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2023 Edition release dates and upgrade costs

Our adventures with the rolling release of Spools Teacher have made us doubly cautious about setting release dates, but, if the Lord wills, we prayerfully hope to release 2023 Tapestry of Grace Integrated and Spools samples in January of 2023, and we hope to release the edition itself on December 1, 2023.

Final new prices for 2023 edition products have not been set across the board, but we are fixing the 2023 upgrade cost at $50 per year plan for Tapestry of Grace Integrated, and we expect to make a (proportionately smaller) upgrade fee option available for Tapestry of Grace Spools. 

If you purchased Tapestry materials after December 30th, 2020, or plan to purchase before December 1 of 2023, you may be wishing you had some way to get an upgrade to the 2023 Integrated or Spools (or both) without having to pay money for it.  Well, wonder no further!  If you would prefer to exchange materials or labor (figured at $15/hr), rather than cash, you can explore any of the following options:

  • Student Writing Samples for our Writing Page: We are working to build our library of Writing Samples (samples of student papers completed according to the Writing Aids genres and TOG  writing assignments).
  • Book Descriptions and Reviews for our Booklist: We need thousands (literally) of book descriptions and reviews for the new Booklist Tool.  These reviews will also help us to select the very best books for the 2023 Booklist. 
  • Product Developers in These Areas of Interest:
    • Greek and Latin vocabulary root lessons 
    • Art appreciation lessons
  • Other: Any idea you’ve had that you would love to contribute… just open a ticket and we’ll have a conversation about it!  We can’t guarantee that we will say “yes,” but we’ll be eager to explore the possibility. 🙂

Finished Corrections

We have completed corrections to Tapestry of Grace Integrated 2020 and Spools (both 2020 and 2021 editions).  We have reloaded all Integrated units and Spools units into TOGO. Previously, 2020 and 2021 Student Spools have only been available via download, but in response to your customer feedback we are moving them to TOGO!

NEW since july newsletter: Spools Listings in the Store

Expect to see a dramatically simplified set of Spools products in the store when you next come to visit our website!  Instead of searching through hundreds of Spools products, you will be able to select the appropriate variations (level, subject, teacher or student, edition, etc.) from one Spools product listing for each year.


Sales and Coupons

We are currently offering several big coupons and a giveaway that will all be good through at least the end of August 2022.  

  • 40% off coupon for a new purchase of Writing Aids.  We are collecting writing samples, designing new videos, adding English Grammar worksheets, and thinking about spelling, phonics, reading comprehension, and root words.  

  • As a celebration of the English Grammar program release, we are giving away one free unit of handwriting with any first purchase of the English Grammar program.  

  • We are getting reports from moms that Weft History Audio has dramatically helped their homeschool, and reports from children who love it too!  In celebration, we are offering a 40% off coupon for Weft History Audio this summer. You can use on any available Weft products, whether full years or units, as we finish rolling out Years 3 and 4!  Weft History Audio and upcoming Weft History Readers are the primary resources on which future History discussion questions and answers will be based at the lower levels, which means that these will be primary recommended history resource for Lower Grammar and Upper Grammar students in the 2023 Edition as well.  NOTE: this is your best 2022 chance to get a primary 2021 Spools and 2023 Integrated/Spools resource for $21 per year—grab it while you can!   

  • 60% off coupon for the new Dialectic Literature Stitches book studies.  This coupon is designed to make it easy for you to purchase any complete year of Dialectic Literature Stitches for the same price you would pay to buy Year 1 Literature Studies for Young Adults. The coupon should appear on the checkout page when you put any of the Dialectic Literature Stitches in your cart. Click on the coupon to use it, or let us know if there seems to be a problem!   

