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.

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Patchy Affair

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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!

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!!! 🙂

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!!!

The Quilters Dream by Janome

Please Welcome to Australia, the new Janome Horizon MC7700QC

Janome’s newest Quilting Machine featuring an 11 inch bed.

Click here to view

Julie from Janome will be holding demonstrations at AMQ Festival on the October Long Weekend.

Visit www.amqfestival.com.au for further details.

accuquiltGO!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you’ve heard all about the fantastic accuquiltGO!

                                                                                                                                                                                     Holiday Medley$97.95

RRP $599                                                                                                                                                    

Just in case that Rock is getting a little heavy and you would like to come out from under it, heres a little more info.

Love to Quilt but hate to cut? The accuquiltGO! Portable Fabric Cutter is the most revolutionary way to cut fabric ever offered. It is fast,accurate and easy. Cuts multiple layers in seconds with no cutting mistakes, just accurate cuts every time, because,” Better Cuts make Better Quilts”

There are many dies available to help you to cut your fabric 90% faster than rotary cutting.

Hexagons$75.95

2 inch square cutter $69.95

Many more including:

  2 1/2 inch Strip cutter $119.95 -you can make your own Jelly Rolls!

  Half square 3inch triange $64.95 -it even cuts off the dog ears!

Don’t miss out on our Special offer, for blog readers, of 15% off Machine and Dies that are currently in stock.

 Only available until Mother’s Day 8th May 2010 (while current stock lasts-Layby available).

Quilting Classes

Eager Learners

The eager learners from todays Quilting Classes, under instruction from our very talented Andrea. Andrea, Pauline, Carol and Pam.

Concentration!! Carol, Maggie and Pam.

Sorry night time girls-Photos of you next time.

Everybody went home smiling and determined to do their “Homework” before next fortnight.

Grade 4 Stitching

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What better way to spend a wet, cold afternoon than stitching? Julie’s Machine Quilting class ran today, so instead of gently nurturing my children through their last day before school heads back, I packed up my machine and crashed their class. Way better fun.

So whilst they learnt trapunto and machine quilting, I free-motion quilted a long over-due gift. Now, that make’s it sound as though I am accomplished in this technique, and whipped right through it. Er, no. I am just very lucky that the very patient Julie is close by and gently gives me a guiding hand as my lips slowly turn blue. You see, I am a hand-quilter. This is my love.

Unfortunately, this process requires way more time than I usually have, so sometimes a speedier method is necessary. But I do not find this a relaxing process. I am completely rigid, and UNABLE TO BREATH during this process. OR TALK. Yes, that’s right, TALK. Clearly alarming.

However, I am happy to report that the said gift is now quilted and good to bind. So when that is done, I shall show you the finished product. In the meantime, here is my incredibly special sample of Grade 4 stitching. Oh well, we all have to start somewhere!

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