Thursday, July 23, 2015

What's Happening

Hi Everyone

Sorry for the "gap" in postings, but the Quilt Show and year end got the better of me.

I realised that we have a lot of Classes, Workshops and stuff coming up that I need to let you know about.  So this post is really all about catching everybody up with what is happening.

So please scroll through the post as you never know what you may find.

WHAT'S NEW

Quite a lot, here is a selection.


Irene Blanck's new book "Focus on Applique", not Irene unfortunately she is not for sale.


This is my second block of our "New Hexagon" Rosette of the Month.  Call the shop for details.


New 1930's.


Zen Chic.



Cotton & Steel.

NEW CLASS

We are thrilled to announce that Rhonda Pearce is joining our team of regular monthly teachers.

You may know Rhonda from her shop Post Office Patchwork up in the Blue Mountains, which she has recently sold.  So she now has time to teach her wonderful interpretation of traditional quilts.

Rhonda's class is the second Thursday of each month, starting in August.  We have few spaces left.  please call the shop to book your place.


One of Rhonda's quilts under construction.

STUDIO Q - HANDSEWN

I'm very excited about this.  We have been asked and asked to have a regular sit & sew for hand work only.  Also a number of you who are doing our New Hexagon ROM or playing with the Millefiori EPP (that's English Paper Piecing for those not up in the new terminology) Quilts have asked for a support group.  So here it is.  

This will be a casual group, (no sign up contracts), no booking required.  You can use all the classroom facilities, the design walls the cutting table, etc..  Meet other "hand" quilters, see what they are up to and share ideas with each other.  This is not a class, you bring your own project, 

Once a month, on the third Friday of the month, Studio Q - Handsewn will be happening. 10 to 3.The cost is $25.00.

I will be in the room with my latest hand work, and to help where I can.

Our first Studio Q - Handsewn is Friday 21 August.  See you then.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

JUDY NEWMAN

YOUR CHOICE



These are photos of Judy's Emma Mary Quilt.

Due to popular demand we have Judy coming up from Melbourne to do two, two day weekend workshops.

 Saturday and Sunday 29 & 30 August; and/or
Saturday & Sunday 31 & 1 October/November

You can choose any of Judy's Quilt patterns to make.  Bring along any quilts you have started with Judy before and need a hand with.  These are just two days of workshop bliss with Judy.

LORENA URIARTE

OPAL ESSENCE QUILT



Lorena is teaching her beautiful Opal Essence quilt.  I saw her quilt hanging in the Modern Quilt Guild display at Rosehill earlier this year and knew we had to have a workshop.

The optical illusion in the quilt is amazing. 

One day workshop Saturday 26 September.

Please call the shop for further details and to book any of these workshops.

NEW SERVICE

HAND BASTING

Yes you read that correctly, we now have a hand basting service available.

I am really happy to welcome Basting Away Again, operated by Kate Knight, to Quiltsmith.  You can drop off and pick up your quilts from the shop.  Kate will contact you with costings etc.  



So drag out those tops you need basted.

That has caught you up a bit with what is happening at Quiltsmith.

Melinda



















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




 
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