New Saturday class

If you love the idea of working with beautiful wool fabrics and thick threads to create wonderful pieces, then we may just have the Saturday class you've been looking for. Chris Millar will be teaching a new Fancy Wool Work class one Saturday a month. Chris is a fabulous teacher as she is skilled in all of the techniques, and she has thorough notes to inspire you. Using lovely threads to embellish pieces of wool, you can then go on to create quilts, bags, folder covers, and table runners. The first class will be held on Saturday 8th of April, and then continue on as the second Saturday of each month (that is, the second class being Saturday 13th of May). The class will run from 10am to 1pm and will be $25 per class. If you would like to book your place, please contact the shop on 8346 0548.

Judy Newman workshop

We have a few spots remaining in our Judy Newman workshop that will be held on the weekend of the 18th & 19th of March. 

Below are her two new quilts which she is happy to teach on the weekend, or, if you have a project that you have started with her previously and need some more inspiration on, she is happy to do that too. 

The weekend workshop will be from 9:45am to 3:30pm on the Saturday and Sunday, and lunch will be included on both days (as will afternoon tea). For further enquiries or to book your place on this great weekend, call the shop on 08 8346 0548.

Mayfair quilt

Mayfair quilt

Hedgerow quilt

Hedgerow quilt

A couple of gems

Every now and then when reshuffling fabric around the shop, we come across little gems. Recently it was big eyed owl fabric by Dear Stella in oranges, blues, grey, yellow, and white, and also some fine bikes in grey, pink, teal, and green that caught my eye. These would make great book bags and you could line them in stripes, stars, or spots of your choice. Actually, they would make a lovely pillow cases to brighten up a bedroom.

Celebrate! by Kathy Doughty

Kathy's new range has arrived in store recently and it is a beautiful combination of eclectic designs including pineapples, flowers, patterned squares, and vases full of animals. The vases of animals can be used as a feature, while the animals on the chain links would look fabulous in a border. The ability to fussy pieces from this range is it's strength. A quilt of whimsy can be created, and those quilts are the best kind.

The Fleurieu Quilt

The Fleurieu Quilt kit or Block of the Month is now in our online shop.

The Fleurieu Peninsula is located to the south of Adelaide in South Australia and is named after French explorer Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu.  In 1800 Nicolas Baudin, another French explorer, was sent on an expedition to Australia with zoologists and botanists to map the coastline, and he was the one who gave the name to the peninsula in 1802.  It became official in 1911, and to the people who live here in Adelaide, it is renowned for beautiful countryside, delicious wines, great food, picturesque surf beaches, and pretty townships.

The Fleurieu Quilt is made up of four sections and is finished off with a double Uzbek border.  It encompasses applique, paper piecing, embroidery, machine quilting and hand quilting.  From a traditional dresden plate to a cute kangaroo, this quilt is an eclectic mix of shapes and ideas which will keep you sewing right up until the last border.

Made in French General's Pondicherry fabric, this quilt is a nod to South Australia's connection to the French.  Merci mes amis!