Friday, 18 March 2016

Quilts Galore!

Thankyou to all of you who travelled the length and breadth of the state and indeed of the country to visit Castlemaine last weekend and support our Applique Group's beautiful Exhibition.  It was once again a huge success and we raised $8000.00 for Emma House Domestic Violence Service in Warnambool.  With so many gorgeous quilts on display, visitors came away inspired to sew. For those of you who couldn't join us, here are a few photos of the exhibition.  Follow us on Instagram for photos of individual quilts.

Threadbear was buzzing for three solid days and it was so lovely to see so many friendly happy faces sharing in the fun and enjoying a day out or weekend away with girlfriends.
Next week, we'll have some lovely new fabric to show you that just arrived today.  But in the meantime, we do have a new quilt to show.  Vintage Grace is Megan's latest design - pieced hexagon stars appliqued to a centre block, then surrounded by simple pieced borders and blocks.  (suits hand or machine piecing).  Pattern and a Starter Pack are available now.

Vintage Grace by Megan Carroll - Pattern available

Vintage Grace starter pack
When a thousand or more women visit the shop over a weekend hoping to meet you and pat you, it's a bit overwhelming for an excitable Spoodle.  So to stop any "Runaway Spoodle Alerts ", Sam spent the weekend safe and sound at home snoozing on his bed, or on the couch, under a table, in the sewing room, on the good chair, under a blanket, anywhere he fancied really......!
So for anyone who was disappointed not to see him during the Exhibition weekend, here's a pin-up photo of the boy himself. No doubt, he'll be back in action in Threadbear next week. Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. It was a great show and worth the long drive to visit....not to mention fitting in some fun shopping and supporting a very worthy cause, so well done on your fundraising efforts! Any chance of finding out who won the raffle prizes?

  2. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing pictures of these lovely quilts! I hope to make it to your show someday but it is very far from Minnesota!

  3. Thanks for sharing your wonderful show. I hope you raised lots of money for your charity.

  4. What a wonderful display of quilts! Just lovely! I also have to tell you that I especially love the one displayed behind Sammy. He sure is one photogenic boy and he looks so handsome with that quilt behind him!!