Monday, December 20, 2010


Well our Mega Sale Day went off with a bang.  We had a steady flow of customers all day which meant not too much waiting for you all. The weather was kind to us too, as regulars will know, it gets pretty hot in here in the humidity!  Here is a picture of the shop not too long after we opened with our first enthusiastic quilters of the day.

We made Gail hold up her lovely red, black and cream oriental style quilt - she was looking for backing and binding for it. 

It got a bit hectic after this, so didn't have time to stop and pull out the camera again.  Hope you all enjoy your purchases.

We have a couple of 'sit and sew' groups here at Quiltsmith and this was Geraldine's Group, as we call it, last week, their last one for the year.  Here is Rose with her version of Kaffe's Jewel Squares pattern.  Looks pretty good don't you think? 

Geraldine and Sondra were busy at the machine and hand quilting.  While Linda was working that rotary cutter.  Linda just flew in to collect her quilt which Verna managed to get done for her before Christmas, look at that border glow!  It is Kaffe's Ombre stripe in Pastel believe it or not.

See you all next year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Quiltsmith Sale


Hello everyone.
Everyone at Quiltsmith would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
To thank our loyal customers we are having a one day mega sale in the shop.
This will be on Saturday 18th December and all fabrics will be 40% off with a half meter minimum.
We look forward to seeing as many of you in the shop as can make it.  Doors open at 9.30.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Customer Quilts

Hi there! My name is Lindy and I will be helping with the Quiltsmith blog world.  Here are a few pictures of customers quilts which have passed through the shop. With their permission, we will be regularly posting them here for your enjoyment. 

First up is Anthony's Yorkshire Coverlet which is almost finished. Fabulous fresh reproduction colours make this a stunner version of this wonderful pattern.  We have the pattern in stock, just give the shop a call.

Anastasia produced this extra cute and fun quilt for Alexander.  Isn't it gorgeous?  The Day in the Country solids would be perfect to use for something like this.  Have a look on the website under Fabric Palettes to find them.

This is one of Diane's wonderful quilts she picked up recently. A beautiful version of the Jacobs Ladder block with a reverse colour block.  See if you can work out which part is the actual block.  Easy when you work that out!

Here is Diane's black, white and red snail trail block quilt.  This photo does not do it justice.  It looked stunning in the flesh! 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Colonial Prints II

This a spectacular collection featuring prints from around the 1830s period. It contains striking poison green, purple, yellow and mustard colours that will work beautifully in reproduction quilts.  

Melinda recently bought this crib quilt showing how two fabrics and a great design can add up to stunning.

Look how well the fabrics in this collection would work in your own version.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sue Ross class

Last Sunday was the last class with Sue this year. A fantastic day and Sue showed us some of her new projects for next year.They are amazing so give us a call if you would like to join the fun. 

Verna's first star complete. 

The start  of Marj's scrappy star.

Brenda's grandmother's hexagon.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Customer Quilt

Here's a photo of a finished quilt that Maureen made in a class with Sue Ross. Gorgeous!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

We're in Quilters Companion!

To celebrate Kaffe's visit next year we were asked to design a quilt using his fabrics. Its published in the latest issue of Quilters Companion.

Here's what we came up with and you can make your own as well.

Kits available for $130.00 plus postage and handling.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kim Mclean Workshops

We are delighted to announce that places are available in the Kim Mclean workshops to make her new quilt "The Garden". 

It's a one day workshop and will be held on the following dates:

Thursday 10 Feb 2011
Friday 11 Feb 2011
Saturday 12 Feb 2011

Workshop cost is $250.00 and includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea and the pattern (retails $60.00).

The workshop will be held at Harbord Diggers.

Very limited tickets available. Call us or pop into the store if you want to book in.

The workshops are in conjunction with the Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably workshops.

Tickets are still available for the Kaffe lecture on Sunday 13th Feb 2011 at 1:00pm. Cost is $75.00 including afternoon tea. Might just be the perfect Xmas present.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Antique Quilt showing

As promised photos from the weekend. Not perfectly styled by any means but a taste of what was on show. if you missed Sunday we will be doing this again next year. Enjoy and check back later in the week for more.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

We're on Sale

Starting tomorrow is our

Spring into Summer Sale.

20% off all our fabric.

Minimum cut is 30 cm for most but you will need to buy 50 cm of our value fabrics to get the discount.

Looking forward to seeing you during November.

Pop back during the week to see some shots from our Antique quilt day.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sue Ross class

A lovely day on Sunday as we welcomed Sue Ross back to Quiltsmith. Lots of laughing, shopping and of course some sewing.

Verna was definitely the star achiever of the day but we'll see how everyone goes in the next month.

And here's another sample made by Sue.

There are a few spots left in this class so if you want to join us give us a call.

Sue is also teaching at Summer School and wait till you see her Double Wedding Ring with a twist.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paisley Panache

Flamboyance, flair, style, √©lan, and elegance are all words that can easily describe Rosemarie Lavin’s newest collection; Paisley Panache.  An eclectic mix of colour presents a dashing sense of spirited style.  With her use of intricate teardrop shapes and delicate line work, Paisley Panache is a true modern classic.

The fussy cutting options with this range are endless and of course we carry all the requirements you might need.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

New fabric in store

This is a small but dramatic range of material designed by Dena Desings for FreeSpirit. Pinks, lilacs and blacks combine beautifully to create this dramatic range.

Instore and on the website now. 


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Eye Candy

Regular visitors to the store would know Marje who works here. Marje is quite prolific and on the weekend she had several of her works in progress with her looking for the perfect pieces of fabric to take them the next step. 

First up this lovely applique block. Two are finished and it was time to start to think about sashings.

Next up is the lovely centre  panel surrounded by a border started in a class with Anne.

We will show you these again as they progress.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

New funky fabrics instore

A great new range arrived in store this week Lakehouse Rick Rack. Priced at $22.50 per metre. In store now and online soon.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Class quilts

First up Sue Ross will be teaching at Quiltsmith on the fourth Sunday of the month starting in October. You could choose to make Salsa Stars

or any of Sue's other quilts.

Next up Linda Butcher has a great new design called Beyond Shalimar.

Give us a call at the shop if you want to sign up for either of these classes.
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