Friday 28 March 2014

Love at First Sight.

Oh wow....Back in stock this week is  "Quilts of Virginia" 1607 to 1899,  The Birth of America Through The Eye of a Needle....from the Virginia Consortium of Quilters.

 If you already have this amazing book you will know what we mean, but if not, oh will be love at first sight.

This book is a superb collection of wonderfully photographed historic quilts and all the amazing stories that go along with them.  It is packed full of inspiration and information and will be sure to become one of your favorite books.

 It is $65.00 & will be on our website next week or you can call us the shop if you would like a copy.

This great blue stripe is a one off print, "Favorite Things" by Gerri Robinson and we think it could be very handy....we love great striped prints and anything that works well for borders is always a favorite.

This week we are also loving "Cologne and Cotton" by Renee Nanneman....gorgeous soft golds and purples and two dusty soft larger prints, one is an all over floral and the other is another great stripe.....very nice indeed.

We have lovely 1/8 packs of this range and with only 8 in the range it is a great way to have a little bit of them all for $24.00.

Sammy sends his best weekend wishes to everyone...he has had a great week and is looking forward to lots of fun in the shop this weekend....have a great weekend everyone and we hope you all get lots of sewing time.

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Toiles, Spots and Stripes.

If you love toiles or just love gorgeous soft but rich colours well take a seat for a while and look at these stunners.  This range is "Mas d'Ousvan" exclusively designed by Bruno Lamy, Paris....and includes toiles taken from authentic designs from the 17th to 19th century.  Just feast your eyes on these beautiful colours....soft blues and greys, the prettiest soft purple to complement the greys..and then there are soft pinks and an absolutely divine raspberry...oh how wonder they are so beautiful.

We have a few more treats from the Quit Exhibition today...we will just show you a few quilts in each blog so no one misses out on seeing all the spectacular quilts that were on display.

"Baltimore" by Barb Walker
"Exquisite" by Joan Livingston
"Mrs Millers Journey" by Meghan Leslie
"Applique Basket Medallion" by Michelle Yeo

Congratulations to all the winners of the raffle prizes from last weeks Quilt Exhibition.  Thanks again to all the CAG members who generously donated goodies for the four Quilters Mystery Boxes. Lucky winners are
Mary Tigs
Barb Walker
Jane Howat and
Jacqui Anderson.
We also want to send a huge thank you to Simone who donated a wonderful prize pack of hand made jams and preserves...yum.  Sue Stubbs from NSW was the winner of this fantastic prize, but because of the cost of postage, kindly donated her prize back for a second draw....and the next name out of the hat was Di Ford....congratulations Di.

More folding to be done today....Sammy is not looking all that enthusiastic about it but that is probably because he just wants to get back outside and help himself to more grapes, straight of the vine.

Friday 21 March 2014


Today we are just shouting out loud....THANK YOU...THANK YOU....THANK YOU.
Thank You to absolutely everyone....
Thanks to every single person that came along to the Quilt exhibition and joined in all the fun..and thank you to everyone that came to visit us at the was wonderful to meet so many of you and put lots of faces to names. Thank you to everyone that travelled long distances to join us for the was wonderful to see you all.
Thank You to everyone that bought raffle tickets over the weekend to add to the amount raised for Wangaratta Health.
Thank you to  the amazing set up team that did such a brilliant job in preparing the venue and hanging the quilts, and thanks go to Kurt, the students from Castlemaine Secondary College and assorted husbands that came to offer us extra muscle on set up day.
Thank you CAG members, each and everyone of you, for your talent and generosity in sharing your quilts, all your enthusiasm and hard work in making the quilt show come together and for all the generous donations of fabrics, haby and books for our Quilters Mystery Box raffle.
Thank you to all the people that have sent us such wonderful, supportive, happy emails and thank you for all the wonderful comments left on our blog from those of you too far away for a visit in person.
Thank you to all the totally fantastic, tireless, wonderful volunteers who helped to made the weekend such a success.
Thank you also to Di Ford and Margaret McDonald, our two wonderful teachers for a great day had by all that attended Appliqué School on Saturday.  So.....thank you everyone.

Ok...and now some photos for us all to feast our eyes on.  We cant keep using the same adjectives over and over, so we will just say it once for all the quilts pictured....beautiful, stunning, wonderful, amazing, fantastic and just plain gorgeous.

"Jess and Sam's Art Deco Quilt" by Sue Delves..Pattern not available.
 "  A Bride Quilt fo Jane Burden" by Jude Liebmann 
"Homage to Mary Brown" by Merri Garton
"Stars and Sprigs" by Sharon Wilkinson
"Home Sweet Home" by Barb Walker
Beautiful volunteers, Joy and Ann
"Friendship Garden" by Merin Menjivar and "Gypsy Jazzed" by Jan Frazer
More beautiful volunteers.
"Flourishes" by Glenys Clifford
"Clamshells and Friends" by Ann Ransom
"Antique Sampler" by Wendy Gleeson
"The Caswell Quilt" by Lyn Wright
And more beautiful volunteers, Meghan and Merri.
"Phebe" by Ellen Walters

"Allen Manor" by Michelle Chan

We will have more quilt show photos for you next week, the loveliness just goes on and on and there are far too many photos for one blog post.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and we hope you are all inspired by these beautiful quilts and get lots and lots of sewing time this weekend.

For Sammy the Quilt Exhibition was just an opportunity to socialize all weekend....he caught up with old friends and made lots of new friends...and loved every minute of the weekend....but he has been very tired at work this week.