Newsletter - July 2015

Come visit us at the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair – NEXT WEEK!

You will be able to find us at Stand A24 – same spot as last year. Come by and say “HI” to us – we would love to meet you if we haven’t done so before, and catch up with lots of our customers and students!

We will have lots of exciting new quilts and kits for you to choose from. PLUS we have a free Workshop/Seminar Talk each day at 10.30am – Workshop room 1. Come along and here how achievable Foundation Paper Piecing really is for everyone!


Little Quilt-a-holics Club

Have you registered yet to be part of our Little Quilt-a-holics club? Enrolments are now open and our first packs will be ready next week. Yay! Don’t delay…………. register today!

Join us for lots of fun making some delightful little quilts over the course of 12 months. Eight gorgeous packages will come your way, with approximately 6 weeks between mail outs. Program commences in July 2015, although you may join after this time if there are spots remaining.

Quilts will be traditional in style, and provide the opportunity to use a variety of techniques throughout the year.

Each package will contain a pattern, along with enough fabrics to make the quilt top and binding for the chosen quilt for the month.

Quite often you will receive BONUS quilt patterns, as many of the patterns will contain directions for more than one quilt!

Click here for further details.


“Cloverdale House” - Pre-orders now being taken for Di Ford-Hall’s first fabric range

Pre-order now so you don’t miss out. All of these gorgeous fabrics are on our website, and available for pre-order. Delivery is expected in late August/early September at this stage. Click here to view the full range of fabrics and to place your pre-order.

   Cloverdale 1   Cloverdale 2   Cloverdale 3


Classes – we have just a few spots available in the following:


Di Ford-Hall – class next Wed 22/7

We have a couple of spots available in Di’s class next Wednesday. There are two half day classes to choose from: 10am – 12.30pm or 1pm – 3.30pm. Di is happy to start you, or help you along, with any of her quilt patterns or any of the quilts in her book “Primarily Quilts”

When:  Wednesday 22/7

Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm OR 1pm – 3.30pm

Cost: $30  Bookings essential

“Christmas In July”

Yes, now is the best time to get started on those Christmas gifts that we all tend to put off till later in the year, and then run out of time to make!

Due to popular demand, we have now scheduled and extra “Christmas in July” class with the very talented Glenda. Glenda has designed and decorated several very sweet trinkets which would make perfect gifts, some decorations for your Christmas tree, along with some other surprises too! 

Class:  Christmas in July                 Tutor:  Glenda Cust

When:  Choose from: Saturday 25th July 10am to 3.30pm OR Wednesday 29th July 10am to 3.30pm

Cost: $50, plus kit

Christmas in July


The next “Colmar” class with Glenda has just a couple of spots left – Glenda will be overseas during September and October, so the next class after this one won’t be until November. So if you need some help or guidance, best to come along to our August class!

Class: “Colmar”                 Tutor:  Glenda Cust

When: Wednesday 5th August

Time: 10.00 to 12.30

Cost: $30

“Hand Quilting”

Meredithe will be teaching you all of the basics you need to know to get you hand quilting. From correctly basting your quilt, to using stencils, along with a couple of different quilting techniques.

Class: Hand quilting         Tutor:  Meredithe Clark

When: Saturday 29th August

Time: 10.00am to 3.30pm

Cost: $45, plus kit. You will also need a quilting hoop for this class – available for purchase in store.