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April 2019

What a huge few weeks it’s been!  A couple of weeks in Germany visiting our son, a visit to the H & H Trade Show in Cologne, followed by the huge and exciting Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC).  Did we see you there?  What an amazing show this was, and as always so great to see familiar faces and meet new ones.  We had many, many people join our newsletter list from the Show, so if this is your first newsletter from us – Welcome!
Just a short newsletter this month. We have lots of new products being listed on the website and will let you know all about them soon, including Karen Styles' new range "Meridian Star" and Michelle Yeo's new range "Charlotte".

Shop News 
Sit and Sew Day
We’d love to have you join us at our May Sit and Sew Day
When: Saturday 18th May              Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: One Community Church, 184 Surrey Road Blackburn
Cost: $20.00 
Bring:  BYO shared lunch (or your own lunch if you’d prefer) and don’t forget your sewing!  Morning and Afternoon tea provided.
To Book:  Phone 9877 1664 or call in to our shop.  Bookings essential!
Winter Workshops  
Our Winter Workshops are scheduled for Monday 8th July to Saturday 13th July
Many more classes are in the planning, but here are a few details to tempt you in the meantime. Expressions of Interest are being taken so contact us if you’re interested:
Friday 12th July and Saturday 13th July – Lisa Mattock from Forage / Slow Stitching fame.
Lisa is an amazing textile artist whose philosophy is based around reusing vintage fabrics, using layers of cloth and simple stitching to create amazing artwork.
Full class details and pricing are still being finalized, but in the meantime you can read about Lisa and preview some of her exquisite work on her website and samples of her work on Instagram here
Sit and Sew – Saturday 13th July. 10am – 4pm.
We’d love to have you join us at Sit and Sew for the final day of Winter Workshops
When: Saturday 13th July              Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Where: One Community Church, 184 Surrey Road Blackburn
Cost: $20.00 
Bring a lunch to share or BYO your own lunch if you prefer. Morning and afternoon tea provided.

BOM Update

 
We have two new BOM’s to share with you:
Posies Puzzles
This is a wonderful quilt to expand you repertoire of quilt blocks and increase your skill levels as you go.
Cost:  $30.00 per month for 12 months
Click here for full details.
FanFaire
A stunning quilt made with a Creative Grids Diamond Ruler – HEAPS of fun to make!  Click here for full details.
Fresh Cut
Designed by Sue Spargo, we have just ONE SPOT remaining!  So if you’ve been thinking about doing this BOM, contact us ASAP!  Full details here.  And don’t forget, classes are available too on 1st Friday or the 1st Wednesday of each month with Glenda. 
 
Dream Flight
Designed by Jacqueline de Jong (of Be Colourful fame).  We still have places available for this BOM and it's not too late to join.  Haven’t done Foundation Paper Piecing before?  We’d love to teach you – just ask us! Full details available here
If you can’t wait for each month’s installment we also have the full fabric pack and pattern available.

Mothers Day Ideas

Cohana Products
Just arrived are these gorgeous COHANA products from Japan.  So beautifully made and presented.  Perfect as a treat for yourself (you deserve it!) or as a gift for a special friend, just in time for Mothers' Day. Each piece available in a variety of colours
Magnetic Spool / Pin and Needle Keeper. This beautiful ceramic spool has an exquisite glaze that brings out its simple texture and a quality that is unique to ceramics that have been fired in low temperatures.  The is a magnet built into the spool so that it can be used as a magnet pin cushion or clip holder.
Full details here
Thread Snips with silk braid. The handles of these smooth-cutting thread scissors are finished in modern style and wrapped in Iga braids. The beautifully dyed silk threads are gentle on the hands, bringing about a unique texture and experience.
Full details here
Glass Beaded Marking Pins (Set of 3). Cohana's marking pins are handmade with care, one-by-one, using tombo-dama techniques. The floral designs for these tombo-dama are called "millefiori," meaning "a thousand flowers."
Full details here
Leather Sewing Pouch. These leather pouches will ease their way into your heart with a charm that grows the more you use them. Reminiscent of plump flower buds, their shape spreads out like a flower in bloom when you loosen the string, allowing you to use these pouches as accessory cases.
Full details here
Embroidery Hoop Toolbox with removable partition (pre-orders taken only). Bent and made by hand one by one out of thinly-shaved Japanese cedar and hinoki cypress. The lid displays a cross-stitch which gives the item the warmth of a human touch, and a real, usable embroidery hoop is included as well.
Full details here

Classes


Michelle Yeo
Need some help with one of Michelle’s patterns?  This is the class for you.
When:  Wednesday 29th May  10.00am to 3:30pm
Cost:  $60.00 (or $30.00 for ½ day)

1st Friday of each month, 1.00pm to 3:30pm – Glenda Cust
Join Glenda to explore the world of embroidery/embellishment stitching.  Perfect for those starting the “Fresh Cut” BOM, or for those who want to stitch the afternoon away with their embroidery.  Suitable for Beginners to Advanced.

2nd Friday of each month, 1.00pm to 3:30pm – Veronique Diligent
Join Veronique for an afternoon of embroidery.  Learn how to look beyond your piece of fabric and embellish to create interest with beautiful stitches.  Perfect for those wanting to start or continue Veronique’s patterns “Pele Mele”.
That’s it for now.  Thanks for reading our newsletter to the very end!  More updates to follow soon.
Until next time
Carol
“Patchwork Made Possible”
Website:  www.sewnandquilted.com.au
Phone: (03) 9877 1664
Email: carol@sewnandquilted.com.au