Friday, July 18, 2014

On a Windy Day in July....

Hi Everyone

The wind is whistling down the street here in Sydney.  I think it's great weather to create quilting wonders and to be inspired.  After the excitement of the Glebe Island Show its nice to slow down put the shop back together and open boxes of new fabrics.

MICHELLE YEO WORKSHOPS

We still have a few spaces left for her workshops next weekend.   See our earlier post.


We have a limited number of Michelle's beautiful QuiltMania bags, featuring the cover quilt from her book "Of Thimble, Needle and Thread".

WHAT'S NEW


Cotton & Steel 
The "hot" fabric at the moment.



We have a huge delivery of Kaffe Fasset's prints, spots, shot cottons and stripes.  So if you have been looking for a Kaffe fabric we may well have it.



New Lakehouse, Sausalito Cottage.

Melinda



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Glebe Island Show and last days of our SALE

Hi Everyone

OUR SALE ENDS TOMORROW


One happy customer


Early sale hunters

So many wonderful quilter's have dropped by the shop on their way to and from the Glebe Island Quilt Show.  It's lovely to see all our interstate regulars.

Don't forget we are open tomorrow the only Sunday of the year, from 10 until 3 in the afternoon.  The sale continues on-line until midnight on Sunday 13 July.

25 % off all fabric.

THE GLEBE ISLAND QUILT SHOW
LOVED IT. 

Loved the quilts, loved the venue, loved the light, (even the food was OK).

I took a cab to the venue and back, but everyone I met said they had no problem with transport to Glebe Island.  The ferry from Darling Harbor seemed to be the biggest hit.


This is Jessica Wheelahan's quilt "Errant Geese". Quiltsmith and Dr Annette Gero sponsor "The best Quilt Inspired by an Antique Quilt" prize.  This quilt was this year's winner.  Jessica was inspired by the rigid "Flying Geese" Quilts of the 1800's where all the geese flew in straight lines, one after the other.


I really liked the way you can clearly see the basic Flying Geese blocks in the quilt. Jessica has taken the old and reinterpreted it for today.


This is Jessica and myself.  I had no knowledge that the ribbon for this prize matched my sleeve so perfectly.
Well done Jessica.

CONGRATULATIONS JANET
BEST OF SHOW 
for COXCOMB AND CURRANTS


Who says beautiful hand applique and hand quilting are dead.  No way.
Janet Treen is in our Aunty Green Coverlet class with Sure Ross.  I can hardly wait to see that finished.




There are sooooo many other quilts at the show, you must go and see them.

Melinda





Saturday, July 5, 2014

Glebe Island Quilt Show & Sale Open Sunday 13 July

Hi Everyone

The week before the Darling Harbour Quilt Show - whoops the Glebe Island Quilt Show, is always a bit manic.  So this is a quick catch up for you.

We now have most of the fabric up off the floor.  The shop feels so much bigger, but I still need to clear more floor stock. So I have continued the sale and renamed it   

GLEBE ISLAND QUILT SHOW SALE


The shop is literally 5 minutes away from the Show by cab.  Grab a group of friends, fill up the cab, and come shopping.

We will be opening on the Show Sunday 13 July between 10 and 3, so everyone can see what's in the shop.  

See you here.

WHAT'S NEW


One of my favorite colour combos - navy and slime yellow.


New Jo Morton


1930's kittens and puppy dogs

ROAD TRIP

MILL ROSE COTTAGE 
 BALLAN  VICTORIA


A gaggle of us had a quilting mini-break in Ballan (near Ballerat) last week.  We went to the Victorian Show and did a bit of quilt shop shopping, as you do.


We stayed at Mill Rose Cottage.  Sue has a set up down there that made my "quilt shop owner heart strings  beat fast".  A beautiful, charming cottage restaurant/cafe, next door to the fabulous Mill Rose Quilt Shop, which is next door to the exquisite completely refurbished B & B.  Which in this case also includes a delicious dinner, all set in beautiful rural Victorian countryside.

There are some things you just can't do in inner-city Sydney and this is one of them.

So if you want a wonderful quilty break visit

www.millrosecottage.com.au


The shop


The Restaurant


B&B



If you are after Liberty Fabric Mill Rose has one of the best selections I have ever seen.

