Saturday, December 21, 2013

OUR CHRISTMAS CARD TO YOU

Hi Everyone

ALL OF THE QUILTSMITH GANG WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS, SUPPLIERS, AND ALL THE OTHER  PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS

AND 

A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 

(and I don't know how to put the picture of the piece of Holly in here so you will all have to imagine it.)

We have some big plans for Quiltsmith in 2014.  We would love all of you to be a part of it all.

Thanks to every one for their support in 2013.

The shop will re-open Tuesday 14 January.

On-line orders will be posted weekly until the shop re-opens.

Just in case your wondering what I will be doing over the break.  I seem to have been pulled into the vortex of Bonnie Hunter's current Mystery Quilt, along with most of the staff.  The Mystery Quilt is up to publishing it's week four instructions (yes weekly!!!) I haven't finished week one yet.  

If you would like to have a small distraction over the holidays go to 
www.quiltville.blogspot.com.  The quilt is called Celtic Soltice.  May the force be with you.

There will be photos in the New Year.

Melinda




Friday, December 20, 2013

2014 CLASS LIST

Hi Everyone

Our 2014 Class List is below.  I have indicated which classes currently have vacancies.  

Please ring the shop on 02 9550 4947 to book a spot.  If we are closed , leave your name and phone number and the class you would like to book into on our answering machine and we will get back to you in January when we re-open.  Sorry we really don't have any pictures, as we haven't seen the 2014 projects yet, or the classes are to make what you want to make.

Text Box: 10% DISCOUNT ON PURCHASES OFFERED TO CLASS PARTICIPANTS ON DAY OF THE CLASS


 CLASS DETAILS 2014

With all our classes, you sign up for a set of four consecutive classes with the teacher of your choice.  Lessons are held approximately once every four weeks.  You can make any of the teacher’s available quilts in the class - it’s your choice, however some quilts will require more than four classes to complete.

YOUR CLASS SELECTION

LYNNE ALCHIN                10am – 3pm                            4 classes                                             $300.00

Monday                                   17 Feb, 17 Mar, 21 Apr, 19 May, 16 Jun, 21 Jul, 18 Aug, 15 Sept, 20 Oct, 
                                               17 Nov, 15 Dec.             VACANCY

Friday                                      22 Feb, 22 Mar, 26 Apr, 24 May, 28 Jun, 26 Jul, 23 Aug, 27 Sep, 25 Oct, 
                                               22 Nov.                       VACANCIES

KAREN CUNNINGHAM   10am – 3pm                  4 classes                           $300.00


Saturday                                 22 Feb, 22 Mar, 26 Apr, 24 May, 28 Jun, NC Jul, 23 Aug, 27 Sept, 25 Oct, 
                                              22 Nov, NC Dec.                FULL

Wednesday                             5 Feb, 5 Mar, 2 Apr, 7 May, 4 Jun, NC Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sept, 1 Oct, 5 Nov, 3 Dec.
                                                                                         FULL

Saturday                                8 Feb, 8 Mar, 12 Apr, 10 May, 14 Jun, NC Jul, 9 Aug, 13 Sep, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 
                                             13 Dec.                VACANCIES --  NEW CLASS

SUE ROSS               10am – 3pm                            4 classes                                          $300.00  
                 
Saturday                                 15 Feb, 15 Mar, 19 Apr, 17 May, 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 16 Aug, 20 Sep, 18 Oct,
                                              15 Nov, 20 Dec.                  FULL

Sunday                                    16 Feb, 16 Mar, 20 Apr, 18 May, 15 Jun, 20 Jul, 17 Aug, 21 Sep, 19 Oct, 
                                               16 Nov, 21 Dec.            VACANCY

SUE ROSS - AUNTIE GREEN’S FLORAL APPLIQUE QUILT             4 classes                                 
Approx 12 classes are needed to make this quilt.  A small pattern copy fee also applies.
                                                                                                                                
Friday                                      14 Feb, 14 Mar, 11 Apr, 9 May, 13 Jun, 11 Jul, 8 Aug, 12 Sept, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec.   
                                                                                    VACANCIES

LINDA BUTCHER           10am – 3pm                       4 classes                                 $300.00

Wednesday                             19 Feb, 19 Mar, 16 Apr, 21 May, 18 Jun, 16 Jul, 20 Aug, 17 Sep, 15 Oct, 
                                              19 Nov, 17 Dec. VACANCIES -- THIS CLASS TEACHES BEGINNERS.

