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



Saturday, December 20, 2014

One Day Christmas Blow Out Sale

Hi Everyone


SEASONS GREETINGS TO EVERYBODY 

FROM THE QUILTSMITH TEAM

HAVE A RELAXING AND SAFE BREAK 
WHEREVER YOU ARE

ONE DAY BLOW OUT SALE

OUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO YOU

MONDAY 22 DECEMBER 2014

30% OFF ALL FABRICS*

20% OFF ALL BOOKS*

*Sale is in-store only.
*Minimum cut 50 cm.
*Applies to pre-cut Fat Quarters only.

Doors open at 10.am and close at 5 pm.

WHAT'S NEW


I love the secondary pattern in this "doggy" print.


Never have inaccurate fussy cutting viewers again. 


Now in stock.

CLASS ACTION



Sue Ross's Class

THIS WEEK'S STARS







As promised, here is Janet's stars turning into a quilt.  She has used an assortment of shirting fabrics to set her stars.



See you all next year.

The shop reopens Monday 12 January, and Summer School starts on Wednesday 16 January.

Melinda






























Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cotton & Steel Fall Release Arrives - Christmas Break Dates

Hi Everyone

I'm very excited.  The "Fall" release (should be "Spring" for us) of  Design Team Cotton & Steel fabrics are in the shop.  Both the designers and the fabrics were the "hit" of  Market in Houston.

I bought most of the "Fall" releases, including several bolts of their cotton lawn fabric.  I just loved the feel of this fabric.  I saw these lawns made up in dresses and tunic tops, and in quilts.

I was a little concerned that they were too light for quilting, but I was assured they were fine.  Liberty fabrics, which are a similar weight, are used in quilts all the time.  The quilts I saw and felt in Houston were heavenly.

I have this strange urge to make a dress over the Christmas break.  This is somewhat concerning as the last time I made an article of clothing was several decades ago; but there are so many great patterns around today, and I fell in love with the octopus fabric.

So I may be able to show you a dress after Christmas.

WHAT'S NEW

Cotton & Steel


Mochi


Tokyo Train Ride


Playful


A selection of the lawns



We have lots more.

Take a peek on our web-site.

CHRISTMAS BREAK

Our last day open this year is Monday 22 December.

We are closed on 23 December and will be re-opening on
Monday 12 January.


THIS WEEK'S STARS







QUILT PARADE

These wonders came and visited us in the shop this week.




Hope the Christmas shopping is going well.

Melinda





Friday, December 5, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday 19

HI Everyone

Hot and steamy in Sydney.  Just getting this out before the next big storm hits.  It's so nice in the shop with the air-conditioning on, I don't want to go home to my hot house.

Don't forget we have Gift Vouchers, for the perfect Christmas present, for yourself,  for a friend, or for your partner (if they need a bit of steering with what to buy you for Christmas).

WHAT'S NEW



Looking for a treat for Christmas, we have Yoko Saito's new Taupe and Embroidery books.  They are yummy.

THIS WEEK'S STARS







CLASS ACTION


Snippets from Marg Sampson-George's class this week.



Melinda





Saturday, November 29, 2014

Fussy Cut Friday 18 (Saturday whoops)

Hi Everyone

Sorry I didn't blog yesterday, but the Christmas rush is starting and Summer School bookings are flooding in.  So I'm pretending its Friday.

MARJ'S MOMENT

Tripping Around the World is fun.  Join us in the shop today (Saturday) at  2 to watch Marj demonstrate just how easy it is to make at this block.  Marj will be demonstrating between 2 and 3.  Come and join the fun and you will be able to whip up a beautiful quilt over Christmas.  This is a scrap friendly quilt, a get stash tamer.


AIRING OF THE QUILTS

We had a great afternoon last Sunday.  Thank you Janet for sharing your wonderful Red and Green quilt collection.  Here are some photos of the beautiful quilts that we were privileged enough to see.





Who is Foo???





CLASS ACTION



Beauty in Black and White in Lynne Alchin's Friday class.

QUILT PARADE



This beautiful quilt visited the shop this week.

THIS WEEK'S STARS






WEEKLY IN-STORE SPECIAL


Joel Dewberry Heirloom $12.00 per metre, 0.5 metre minimum.  In-store only, This will not last long.

Melinda 





 
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