I had an awesome weekend at Craft Alive in Shepparton, even though it was 40 degrees on the Friday! It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces and so many people out and about shopping with us again. The first show of the year is always exciting and there were lots of products to share as you can see by the photos above. If you are like me and keep a journal or diary, then this cover is ideal. The pattern is Time for Me by Lilabelle Lane and the kit includes the pattern, stitchery design printed on linen, 2 fat quarters and a skein of Valdani thread. We were also lucky to get a special buy from our supplier of the wool ironing mats. Made from New Zealand wool, they are 14" x 14" and just $48 instead of $64, while stock lasts. The next Craft Alive we will be attending is in Wagga Wagga, March 31 - April 2, 2023, which is the weekend before Easter. See our Easter trading hours below. You will notice a new category in the online store - Our Best Sellers this is where you will find our best selling patterns, kits, tools and fabric. Click here if you are short on shopping time. You will also be seeing more of them on social media and highlighted around the store. In response to feedback from those of you not on social media, I will be sending an additional newsletter mid month to update you on new arrivals and happenings in store. As many of you have commented you are missing out, I will also put our social posts on our blog and show me how pages. Video posts can be watched on our Youtube channel. New Pattern & fabric kit
Handy Pockets Banner is my latest pattern. This design is ideal for hanging in your sewing studio to store rulers and tools. The fabric is Say it with a Stitch by Mandy Shaw for Henry Glass. There are 8 panels, so you could make two banners. The pockets provide the opportunity for some free motion quilting and ruler work practice. The border print looks great and Matilda's Own bag batting used for wadding keeps the banner firm. The kits include the pattern, panel and fabric for top and binding for one banner.
Local Honey by Heather Bailey for Figo Fabrics
I can't tell you how much I love this fabric range, despite it not being my usual colour preferences. There was something about it which I couldn't resist. I have started playing with them making blocks for the Grand Paddle Wheel EPP project by Lilabelle Lane. Keep a look out for updates
Wheels of Colour quilt Panels are ideal for practicing free motion quilting and ruler work quilting. Wheels of Colour is a mock up from EQ8 using the Color Wheel panel by Annabel Wrigley for Windham fabrics and suggested quilting designs. Join our Free motion quilting with panels class Saturday April 15, 2023 and learn how to combine quilting with your walking foot, free motion foot and ruler work foot to create unique designs.
Geofetti II by Art Loft for Studio e Fabrics
Bold and Beautiful prints for a quick quilt. Who doesn't love a cheater print?
Quilt a long updates
Mod Sampler quilt a long update
The Mod Sampler quilt a long will started Wednesday March 1, 2023 Join me live on Facebook Wednesdays at 2pm to see the blocks made. Kits for both projects are available in store and online. If you don't have Facebook, the videos will be posted on the show me how pages at a later date
Sunshine quilt a long update
The Sunshine quilt a long is in progress. The next update will be Thursday March 9, 2023 Join me live on Facebook at 2pm to see our progress and demo. If you don't have Facebook, the videos will be posted on the show me how pages at a later date
Easter trading hours
We will be open Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday 10am - 3pm
Closed Good Friday
We are excited to be attending Craft Alive in BENDIGO June 15 - 18, 2023 AND
Craft Alive in ADELAIDE July 7 - 9, 2023
Next update mid March