MARG SAMPSON GEORGE   10am – 3pm           4 classes                           $300.00                 

Tuesday                                  4 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 6 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul, 5 Aug, 2 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec. 
                                                                                    VACANCY

 BRIGITTE GIBLIN     10am – 3pm                           4 classes                            $300.00  
                           
Thursday                                 6 Feb, 6 Mar, 3 Apr, 8 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep, 2 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec.
                                                                                    VACANCIES

VAL MOORE         10am – 3pm                                    4 classes                                    $300.00                   

Friday                                      7 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr, 2 May, 6 Jun, 4 Jul, 1 Aug, 5 Sep, 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec.      
                                         FULL

ANNE SOMMERLAD    10am – 3pm                     4 classes                                     $300.00


Saturday                                  1 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr, 3 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 1 Nov,
6 Dec.                                 FULL

Tuesday                                  11 Feb, 11 Mar, 8 Apr, 13 May, 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 12 Aug, 9 Sep, 14 Oct, 11 Nov,
                                              9 Dec.     VACANCIES  -- THIS CLASS TEACHES BEGINNERS

Wednesday                             26 Feb, 26 Mar, 23 Apr, 28 May, 25 Jun, 23 Jul, 27 Aug, 24 Sep, 22 Oct, 
                                              26 Nov, NC Dec.                   FULL

 We have the right to cancel a class if insufficient bookings occur, all deposits will be fully refunded in this event. 
You book four classes at a time.  We require a 50% deposit when booking into a class.  This deposit is fully refunded if you need to cancel, provided you cancel four weeks prior to your four classes commencing.  The remaining balance of the fee is due on the date of your first class. 
If you cannot make a class, provided you have given us four weeks notice, we will transfer the class to the next class.  There is no refund for classes missed (unless four weeks notice is given), nor are they transferrable to another teacher’s class.  You can only transfer one class in each four class booking block.  We need to pay the teachers, whether you are there or not.

  
SOCIAL SEWING DAYS

ANNANDALE ADDICTS – A do what ever you want day; for the true addicts.  Sit and sew and chat.

2ND & 4TH Monday of each month – 10.30am – 4pm, tea and coffee supplied.                               $15.00

DON’T FORGET “END OF BOLT” DAY
20% OFF BOLT ENDS – LAST TRADING DAY OF EACH MONTH


KEEP CHECKING WITH US AS WE HAVE A SERIES OF ONE OR TWO DAY WORKSHOPS PLANNED, BY REGULAR AND GUEST TEACHERS.  THESE WILL BE GREAT SKILL BUILDERS.

Melinda





Saturday, December 14, 2013

Jennifer Paganelli - Lucky Girl in stock now

Hi Everyone

We had a late fabric delivery on yesterday afternoon. I love late Friday deliveries. I opened the box this morning and it is Jennifer Paganelli's new Collection "Lucky Girl".  We have been asked about Jennifer Paganelli's fabrics so often, that I thought I should have a special post about it.  Here are some of the fabrics. Yum!!!!



SHOP PARADE

This morning this wonderfully sophisticated quilt visited us.  Long live fussy cutting.




