April 2017 Newsletter

AQC is rapidly approaching and it’s go, go, go getting ready for a wonderful show. We’re preparing lots of new patterns, kits and fabric packs for you, including gorgeous sewing box and needle keeper kits; we’ll have the delectable Aurifil 80 threads for sale; and our very own Jennifer will be in Seminar Room 1 showing you how to embellish and make her ever-so-easy bags. So if you’re in Melbourne from 20th to 23rd April, please come and see us at Stand 47 (for more details see below).

Upcoming Events

AQC (Australasian Quilt Convention)

You can find us:

When:: Thursday 20th April to Sunday 23rd April

Where:: Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton at Stand 47


Please note that we will be OPEN ON EASTER SATURDAY for your shopping convenience, 10am to 4pm

(Closed Good Friday and Easter Monday)

Featured Products

Palampore Panel

Mary Koval’s beautiful Palampore Panel, as used in Di Ford-Hall’s new book (see below) is available for only $87.50 per panel. A must for reproduction lovers and Di Ford-Hall fans.

Tulip Needles

The Tulip Needles are now back in stock. We can’t seem to keep up with demand for these beautiful needles. If you haven’t already, come in and buy a pack to see why they are so popular.

Product of the Month

Ripples by Linda MCibbon

A Bargello done in blocks and not strips! This amazing pattern is available now in store and is on display, and we will also have it for you to see at AQC.


Patterns & Kits

Elizabeth Hartman

The long awaited, quirky pattern “Dogs in Sweaters” from Elizabeth Hartman is now in stock too.





:: Simply Vintage Issue 22 is in stock.

:: Simply Modern Issue 8 is in stock.

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.


New Fabrics

:: “Liberty” 16 stunning, luscious new Liberty’s have arrived in store, including some reprinted favourites. Available on the bolt, or we’ve cut them into the little fat 1/16th pieces that are so very popular

:: “Centennial Shirtings” by Julie Hendricksen’s.   Julie’s newest collection Centennial Shirtings c. 1890-1910 follows in her signature style of small scale shirtings perfect for vintage and appliqué quilts in red, navy, black and cream colour ways.  Available on the bolt or as fat quarters.

:: “Kaffe Fasset” That magician of colour and print has some new fabrics out and we have 14 of his new designs for you to drool over.

:: “Emma Louise” Victorian Textiles have added another three colours to their Emma Louise range of quilters’ muslins. A high quality solid fabric and a delight to stitch with.

:: “Sparkle and Fade” by Hoffman Fabrics. Fabulous in black, white and slate, these prints remind you of Bonfire night and sparklers.  Available on the bolt or as fat quarters.


:: “Hello Love” by Heather Bailey. Fabulous new range from this star of design; coral, gold, teal, midnight and pink are some of the featured colours, and the prints include Octopus Garden, Guru, Norwegian Wood, and Twist and Shout to name but a few. A truly eclectic mix. Available in Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls.

:: “Punctuated” by Leutenegger. A wonderfully quirky set of bold prints, based on punctuation marks.

:: “Modern Solids” by Denyse Schmidt. Denyse's curated selection of 75 Freespirit Designer Solids are the essential stash-builder for the today's quilter. Modern and mixable, with a soft hand and deep, lustrous hues; the Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids are available in pre-cut fat quarters – impeccably presented in a crisp white box.

:: “Garden Delights” by In The Beginning. A pretty range of delightful florals; soft colours and sweet prints feature in this range drawn from vintage calicos and timeless prints. Available in Jelly Rolls



:: “Primarily Quilts…2” by Di Ford-Hall.  In Di’s second book for Quiltmania, she continues to show her love of antique reproduction quilts, offering stunning medallion quilts and block quilts, beautiful appliqué and broderie perse, and amazing use of border prints. Reserve your copy now by calling the shop - New delivery due any day!


Special Project Days


::ZIPPER CLASS (just ONE spot left)

Wednesday 19th April – 10am to 12.30pm with Effie

Cost is $30, plus fabrics for cushion, zipper etc


Specialist Teacher Classes

:: “Torrington Place” BOM with Michelle Yeo

Saturday 30 April – 10am to 12.30pm or 1pm to 3pm, or BOTH! Book quickly to reserve your place

Future dates for classes with Michelle are: Wed 31/5; Wed 30/8; Sat 30/9


:: BEGINNER’S COURSE – Term 2 and Term 3 dates (click here for further details):

Wednesday evenings commencing 3rd May for 7 weeks – cost is $140, plus fabrics etc - Waiting list only

Thursday evenings commencing 10th August for 7 weeks – cost is $140, plus fabrics etc - BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!


:: BEYOND BEGINNER’S COURSE – Term 2 and Term 3 dates (click here for further details):

Thursday evenings commencing 27th April for 8 weeks – cost is $180, plus fabrics etc - Waiting list only

Wednesday evenings commencing 9th August for 8 weeks – cost is $180, plus fabrics etc - BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!


:: Sit and Sew

It’s been great to have some new faces join us for our Friday afternoon group. There are still some places available - All welcome!

$5.00 per week 1.00pm to 3.30pm

For further details on all classes, please visit our website www.sewnandquilted.com.au


Until next time


“Patchwork Made Possible”

Website: www.sewnandquilted.com.au

Phone: (03) 9877 1664

Email: carol@sewnandquilted