Friday, 17 July 2015

Winter Warmth = friends and fabric!

There's been frost on top of the frost here in Castlemaine this week with cold blustery days and chilly nights, but Threadbear has stayed warm and cosy with good heating and great company.  Despite the freezing conditions, we've had lots of visits this week from so many lovely girls all braving the cold in search of that perfect piece of fabric and inspiration.  Threadbear's Passionate Piecers group came town to last Saturday for another great day. We were thrilled to welcome Debra Dorwood as our guest speaker. Debra has been a prolific quilter over the years and a long time friend of Threadbear so it was great to catch up and have her share her gorgeous quilts with the group.

Debra's enthusiasm and energy left everyone inspired

Great colours and a mix of applique and piecing

One of Debra's many designs that appeared in Quilter's Companion

It's always a great time to catch up with friends
Then of course there was a terrific selection of show and tell from the Group. Here's just a taste of the wonderful quilts in the room .
 Marie's hexagons - wow!
Michelle's amazing quilt is all her own design
New in the shop is to tempt us all is "Penelope" ~ soft romantic roses and wallpaper stripes inspired by 19th century french fabrics.  These are so, so pretty in musky soft pink, pale blue, gentle brown and buttery cream. 
Penelope by Erin Turner for Penny Rose fabrics $23.50 metre
Also newly arrived are the Mourning Grays and Purples - although we selected just the purples.  And they are all stash worthy!
Mourning Purples $25.50 metre
So with plenty happening in the shop, we had lots to put in our latest newsletter which is available on our website here.  Sammy was, as always, supervising production and keeping us all in order in between greeting customers in his own special way!  Have a great and cosy weekend everyone!

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