Bye.
 Melinda





Friday, December 13, 2013

Fat Quarter Frenzy - Christmas Break Closing Dates

Hi Everyone

Well Christmas is almost here, its hot and everyone is focusing on the food and what presents to give everyone.  Our Christmas present to you is our 
FAT QUARTER FRENZY SALE
See details further down this post.  We have two other messages for you

SHOP CLOSING AND RE-OPENING DATES

Our last trading day of 2013 is Saturday 21 December.

We re-open Tuesday 14 January.

SUMMER SCHOOL REMINDER

Classes are booking out so if you are interested please call the shop.  See our post dated November 13 for the full Summer School details.

If you can drop into the shop we have all the samples for the classes on display.

FAT QUARTER FRENZY

Starting tomorrow Saturday 14 December until we close on Saturday 21 December we will be having a Fat Quarter Frenzy Sale, in the shop.

Buy four Fat Quarters, and pay only half price for all other Fat Quarters you purchase.

  Discount applies to the lowest value Fat Quarters, and applies to a single transaction.  Pre-cut Fat Quarters only. 

We will also be having random Fat Quarter give-aways during our Frenzy. So come along and give yourself a Christmas present.

WHAT'S NEW



More shirtings have arrived, at last!!!


These are back in stock.

See you in the shop.

Melinda









Thursday, December 5, 2013

SATURDAY SUPER SALE

Hi Everyone

There is going to be a bit of quilting traffic around the Inner West next Saturday, the 7th of December, so we are having a

ONE DAY SUPER SATURDAY SALE

to make your quilting road trip fabulous.

ALL FABRIC AND PATTERNS WILL BE 25% OFF.

(0.3m cut, pre-cut fat quarters only, 0.5m Value Fabrics)

SALE IS IN-STORE ONLY

WE OPEN AT 9.30 AND CLOSE AT 4.00.

SEE YOU ALL HERE

LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS?




Don't forget we have Gift Vouchers.  

CLASS ACTION

We have two finished quilts (well one's a top but who cares) to share.



Lyn from Karen's class.


Suzanne from Linda's class.

Beautiful.

Melinda




Saturday, November 30, 2013

Back from Melbourne Trade Show

Hi Everyone

Sorry I have been dark for awhile.  I spent last week in Melbourne, for the Quilting Trade Show, and to waltz around Melbourne with my Dad.  Did a wonderful Wine tour of the Yarra Valley, if you get the chance try the Epicurean Wine Tour.

Anyway, I'm back in the shop today and have just taken some photos of the new fabric that has arrived in the "WEEK" I've been away.

WHAT'S NEW








Still many unopened boxes.  See you all soon.

Melinda


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

SUMMER SCHOOL 2014

Hi Everyone


HERE  IS OUR SUMMER SCHOOL CLASS LIST FOR 2014

Please call to book your Workshop

Phone 9550 4947    


SUMMER SCHOOL 2014 

All Summer School Workshops run between 10am and 3pm.

Samples of the Workshop projects will be on display in the shop as soon as possible.


MARG SAMPSON GEORGE                     Tuesday 14 January               One Day         $75.00
101 WAYS TO USE A HEXAGON                          Hand or machine piecing (Your Choice)

Learn how to draft a hexagon and explore ways to divide this shape to form exciting patterns.  Hexagon sizes to draft range from 2” to 8” or whatever size you want.  You will also look at all the fussy cutting options to be discovered in your fabric collection.


MARG SAMPSON GEORGE                     Wednesday 15 January          One Day         $75.00
QUILT RENOVATION & RESCUE                       Hand or machine piecing (Your Choice)       

Here's a quilter's dilemma.......what to do with the tops and blocks that are half-finished, or old, or boring or even loved-but-no-idea-what-to-do-next?  You could put them back in the cupboard and pretend you didn't see them or you can come to a ‘Renovate and Rescue’ class and breathe new life into those forgotten quilt tops and bring them into the 21st century!  


