Saturday, February 28, 2015

Where has February Gone

Hi Everyone

I cannot believe that tomorrow is March.  Where is this year going.  I'm sure the days are getting shorter.  

WHAT'S NEW

Reproduction fabrics are the flavor of this week.






CLASS ACTION

Sue Ross's class.






Love this peacock.


Close up on the tail.



FUSSY CUT STARS

We are starting to see customer's quilts with their fussy cut six point stars in the shop.  This one is a beauty.  The stars are great around a medallion centre.  Love the tree applique.  This is another fabulous way to set your six point stars with hexagons.  Well done, we love to see your work in the shop.



Here are a few more of our stars.  Get inspired.





Melinda









Saturday, February 14, 2015

Quiltsmith Retreat - Bookings Open Now

Hi Everyone

I'm sick of the heat and humidity, bring on winter. 

We now have the details for the 

2015 QUILTSMITH RETREAT

in the beautiful

HUNTER VALLEY

FRIDAY 15 MAY TO SUNDAY 17 MAY

This year we are heading north into the Hunter Valley wine district.

The Hunter Valley Hotel Academy in Kurri Kurri is our venue this year.  Just off the F3 Cessnock turnoff, it is an easy drive from Sydney.

The retreat is fully catered from Friday afternoon until Sunday lunch.  Single and Twin accommodation is available.

Please come and join us on this laid back weekend, sewing with friends.  Be inspired by what is happening in the room.

Please phone the shop on 02 9550 4947 for details and to book your place.  Numbers are limited.

WHAT'S NEW


Please note we are out of the cream bird, but expecting more in a fortnight or so.  So please ring the shop if you would like some put aside.

FUSSY CUT STARS





Melinda



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wow It's February

Hi Everyone

This is our first week back into the normal routine.  Welcome back to our regular class attendees it's been wonderful to see you all and see what you have been up to over the break.

WHAT'S NEW




CLASS ACTION





Marg George's class.



Anne Sommerlad's class.

QUILT PARADE

These are quilts that came to visit the shop.




FUSSY CUT STARS

Janet, Margy and I are all in the process of sewing our stars together.  I made my last star last week.

Stay tuned for updates as we get them together.  Here are a few more stars keep you inspired.




Melinda








Saturday, January 31, 2015

LETTERS HOME - NEW BLOCK OF THE MONTH

Hi Everyone

I'm really excited to launch this new BOM - Letters Home, by Legacy Patterns.

.  It was the quilt that really caught my eye when I was in Houston.  Then I realised it came in two colourways and I bought the program on the spot. I loved the Blue version and then the Colonial version, with its lightness called to me.  They are both beautiful.

This is a reproduction of an 1840's quilt but the colours sparkle.  These are no drab brown reproduction quilts; and they have their own love story.

LETTERS HOME

You're invited to experience the love story of the century. The Story is about Lizzy and Ian who come from Europe in 1840 to the United States. 

"Lizzy is anxious to hear from Ian soon.  His letters can take so long to reach her she worries for his safety.  She keeps busy tending her garden and chickens but the loneliness is hard to overcome.  She knows as summer turns to autumn the days will grow shorter and the darkness of the night will linger.  The one thing that gives her hope is the quilt she is making for Ian and his return."  

The story ties together the fabrics and the quilt with the couple’s journey, trials and struggles in the 1840's.  The inner border represents the outline of a postage stamp.  The four stars in the final border represent the North Star that can be seen anywhere in the world.  

You can choose between two colourways of the quilt.  The Blue Version or the Colonial Version.



Blue Version


We have started on the shop quilt.  Yummy.



Colonial Version


Close up of the two border fabrics. Really really nice.

You can find the full details for Letters Home on our web-site or give the shop a call.  Numbers are limited.

Melinda


Friday, January 30, 2015

2015 Class List

Hi Everyone

Now that Summer School is winding down, my focus is on our regular classes.

As with every new year, now is the best time to secure a place in one of our regular monthly classes. Some of these classes have not had a spare seat in them for years, and I know many of you have tried to book into them.

I have shown which classes have vacancies today.  There are only one or two spare seats in each class, so if you are interested I suggest you ring the shop on 02 9550 4947 ASAP to secure your spot.

QUILTSMITH'S 2015 CLASS LIST


With all our classes, you sign up for a set of four consecutive classes with the teacher of your choice.  Lessons are held approximately once every four weeks.  You can make any of the teacher’s available quilts in the class - it’s your choice, however some quilts will require more than four classes to complete. 


LYNNE ALCHIN                 10am – 3pm                            4 classes                                         $300.00

Monday                                   16 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr,18 May, 15 Jun, 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 21 Sept, 19 Oct,  
                                               16 Nov.    VACANCY

Friday                                      27 Feb, 27 Mar, 24 Apr, 22 May, 26 Jun, 24 Jul, 28 Aug, 25 Sept, 23 Oct,
27 Nov.           VACANCY


  
KAREN CUNNINGHAM   10am – 3pm                            4 classes                                            $300.00

Saturday                                 28 Feb, 28 Mar, No Class Apr, 23 May, 27 Jun, 25 Jul, 22 Aug,
No Class Sept, 24 Oct, 28 Nov.

