The Bricks & Mortar shop is closed and I (Sue) now have time to persue a love of all things crafty, particularly patchwork & quilting.

All quilts are special & beautiful and all techniques are clever and achievable with a little patience and tuition.

It is especially important to me to encourage anyone of any age to have a go. Through this blog, I hope to educate and enable this as I share my progress, both successes and failures.

Modern quilting excites me at the moment and I am loving the freedom that it allows.

It is so much fun to be a part of the craft/quilting community and I have met so many talented and helpful people so far. I can’t wait for the next adventure.

Lets get sewing!!!




Hi there, I’m Sue and after a couple of years break from Country Chix, I am back doing what I love, working from home and afar when the opportunity presents.

There are so many wonderful things to learn and share in the patchwork and quilting industry and I hope that via this blog we can enjoy the journey together.

Fabrics from A Day in the Country

I just couldn’t resist…………Thanks to Rowan from A Day in the CountryImageImageImageImageMention these fabrics and receive 20% off of the already fabulous prices of this range.

More Fun at Copper Country Keepsakes

Today was a little quieter at the Ascot but ‘Wow’ we had some fun!!!

The very,very clever and artisitic Elsie took some time out from her quilting, felting and other art works to demonstrate making her own lampwork beads.


To a very captive audience…


Bernadette, Meredith and Mandy demonstrated their skills and talked about cardmaking and scrapbooking. They even tried their hand at learning some Quilling and Paper-tole. Betty is a legend with the knife and her Paper-tole pictures take her well and truly to the next level of artistic status.

Jeanette has been having some fun with some wirework. Using her creativity, which she usually saves for painting and teaching, she has managed to create some masterpieces.

The guests from “SYP Spinners” wowed the crowd with their Spinning Wheels and then also how to use the wool to felt Hats, Scarves and Jackets.


Some of the members of the Machine Embroiderers, who meet every week at Wallaroo, brought along their treasures to show off their achievements. Items they had on display included, Quilts, Bags, Doilies, Table Runners and many more. Here is  the lovely Chris at work with her Janome.


Delrae wore a couple of hats, helping teach people to crochet, being involved with the set up of the event and some child minding. Even Sam had a ball helping and learning some quilling. Great patience for a little fella!

Carol is an expert at Cross stitching and with the help of her hubby (who is not too shabby with the woodwork) had some fun with Lily showing us all what she can do.


The NYP Quilters now get together in their new refurbished home in Kadina and their membership is always growing. A few of the girls stitched and chatted the days away.


From left to right: Lee, Esther, Ellen and Sheila.

The “Mosaic Lady” from Pt Broughton had a sensational range of mosaic items to inspire us all. Not much of her lampshade was completed today as, along with Lisa and myself we were having too much fun learning to candlewick, make beads and felt.

Many thanks to Lorraine, who not only had to put up with me right next to her, has successfully taught me to do colonial knots like a professional. I am forever grateful (if I can remember it tomorrow!).


All of this, with a constant supply of coffee, tea and fabulous food. What more could we ask for?

None of this would have been possible without a fantastic commitee which includes the ‘Three Sisters”, Norma, Meryl and Jeannie. I don’t know what it was that their Mum and Dad were on but I think you could bottle and sell it.

There is so much that goes on behind the scenes with this sort of event and I am so priviledged to have been a part of it and sincerely appreciate all of the efforts from those involved.

Here is a looksee at my small contribution…


So looking forward to the next one.

Special thanks to Claudia for ‘holding the fort’ at the shop on Friday arvo and Saturday morning!

Stay tuned for next weekend for more creativity with Wendy Whellum of Legend and Lace.

Happy 15th Birthday “Copper Country Keepsakes”

I have spent a lovely day at the Ascot Theatre in Kadina today with the wonderful people at Copper Country Keepsakes. A lot of time and effort has been put into setting up displays and many talented people have been demonstrating their craft of choice.

There will be more happening tomorrow, Sunday 29 April 2012.Image

Mothers Day Sale – It’s on Again

Just click on the following link to check out the latest Specials and Catalogue

Don’t forget that buying from your local dealer provides access to excellent back up service!!

Sneak Peak of “Friendship Basket” Quilt

Quilting Classes – Term 4



5 x 2 1/2 hour lessons

Classes will run over a 10 week period

Tuesday evenings 7-9pm on

18th October, 1st Nov, 15th Nov, 29th
Nov and Dec 13th


4 x 2 1/2 hour lessons

Classes will run over an 8 week period

Thursday afternoons 12.30-3pm on

20th October, 3rd Nov, 17th
Nov and 1st Dec

Should these classes fill there is the opportunity

For an alternative Tuesday evenings 7-9.30pm on

Oct 25th, Nov 8th, Nov 22nd, Dec
7th  and/or 21st

(depends which quilt)

$25 per session plus Fabric requirements

$125 Friendship Basket, $100 Christmas Sampler

to be paid upfront before class commences

Another Clever Customer

A customer recently emailed me this photo to show how she has used our Saffron Craig Owl

Panel. The Panel has been put to use with nothing wasted. Well done Gloria! I’m sure the owner

will love and cherish the Quilt and softies for years to come.

Patchy Affair


Our friend Julie Nixon is very talented. Not only can she attend to all of your Long-arm quilting needs  she has also released a range of patterns. We have said patterns and samples in-store right now. Come and see!