Newsletter - February 2015

Newsletter: February, 2015

Thank you to all of our students who joined us for our Summer School a few weeks ago and helped make it such a successful and fun week. Many stunning projects are well underway and a couple of quilt tops have already been completed! Our 2016 Summer School is already in the planning!!


Our Beginner's Groups have begun, and both our Thursday evening class and Saturday late PM class are full. If you're considering a Beginner's Group but missed out, let us know and we can pop your name on our "Expressions of Interest" list for next term.

More new classes for you!

1. Zips into Cushions Made Easy!

We have a class scheduled for Wednesday 18/2 (next week) at 10am - 12.30pm to teach you how to easy it really is to insert a zipper into a cushion. How good is that!

Just $30 for the morning with Effie, and she will have you whipping up professional looking cushions in no time. A couple of spots remaining so contact us ASAP if you're interested.

2. Embroidery and Trapunto classes for the Quiltmania Mystery Block of the Month "Colmar"

Glenda will be running these classes on the first Wednesday morning each month 10am - 12.30pm. Cost is $30 per class.

This BOM gives you an opportunity to learn new skills and is proving to be very popular! Registrations are now open, and we thought it would be great to support this BOM with classes as well.

If you are unable to make a Wednesday class, but are interested in classes for this anyway, please let us know. If there are enough interested people we will consider opening up a second class on a weekend.


Click here to register for the Quiltmania BOM

New website on its way!

We are very busily working on a new website for you to have a play with, which will have some lovely new features. You may notice there are no pictures in this newsletter but our old way of doing newsletters and incorporating pictures is struggling and oh so slow! Hopefully our new site will be launched within the next few weeks, so stay tuned and fingers crossed it runs to schedule and goes smoothly!

Homespun BOM - Kaffe Fassett Fabric, pattern design by Kathy Doherty


We are lucky enough to have a few of the kits available for you to purchase to make the Homespun Block of the month.

Beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabric comes as a one-off kit purchase. The pattern is included over 10 months for you in the Homespun Magazines February thru to November this year.

Included in kit is approximately 14 metres of gorgeous Kaffe fabrics to make the quilt top. Price for the entire kit of fabric is just $335

Click here to order your kit or of course we have them on display in our shop

Other Blocks of the Month available

If you have been considering joining in with our other Blocks of the Month, either:


  • The Seasons on Pomegranate Lane, or
  • Mill Works


then now is a great time to join! We have both of these finished quilts on display in our shop, so why not pop in and have a look if you're in the area.

Full details can be found on our website by clicking on the BOM names above.



More news soon and hopefully a new newsletter format and some pictures for you too! Thanks for reading and supporting our studio!




Sewn and Quilted

92 Whitehorse Road (rear of house), Blackburn  Vic  3130, Australia

Ph: (03) 9877 1664

Open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday  10am - 4pm; Other times by appointment.


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