With just over 2 weeks to go until Easter, and 3 weeks until the Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC), to say we’re excited is an understatement!
We have some cute Easter suggestions below, and it’s definitely not too late to whip up a cute little felt kit before then, or gift the kit for your special person to have fun making. These make fabulous non-chocolate gifts, or of course add a touch of chocolate if you wish.
And ………after 4 long years AQC is finally back in Melbourne – YAY!! Here at the shop we are in full preparation mode, with lots of new samples being made and new stock arriving all the time.
Show details are:
Location: Royal Exhibition Building (REB) located in the beautiful Carlton Gardens (Melbourne) Dates: Thursday 13th April to Sunday 16th April Opening hours: 10am – 4pm (Delegates from 8:30am Thursday and Friday). Our location: Stand 47 - be sure to pop by and say Hi. More information regarding public transport and parking can be found on the AQC website: Australasian Quilt Convention | Australasian Quilt Convention (aqc.com.au)
Pre-Order your Aurifil threads, fabric, kits etc for pick up at our stand at AQC NOW is the time to place any orders you’d like to pick from us at AQC. Especially Aurifil thread – we will have a large display of thread at the show, but to make sure we have the exact thread you’re after in your preferred weight, it’s definitely best to order now – we will do our best to make sure we can get it in for you if we don’t have it in stock at our shop. To place any orders for pick up, simply ring our shop, or order online and make a note in the comments box (or send a separate email) that you’d like to collect your order at the show.
Felt kits appeal to crafters of all abilities, including those just starting out, and anyone looking for an imaginative gift. Detailing can be as simple or intricate as you like and it is a great project to practice more elaborate embroidery stitches!
Easter Eggs Galore This pattern from Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched features 3 different sized eggs to construct. Make just one, or fill a bowl using your favourite fabric scraps!! Pattern and templates in stock now!
New in Store / Back in Stock
Felt kits Corinne's popular kits feature embroidery and applique - they contain everything required to complete the project except scissors. These 3 new kits are sure to fly out the door! Great little projects for kids too!
"Delivered with Love" This range of fabrics has a wonderful selection of fabrics filled with fun animals, pretty ballons and geometric shapes. Paired with the cute milestone panel, these fabrics would make a gorgeous quilt to welcome a new addition.
Elizabeth Hartman Patterns These traditionally pieced patterns feature quirky robots and ever popular llamas are sure to be a hit in any childrens room.
Patches of Blue Discover the classic combination of blue and white in a collection of breathtaking quilts that's sure to capture your imagination. Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shares dozens of antique quilts in a gallery of inspiring photos and patterns for 17 gorgeous quilt designs.
Blossom and Grow Book Panel This gorgeous little panel makes a cute soft book and 2 little rabbit softies. Very detailed instructions are included on the panel.
Simply Twisted We've made a lovely shop sample featuring Judy Newman's fabric range Edward Terrace. This simple quilt is made using Fat Quarters and is suitable for beginners, finished quilt size is 52" x 60" (approx). Kits including fabric for quilt top and binding, plus free pattern with purchase of a kit are $159.50 - ask us about one today.
Magic Pins - Back in Stock and New varieties too! Back in stock, these pins are available for a variety of uses. Comfort Grip Magic Pins have a head that makes picking up and maintining a grip on the pin easy, they are also heat resistant, so if you iron over them they will not be ruined.