Friday 15 April 2016

Lots and Lots of visitors

We've been enjoying lots and lots of interstate visitors this week with so many girls visiting the Australian Quilt Convention via Castlemaine!  It's a bit like an episode of the Lelyland Brothers (that'll test your memories!) with visitors in the shop today from Townsville, Darwin, West Australia, South Australia, Hobart, Sydney, and Maitland!  It's been great to catch up with so many lovely customers and see what they've been making!

If you've visited us on the internet this week at, you'll have seen a few changes to our look and layout.  We've undergone an upgrade so while everything should now be back in it's right place, you'll notice a few minor changes to the shopping cart.  If you're unsure of anything, just give us a call at the shop. 

With all the changes going on behind the website, we weren't able to bring you a blog post last week so we'll try to make up for it with lots of pictures from our Applique Group's show and tell last Saturday.  It was another happy day of stitching and catching up.  Jan brought along some of her antique quilts to show us, including a couple that were undergoing some rescue and repair work!  This beautiful clamshell quilt was our favourite.
 Anne showed us her version of a stunning Material Obsession pattern she's been working on.  Wow!
Wendy's gorgeous Poppies quilt was started by her and sat in a UFO box until her friends decided to complete it for her as a special birthday present.  (pattern by Di Ford-Hall)
Jude made this quilt together with her granddaughter who also designed the applique blocks and chose the colours. What a great way to bridge the generation gap! Well done Jude.

Elizabeth decided to turn her Phebe centre (above) into a sweet little quilt to hang on a wall.  That's a great way to deal with projects you know you love but you know you'll never finish. (pattern by Di Ford-Hall)
 Michelle made this applique beauty for a special gift for a family member - as soon as she's finished machine quilting it, she's giving it away!!   Next up was Helen's work in progress (below).  She started the centre at a class with Di Ford-Hall many moons ago... then she has been making up the borders as she goes.  Those little star blocks are stunning Helen! 
We always want to see what people in the room are working on...Deb showed us the centre of her BOM design by Susan Smith (above).  The red toile centre and those soft colours are so gorgeous Deb.
 New to our shelves today are 7 must have pieces from Southern Exposure by Laundry Basket Quilts.  The border print is a show stopper and we have 6 other supporting fabrics in warm pink, cream, irky mustard and bold teal.
#1 Southern Exposure $26.50m

#2 Southern Exposure $26.50m

#3 Southern Exposure $26.50m
#4 Southern Exposure $26.50m
#5 Southern Exposure $26.50m
perfect for a mitred border
Sam finds that when he is flat out at work, he likes to take a quick little "mini-break" to the seaside where he can play ball, bark at waves, chase seagulls, and eat sand.  Here's one of his holiday snaps from earlier this week! Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Thanks for all the great photos! Wish I could have been there.

  2. Cutest picture ever of Sammy!!! Also, the Southern Exposure fabric is just beautiful and I love the quilts! Wonderful sewing skills!!!