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February 2020

We had a fabulous time at our Summer School program in January!  So much LEARNING, so many FABULOUS CLASSES, so many INSPIRATIONAL TEACHERS, so many AWESOME STUDENTS, so many DELICIOUS morning and afternoon teas!!  So many BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS started and many completed.  Couldn’t join us this year?  Then save the dates for our other events during 2020 and for Summer School 2021 – yes already!  (See below)

Shop News

Come and see us at the inaugural Australasian Embroidery Convention, Stand 25, Brisbane Convention Centre, Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd February, 10am to 4pm daily.
SAVE THESE DATES
We’re getting in early with our dates for upcoming events so you can get them in your diaries now!  And they are…….

WINTER WORKSHOPS:  Monday 6th July to Saturday 11th July 2020

SIT AND SEW DATES
  • Saturday 4th April
  • Saturday 11th July (last day of Winter Workshops)
  • Friday 25th September (Grand Final Public Holiday)
  • Saturday 23rdJanuary 2021 (last day of Summer School 2021)
CHRISTMAS PARTY:  Saturday 19th December

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021:  Monday 11th January to Saturday 23rd January 2021
 
Product of the Month
Yoko Saito Box
We have purchased a small quantity of these for your pleasure.  Presented in a beautiful box, along with fabrics to make a quilt top PLUS including a delightful selection of bonus items (not shown – you’ll have to come in to see them!).  Get in quickly!

Products

New From By Annie Projects
There are 6 new to our shop projects from By Annie and we have samples of them all for you to see.  They include:
  • Ruler Wrap (top)
  • Grab Some Grub 2.0 (blue, bottom left)
  • Easy Does It Bag (pink, centre)
  • Needle Cases and Wool Pincushion (yellow, left)
  • Thread Dispenser Sewing Case 2.0 (yellow, right)
  • Project Bags (below)
 
Come in to take a closer look.
 
Soft and Stable
By Annie have developed a batting to use in bags etc, that gives body and helps give shape and stability to your item.  It’s the best product on the market for your bag making and craft.  The hallmark of Soft and Stable is its softly napped lining on each side of the high quality resilient foam.  The fabric lining clings to quilting cottons making it easy to sew and quilt.  Soft and Stable’s nappy surfaces perform much better than other sew-in stabilizers and are a huge factor when comparing to other fusible foam interfacings. 
 
 
Thread Magic
The ultimate thread conditioner, Thread Magic strengthens thread, eliminates static and prevents tangling and fraying.
 
 
Ribbons
We have a basket of lovely ribbon off-cuts in usable lengths; flowers, feathers, buttons, sheep – come in and check them out.  Perfect for bag trims.
 
 
Zipper Pulls & Piping Cord
Again, from By Annie, bright zipper pulls to add “zip” to your bags, purses etc and piping cord (not shown) to add extra pizazz to your constructions.
 
 
Hot Hemmer
  • Fold, measure, press hems and more
  • Heat resistant, press directly on the ruler
  • Dry or steam iron
  • Thin and accurate ruler
  • Non-slip surface holds fabric in place

Patterns & Kits

Cushions
Wendy Williams has a lovely new cushion pattern out “Scattered Flowers Cushion” which we have kitted up. 
 
Likewise from Granny’s Legacy Patterns, a sweet tulip pattern “Tulip Row” which can be made as a cushion or framed, and “Rosemary’s Garden” which can be made as a large cushion or a mat.  Available as a pattern only, or pattern and kit.
 

Magazines

::  Quiltmania Issue 135  – now available
 
:: “Simply Moderne” Issue 19 – now available
 
:: Simply Vintage” Issue 33 – now available
 
::  “Homespun” Feb/Mar Issue – now available
 
Don’t miss out on any magazine copies.  Join our “regulars” list and have your copy reserved or mailed to you each edition.  Simply contact us to arrange for this to happen.

Did you know we can get in any Quiltmania magazine or book that is currently in print?  If you’ve seen a book you’d like or are missing an issue of a magazine, let us know the title details and we’ll order it in especially.  We can also set aside any of the above magazines on a regular basis for you – just call the shop with your details.
 

