Newsletter - May 2015

Welcome to our May newsletter!  As you can see, we’re presenting our newsletter in a different format and that’s because we have a new website – same address, but with a major renovation.   You can read more about it below, plus what else is happening in the shop along with new classes, new fabrics and lots more information.

Shop News


Our new website went live last month and we’re very excited about it.   We’d love you to take a moment and visit it.  We have some new features including a ”Colour Finder” button where by clicking on a colour in the “Colours” spectrum , all fabrics in stock in that hue will come up.

Colour Finder

Another fun feature is the “Preview Fabric in Block” button; once you have some fabrics in your shopping cart, click the “Preview Fabric in Block” button

Preview 1

choose a block and “colour” it in with your chosen fabrics.

Preview 2

This is a great way to see how your fabrics will look in a block.

So go and have a play; if you find any problems, please let us know.  This is all new to us too.  Find us at


We have some fabulous new books in stock.  Here’s just a few to whet your appetite!


The following issues from Quiltmania are now in stock:

  • Quiltmania Issue 106 – current issue.  Quiltmania Issue 107 is due by the middle of May.
  • Quiltmania Spring Special for 2015
  • Simply Vintage Issue 14

Please phone, email, or call into the shop to get your copy (contact details at the end of this newsletter or at the “Contact Us” page on the website).

Did you know…

… we are happy to order in for you 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 for you!

New Fabrics

We have been inundated with new fabrics the last couple of weeks!  Check these out (and more!) on our website.

  • A gorgeous new 1930’s range called “Walk in the Park” by Maywood Studios. 
  • Sticks and Stones – Edyta Sitar
  • Gardenvale – Jen Kingwell
  • Bon Voyage – French General
  • Pointe Pleasant
  • Hannah’s Heritage – We’ve selected a delightful border print and a gorgeous floral print for you

Quiltmania’s 2015 BOM “Colmar”

There are just a few places still available for the Quiltmania Mystery Quilt Block of the Month for 2015, “Colmar”.  If you are interested, contact us ASAP!

Colmar Block 1Colmar Block 2


To assist you with the Colmar BOM we are holding a class at the beginning of each month.  Glenda Cust is our tutor, and as well as helping with block construction queries, Glenda’s main focus will be the embroidery stitches and the trapunto effects used on each block.  It’s not too late to join the fun!

Class: “Colmar”                 Tutor:  Glenda Cust

When: Wednesday 3rd June.

Time: 10.00 to 12.30

Cost $30.00

For more information about joining the BOM, please see the website or contact the shop.

Beginners’ Patchwork

We have two new beginners groups starting in May and if you’d like to try patchwork, these classes will fit the bill.  However, we currently have just ONE place available in the Thursday evening group.  Contact is ASAP if you are interested.

Class:  Beginners’ Patchwork                       Tutor:  Carol Nicholls

When:  starting Thursday 7 May, for 7 weeks.  (One place available)

Time: 7.00 to 9.00 pm


When:  starting Saturday 9 May, for 7 weeks.  (Currently full)

Time: 4.00 to 6.00 pm

For further details on all classes, please visit our website 

Thanks for reading, and supporting our shop.


“Patchwork Made Possible”


Phone: (03) 9877 1664