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October 2019

 

 

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We had the most fabulous day at the Leukaemia Foundation Fundraising Event and we’ll be sending out a whole rundown of the Day in a separate email. Keep an eye out for the Event email - we have so many memories of the day to share with you, and so many people to thank for helping to make this event so successful! Initial estimates of our fundraising total announced at our event was $40,000 - how wonderful is that!! Final figure to follow soon.
 

Shop News

Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair
We’re at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair and we do hope that those of you residing nearby (and maybe from a bit further?) will come along and say hello and see all our gorgeous goodies at Stand D25
When:     October 16 - 20  
Time:       9.00am to 4.00pm 
Where:    Brisbane Exhibition Centre, Southbank
 
Quilt Market - Houston
From Brisbane we’re heading straight to Houston for Quilt Market to spy out some new, different, exciting products, what’s happening with fabrics for 2020, and then checking out whatever else catches our attention!
 
Christmas Party
It’s coming up to that time of year.  Bookings are open for our annual Christmas Party so come along and join in the fun on a fab day!  BYO some afternoon tea to share and, if you’ve done classes during the year, your Show and Tell.  We’ll be unveiling some New Stuff for 2020.  Ring the shop to book your spot!
 
When:  Saturday 14 December                    Time: 1.00pm – 3.30pm
 
Where:  One Community Church, 184 Surrey Road, Blackburn
 
Tickets:  $5.00
 
Summer School
Final details are being worked on for January’s Summer School and we have such exciting classes lined up you.  Make a note of these dates, clear the decks and get ready……!
 
When:   Mon 13th to Fri 25th Jan 2020        
Where:  One Community Church, 184 Surrey Road, Blackburn
Teachers:              ~ Rachael Daisy
                              ~ Rachelle Denneny
                              ~ Kate Marra
                              ~ Lisa Mattock
                              ~ Grace Jamieson & me (Carol)
 
 
 

Products

Perfect Scissors” by Karen Kay Buckley
There have been some additions to the Perfect Scissor range by Karen Kay Buckley.  These two new pairs have stainless steel knife-edge blades, and like all the others have soft handles, are sharp to the point and come with a protective cover.   Reports back from customers have been very positive.
 
The new pink pair are smaller than the purple ones, but bigger then the blue ones and the new orange ones fit between the blue and green pairs so now there’s a whole family of Perfect Scissors!
 
 
Quilters’ Companion 2020 Diary
Sorry to break it to you, but you need to start thinking about next year (those Summer School dates for a start!) and what better way than this Diary from Quilters’ Companion with quilts featuring throughout.
 
 
Quiltmania Agenda 2020
Or choose the Agenda from Quiltmania with stunning quilt photos throughout.
 
 
Sew in Love 2020
Or perhaps you’re a calendar girl, in which case the Tilda “Sew in Love 2020” calendar would be the answer.  Either way, any of the above would make great Christmas presents too (yep, gotta start thinking along those lines too!)
 
 
 

Patterns

“Bella Ballerina” by Dottie Days
How sweet is this cushion and bolster pattern, adorned with pretty ballerinas!  Perfect for the little girl in your life (and a great Christmas present)
 
 
Bush Christmas Stockings” by Dotty Days
Getting in the mood for Christmas, Dotty Days brings you these Australian themed stockings.  Choose from either a Kookaburra, Koala, or Kangaroo for the little ones in your family
 
 
Sew Liberated
With Spring well and truly here and Summer looming our thoughts are turning to new clothes and what better way to start the seasons than with these patterns from Sew Liberated, especially when teamed with the Double Gauzes from Nani Iro (see under Fabrics below)
 
 
Cotton Rose
We’re now stocking these very popular crochet patterns from Cotton Rose.  Tanya has used Liberty Fabrics (and we have plenty of those!) and yarn to crochet these gorgeous blankets
 
 
Roses are Red
New from Everyday Quilts is this stunning diamond quilt made from Liberty fabrics (again – we have lots to choose from!).  Templates for the quilt are also available.
 
You can view the quilt in store as we have Sandra's sample hanging!
 
Bathwick
Following along from the success of Karen Styles’ Mystery Quilt “Bathwick” with Quiltmania last year, the whole pattern has been released in a single format.  So if you missed out, now is your chance to get the whole pattern.
 
 
Mery’s Garden
Also from Quiltmania is the pattern for Sue Watters beautiful “Mery’s Garden”.
 
 

Magazines

::  Quiltmania Issue 133  – now available
 
:: “Simply Modern” Issue 18 – now available
 
:: “Simply Vintage” Issue 32 – now available
 
::  “Homespun” October 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

::  “Nani Iro  These stunning Double Gauzes (pics above and below) from Nani Iro took our breath away when we unpacked them.   Perfect for the backing of a very special quilt, or use to make up one of our clothing patterns by Sew Liberated (see Patterns above)
 
 
:: “Frou Frou” by Frou Frou Paris.  The modern image of French creative sewing.  Rooted in the expertise of their grandmothers, Frou Frou bring their storied brand that offers a delicate blend of tradition and trend to satisfy all the creative desires of today.  Feminine, sophisticated, elegant.
 
 
::  “Who Says Woof?” by John Butler.  From the books by John Butler, who has been an author and illustrator of children’s books for over 30 years, comes a book panel complete with instructions on how to make up the soft tactile fabric book.
 
 
::  “Patch-Its”  by Vicki McCarty.  Vicki's coordinating creative strips (pics above and below) are comprised of 5" wide printed strips across the width (with the end sections measuring about 6½" wide.)
 
 

Books

Seams Like Yesterday by Karen Styles.  For over 20 years, Karen Styles has been making works of art with reproduction fabrics. She is a Master at English Paper Piecing and loves using stars, hexagons and medallion styles to create her magnificent quilts. Karen’s first book with Quiltmania is a veritable feast of these passions, including a divine Sampler where colour, creativity, techniques, and gorgeous fabrics abound. 

Orders being taken as our first shipment has sold out!

 
 
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