August Newsletter

Newsletter August 2018

What a busy couple of months it’s been with us having stands both at the Sydney and Melbourne show, and our Winter Workshop program in the middle of it all. Fun times all around! Now it’s time for us to replenish our energy, and stock levels in the shop, ready for a busy finish to the end of the year. Did I say end of the year?! Already planning is well under way for the rest of the year and indeed, our Summer School program in January!

Shop News

 Vic Quilters Winter Gathering

We are so pleased to be having a stall at, and being a part of, the Victorian Quilters Inc Winter Gathering where they will celebrate their 25th Anniversary and also hold their Annual General Meeting.

Date:   Saturday 11th August 2018

Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm

Where: Ivalda Masonic Centre, 40 Salisbury Avenue, Ivanhoe 3079

(Opposite Darebin railway station)

Guest Speaker:  Katrina Hadjimichael. 

BOM Update


Some spaces exist in some of our BOM programmes – click here to check them all out on our website.



We’re delighted to offer you “Fresh Cut” by Sue Spargo. This is a new BOM we will be offering. It was launched at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair and was hugely popular. Contact us if you’re interested in being on our Expressions of Interest list as places will be limited! Pricing is still being finalised and will be announced as soon as we possibly can.



Precision Rotary Cutter

Precision Quilting Tools have a tiny 14mm rotary cutter perfect for small work, including applique. It has an ergonomic handle, works for either left or right handers, and includes a blade cover and finger guard for safe handling.

This product is getting awesome reviews all around - you hold it much the same as you would a pen, which makes cutting so easy and more accurate around templates.


Wendy Williams

Wendy’s “Travel Threads” have proved very popular and we are now kitting all of these sweet blocks. And Wendy has some new ones too……..see below!

We’re also kitting Wendy’s “Woolly Zip-It Bag” which includes zippered mesh pockets for easy viewing, and a woolly bits embellished front for you to create and embellish.




Wendy Williams

Two new patterns from Wendy

 “Making Arrangements” and


“Hidden Treasures”


and Wendy has added five more patterns to her “Travel Threads” range (yes, we're kitting these too!)

Wattlebird Designs

Veronique taught her “Pele Mele” at our Winter Workshops and was booked out almost instantly! She has now released a pattern for this quilt. Cost for the pattern and template set are just $40, and we have starter fabric packs including some toiles and other feature fabrics for just $27.50.


Emma Jean Jansen

Emma’s popular “Harlequin Stars”


and “Australis Blooms” patterns


are now available in store.


:: Quiltmania Issue 126 is in stock

:: “Simply Modern” Issue 13 is in stock

:: “Simply Vintage” Issue 27 in stock - featuring the delightful quilt by Judy Newman.

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.


:: “Road Trip” by Alison Glass. Sumptuous colours and amazing patterns make this a must have collection for fans of Alison Glass. Full range available.


:: “Windermere” by Di Ford-Hall. Another stunning reproduction range from Di which includes a beautiful wreath motive in rose or aqua, with large florals, floral stripes, lace effect, scrolling stripes and small prints all in rose, blush, plum and teal.   Some has already walked out the door, so be quick to get your share!


:: “Liberty” We’ve expanded our range again, adding 6 new bolts of luscious tana lawn.


:: “2019 Sue Spargo Calendar” is due mid August. Pre-order your copy now!


We have a new SUNDAY class to share with you – "A Stitching Day with Glenda Cust"

Join Glenda to learn or continue on with one of her many gorgeous embellished projects. Beautiful embroidery is so easy to learn with Glenda as your teacher.

When: Sunday 23 September 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cost: $85. BYO lunch



That’s it for now. Thanks for reading our newsletter to the very end! More updates to follow soon.

Until next time


“Patchwork Made Possible”


Phone: (03) 9877 1664