Friday 24 January 2014

Big Change we leave January behind it is getting closer and closer to the weekend of March 14th & 15th when Castlemaine Appliqué Group hold their first exhibition of quilts...we have already told everyone to save the dates but now we have more very important news.

We have a change of venue and the exhibition will now be held at the Historic Market Building in the centre of town.  This beautiful building offers us more space so there will be even more quilts for us to feast our eyes on.

The market building is just around the corner from Threadbear, it is a beautiful venue and it is surrounded by heaps of parking so we are now even more excited.  We hope everyone can join us for the quilt show as it promises to be a wonderful weekend.

Now, we would like everyone to meet Bernie and Joy, and then let us tell you the most amazing show and tell story.  Bernie and Joy are great friends and sewing buddies....they had not done any needle turn appliqué before, but despite that minor detail they decided to take on The Civil War Bride......and just look at the result....

Bernie & Joy are an absolute inspiration, just 5 minutes in their company will have you beleiving  you can do anything.  And as if finishing The Civil War Bride as their first appliqué project is not amazing enough, they are now going to donate the quilt to their local quilting group to be raffled with all proceeds going to local charities.....what an amazing story.

There is even more to tell....when Bernie and Joy came for a visit yesterday to show us their finished quilt top they brought us some very posh champagne to celebrate...Megan suggests that this should become a tradition.

Sammy is all ready for  Australia Day Celebrations.  Threadbear will be open on Saturday 25th and closed on  Australia Day, Sunday 26th but open again on Monday for the Australia Day Holiday...we will be open from 11.00 to 4.00 on Monday, so if you find yourself with some time to spare on the public holiday we would love to see you at Threadbear for a catch up.

We hope you all have a wonderful long weekend...Lamingtons and barbecues and back yard cricket are fine but it is 3 whole days of sewing that that we love.  Have a great weekend everyone.

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