General Reminders
  • Paying with a Credit Card: We have recently added an article to our Knowledge Base to help guide you through the process of paying for Tapestry products with a credit card or debit card! 
  • Phone Options: Please contact us using the small yellow “Help” button in the bottom right corner of any page on our website.  There, you can now open a ticket to schedule a phone call or even an online meeting!  
  • Work/Study Program: If you have skills that we can use, and are able to offer sufficient time to offset the investment of training, we would be delighted to consider an exchange of brand-new curriculum for labor.  (For any in need who cannot offer labor, please know that we continue to offer our Scholarship Program just as before!)  You can use this program to earn any product we sell, including upgrades to the 2023 Edition.     
  • School Choice: Did you catch the news about school choice?  We are now approved on ClassWallet for both New Hampshire and Arizona, and we are working towards more states.  To become an approved vendor in any state, we need our customers in that states to send a request to ClassWallet so that we will be added as a vendor.  If that happens, you should be able to use tax dollars to purchase TOG products!  School choice is only becoming more of a thing in 2022, so even if your state does not offer school choice options now, it may do so soon!  This independent website, EdChoice, can tell you about the options in your state.   
  • Teacher Training Resources: If you look on the Tapestry University page (just scroll to the bottom of the homepage and look on the right), you will see all our teacher training resources neatly lined up and free to all comers.  Some of them will also be added to the Planning page.  A few need revisions to reflect the new interface, so we will gradually be working on those as well.  Thank you to those on Facebook who brought up this suggestion!  We can’t afford to make a habit of permanently free products, of course, but in this case I think it is the right answer!  
  • Fee for Late Upgrade from Locklizard: Over the last two years, we have been glad to bear the costs of free upgrades from Locklizard for all comers!  However, now that we have lost access to our Locklizard licenses and records, it is more difficult and time consuming for our staff to look up latecomers’ records and help them make the transition.  The good news is that it can still be done!  The bad news is that we will now charge a $15 “Lookup Fee” for an upgrade from Locklizard to our new watermarking system.  If you have not yet transitioned, click here to learn more about this process, or simply use keyword “great transition” or “account” to search for articles in our Help button knowledge base!
  • Retiring Products: I have a short list of products that we prayerfully expect to be retiring in the spring of 2023.  They are:
    1. Planning Aids
    2. Tapestry Primer
    3. Poetics
    4. Literature Studies for Young Adults
    5. Map Aids
    6. Evaluations (Lower Grammar and Upper Grammar levels)
    7. Big Story Game   

      If you own digital versions of any of these products, don’t worry!  They will always be available to you as downloads via your account (at bare minimum), and most (if not all) will be available via sections of TOGO that will only be visible to owners of these products.  Also, be assured that we are not retiring these products because we don’t love them as much as you do!  Rather, we love them so much that we are integrating them into the 2023 editions of our main curricula.  That’s right: starting in 2023, you’ll have all the useful content we can find from these seven products incorporated into Integrated Tapestry, Tapestry Spools, and (or) the Warp! 

      You will hear more details about the future of each product and the transition of content to new places in the 2023 editions in future newsletters, so keep an eye out! 

      Finally, one important note: we have a few copies of the print version of Primer left, and after that we will only be selling digital versions through 2022.  Therefore, if you (or a friend) really, really wants a print package copy of Primer, grab it soon!  The same applies to printed copies of Poetics (digital versions will continue to be available through 2022 at least). 

Production News
  • The Booklist Tool: We prayerfully hope to release this tool on November 1 of 2022.  We are beginning with books for the most recent editions, and we will work our way backwards so that it can be useful right from the beginning even if we are continuing to add to it.  When completed, we expect the Booklist tool will allow you to search by level, subject, TOG edition, print/kindle/audio availability, weeks/units/years used, etc.  We are also actively soliciting reviews of books from our TOG users to help guide you in your book-choosing decisions!

  • NEW SINCE JULY NEWSLETTERMap Aids Student and Teacher Maps Available in Store: Our Map Aids product listings in the store now include options for digital student or teacher map sets by level, year, and unit. Print student map sets are also available.

  • NEW SINCE JULY NEWSLETTER — Teacher Key Maps Added to 2021 Full Rack and Geography Teacher Spools: In response to customer feedback (you know who you are—thank you!), we have added access to the Map Aids “answer key” or “teacher” maps to your 2021 Teacher Spools products (Full Rack or Geography).  These maps can now be accessed via the Map Aids section of your unit pages.

  • Dialectic Literature Stitches:

    Below is the complete list of Dialectic Literature Stitches book studies that are already available in the store. Please note that the content of these Stitches is different from the content of Dialectic Literature in 2020 Edition Integrated and Spools.  