KAY GOODWIN                                           Thursday 16 & 23 January     Two Day            $150.00
STACK & WHACK                                               Machine piecing                     
           
 Come and join Kay who will teach you how to master the stack & whack craze!  Make a fabulous quilt top in less than no time from the most surprising fabrics.  Kay will help you to recognise and choose suitable fabrics.



This quilt was made from the fabric below.




SUE ROSS                                                           Friday 17 & 24 January          Two Day         $150.00
STRING PIECED WONDERS                               Machine piecing                     

 Ever wondered what a ‘string pieced’ quilt is or wanted to learn how to make one?  Then this is the workshop for you.  Quick and easy and lots of fun playing with fabric.  Delve into your stash for this one. 


LYNNE ALCHIN                                   Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 January    Two Day            $150.00
TEQUILA SUNRISE                                    Hand or machine piecing and applique
                                                                       
For Summer School this year, Lynne has made a beautiful reproduction quilt inspired by a lovely 19th century nine block pieced and appliqued quilt. 


 LINDA BUTCHER                                   Monday 20 January    One day                      $75.00
AMISH LANTERNS                                                  Machine piecing

Learn an easy machine pieced method for making Chinese lanterns.  Use traditional fabrics, or like Linda, give it an Amish twist – it’s your choice.  Pattern for the full quilt supplied for a nominal cost.



ROBYN TAYLER                                              Tuesday 21 January               One Day         $75.00
KALEIDOSCOPE STARS                                        Machine piecing
                                                           
This quilt is a reworking of a child’s quilt from the 1830’s. The original is constructed out of the beautiful floral chintzes of the period in a colour scheme of mainly dark reds and greens.  This modern version uses the glowing jewel colours found in the latest fabric Collections.


ANNE SOMMERLAD                                     Wednesday 22 & 29 January Two Day         $150.00
JACOBEAN FLOWER VASE                                  Machine applique
                                                                       
Come and learn Anne’s no pins, no tack machine applique method and make a beautiful wall hanging while you are at it.  This is a turned-edge machine applique method using a fast and successful fusible technique.


SUE ROSS                                                           Saturday 25 January              One Day         $75.00
PAINTING WITH FABRIC                                   Hand applique                        

Use the beautiful, big flowers available in the Westminster fabrics, particularly Philip Jacobs fabrics, to make this lovely vase of ‘painted flowers’.


CATHERINE BUTTERWORTH             Tuesday 28 January               One Day         $75.00
KALEIDOSCOPE WORKSHOP                               Machine piecing                                                         

The classic kaleidoscope quilt layout gives the illusion of curves and circles yet the blocks are stitched with straight seams!  With only two different shapes to cut, the kaleidoscope block is ideally suited for scrappy quilts.  You can make the large blue version or the baby red!



ANNE SOMMERLAD                               Thursday 30 January              One Day         $75.00
SCRAPPY STARS                                                        Machine piecing

This quilt features 30 star blocks and measures 70 x 82 inches. Each 12 inch block is composed of two contrasting Reproduction prints and a background fabric. It is a great project to use up lots of stash fabrics and is fat quarter friendly!! "Scrappy Stars" would work equally well in 1930’s fabrics or brights and can be easily enlarged to a queen or king sized quilt.


LIZ PINCZEWSKI                                             Friday 31 January                   One day          $75.00
JUBILATION                                                              Machine piecing         

Discover a way to showcase your favourite fabrics with a quick machine pieced pattern.  The effect is electric but the piecing is effortless.



WHEN BOOKING A WORKSHOP WE REQUIRE A 50% NON-REFUNDABLE,
NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOSIT.

WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL A WORKSHOP IF INSUFFICIENT BOOKINGS OCCUR, ALL DEPOSITS WILL BE FULLY REFUNDED IN THIS EVENT.

See you all a Summer School

Melinda








           




Saturday, November 2, 2013

More Quilts

Hi  Everyone

THE AIRING OF THE QUILTS

Here are more photos as promised.













There are still more to come.

Melinda









 
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