Stitching for the Elegant Heart

Welcome to my website. I’m Jan Vaine, author, designer and teacher of hand appliqué and embroidery, and Graham Cracker Collection is my pattern design company.

If you love to appliqué, embroider and quilt, there’s something in these pages for you. Along with my books and patterns, you’ll find design ideas, stitching tips, free patterns and more to spark your creativity, encourage your effort, and help you find the joy in hand stitching. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished artist, whether you like primitives, wools, cotton, or silks…you can stitch with an elegant heart.