    Many (but not all) of these Stitches studies will eventually be incorporated into the 2023 editions of Integrated and Spools, but we will also continue to make them available separately as Stitches even after the release of that 2023 edition because we think there is value in allowing people to mix/match/switch/design/customize their Literature studies if they wish.  Also, there are simply too many good books available to fit everything into the Integrated and Spools year-plans, so making individual book studies available for summer study or substitution even after the 2023 edition is released seems like a good idea!

    Our goal for this year, while the 2023 edition is in development, is that a full year of these Stitches Dialectic LIterature studies will cost about the same amount as the Year 1 Literature Studies for Young Adults product. To that end, we have a 60% off coupon available through December 31, 2022 to help ensure that the total costs of a full year’s Dialectic Literature Stitches do not exceed the cost of Year 1 Literature Studies for Young Adults during this calendar year of 2022. Please note, however, that purchasing even a full year’s collection of Dialectic Literature Stitches will not entitle the purchaser to copies of 2023 Spools or Integrated products containing the equivalent content. Those must be purchased separately as they become available, or received as part of a 2023 Edition upgrade.

    Finally, please note that our standard copyright rules for group use do apply to this product: if you are using one of the Dialectic Literature Stitches studies to teach a class, then the family of each student in your class must own a copy of at least the student materials. You may not purchase one student copy plus one teacher copy and distribute copies of the student materials to your entire class; you may only distribute student copies to your own children in your home. Thank you for your faithful adherence to copyright law, which helps to keep us in business.

  • Weft History Audio: We are loading the content files for Year 3 Units 2 and 3 today, and will also release for sale complete Year 3 and Year 4 Weft History Audio in the store today, which means you will automatically receive access to the remaining units as we complete them over the next four weeks. Your children can listen to Weft History audio samples via the new Warp & Weft page, and you can send their feedback by opening a ticket on the website.  (40% coupons available through August 2022!)
  • BUC Legacy Memberships: Since the BUC seems to have settled out well, we now feel reasonably confident that we can sell interested parties a retroactive BUC Legacy Membership that never expires and grants you access to reconciliation charts, reading assignments, and any relevant Literature worksheet or other pages that we have included in the BUC up until now for books recommended since 2013.  The prices are as follows:
    • $100 | BUC Legacy Membership: All Four Years* (lifetime access to everything in the BUC past, present, and future, for all four years of Tapestry, all editions as far back as the BUC goes, which is 2013 at least, and further in some cases). 
    • $25 | BUC Legacy Membership: Year 1* (lifetime access to everything in the BUC past, present, and future, for Year 1 of Tapestry, all editions as far back as the BUC goes, which is 2013 at least, and further in some cases).
    • $25 | BUC Legacy Membership: Year 2* (lifetime access to everything in the BUC past, present, and future, for Year 2 of Tapestry, all editions as far back as the BUC goes, which is 2013 at least, and further in some cases).
    • $25 | BUC Legacy Membership: Year 3* (lifetime access to everything in the BUC past, present, and future, for Year 3 of Tapestry, all editions as far back as the BUC goes, which is 2013 at least, and further in some cases).
    • $25 | BUC Legacy Membership: Year 4* (lifetime access to everything in the BUC past, present, and future, for Year 4 of Tapestry, all editions as far back as the BUC goes, which is 2013 at least, and further in some cases).

      *Good for the rest of your homeschooling life, but not transferable to friends, relatives, or future purchasers of your used curriculum products. (Please note that if you already own a BUC Legacy Membership for any year plans you may have purchased before January 1, 2021, you do not need to consider buying this product for those year plans.) 

Production Calendar

Please note that this production calendar is an approximation only and subject to continuous change. The planned products and elements of new editions listed below are subject to change throughout the design process. Also, product development routinely runs two to six months late in “real time” due to a variety of factors, including unforeseeable circumstances. We urge you not to plan your school year around the expectation of having certain products available within the exact time frame described on this calendar.

