Friday, October 31, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday 14

Hi Everyone

The heat is here but the shop stays cool.  Come on in for a browse during our sale, which goes to COB Saturday 8 November.

WHAT'S NEW

Marg Sampson-George's new pattern release, "Fly Away With Me" is available and frankly is just gorgeous, full of Marg's creativity and genius with fabric. You can get it on-line or in-store.



Marg Sampson-George just happens to be one of our stellar teachers here at Quiltsmith, and we currently have a few vacancies in her class on the first Tuesday of each month.  Why not take this opportunity to be guided by Marg through this beautiful project?

For French General fans who can recognise those little dots on the selvage from miles away, Rue Indienne, the latest collection from Moda has just arrived.  They've done it again and designed a collection with it's own character, yet distinctly from the house of French General by Moda.



We've also had some wonderful toiles arrive from Gutterman, Ring A Roses.  We don't think they'll be staying with us for long!


WHAT'S HAPPENING

Are there any others doing the annual Quiltville.com mystery with Bonnie Hunter?  We have some participants (hard core fans!!!) who were playing with some fabrics combinations today - rather gorgeous we think.  We're sure you could use just a little bit more variety in your stash for this project and our sale is a great time to stock up.


 THIS WEEK'S STARS

And last but not least, here are our stars for the week. As we've always said, these projects are slow burners - 'crock pot' quilts - but we're still having fun.  It gives us a lot of time to decide on the settings as well.





See you next week.


Margy

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday 13

Hi Everyone

The Boss is away but keeping in touch via Instagram - the wonders of our modern world.  (You can follow along @aussiequiltsmith).

The sale is going strong - it's 25% off all our fabric, including pre-cut fat quarters until 8 November, on-line or in store.  There's a minimum cut of 30cm or 50cm for our Value fabrics in the shop, or 50cm minium cut on all on-line orders.  Great for stash building!

The Airing of the Quilts is a great event that happens here in the shop.  It's on Sunday 23 November from 1.00pm for a 2.00pm start. Your $15 entry includes afternoon tea.  Call us on (02) 9550 4947 to book your place.*

The Jane MacDonald Workshop will be held on the last weekend of November, the 29th and 30th.  There's been a lot of interest so let us know if you want to take part.*

(*There's more information on these events in our blog post two weeks ago.  You can scroll back or just call us!).

WHAT'S NEW


A small selection of some of the gorgeous Alexander Henry fabrics that have just arrived in store.


CLASSROOM ACTION



Here's a quick shot of a beautiful quilt in progress in Lynne Alchin's class today.  I can't wait to see the outcome of this wonderful colour combination.

THIS WEEK'S STARS






Why, why, why are these so addictive?  How did I live without them in my life?!

See you next week


Margy


Friday, October 17, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday 12

Hi Everyone,

The Boss has gone and the sale is in full swing. It continues till close of business on the 8th of November.

THIS WEEK'S STARS





Enjoy these this week.

Janet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

JANE MACDONALD WORKSHOP, AIRING OF THE QUILTS AND SALE TIME.

Hi Everyone

We have lots of news to share with you.

I'm off to the US tomorrow, on my way to Houston.While I'm away the girls want to put the shop on Sale.  I'm not going to be here so what do I care.

WHILE THE BOSS IS AWAY SALE

Starts tomorrow 15 October 2014 and finishes close of business Saturday 8 November.

25% OFF ALL FABRIC

Minimum Cut in store- 30cm Value Fabrics 50cm.
Minimum Cut on line 50cm.

So get in while I'm not here.

JANE MACDONALD WORKSHOP

PLAYING WITH TAUPES – SECRET GARDEN

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 29 & 30 NOVEMBER 2014





Jane will introduce you to the wonderful world of Japanese Taupes,their history, how to use them effectively and much more. 
As part of the workshop, you will begin Jane’s beautiful wall hanging ‘Secret Garden’ which involves playing with taupe fabrics.  Learn how to achieve that subtle and sophisticated “look” of Japanese Taupe quilts.
In constructing the wall hanging you will use needle turn applique techniques, learn how to make three dimensional butterflies and how to embellish the quilt with embroidery stitches.
You could even use it as a central design for that Japanese taupe quilt you have been longing to start.
Jane is the owner of BeBe Bold in Lismore. She lives and breathes all things Japanese.  This is her first time teaching at Quiltsmith and we are soooo excited about having her.
Please call the shop on 02 9550 4947 for details and to book.

AIRING OF THE QUILTS
SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2014

1.00 PM for a 2.00 PM START




We are airing the quilts again!  We haven’t done this for a while, so there might be some new antique quilts to air, show and discuss.

Do you have a treasured antique quilt or vintage quilt you would like to air and show and tell?  We would love you to come and share your passion for old quilts with us.  You don’t have to have one you can just come and enjoy the show! 

Come and see what I might find in the US this trip!!!!

 $15.00 afternoon tea provided.

Bookings are essential so please ring the shop.


SUMMER SCHOOL SNEAK PEAK

We are busily contacting tutors and organizing Quiltsmith’s 2015 Summer School.

So check your dates between 16th and 31st of January.

Final details will be posted soon or please ring the shop.

We are really excited as we have some great tutors lined up such as: Chris Jurd, Sue Ross, Anne Sommerlad, Marg Sampson-George, Judy Newman, Jane Davidson + others.


(PS … don't forget we now have air conditioning)

I have to go home and pack now.

See you in November.
Melinda









Friday, October 10, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday 11



Hi Everyone,

It feels as if summer has finally arrived here in Sydney.

What's New


Look at these amazing new fabrics from Art Gallery.



We're thrilled to announce we now stock Marg Sampson-George's first pattern, 'Fly away With Me'.
For everyone who aspired to make a Marg Sampson-George quilt, this is for you.

THIS WEEK'S STARS






Happy Fussy cutting! One of those new Art Gallery Fabrics is calling me to make a star.

Janet

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday 10

Hi Everyone

It's been a busy week here at Quiltsmith, as I'm sure it has been in a lot of homes with school holidays!

THIS WEEK'S STARS
  




CLASS VACANCIES

We have some vacancies in two of our regular classes - Brigitte Giblin on the first Thursday of each month and Val Moore on the first Friday of each month.

Give the shop a call, (02) 9550 4947 if you're interested in joining one of these great classes.

Here is some classroom action from Brigitte's class this week.





Here is some of the creativity from Val Moore's class today.




Come and be inspired!

Enjoy the long weekend if you're having one.


Margy



Friday, September 26, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday 9

Hi Everyone

Hope you all are enjoying the first week of the school holidays for those of you in NSW.

WHAT'S NEW


Fantastic new linen solids from Moda


Terra Australis 2 from Emma Jean Jansen.


A little bit of Social Club.


Hadley by Denyse Schmidt.


And for those of you who are fans of Kaffe Fassett here is his new Limited Edition.


Oldies but goodies grab them while you can.

THIS WEEK'S STARS



These three are all made from the same fabric, Margy's smaller stars allow for a lot more fussy cutting options. 




Janet




 
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