Welcome to Term 3 and chilly winter days - perfect for bunkering down, setting up the sewing machine and creating a masterpiece!
Some of you may have noticed we have had major telecommunications issues over the past fortnight. These problems are still being resolved and totally out of our control. You can phone us at the shop now though.
We have drawn our Giveaway that was launched at the Australasian Quilt Convention in April - the winner of our beautiful flannel gift pack is Kathleen McGregor - we have been trying to contact Kathleen - so far unsuccessfully - if you know her, please tell her to contact us so we can forward her prize!!
We have hundreds of flannels - something to suit everyone! There are the checks and plaids for a masculine quilt, pretty soft florals, bold, bright solid colours and oh so many baby prints!! The grey and white that are so popular at the moment for new babies are in abundance - all you need is to come in with an idea and we will do the rest for you!
There are many classes each week to help get you started - the patchwork classes are held every weekday and alternate Saturdays, and embroidery 3 times a week. Have a look at our classes page, they are all listed.
Over the school holiday break we have had a big overhaul in the shop - and we are looking pretty sharp I must say!! stock has been re-arranged, displays changed and new stock added!
Also included in this early spring cleaning was sorting the fabric etc donated for the small group of wonderful ladies who come in to the shop every second Wednesday to make items that are sold to raise money for the Royal Childrens' Hospital. These fabrics are used to make quilts, bags, cushions - in fact anything that can be sold to raise money! Last financial year we raised $78,000.00 which is absolutely fantastic and used to purchase desperately needed equipment. Amongst other things, we were able to pay for the purchase of a lifting machine for the burns and surgical ward, costing $55,000. Our group meet on alternate wednesday mornings from 10.00 - 12.00. Please contact the shop if you would like to help too!
Enjoy your winter quilting, and we are looking forward to welcoming you to our shop!
Until next time, happy stitching!