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May 2019

We have a huge range of new fabrics and products to share with you - spoilt for choice this month!

Fabrics

::  “Rochester”  by Di Ford Hall.  Di's newest range is now in store - highly anticipated by lots of our loyal customers it's selling fast. Full range available
 
::  “Charlotte”  by Michelle Yeo. Michelle's third fabric collection by Riley Blake Designs. The stunning main fabric is a reproduction of a French chintz fabric dating back to the 1780s which Michelle purchased in the US in 2017. It includes lots of beautiful elements that are perfect for Broderie Perse as well as traditional appliqué and piecing. Full range available
:: “Meridian Stars” by Karen Styles.  Karen takes inspiration from her own Robins' Nest quilt design to create a collection for today's quilter. The lead pattern is a 44" square "Circle of Stars" medallion panel, surrounded by borders of zigzags and Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks. Full range available
::  “Natural Beauty”  by Amy Butler.  Amy announced this would be her last fabric range in October last year. It expresses the richness of her natural inspirations and is a joyful celebration combining gorgeous colour with feel good prints. Full range available.
 
::  “A Stitch in Time  by Makower  This retro- inspired collection features sewing and dressmaking motifs, from scissors, irons, notions and more.   Selected 5 bolts
::  Widebacks
We’ve added to our wideback range again with
one from Sara Morgan
 
"Prairie Vine" by Kim Diehl
 
and three sumptuous ones from Kaffe Fassett
 

Patterns

We have samples made and on display in the shop of all these patterns
Curvaceous” by Rachelle Denneny
The magic of straight lines producing a curved look!  We have gorgeous fabric packs to go with the pattern.
 
“Crystal Star” by Laundry Basket Quilts
This stunning quilt comes with a fabric pack which includes laser cut fusible shapes for the centre applique – how good is that?!
 
“Chicken Block Holder” by Laundry Basket Quilts
Need somewhere to store finished blocks or to lay them out while you’re sewing?  This very cute block holder pattern featuring a chicken and three little chicks could be just what you’re looking for!
 
“Heidi” by Veronique Quilt Designs
A stunning new pieced and appliqued quilt from our own Veronique.  Available with a fabric pack
 

Magazines

::  Quiltmania Issue 131 – now available
::  Quiltmania Issue 130 – now available
 
:: “Simply Modern” Issue 16 – now available
 
:: “Simply Vintage” Issue 30 – 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.
 

Books

::  Labours of Love” by The Secret Sewing Sisters – including our own Di Ford-Hall!  For those enamoured of antique quilts and reproducing them in your own personal style, this book is for you! Some of the most exquisite quilts from Jane Lury's magnificent collection of antique quilts were carefully crafted by 12 visionary quilters. 

Read their stories, learn about their process and then delve into their work. Let both their history and those of early quilt makers inspire you. There is even a quilt that is perfect for beginners!

:: “Quilts, Somewhat in the Middle” by Susan Smith.  Susan Smith is an original and talented quilter from Australia who excels in the art of appliqué.  Her quilts exude the coziness and freshness of country cottages in the British countryside during Spring.  Every one of her 16 quilts is composed of subtle colour palettes and delicate appliqué designs producing quilts that are both simple and refined. 

:: “Whizz Bang” by Rachaeldaisy.    Ever since Rachaeldaisy won the “Best in Show” at Sydney with her Whizz Bang quilt, nothing has been the same . Now an international star, Rachaeldaisy teaches workshops and exhibits her fantastical quilts composed of never before seen, folded fabric blocks.

::  Pin Pals” by Carrie Nelson.   Pretty. Playful. Pincushions! Best-selling author Carrie Nelson packs 40 adorable pincushions with personality! Pincushions are quick to stitch and so addicting--no quilter can make just one. And why make just one when they're so easy to create? Simply sew, quilt, turn, and stuff! Display them as singles or in pleasing piles. You'll want to sew just for the joy of it.

Products

New Box - Mandy
This sweet little box is a new one we’ve added to our range.  Featuring a little draw at the bottom and four sectioned pieces under the lid.
 
“Petit Jardin” by Veronique Quilt Designs
We’re guessing you’ve all seen Veronique’s “Pele Mele” patterns, but if the thought of so many clam shells is a bit daunting, try this smaller version which makes a lovely bag.  Kit comes with the wooden handles.
 

 

Crushed Walnut Shells
Back in stock!  Perfect for adding to pin cushions for weight and to keep you pins and needles sharp