Melinda




Tuesday, June 24, 2014

MICHELLE YEO WORKSHOPS

Hi Everyone

We are really happy to say the Michelle Yeo from Melbourne is coming to do three days of Workshops with us.  Michelle is fresh from her triumph in France where she launched her new book 
 "Of  Needle, Thimble and Thread".


MICHELLE YEO WORKSHOPS

FRIDAY 25 - 27 JULY

     FRIDAY 25 JULY      
 ONE DAY WORKSHOP

GIANT DAHLIA   or   NORWALK STAR

We haven’t done a Giant Dahlia workshop with Michelle for a few years, so we thought it was time to bring back this perennial favorite

An absolutely beautiful quilt which you can make in a choice of colour placement and sizes.  There are 60”, 45” and 30” finished quilt sizes – a real pleasure to make.

This quilt can be hand or machine pieced.





Norwalk Star is a reproduction of an antique quilt, c.1840-1850.  

The quilt consists of 13 blocks set on point, each of which features a central star and is completed with a saw tooth border.  The setting and corner triangles are a variation of the main blocks.  A narrow pieced border completes the quilt.  

The blocks are foundation pieced but can be hand pieced as well.



SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 26-27 JULY
TWO DAY WORKSHOP

ST BARNABAS PEARL   
or   
EUMUNDI COVERLET

St Barnabas Pearl This quilt is inspired by the mosaic mother of pearl, hand carved inlays set into the pew ends at St Barnabas Chapel, Norfolk Island. Each inlay is unique. This magnificent church, circa 1880, is a quilter’s dream in regards to the inspiration it offers to quilt designers. 
Designing this quilt provided an insight into the complexities faced by designers living in an era which lacked the technology we have today. Despite this, making ‘St Barnabas’ Pearl uses modern patchwork techniques including hand and machine piecing, Broderie Perse, reverse and needle turn appliqué and foundation piecing. Use of these techniques achieve a beautiful, timeless quilt. It was a joy to design and make this quilt. The quilt uses a variety of fabrics to achieve controlled scrappy effect.  


Eumundi Coverlet This beautiful quilt was inspired by the border print and shows the amazing effects that can be achieved by fussy cutting.  It was inspired by a teaching challenge for three teachers to each make their own version of a quilt using the techniques of English Paper Piecing, applique and template hand piecing.  

Perspex can be used in lieu of English papers if preferred.



To book a place in Michelle's Workshops and get the full details please call the shop on 20 95504947.

Look forward to seeing everyone here.

Melinda


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Camille Roskelley's Workshop

Hi Everyone

Our Sale Continues - we still need shelf space!!!

ALL FABRIC 25% OFF
minimum cut 30 cm in-store or 50 cm on-line

OR IF YOU BUY WHAT'S LEFT ON THE BOLT 30% OFF
in-store only

25% OFF PRE-CUT FAT QUARTERS

in-store only

CAMILLE ROSKELLY

We had the pleasure of having Camille give a workshop on her new RED LETTER DAY quilt.
For those of you who don't know Camille, she is half of the Moda design team Bonnie & Camille.  She is a pattern designer and a breath of fresh air.

Here are some photos from the Workshop and some of the blocks made.





This is Camille's Red Letter Day quilt.





I would like to thank everyone involved.  All the workshop participants, my staff, Di Mills (who organised Camille's trip to Australia) and Camille.  It was a fun day and I was itching to make a block the whole workshop.  Watch this space.

We have a great selection of Camille's patterns in the shop (and they will be on the web site soon).

Bonnie & Camille's next fabric release is Miss Kate (pictured below).  We are taking pre-orders on this collection via the web site.  It is soo yummy.


Melinda






Thursday, May 29, 2014

JUMP INTO JUNE CLEARANCE

Hi Everybody

We still don't fit into the new shelves.  We need to downsize. (Don't we all!)

So celebrate the arrival of winter with our

JUMP INTO JUNE CLEARANCE

ALL FABRIC 25% OFF
minimum cut 30 cm in-store or 50 cm on-line

OR IF YOU BUY WHAT'S LEFT ON THE BOLT 30% OFF
in-store only

25% OFF PRE-CUT FAT QUARTERS
in-store only

WHAT'S NEW



FINALLY THE QUILTER'S DREAM WADDING HAS ARRIVED.  DON'T MISS OUT IF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING. WHO KNOWS HOW LONG THE NEXT DELIVERY WILL BE.

CLASS ACTION












SHOP PARADE



Melinda


 
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