Friday 17 January 2014

Magazine News

This week we received our delivery of Quiltmania magazines...Issue no.99 is the edition we have all been waiting for as it has the first installment of Di Ford's Mystery Block of the Month, "Mountmellick." As you can imagine, it was with great excitement that we ripped open the boxes and each grabbed a copy for a quick peak at this much anticipated issue.

It is great to finally see block one of Di's Ford's Mystery Block of the Month quilt with all the instructions we need to get started on this beautiful, and very exciting project.  If you have signed up with Threadbear to start this quilt using Di's choice of fabrics you will receive your first mail out by the end of may be a mystery quilt but we already know it will be beautiful and it will be a topic of conversation all year as all our quilts start to take shape.

Issue no.99 of Quiltmania proves to be a must have issue for lots more of reasons.  Not only does it have block one of  Di's quilt, and all the usual articles and wonderful projects, but there are also more fantastic Australian designers featured in this issue.
The wonderful and talented Robyn Falloon is the guest artist featured in Quiltmania's regular feature "Quilts and Enchanting Homes" with photos of some of her beautiful quilts including the stunning "Blessings" quilt.

Also featured are Louise and Lisa from the "Max & Louise Pattern Company"...more great photos of  lovely quilts from these talented Victorian designers.

We stock patterns from both Robyn Falloon and "Max & Louise Pattern Company" here at Threadbear, and if you have fallen in love with Louise and Lisa's fantastic "Unknown Quilt" featured on page 7 of this issue we have the pattern and starter packs in two colour ways for this amazing quilt.

As you can see from these little snippets, we are in for hours of fun once we get our hands on a copy of Quiltmania Magazine no.99.

We have even more magazine news this week, with a wonderful article in Handmade Magazine vol 32 no.3 featuring the ladies of the Castlemaine Appliqué Group.

The feature talks about how the group was formed and what jolly good fun is had by all at every gathering of the group...and also reminds us all the the first exhibition of quilts from the group is now not far away.  We hope you all already have the dates, March 15th & 16th, marked in your diaries as you won't want to miss this wonderful quilt show.  All the details can be found on our website,  March 15th & 16th promises to be a great weekend and we look forward to catching up with everyone.

As you can imagine no one is looking forward to the weekend of the quilt show more than Sammy. All those wonderful quilts on show, yeah yeah, that's ok but all those pats and cuddles from visitors to the shop...that's what's really important.  For now though Sammy can think of only one is so HOT!!!!
We wish you all a wonderful weekend, with lots of sewing time, and to everyone in Victoria, stay cool and stay safe.


  1. Wow. I so want to do all the quilts seen here. Cant wait for the BOM to arrive.
    Sleeping is over rated anyway.

  2. So glad for the email that went out yesterday. Thankyou Corliss !
    I have been chomping at the bit in anticipation of the new BOM. All of the quilts you have showcased look amazing, the unknown quilt looks really great. I absolutely cant wait to get my hands on it when it arrives.
    Trying to stay cool in New England NSW ;)

  3. Hi Corliss thanks so much for your kind words and support. ..See this is why you have the best shop in Victoria. Lisa and Lou