Thursday, June 18, 2015

Quilt Show 2015 Red & White Everywhere SALE CONTINUES

Hi Everybody

DON'T FORGET OUR SALE CONTINUES

20% OFF ALL FABRICS

WE ARE OPEN THIS SUNDAY 10 - 3


GLEBE ISLAND QUILT SHOW

I spent a wonderful day yesterday at the Glebe Island Quilt and Craft Show.

I just love the venue it is so light and airy and warm, even on a wet winter's day.

My congratulations goes to the N.S.W. Quilter's Guild for the excellent quilt show.  There are 410 quilts in the Exhibition.  WOW

Here is this year's winner of The Best Original Interpretation of a Traditional Quilt Award.  This Award is sponsored by Quiltsmith and judged by me.


Congratulations Catherine Butterworth for "Carnaby Street".


Here it is without the distractions.

IRENE BLANCK

Irene will be in the shop signing her beautiful new book 
"Focus on Applique"
on Saturday 20 June between 11 and 12.


We would love to see in the shop so you can met this wonderful quilter from Melbourne, and enjoy her drop dead gorgeous book.

RED & WHITE EXHIBITION

Some years ago the N.S.W. Quilter's Guild threw out a challenge to its member's to make Red & White Quilts for the 2015 Quilt Show.  Did the membership take up the challenge !!!

I'm very proud to have been the major sponsor for the Challenge with Bernina.


Look at all the quilts in the background.


Best Red & White was awarded to Merelyn Pearce for 
Red Deer with Poppies and 274 Roses.

Congratulations,

Here are a few other quilts I snapped.


Kate Khan's entry "American Fundraiser".





Jessica Wheelahan's entry "Wrong Side of the Tracks".



This one is Marj's. !

So everyone who can get to the Show, please please go and drop in on us at the Shop we are only a five minute drive away.

Melinda





Tuesday, June 9, 2015

SALE GLEBE ISLAND QUILT SHOW SALE

Hi Everyone

Its that time of the year again.



GLEBE 


ISLAND 


QUILT SHOW


SALE



20% OFF



ALL FABRICS




MINIMUM CUT 30 CM

50 CM Value Fabrics

Friday, May 29, 2015

Jen Kingwell Workshops

Hi Everybody

It is with much excitement that I can let you know Jen Kingwell from Melbourne is coming to teach at Quiltsmith.  Jen is well known for her wonderful patterns such as Steam Punk and the Circle Game.  She has just published her first book - "Quilt Lovely" and released her first fabric collection "Gardenvale" with Moda.

JEN KINGWELL WORKSHOPS

GLITTER



 One day workshop - Saturday 13 June 10 - 3.

MRS BANNISTER'S STARS



One day workshop - Sunday 14 June 10 - 3.

Please call the shop on 02 9550 4947 if you would like to book a place in a Workshop or if you would like further details about the Workshops.

WHAT'S NEW


We now have the acrylic templates and the papers for the La Passacaglia Quilt from Willyne Hammerstein's Millefiori Quilts book.  (It is the quilt on the cover.)  I have started making one, it is the perfect project for the English Paper Piecing lover.





Not really new but back in stock.  Beatrice birds that Karen Cunningham has been using this year.

KURRI KURRI RETREAT

Here are some photos from our weekend retreat at Kurri Kurri, in the Hunter Valley.


Janet's Fussy Cut Friday quilt under construction.







We had a great time, with some indulging in a tour of the winery.  

I have booked for next year.

CLASS ACTION



I love this quilt, made by Maureen in our Friday Sue Ross class.

SHOP PARADE


Its beautiful Pru.

I hope everybody is getting ready for the Glebe Island Quilt Show.

Melinda









Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ALICE IN WONDERLAND WITH JUDY NEWMAN

Hi Everyone

I hope nobody was washed away in the rain/storm/wind/hail and probably snow somewhere on the East Coast.

We had a wonderful time at Eastwood Show last weekend.  So nice to catch up with so many people.  Well done Eastwood Quilters it was a great show.  Much to my embarrassment I left the camera behind so I have no photos to share.

WORKSHOP REMINDER

Judy Newman, from Melbourne is teaching a one day workshop creating her Alice Quilt.







We still have spaces available this Workshop this Saturday 9th of May.  The workshop is from 10 - 3.
Treat yourself to this whimsical wonder.

Ring the shop on 02 9550 4947 to book your place.

WHAT'S NEW


50's Funk


Cotton & Steel Black & White

FUSSY CUT STARS







Melinda




Thursday, April 9, 2015

Windy in Sydney - New Workshops

Hi Everybody

We are feeling the first blast of Autumn this week.  The wind is up and cold.  For those of you who are familiar with the shop the leaves are blowing in the door.

This weather makes me want to huddle down and start a new project.  I lean towards wintry warm colours.  I know that sounds a bit mad as winter is supposed to be cold, icy blues and greys, but for me it means fire colours red and orange but muted down to crimson and umber.  Yes I'm starting a new quilt in my Sue Ross Class next week.  I will give you updates as I go.

What are you doing now?

We are having a few "techo" problems with our web-site at the moment, so It is great that we are well advanced with our new site.  If you wish to order please jot down the code numbers of the fabrics you would like and phone your order into the shop. 02 9559 4947.

WHAT'S NEW




I had a bit of a cat moment.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

                     LIZ PINCZEWSKI   -   HARBURG MOAT                         
  Tuesday 28 April                    Machine piecing

Harburg Moat provides a fun way to use 2 1/2" strips and create a quilt top quickly.  For the best outcome use a large variety of strips from different fabric ranges.  You will make at least 2 blocks in the class, speed demons will finish many more. You will also learn how to master those pesky mitred corners!




           JUDY NEWMAN   
               ALICE IN WONDERLAND QUILT                                   
        Saturday 9 May                       Hand piecing  

Judy is travelling up from Melbourne to teach her spectacular “Alice in Wonderland” quilt.  Whimsical and quirky, with beautiful hand applique, embroidery and fabric selections.   You won’t be disappointed.  Just snippets in the photos, If you did Judy's class during Summer School you would have seen this cute quilt.




Ring the shop to book your spot now.  


SHOP PARADE

These quilts came to visit the shop.





FUSSY CUT STARS

Here are some more.









Melinda

















 
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