It’s all systems go here as we prepare for a busy few months ahead! Read on to find out what we’re up to.
Craft and Quilt Fair, Sydney
For the first time ever, we will have a stand at the Craft and Quilt Fair in Sydney. Our Stand is at H12 and the Show dates are Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th June. If you’re one of our Sydney/New South Wales customers, please make sure you come and say hi, we’d love to put a face to the voice/name!
As you can see preparations are well under way!
Enrolments are now OPEN for our Winter Workshop Program! We have a selection of classes over the four days including:
:: Foundation Paper Piecing (4 days, 3 days, or 1 day)
:: Fabric Covered Sewing Boxes
:: Hand Applique (2 days, or 1 day)
:: Embroidered Felt Bag
Dates for the Winter Workshops are Wednesday 5th July through to our Super Saturday Programme on 8th July. For more details click here and we hope you can join us for one of the 1, 2 or 4 day options!
After many delays with fabric deliveries this year, we now have available for immediate start:
:: While the Cat’s Away
:: Getting to Know Hue
:: Torrington Place
:: Aurifil Thread Club (50 weight) Aurifil Thread Club (80 weight) (commencing late June)
Registrations are being taken in all of the above, so don’t think you’ve missed out. Click on any of the above for further details and contact the shop asap to join in the fun!
Product of the Month
We have become huge fans of the Elizabeth Hartman patterns and have increased our stock of these. However, if there is a particular one you want that we don’t currently have, let us know and we’re only too happy to order if in for you! Now available include:
Bunny, Lepidoptera, Pineapple Farm, Thistle, Bjorn Bear, Florence Flamingo, Aviatrix Medallion, Fancy Forest, The Kittens, Fancy Fox and Awesome Ocean is due soon – pre-order available.
A2 Light Boxes
New from Triumph is an A2 Size Light Box measuring Height 568mm x Width 370mm x depth 8mm
- Super bright lighting
- Adjustable Illumination
- Lightweight and sleek design
- Extra comfort work area
- Easily fits an A3 Sheet
- Convenient Touch Control
- Quick set up power supply
- No heat from the light pad so marking pens will not dry out.
- Adapter included
- Ready to use
:: Quiltmania Issue 119
:: Simply Modern Issue 9
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 & Kits
New & Re-stocked Fabrics
:: “Tula Pink Widebacks” these very popular widebacks keep selling out! We have four of the colours back in stock.
:: “Antique Cotton Cheddar” by Pam Buda. Cheddar continues to enjoy its current resurgence in a rich range of tones, and Pam Buda interprets the look in small-scale prints with contemporary taupe and putty "friends", creatively bridging the space between tradition and trend. 5 bolts available.
:: “Rainbow Fish” Studio 37 fabrics. These kits sold out so quickly at AQC, but we have managed to get some more fabrics into stock, so we have more kits, and fabric on the bolt. But be quick before they run out again!
:: “Kaffe Grid Wall” Want your own design wall? Kaffe’s gridded flannel is perfect for placing out fabrics, and as Kaffe would know, the grey offsets all fabrics so is the perfect “neutral” for analysing your design/layout. Also great for making small design boards.
:: “Half Moon Quilt Kit” Also from Kaffe, another fantastic kit which our own Kylie has already made up. Come into the shop to see her sample. Easy piecing and fabulous fabrics!
:: “Cotton + Steel” We have a selection of very cute prints from those fantastic designers at Cotton + Steel
:: “Once Around” by Hoodie. A selection of bold prints in primary colours and black and white. Something a little different for you.
:: “Dream Blossom” by Lauren Wan for Hoffman Fabrics. There is a free pattern from Hoffman to accompany these fabrics; a fussy cut quilt with easy piecing to highlight these beautiful prints.
:: “Hat Creek Quilts” by Deirdre Bond-Abel. Deirdre presents her first book, which gives prominence to wool appliqués in gleaming colours; she matches them to pieced blocks in highly original creations. She revisits motifs from the past, in a new style and in a palette of magnificent colours and materials! Seventeen quilt projects, wall hangings and accessories are fully explained.
:: “From the Linen Closet” by Dawn Heese. In this book Dawn Heese offers a soothing return to the past through 17 charming folk art-style quilts and small projects. A gentle and warm ambiance and easy appliqué; one imagines oneself in a country home, a bunch of wildflowers on the table and a welcoming chair where it’s good to settle in and quilt. Thoroughly delightful!
:: “New York Beauties and Flying Geese” by Carl Hentsch. Become a skilled foundation piecer with New York Beauty blocks and arcs of Flying Geese that amaze! Stitch your way through 31 architectural block patterns, ideal for advanced beginners and intermediate quilters. Practice this straightforward approach to curved piecing, foundation piecing, and simple machine appliqué on 10 full-size quilts and 27 pillow projects. Lively colour combinations provide movement and drama, with fabric selections from Tula Pink, in collaboration with Carl Hentsch.
With the school holidays looming, we often have a few spots available with our regulars either away on holidays or on grandparents duty! If you're looking for a class to help you out with a quilt you're working on, or want help starting a new project, or just feel like some dedicated sewing time with some company, then give us a call and book a class! Simple as that - we'd love to have you join us.
Hope to see some of you at the Sydney Show!
Until next time
“Patchwork Made Possible”
Phone: (03) 9877 1664