What a blast we had at our Winter Workshops! It may have been cold and miserable outside, but inside the One Community Church rooms teachers and students alike were hot to trot! So many beautiful creations were started, new friendships made and we saw a multitude of happy faces at the end of the week…….and that makes us happy too!
Slow Stitching Lisa Mattock was such a huge success at the Winter Workshops that we’ve asked her to come back for another two days of classes, so if you missed out in July set aside 30th November & 1st December to explore Slow Stitching with Lisa. More details soon.
Birmingham Festival of Quilts We’re going to Birmingham UK!! Yes, we’ve decided to take the plunge, spread our wings and fly north(ish) and take a stand at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. So if you happen to be in that part of the world, we’d love to see you at Stand D12! When: 1st - 4th August Where: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Leukaemia Foundation Fundraising Event Join us and the wider Patchwork Community to say a big Thank You to the Leukaemia Foundation for all that they do for people living with blood cancers, and in particular for all that they have done and continue to do for Di Ford-Hall who is currently undergoing treatment for Leukaemia. Funds raised will help patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphomas, myeloma or related blood disorders, as well as fund vital research into better treatments and cures.
It’s going to be an amazing day with ::Jen Kingwell as the guest speaker ::The first showing in Australia of the quilts from the “Labours of Love – Glorious Quilts Revisited” book by The Secret Sewing Sisters ::A Silent Auction ::Raffle Prizes ::Demonstrations (embroidery, knitting, slow stitching) ::Tables of Treasures to tempt you ::Scrumptious Afternoon Tea ::AND Di Ford-Hall will be doing everything she can to be well enough to join us!!
When: Saturday 5th October 2019 Time: Doors open 11.15am, finishes 4.30pm Where: One Community Church, 184 Surrey Road, Blackburn Tickets: $42.00 per ticket. Pre-booking essential and ONLY AVAILABLE through www.trybooking.com/530061 (booking fee applicable) NO bookings will be taken in store or on the day Bookings: Open on Thursday 1st August 2019 from 9.00am at www.trybooking.com/530061 ONLY
BOM & Club Update
We have two 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: Months 1 & 2 are $82.50 each, Months 2 - 6 and 8 - 12 are $19.50 each. Total cost over 12 months is $360 (plus postage if applicable)
Aurifloss We’re starting a new Aurifil Club, this time with Aurifloss; so beautiful to use for embroidery and cross stitch. Details coming soon – watch this space!
Victorian Sewing Box In our fabric covered box range there are two new ones, this first a Victorian Sewing Box that, once the lid is removed, fans out flat with a centre inner box and padded and ribbon sides for little scissors, pins and needles.
It’s Always Tea Time For tea lovers, there’s now a box just for you…..and your tea! Perfectly sectioned spaces in this box are just the right size for your special teas.
Greeting Cards New in store, sweet hexagon greeting cards for all occasions.
Product of the Month
Corinne Lapierre Felt Applique Kits – Creativity in a Box! We’re so excited to have in store these stunning wool felt embroidery kits from Corinne Lapierre, a designer from the UK. And there are so many to choose from you won’t want to stop at just one! From needle cases, to garlands, to small animals, to embroidered hoops kits……
Come in to see the range we have in store, along with some of our samples – these pics are just a taste! (For more on Corrine, see the “Books” section of this newsletter)
“Brimfield Meadows” This EPP applique pattern has taken the quilting world by storm! If you haven’t seen/heard/read about it yet, here’s the sample we’ve made up and we have all the patterns, EPP papers and starter kits for you to begin on your own “Brimfield Meadows” journey!
“Ballaarat Beauties” by Michelle Yeo “Ballaarat Beauties” consists of elements from antique quilts such as New York Beauty, Whig's Defeat, Georgetown Circle, Mariner's Compass and Sunburst, as well as many original designs. There are 36 blocks, each one of which comprises a pieced quarter circle set into an 8" square. The squares are then straight-set together and the blocks can be laid out to form complete circles or twisted to create different effects.
Old School Quilt by Effie Karavitis We are delighted to now have in stock three patterns by Effie including her stunning string pieced tulip quilt, a gorgeous Liberty star quilt, and an oh-so-sweet reversible baby jacket
“Maling Road” by Di Ford-Hall Another of Di’s sumptuous patterns, done in Di’s trademark medallion style, with a floral appliqued vase and hexagons in the centre, then her clever use of fabrics for borders and more piecing. Templates and paper also available.
“Strafford Manor” by Judy Newman Judy’s latest pattern is “Strafford Manor” that celebrates Judy’s family heritage. The quilt is made from cherished fabrics collected over many years and combines piecing, English paper-piecing, appliqué and Broderie Perse with a joyous and colourful menu of these fabrics.
:: Quiltmania Issue 132 – now available
:: “Simply Modern” Issue 17 – now available
:: “Simply Vintage” Issue 31 – 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.
:: “Mori No Tomodachi” by Hitomi Osumi and Cotton and Steel. Inspired by children’s drawings, this delightful range is the first from Hitomi Osumi with Cotton and Steel. Full range available.
:: “Liberty Circles” from The Strawberry Thief. Packs of laser cut yo-yo circles with 4½” diameter
:: “Liberty” We have 15 new Liberty fabrics for you, including the one above…..and they are stunning!
::“Folk Embroidered Felt Birds” by Corrine Lapierre. Corinne Lapierre's beautiful folk embroidered birds are sure to delight everyone! Beautifully made in lovely soft colours, the birds are filled with toy stuffing and embellished with beads and folk-style surface embroidery in different-coloured threads. The stitches include chain stitch, feather stitch, fly stitch, running stitch, blanket stitch, French knots and satin stitch. The book includes lovely, hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and there are same-size templates at the back of the book for all the birds. The birds all have optional ribbon hangers for display. These delightful birds make great gifts for all occasions and are quick, easy and fun to make with minimal outlay on materials. We also have the starter pack.
:: “In Love with Mother’s Dreams” by Reiko Kato. Everybody loves hearts! Over the course of an entire year, Reiko worked on this theme with her students and the exquisite results have been compiled in this new book. Over 37 projects, all dedicated to the heart, await your creative hands. The book’s “pièce de résistance” is Reiko’s unbelievable quilt, so elaborate and brimming with details that an entire book could be dedicated to it. From adorable decorative objects to mini panels…everything is “Kawaï” (Japanese for cute). You can start small and work your way to Reiko’s quilt!
By-Annie Products Class with Jenna Join Jenna on the 3rd Friday of each month commencing August 16th to make selected projects using the By-Annie Products (to see some of the projects click here)
When: 3rd Friday each month (commencing Aug) 1.00pm to 3.30pm Cost: $30.00
Michelle Yeo Need some help with one of Michelle’s patterns or like to start one? Then this is the class for you.
When: Wednesday 31st July 10.00am to 12.30pm OR 1.00 to 3.30pm Cost: $30.00 each session
That’s it for now. Thanks for reading our newsletter to the very end! More updates to follow soon.