Fabrics

::  “Mackinac Island”  by Minick and Simpson.  Mackinac Island is a bucket list destination, a beautiful island with old-world charm that can only be reached by boat. Filled with Victorian homes, horse-drawn carriages and a past rich with history dating back to the Revolutionary War, it’s a place you never want to leave. This new collection is inspired by all these things - crystal clear blues reflect the water of Lake Michigan and contrast with the reds and pinks of the ubiquitous geraniums. They’re set against the crisp whites of the Grand Hotel.  Full range available.
:: Flour Garden  by Linzee Kull McCray.  A beautiful range of floral fabrics in yellow, aqua, and white with touches of grey.  Selected fabrics.
::  Super Bloom”  by Laundry Basket Quilts.   A new collection of vintage floral designs in pink, mustard, cream, red and blue, with accompanying small geometrics.  Selected  fabrics.
:: Liberty  by Liberty of London.  Twenty-eight new bolts have arrived, some restocking of oldies-but-goodies and some brand new ones too!
:: Dutch Heritage  by Petra Prins and Nel Kooiman.  Inspired by Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century hand painted textiles from India, often known as "chintz".   Selected fabrics.
::Standen by William Morris & Co.  Featuring some of William Morris’ most iconic designs, Standen is the stunning new collection of quilting/craft fabrics from FreeSpirit.  Beautifully coloured throughout in new colourways inspired by Morris’ signature palette, these designs of scrolling leaves and delicately entwining stems are a true representation of the designer’s style. Selected fabrics.
:: Bed of Roses  by Laundry Basket Quilts.  In this fabric collection by Edyta Sitar, you'll find a gorgeous bouquet of butterflies and florals large and small, all in classy neutral primrose pinks, pistachio green, and dusty teal.  Selected fabrics.
:: Mystic Meadow  from Hoffman Fabrics.  A digitally printed, floral wideback, now back in stock!

Books

Fabulous Felt  by Corrine Lapierre.  30 easy-to-make, stylish decorations all made from felt. The book includes templates, a comprehensive techniques section, a guide to embroidery stitches and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations to accompany every project. The projects include mug hugs, hanging decorations, seasonal decorations, pillows, ornaments, wall-organisers, brooches, children’s toys and more.
 

Millefiori Quilts 4  by Willyne Hammerstein.  Willyne is back in this fourth volume of Millefiori. Willyne is passionate about colour, geometric shapes, English paper piecing and is second to none when creating kaleidoscopes of remarkable subtlety.

In her new book, you will find 19 quilts patterns of varying levels of difficulty – some are simple, while others are more ambitious. Her philosophy of “try your best and be happy with the results” is an inspiration for all those who quilt. And, most importantly, Willyne encourages you not to be afraid to try.

 

Modern Vintage Gifts  by Helen Phillips.  Sew a little love and give the gift of handmade with Vintage Modern Gifts!  A bright contemporary collection of over 20 patchwork and sewn projects, designed to make readers smile and have fun with fabric from Helen Philipps - a popular craft designer whose highly desirable style is a cross between Cath Kidston and Tilda.

The projects are all simple enough for beginners yet desirable enough for more experienced sewers, exploring different techniques including patchwork, quilting, paper piecing, appliqué, colour play, embroidery and embellishment.  Projects include small quilts, dolls, bags, pillows, hearts, puppies, flowers, stars, angels and more – all in a gorgeous coordinating colour palette, with charming hand-drawn illustrations and exquisite styled photography.

Mini Marvels”  by Moda All Stars.  Join 15 of Moda's all-star designers as they explore creative small quilt patterns that you'll love to stitch. These mini-quilts are tailor-made for scraps. With designs ranging from easy to intricate--plus many make-in-a-day designs--these fun little quilts are showcased in photos that will inspire you to display your mini creations as artful accents to your decor.
 
Simple Circles and Quick Curves”  by Nancy Mahoney.  Love the look of curved piecing but not the pinning and matching required to make a quilt with curves? Author and designer Nancy Mahoney shows quilters how to cleverly create that dynamic look using easy machine appliqué.
  • Choose from eight scrappy quilt patterns featuring beautiful curved-appliqué designs
  • Learn two versatile machine-appliqué methods: fusible appliqué and starch appliqué

Classes

Michelle Yeo will be joining us to help you with any of her patterns on the 4th Friday afternoon (most) months.  The first class with Michelle is:

Friday 27th March, 1.00 – 3.30pm.   

Please contact the shop for further details.

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
 
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