Thursday 11 August 2016

Catching up with quilting friends .....

Well that last three weeks certainly went by in a flash and here we are part way into August gearing up for some spring weather.  Sorry we've not blogged for a bit - however we have been updating our Instagram. So what's been happening at Threadbear?  Late last month we enjoyed another great class with Di Ford-Hall where lots of enthusiastic girls made a start on their Giggleswick quilt.

cutting out Giggleswick Mill flowers for broderie perse applique
The following week we welcomed a gorgeous group of friends from Western Australia and Queensland who meet up for retreat once a year.  This year they stayed in Castlemaine for the week and booked our classroom for a day to sit and sew, chat and shop.  It was so nice to have them here, share a coffee and a chat, and see their work and even a finished quilt or two.  Faye brought along her English Basket Quilt to show Corliss -we really love the colors Faye!
Faye's English Basket Quilt (pattern available at Threadbear)
Then it was time to cut and send out our Fabric Club ~ this time ladies received either a beautiful floral border stripe from Southern Exposure by Laundry Basket Quilts, teamed with a selection of fabrics in gold, red, teal, and pink, or a stunning Hyde Park Floral teamed with coordinating fabrics in olive green, gold, pink, mulberry, and berry red.
Southern Expoure border print and a selection of fabrics to match

Hyde Park floraland our choice of coordinating prints and colours.
This week we began preparations for our roadtrip to take Threadbear to the South Australian Quilters' Guild Festival of Quilts Show & Expo!!! Threadbear will be trading at the Show throughout the three days and we are definitely looking forward to catching up with our many SA customers.  Why not grab a girlfriend and plan a trip to see the display of stunning quilts and lots of shops at Morphettville  Racecourse,  Friday 30 September ~ Sunday 2 October 10am - 4pm. Free parking, $10 entry, lots of Shops & Demonstrations throughout the three days. For more details, click this link. New to our shelves yesterday were these two prints from Moda - both with words and script, although in entirely different styles.  They make fabulous backgrounds for all sorts of projects.
Volume II by Moda $26.50m

Bee Creative by Moda $26.50m
We also managed to get some more of these must-have stripes from Southern Exposure by Laundry Basket Quilts in teal, brown, red, and pink. 
Southern Exposure prints ~ $26.50m
To top our week off, Kathy and Rowena sent Corliss these beautiful flowers as a special thankyou following their visit to Threadbear that morning.  We are still enjoying the pretty arrangement and really appreciate the sentiment ~ thanks again Kathy and Rowena.
Sam has spent quite a few days here at the shop in the last couple of weeks, greeting all customers enthusiastically, even those who didn't want to be greeted!  Although he is missing one very special friend so he's sending a special splutter/sneeze & lick to Wiebke this week. While Spring is on it's way, we've had plenty of wintery days and icey cold nights, so Sam has been crawling under any and every blanket, quilt, jumper or current applique project he can find!  Watch out for the needle Sam! Have a great weekend everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Oooooh! I would have loved to have taken that class from Di Ford! Lucky ladies!! The new fabrics are just beautiful. Sending Sammy a BIG hug!!!! (He's just so darn cute!!!)