabric.

Our pattern, Marcia's Flowers, is available in our web store! You have the choice of a warm or bright color palette, and can select either a paper copy or a digital copy.

This wool appliqué pattern was created to top a wooden box, but it could be used as a pillow, a block in a wall hanging, a book cover, or a sewing kit cover . . . wherever your imagination takes you! Complete pattern with templates and embroidery stitch guide included.  Finished size: 8”x10” (design size: 5¼”x8¼”)

Our Fairy Tale Album has travelled the world, hanging in quilt shows in Houston, Chicago, Virginia, and Birmingham, UK. We have more plans for this creation in the works...someday!

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Last update 7/30/20

Teri Young and Kara Mason

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