17 fun new stitcheries to sew, switch, and swap – with Gail Pan! (+ giveaway!)

Sew switchable, swappable stitcheries with the bestselling author of the “Patchwork Loves Embroidery” series!

Changing Seasons

Gail Pan’s sweet and sentimental embroideries take on a delightful twist in her new book Changing Seasons. Small patchwork quilts include spaces to spotlight interchangeable embroidery panels, making it easy to replace one pretty piece for another to reflect the time of year.

From Changing Seasons
Choose the embroidery you want to display depending on your mood that day!

Projects inspired by seasons, holidays, celebrations, and the comforts of home mean there’s always a beautiful stitchery to display. In addition to small quilts and framed art, Gail includes seven embroidered banners for all kinds of occasions—they’ll make even ordinary days special.

Celebration Banner
One of seven celebration banners you’ll find in the book.

We asked Gail a few questions about her stitching life; read on for her answers!


Gail PanST!: This is your fourth book with Martingale—what inspired you to write Changing Seasons?

Gail: Martingale’s Publisher and Chief Visionary Officer, Jennifer Keltner, put the idea in my head and I ran with it. Once I got started there was no stopping! Words are great to put on embroidery projects, and I wanted to make things that would inspire and celebrate life.

ST!: What’s your typical process for designing, and where do you find your inspiration?

Gail: I usually start sketching things, anything. But sometimes I have a light-bulb moment when I am out and about.

As the Seasons Change
As the Seasons Change—stitch a swappable little quilt for spring, summer, fall, and winter.

ST!: It’s obvious that you have a love of embroidery; what draws you to it?

Gail: It’s nice to be able to create a lovely picture with thread. It’s portable too—I take it everywhere.

ST!: What do you love most about creating with thread and fabric?

Gail: The finish! I get so excited when I can look back and see what I’ve created.

Give Thanks
Give Thanks

ST!: Finish these sentences for us!

If I had a three-word stitching mantra, it would be: Keep on stitching.

My best tip for new stitchers is: Take it slow. It’s not a race and you want to enjoy the process.

Before I begin a project, I must have: All my threads ready to go.

If I had a sewing superpower, it would be: Binding in about a quarter of the time it takes me!

See more from Changing Seasons >>>


Changing SeasonsWe’ve got a copy of Changing Seasons to give away to one lucky winner today! To enter your name in the random drawing, tell us in the comments:

What’s your level of embroidery expertise?

  • I’m an embroidery expert.
  • I love embroidery, and I’m still learning.
  • Beginner—but now I want to learn how with Gail!

We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’d like to start sewing with Gail right now, you can purchase the book at our website and we’ll send you a link to download the eBook version for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Marilynn, who says:

“I have been embroidering a long time, but always learning new stitches. It is such a pleasure and relaxing to do embroidery projects.”

We’ll email you about your prize, Marilynn—congratulations!


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