Thank you to everyone who has been supporting us since the Australian Quilt Convention - we have met a lot of wonderful ladies who are local, or from interstate and overseas!
We thoroughly enjoyed the 4 days of the Convention and the exhibition of quilts was amazing! I loved the move to more modern quilts, which is a must if we want to encourage our younger generation into the wonderful world of quilting and textural art. Even when a quilt is made in a class of 6 ladies, every single one of them is an original - nobody else in the world, yes world!, has a quilt like yours - pretty mind blowing isn't it?! Our quilts don't always have to be complicated, often a simple design can be more effective in showcasing the colours and fabrics we love.
I have just finished a quilt in a new range of fabrics we recently received - Victoria by Moda - and the majority are 6" squares with a few square in a square blocks and 4 patch blocks - and I absolutely love it! I also added some hand embroidered pieces that have been in our family for many many years - makes it even more special! If you have some old doilies or pieces of embroidery stitched by your mother or grand mother use them!! They personalise your quilt and get those precious pieces out of the linen press so you can enjoy them every day.
Term 2 is underway now - and a very long term it is too! If you are thinking of making a quilt for winter, now is the time to get started. We have hundreds of flannels to choose from and if you need help getting started, come along to some classes. Not only do you learn heaps, but you will have a lot of fun at the same time!
Again thank you for your ongoing support as that's what keeps the doors of our shops open! And nothing beats the sense of touch and the wonderful feast to our eyes of the colour of fabric and threads!!
Until next time, happy stitching!