Friday 27 September 2013

It's a Mystery.

We all love a good mystery, we have a mystery for you. We are so happy to be a part of the Quiltmania Mystery Block of the Month with Di Ford...starting in 2014, through 6 issues of the fabulous Quiltmania magazine.  We are now taking expressions of interest from anyone who would like to join in and receive Di's fabric choices for this mystery can email us or call us at the shop and you will be on our list to receive all the info as it comes to hand...pretty exciting and something great to look forward to.

We have great new books in the shop this week...first of all, this fabulous, and totaly cute little diary. This "Agenda" is from Quiltmania, so you know that it will be good.

 This is the sweetest little diary and it just screams.."want one" is quite small, perfect handbag size, or even better...perfect sewing bag size, because every time you open it you will be inspired to book in another sewing day with friends.

 Every page has photos of beautiful quilts and projects that make you want to drop everything and start sewing...that is the purpose of a good diary, surely!

We don't want to upset anyone by using the "C" word in September but we do think that this little Agenda will make a great Christmas gift for sewing friends.

Another book full of inspiration is Barbara Brackman's "Civil War Sampler".

 As the title suggests it has 50 quilt blocks and comes with suggested lay out to make a stunning sampler quilt.

This is such a fabulous book, each page has one block and a story from the civil war years, so there is plenty of great reading as well as being a really good block reference. It is one of those handy books that you would find yourself using over and over again.

We hope you all have a great weekend, and enjoy some beautiful spring weather and lots and lots of sewing time...Sammy has had a huge week in the shop, he has been greeting customers all week and now he has settled down for his Friday afternoon snooze...ready for a big weekend.


  1. I started reading this post and thought I might like to put my name down for the Di Ford / Quiltmania BOM.....then read a little further and thought the Quiltmania diary would be lovely to have....reading still further and the Barbara Brackman book caught my eye as well.......just as well Sammy isn't for sale or I might have had to order one of him as well! :)

  2. Gorgeous quilts! What is the quilt behind Sammy? Seems like I have seen it somewhere before?