YOU CAN HELP A FELLOW CRAFTER IN QLD

The floods in Queensland have affected so many people and we’d like to help in a small way…
Many crafters have lost their belongings – how would any of us be without our stash!!!
If you would like to help out, please check out the following link.
http://www.gumtree-designers.com/2011/01/we-need-your-help.html
Country Chix will be collecting items to send to the wonderful Gumtree Designs ladies, so drop in any one or all of the below items and they will be appreciated by a fellow crafter.
PLEASE talk to everyone in your craft or quilting groups, neighbours, rellies and friends – let’s show how much spirit and empathy we have!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
*** ITEMS NEED TO BE AT COUNTRY CHIX BY FRIDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY ***
Kits are being made to send to quilting groups within flood affected areas, the following items are required:

1. A handmade sewing caddy, complete with needlebook and pincushion.
(patterns for these can be your own, or find caddy patterns when you click the above gumtree designs link)
2. A pair of embroidery scissors with a scissor keep.
3. Six individual skeins of stranded embroidery threads.
4. Embroidery needles.
5. 1 fat quarter of fabric.
6. Drawstring bag to hold the items (the designers are making these, but if you can provide one, that would be great too ๐Ÿ™‚ )

The kits are being put together by a group of designers – website: http://www.gumtree-designers.com.

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Quilting Classes for Term 1

Term One of the school year begins next week. How the time has flown over the School Holidays – it’s great to have the kids at home and do some extra-curricular activities with them!

With the excitement of a new school year looming, the students aren’t the only ones to be eager with anticipation… Andrea has organised some delightful classes for Term One, and we already have interested parties in each of the designs. With a choice of 3 different quilts, check out our Classes tab at the top and side of this blog page for details.

The beginner’s class will equip you with some foundations in patchwork and you will learn new techniques each fortnight so you can complete the quilt. Once you have learnt some framework of basic techniques, you can move onto the more advanced classes.

Andrea provides a supportive class environment – and there are always laughs and chatting coming from the class area, so we’re sure the attendees are having fun!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

If your New Year’s Resolution was to learn or improve on your skills, we have the opportunity for you!

Register for the class, learn, meet new people and have the added bonus of getting a project FINISHED!!!