On the road again

June 15th, 2014

It’s craft show time again and we will be attending some of the Craft Alive shows in the coming months.
This week we are off to Bendigo. Craft Alive, incorporating Stitches, Pages and Treats means heaps of exhibitors dedicated to providing quality products and education for their customers.
Our stand will be located in the Stitch section of the hall. The stand will have heaps of gorgeous fabric, patterns, kits and notions available to purchase and I will also be conducting product demonstrations daily and teaching a ‘Make and Take’ class daily at 1pm. We will be making the cute pillow called Sweet Tweet pictured below. The class is $25 and you will get the fabric panel for two bird pillows featuring 3D wings and buttons eyes. You can prebook your class at http://www.craftalive.com.au/bendigo-workshops-registration/
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I look forward to seeing you there.

Stitching at the Maze

January 31st, 2014

Stitching at the Maze
Saturday 26th April 2014
10am-4.30pm
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Spend the day stitching at the Wandiligong Maze with
Helen Stubbings from Hugs’n Kisses
 Rosalie Quinlan from Rosalie Quinlan Designs
 and Angela Bradbury from Sew Bright Alpine Quilting
The day includes
brand new projects designed by Helen and Rosalie
tuition with our dynamic tutors
a gift bag with yummy treats
coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea
shopping at Sew Bright Alpine Quilting
product demonstrations
show & tell
$130 per person
Bookings essential
for information and bookings please call
Angela on 03 5755 5118
download the registration form and booking information
www.sewbright.com.au/stitchingatthemaze.html
or email lovequilting@sewbright.com.au
This event is be held at the Wandiligong Maze,
located 6kms from Bright and is hosted by
Sew Bright Alpine Quilting
2/4 Ireland St, Bright, VIC 3741
www.sewbright.com.au

New Sample - Reversible Sunday Sling

May 27th, 2013

Over the past few days, I have been working on a sample of the Reversible Sunday Sling Bag pattern by Amy Butler. I have made it in Painted Summer fabric from In the Beginning Fabrics. I used a lemon background Hydrangea print on the outside and lined it with the orange daisy print. I think I am going through an orange phase at the moment.

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The cutting out of all the pieces is pretty straightforward, although you do need to make sure you are folding the pattern on the correct line as some of the pieces are used more than once by folding on certain design lines.(Yes, I cut one wrong) Once you have cut out the fabric, you need to use these pieces to cut out each one in iron on interfacing and a couple in iron on pellon.

It takes a while to iron the interfacing and pellon onto all of the pieces, however, the final result is certainly worth it. The interfacing and pellon enhance the handle of the fabric and the bag is firm without being too stiff. It sits nicely against the body when carrying it rather that sticking out on your shoulder.

As with all of Amy’s pattern, this one is easy to follow with step by step instructions and illustrations. I especially love the inside with all its pockets. The piecing is not difficult, just a little awkward at times on some of the curved seams. That’s when having ‘needle down’ and a knee lifter on your sewing machine are very helpful. Thanks Bernina! 

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A fabric kit to make one in the same fabrics is available for $63.40. Iron on Vilene Interfacing is $2.20 per metre and Iron on Pellon is $11.95. The Reversible Sunday Sling pattern by Amy Butler is $19.95

Australia Day celebrations & giveaway

January 25th, 2013

 

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To celebrate Australia Day I have filled the window with fabric and patterns from Australian designers.
For your chance to win a pattern from an Australian Designer, simply make a purchase of $30* or more from now until Saturday 16th February 2013 and enter the draw.
There will one draw each week for the next three weeks and the weekly winner will win a pattern from one of the fantastic Australian designers listed below. All the entries will go in the final draw on Sunday 17th February 2013 for a fat quarter pack from either Leesa Chandler, Kellie Wulfsohn, or Michele Hill’s in stock fabric ranges.

Current Australian Designers are:

Angela Bradbury Cinderberry Stitches Don’t Look Now Hugs’ N Kisses Janelle Wind Collection Kookaburra Cottage Leannes House Leesa Chandlers Designs Lynette Anderson Designs Make it PErfect MAtching Pegs Designs Melly & Me Michele Hill Designs Moonshine Designs Natalie Ross in Stitches One Day in May Creations by Melissa Grant Pssionately Sewn Designs  Patchwork with busy Fingers Paula Storm Designs Rosalie Quinlan Designs The Red Thread Trish Harper Designs Wattlebee Designs

You can look them up at www.sewbright.com.au/patternsbydesigner.html

Terms & Conditions of Australia Day celebration giveaway

*Minimum purchase to enter draw is $30(excluding postage & items on sale/reduced).
  Personal shoppers, online and telephone orders are eligible to enter. 
  One entry per purchase
  Pattern choices are limited to patterns in stock at time of weekly prize draw, subject
  to the discretion of Sew Bright Alpine Quilting (block of the month patterns are not included in this giveaway). 
  Prizes are not redeemable for cash 

Contact Angela on 03 5755 5118 or email lovequilting@sewbright.com.au for further information

Week 1 winner drawn 3/2/13 is Diana B from Myrtleford. Diana chose Italian Mosaic by Leesa Chandler 

Week 2 winner drawn 10/2/13 is Liz M from Bright. Liz chose Paris cushion by Hugs n Kisses 

Week 3 winner drawn 16/2/13 is Joy M from Corowa.

Gloria Loughman to teach here in June 2013

January 17th, 2013

Award winning Australian quilter and author Gloria Loughman is booked to teach in Bright on June 27 & 28 2013 
Gloria has a new book coming out in March 2013 and I am keen for her to return to Bright and teach us something new from the book. The title is Radiant Landscapes, it will be in stock once it is released.

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Shades of the Forest is the class, it is a two day class which Gloria describes on her website as follows:
A forest is often filled with a play of light as the sun filters through to some areas and leaves others in mysterious gloomy shade.
A way of recreating this dappled sunshine backdrop is to tile a background in a variation of colors. The addition of detailed trees, branches and leaves in the foreground adds perspective and interest.
The tiled background is created by fusing small squares or rectangles.  Consideration of the season and type of trees will be important design elements.  Background colors could range from the stunning autumn tones of reds, browns, oranges and gold, to the new crisp greens of spring to the grey and white tones of the stark bleak winter. Participants will design their own wall hanging working from a photos, sketch or picture. Fusing, fabric painting, free motion stitching, bobbin work and quilting techniques will be included. This workshop is suitable for new and experienced quilters with patterns and suitable hand dyed fabrics available in class.

There are several other examples on Gloria’s website www.glorialoughman.com/workshops.htm  

 

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The class is now open for bookings, you can download the class registration form here or contact me by email lovequilting@sewbright.com.au or telephone 03 5755 5118 for further information. The class price is $190 for the two day workshop including tuition, morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea each day. A deposit of $50 is required at time of booking to secure your place. The balance can be paid in instalments with the total due May 31, 2013.
I can also assist you with accommodation recommendations, Bright has a huge range of properties from cabins to motels or
luxury B & B’s. Singles and groups welcome.