Wednesday                             4 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 6 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul, 5 Aug, No Class Sept, 7 Oct,
4 Nov, 2 Dec   VACANCY


  
SUE ROSS                            10am – 3pm                            4 classes                                            $300.00

Friday                                      13 Feb, 13 Mar, 10 Apr, 8 May, 12 Jun, 10 Jul, 14 Aug, 11 Sept, 9 Oct,
13 Nov, 11 Dec. VACANCY

Saturday                                 21 Feb, 21 March, 18 Apr, 16 May, 20 Jun, 18 Jul, 15 Aug, 19 Sept,17 Oct, 21 Nov, 19 Dec.

Sunday                                    15 Feb, 15 Mar, 19 Apr, 17 May, 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 16 Aug, 20 Sept,18 Oct,
                                                15 Nov, 20 Dec.



LINDA BUTCHER           10am – 3pm                            4 classes                                             $300.00

Wednesday                             20 Jan, No Class Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr, 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 19 Aug,
16 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov, 16 Dec. VACANCY  

THIS CLASS IS BEGINNER FRIENDLY




MARG SAMPSON GEORGE       10am – 3pm                4 classes                                            $300.00

Tuesday                                  3 Feb, 3 Mar, 7 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sept, 6 Oct, 3 Nov,
1 Dec. VACANCY




BRIGITTE GIBLIN                   10am – 3pm                            4 classes                                 $300.00

Thursday                                 12 Mar, 9 Apr, 14 May, 11 Jun, 9 July, 13 Aug, 10 Sept, 8 Oct,12 Nov,
10 Dec.           VACANCY



 
  
 VAL MOORE                             10am – 3pm                            4 classes                                      $300.00

Friday                                      6 Feb, 6 Mar, No Class Apr, 1 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sept, 2 Oct,
6 Nov, 4 Dec.  VACANCY





ANNE SOMMERLAD        10am – 3pm                      4 classes                                             $300.00

Saturday                                 7 Feb, 7 Mar, No Class Apr, 2 May, 6 Jun, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Sept, 3 Oct,
7 Nov, 5 Dec.

Tuesday                                  10 Feb, 10 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug, 8 Sept, 13 Oct,
10 Nov, 8 Dec.

Wednesday                             25 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 22 Jul, 26 Aug, 23 Sept, 28 Oct,
25 Nov.           VACANCY

 THIS CLASS IS BEGINNER FRIENDLY


 

Class and Workshop Conditions

We have the right to cancel a class/workshop if insufficient bookings occur, all deposits will be fully refunded in this event.
You book four classes at a time.  We require a 50% deposit when booking your four classes or when booking a workshop.  This deposit is fully refunded if you need to cancel, provided you cancel four weeks prior to your four classes or workshop commencing.  The remaining balance of the fee is due on the date of your first class or when prescribed for a workshop.
If you cannot make a class, provided you have given us four weeks’ notice, we will transfer the class to the next class.  There is no refund for classes missed (unless four weeks’ notice is given), nor are they transferrable to another teacher’s class.  You can only transfer one class in each four class booking block.  We need to pay the teachers, whether you are there or not.


SOCIAL SEWING DAYS

ANNANDALE ADDICTS – A do whatever you want day; for the true addicts.  Sit and sew and chat.

2ND & 4TH Monday of each month – 10.30am – 4pm, tea and coffee supplied.                               $15.00

DON’T FORGET “END OF BOLT” DAY
20% OFF BOLT ENDS – LAST TRADING DAY OF EACH MONTH


KEEP CHECKING WITH US AS WE HAVE A SERIES OF ONE OR TWO DAY WORKSHOPS PLANNED, BY REGULAR AND GUEST TEACHERS.  THESE WILL BE GREAT SKILL BUILDERS.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.  Don't hesitate to ring the shop if you have any questions.

Melinda



Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone

Hi Everyone

WELCOME 2015

2015 has started with a bang this year.  The heat is on and our air conditioning is heavenly. I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year and hope you all had a nice break from the normal patterns of life.

SUMMER SCHOOL 2015

Today was Chris Jurd's Scrappy Windmills quilt.


It was very busy classroom, piled high with glorious fabrics.  Thank you Chris the quilt is beautiful.



This is Marj's Singer, cute.



These wonderful blocks were appearing on the design wall as the class was ending.  I can not wait to see these quilts finished.

We had a waiting list for this Summer School class, so we have scheduled another Scrappy Windmills class for Sunday 12 April.  Call the shop if you would be interested.


We still have vacancies in these Summer School classes.  Check your diaries to see if you can join in the fun.

CATHERINE BUTTERWORTH

FUSSY CUTTING WITH LARGE PRINTS



Friday 23 January.

LORENA URIARTE

CAROLYN FRIENDLANDER'S SOCIAL TOTE


Friday 30 January

AMANDA DALY

FLANNEL FLOWERS QUILT


Saturday 31 January

We would love to see you  here.

Normal classes resume from the beginning of February.

Melinda



 
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