Thursday, April 28, 2011


Just a reminder that our 25% off all fabric ends at 4pm this Saturday, 30 April 2011. 

The shop has been looking like this.

And the staff like this.  Marj the fabric is moving before your eyes.  I am growing hopeful that some shelf space will be revealed, but the delivery trucks are arriving daily. 

I hope you all had a great Easter.  I must say the five days roared past me, I spent four of them in the shop but went to the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Good Friday, along with 125,000 other people!!!  I now have had my share of looking at and eating junk for the next few years.  The Craft display was the only ray of light.  My congratulations goes to Maureen T, who won a prize, with the quilt she made here with Sue Ross. 

Here are some photos from Linda Butcher's class last week.

Trish with her Japanese Lady of Style.

Here is Prem's quilt bursting with the colour and life of South Africa.

The start of Debbie's Beyond Shalimar.  This is going to be a stunner.

This one just makes me want to laugh.  It's Aileen's version of the Sarah Evans Quilt, with Gnomes. 

Linda Butcher teaches once a month on a Wednesday.

Take a look at this great top using French General fabrics.  Francis thank you for sharing your top with us.

Then the St Ives Quilter's came in a bus.  Fun was had by all.

If you are a compulsive collection of book series (I am),  here is a set well worth adding to your collection.


Friday, April 15, 2011


I always find a finished quilt a wonder.  So in this post we have not a one.

Ross came in with his "finished" Bordered Diamonds quilt.  The binding still needs to be done, but boy is it beautiful.

Jenny from Kiama brought in her Half-Square Triangles top.  It is mind boggling.  See what you can do with all those scraps.  Well done Jenny.

Here are Janet and my Civil War Blocks to date.  This was the first time we had put them together.  They look different from what we imagined.

Janet was trying for a really scrappy look using all colours. It looks more pink and purple.

Mine was to be scrappy but pink.  It looks brown, and if anything else blue!  It is amazing how making blocks in isolation to each other can affect your sense of colour.  We will check up on them again to see how the colours are working as more blocks are added.

Don't forget the SALE continuous until the end of April.  25% off all fabrics. 

Here is Liz diving into putting away mode.


Friday, April 8, 2011


Just to let you know, we will be closed over the Easter Break.  So if you need to stock up on supplies you need to do it over the next week or so.

The Sale is going great guns, and it has been wonderful to see so many of you in the shop.  We still cannot see the floor, so please keep on coming in.

We have photos from three classes this week.

Firstly, I'd like to welcome Margaret Sampson  George into the Quiltsmith gang.  We had her first class this week and here are some shots of her quilts.  We still have a few spots available, her classes are on the first Tuesday of the month.

Next are student works from Karen Cunningham's Wednesday class.  We are looking at starting up another class for Karen, so if you are interested can you please phone the shop, so we can try to pick a date that suites as many as possible.

Then we had Suzy Miller's Clamshell Workshop.

Here's Janet's finished Clamshell quilt.  I love that it's not in reproduction fabrics.  It reminds me of a tasting plate of gelato ice-creams.

Jenny showed us her beautiful 1930's Log Cabin top. Just so crisp and bright.

Here is Janet's Fox and Geese block (with extra thread - the photographer - me - should be shot) .


Friday, April 1, 2011


25% off all fabric, with a minimum cut of 30cm in the shop, normal 50cm minimum on the web-site.

Sale starts Saturday 2nd April and runs until Saturday
30 April.  Sale is in-shop and on-line.

First in gets the best selection.  We look forward to seeing or hearing from you all.

Look at this great first quilt of Liz's, it is made completely with our Civil War Reproduction Colour Packs of Fat Eights.

This gave me great encouragement, as my therapy job in the shop for the last few weeks has been making up new Fat Eights packs.  It at times feels like "how any shades of a colour can there be".

But they eventually end up looking like this. 

Helen presented us with her finished Kaffe Fassett Bordered Diamonds quilt.  She has made a wonderfully bright and happy quilt.

We have just managed to put all our Kim Mclean patterns on the web-site.  You can find them in the "Patterns" category.  This is a picture of her beautiful Roseville Album Quilt.

Here is Janet's latest Civil War block called "Little Blue Basket".


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