Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Warning.....Long Blog Today.

Wow, we have just had the most fantastic weekend with the first of our Appliqué Schools, held on Saturday and Sunday.

The first thing to do is thank everyone who attended over the weekend for making the classes such fun...it was a weekend full of happy lovely ladies and lots of laughs...a special thank you to all of you that travelled long distances to join the fun and we hope everyone enjoyed Appliqué School as much as we did.  We also want to thank our two absolutely amazing,fantastic,generous and all round brilliant teachers, Di Ford Hall and Margaret McDonald for all the skills and inspiration they shared with us all over the weekend.

And more thanks, to Petra Prins for taking time out of her Australian holiday to join us for the weekend...Petra, it was wonderful to have you at Threadbear, thanks for joining in the classes and for taking time to sign your books for so many of us....it was great spending time with you. We wish you a safe trip home and hope it is not too long before we see you again.

 Of course Sammy was on hand to help our international guest with her book signing.

We also had a visit from Michelle Yeo with her stunning new book,"Of Needle, Thimble and Thread", hot off the press and just released.

This is the first chance we all had to get a glimpse of this newest Quiltmania publication and we practically snatched it out of Michelle's hands to have a look. Thank goodness our order has just arrived because we just couldn't wait any longer to get our hands on this stunning book...it is on our web site now or you can just ring us at the shop if you would like your very own copy.

 If you would like to meet Michelle and have her sign a copy of her amazing new book, bursting at the seams with fantastic projects, then come along to Threadbear this Saturday, 22nd of February...Michelle will be in the shop between 2.00 and 3.00 signing copies of her book and all are welcome.

We were all so thrilled for the opportunity to see this fantastic photo, three greats friends to Threadbear, and three very special authors, all together with their books on Saturday at Applique School...how special is that...thank you Di, Petra and Michelle for sharing our weekend.

Now...we must tell you about the final celebrity guest that spent time with us this weekend.

We were thrilled to have a visit to the shop from Lenny who had popped in to get some fabric for a new bow tie...smart pups always shop at Threadbear when the need fabric for new collars and bow ties.

Ok...now are you sitting down...because you will swoon with delight when you see this sensational range, newly arrived to the shop....my goodness, just have a look at this range...it is stunning.

 This range has four fantastic signature prints in two colour ways and a great collection of beautiful prints as well.  This is Romantic Renaissance  from Molly b studios...and as always if you would like a little bit of all of them we had 1/8 packs of all 23 fabrics for $69.00.

No time to rest after our big weekend,  it is time for more fun with beautiful fabric...it is all hands on deck now as we finally prepare to send out the first issue of Di fords mystery block of the month.. thank you to everyone for their patience while we struggled to get our fabrics from overseas suppliers....so keep your eye out for the postman.


  1. Lovely post :) I wonder which quilt is it in the last photo. It is beautiful.

  2. I sure believe that it was a great weekend!!!
    Beautiful quilts..and fabricks...loveley dogs....so much happy lady's ...;0)

    ( but I'm also glad that Petra is coming home... !!..;0)..)
    Have a nice day

  3. very nice photo from three great quiltdesigners !!

  4. Congratulations Corliss, Megan and Annabelle..... what a fabulous weekend !!
    All the work you put in, amazing !, the attention to detail in all the girl's goodies bags, all those home baked biscuits, everything was fabulous. Thank you for inviting me to be one of the teachers. We all had a ball !!! Can't wait for the next one. Love Di xxx

  5. Wish I lived closer so I could have joined in. Would have been amazing
    Donna from Callala Bay