Friday 23 September 2016

Bundles, Bow Ties, and Birthdays

First things First ~ Football Friday 30 September,  Threadbear will be open 10am - 2pm.
We have been busy this week packing box after box after box of fabrics, patterns and other goodies to take to Adelaide for the South Australian Quilters Guild's Festival of Quilts~Show & Expo.  It will be well worth a visit with a huge display of quilts, 30 shops, plus demonstrations and free workshops, so get your best girlfriends and get along to Morphetville Racecourse in Adelaide Friday 30 September ~ Sunday 2 October.  Here's just a sample of some the new fabric bundles we've put together this week for the show and the shop.  From our pretty floral shelves are some very tempting fat eighths in sets of four; perfect stocking fillers or little thankyou gifts for friends.
 Also new this week are these gorgeous 4" rolls of 1800s prints and shirtings which work so well together in small pieced blocks for a really authentic antique look.  For added inspiration, we've attached the pattern for this miniature Bow Tie quilt which Corliss has been working on over the years.
Quiltmania Magazine Issue #115 arrived on Tuesday and has been sent to all our subscribers.  But as always we have some copies available on our counter.  There's are some great patterns, a feature on two well known Melbourne Quilters and a terrific report on the recent Sydney Quilt show with loads of photos of the winning quilts.  Phone us to order your copy.

And because we KNOW you all love to see quilts, here is some more show and tell from our recent Passionate Piecers Group meeting.
Patti's own design and ready for the Goldfields Quilters exhibition in October here in Castlemaine

Pam's great use of colour and print was much admired

Dresden Plates in 1930s fabrics are always classically beautiful

you can't go past a classic design

Jenni shared this fabulous quilt in black white and red

Libby's beautifully crocheted "quilt"

It takes two - me and you
Well our very own BIRTHDAY BOY had a great time this week just lapping up the attention and birthday wishes.  He even agreed to pose for a special photo in his party hat to mark the occasion.  Happy Birthday Sam ~ from all of us here at Threadbear and all your special friends out there - hip hip hooray and here's looking forward to the next 9 years.
 Next week there won't be a blog post while we are busy in Adelaide.  We hope to see many of you there .  But wherever you are we hope you find plenty of time for a bit of stitching and fabric therapy. Have a great weekend everyone!


yeah..can you get this hat off me now....

where's the Treat gone---I can smell it, I can taste it, I just can't see it....


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMMY!!! Love your 'official' birthday picture and laughed out loud at your 'outtake' pictures ::))))))) Wishing you many, many more!!!!

  2. Happy Birthday Sammy! Your adorable!