June – August 2022
  • Corrections Season: fixes and updates based on customer feedback, across all products and website pages.
  • Complete Weft History Audio Project
    • Year 1: finished and available in the store
    • Year 2: finished and available in the store
    • Year 3: finished and available in the store
    • Year 4: Unit 1 now available in the store
  • Begin Grammar Worksheets Project (LG and UG, Y1-Y4)
  • Begin Rhetoric Literature Stitches Project
  • Continue Booklist Project: We expect to release the booklist tool, and also booklist pages on the Loom, in November of 2022.
  • Continue Warp Science and Math Project
  • Continue Warp History Project
  • Release all four years of Tapestry’s NEW English Grammar program (God willing, early June) – now available in the store
  • Release Tapestry Science Stitches samples
  • Begin to release Stitches Dialectic Literature Studies
Year 1 Titles

Ancient Egyptian Stories

The Bible

Sons of Encouragement

The Well of Sacrifice

The Chi-Lin Purse

Hittite Warrior

God King

Black Ships Before Troy

Victory on the Walls

Mythology

The Wanderings of Odysseus

Eagle of the Ninth

Year 2 Titles

The Sword and the Circle, by Rosemary Sutcliff – now available in the store

Arabian Nights, by Anonymous (Year 2 Dialectic Literature Reader) – now available in the store

Legends of Charlemagne (Year 2 Dialectic Literature Reader) – now available in the store

Northland Heroes (Year 2 Dialectic Literature Reader) – now available in the store

Canterbury Talesnow available in the store

Divine Comedynow available in the store

The Second Mrs. Giaconda

Good Masters, Sweet Ladies!now available in the store

Faerie Queene (Year 2 Dialectic Literature Reader)

The King’s Fifth

Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Perilous Gard

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Robinson Crusoe (Year 2 Dialectic Literature Reader)

Pilgrim’s Progress (Year 2 Dialectic Literature Reader)

Gulliver’s Travels

Johnny Tremain

Olney Hymns

Year 3 Titles

Frankensteinnow available in the store

European and American Short Stories (Year 3 Dialectic Literature Reader)

European and American Poetry (Year 3 Dialectic Literature Reader)

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Slave Dancer

Tom Sawyer

Dragon’s Gate

Rifles for Watie

Moby Dick

Hound of the Baskervilles

The Jungle Book

Peter Pan

Year 4 Titles

Call of the Wildnow available in the store

Our Town

World War I Short Stories

Robert Frost

Popular Songs and Poetry

Glinda of Oz

Black Duck

The Red Pony

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Lilies of the Field

Tunnel in the Sky

Hunt for Red October (Movie)

Viceroy’s House (Movie)

Bridges at Toko-Ri (Movie)

Chu-Ju’s House

Inside Out and Back Again

Cloud and Wallfish

Peter Nimble

September – December 2022
  • Release new Booklist Tool of Tapestryofgrace.com in November, and release Booklist pages for the 2020 edition on the Loom.
  • Continue Warp History Project
  • Begin Weft Readers Project (History, Literature, Math and Science)
  • Complete Grammar Worksheets Project (LG and UG, Y1-Y4)
  • Begin Global Update Project: 2023 Editions of Integrated Tapestry of Grace and Spools Subjects
Looking Ahead to 2023

Particularly with regard to upcoming editions, we want to remind you that this production calendar is an approximation only and subject to continuous change. The planned products and elements of new editions listed below are subject to change throughout the design process. Also, product development routinely runs two to six months late in “real time” due to a variety of factors, including unforeseeable circumstances. We urge you not to plan your school year around the expectation of having certain products available within the exact time frame described on this calendar.

  • Release new Writing section of Tapestryofgrace.com
  • Release new Warp articles: History
  • Release Weft History Readers (Upper Grammar spine texts)
    • Year 1
    • Year 2
    • Year 3
    • Year 4
  • Release Weft Literature Readers (Grammar Level anthologies)
    • Year 1
    • Year 2
    • Year 3
    • Year 4
  • Release Weft Math and Science Readers (Upper Grammar spine texts)
    • Year 1
    • Year 2
    • Year 3
    • Year 4
  • Release global update:**
    • 2023 Editions of Integrated Tapestry of Grace and Spools Subjects
    • Updated booklist (incorporating Warp and Weft readings)
    • Updated Vocabulary: LG and UG
    • NEW History Questions and Answers: LG and UG
    • Poetics replaced by Literary Toolbox, Warp Articles, and Loom Articles
    • More TBD

**2023 Edition year-plan updates will be available for free to those who purchased Integrated Tapestry year plans prior to December 31, 2020. All other purchasers must pay a fee (amount TBD, but we hope quite reasonable) to update to the latest edition.