Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Quilters Road Trip

 Quilters Road Trip, this weekend Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 October 10am - 3pm. Visit each of the 5 stores in the region - Village Books & Crafts, Amiee's Homestead Quilts, Fox's Cottage Quilts & Wool, Cherry Pie Bernina and Plume Art + Stitch. Each store will be offering specials/ or a sales table, plus each store will have quilts on display, lots of goodies and a couple of hidden letters that you need to look for. There are 2 sets of 2 letters hidden in each store, find them, write them down and then decipher what the words are. Complete the entry form and leave it at one of the stores. You are then in with a chance to win one of 5 gift baskets. Have a wonderful time travelling around on your Road Trip and Good Luck. 

I will have Wendy from Wombat Crafts with her wonderful Mosaics on site displaying and selling her lovely pieces. Mosaic and patchwork go hand in hand don't they.

Love to see you this weekend. New stock just in - some wonderful landscape fabrics and some new fabric covered button style jewellery.

Dianne

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Quilt Show

 This weekend I am a merchant at the Wairarapa Quilters Quilt Show in Carterton at the Carterton Events Centre, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 18,19 &20th September 10am -4pm $5 entry fee. This is our only quilt show this year, as all others were cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. There are 6 merchants on site and lots of quilts on display for you to enjoy and be inspired by. Look forward to seeing you there. We have lots of goodies on the stall to tempt you.

Dianne 

Monday, August 10, 2020

New books arrived in store

 I just opened a parcel and there are some books, Yay. Been waiting for a few of these for a while.

Check these out 

Red & White Quilts $50

14 quilts with timeless appeal in red & white fabrics. Amazing what you can do with 2 colours.


Simply Stunning Seamless Quilts $65.00
14 striking projects using easy-to-cut outline designs, fusible techniques and no piecing. Some beautiful quilts in this book.

Miniature Quilts $45.00
15 exquisite miniature quilts designed by Kumiko Frydl, all less than 24" square. Full colour diagrams and clear instructions. Some absolutely amazing quilts in this book, you have to check it out.

Rainbow Quilts $60.00
Scrap bag sensations. Organise your colourful fabric scraps into usable pieces to sew beginner friendly quilts with personality. Lots of lovely an very colourful quilts for you to use up those scraps. 

Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book $48.00
Stitch 59 designs using 6 basic quilting ruler shapes including straight lines, circles and squiggles. A basic introduction to rulerwork with tons of helpful information on using quilting rulers and ruler feet.

 


Thursday, August 6, 2020

Jill Maas Cloth Doll Class

 Jill Maas is coming once again to teach a cloth doll class for us 29/30 August. This 2 day class is $125 (+$10 pattern fee). You get to choose from 2 new dolls - Molly or Emma and her pig Pandora.


Gorgeous aren't they!

Do contact me if you are interested in joining in with this fun class.

Dianne

New stock in store

 Last week we received in some lovely new Janet Clare fabrics. Fresh colours in green, cream and a blue grey (or some may say grey blue) which look really good together. Simple blocks and patterns can use this style of fabric to best advantage. NZ$31.50 per metre.




Fabric Strip Club #26

 I find it hard to believe that I haven't posted since the middle of May. Oh dear, so sorry, so many things going on. It is time for the next Fabric Strip Club as well, that time goes by so fast. Number 24 was in July and for that I chose to play with Ombre fabrics as I love the effect they give. My photo is below.

Don't you love the shading from light to dark, some parts seem to glow because of this.

 I did #25 in July using William Morris Fabrics and it was very well received.

The pattern I created here reminded me of a village square or a knot garden. Done in the softer colours of William Morris it looks really good but can also be done in most other fabric styles and colours.

Patterns are available for only $8, although if you call and check us out on Fabric Strip Club day (2nd Saturday each month) then the patterns are only $6 each. Plus we offer you a discount on purchases that day and spot prizes. I also show you the techniques I use for that particular quilt design.

For the club on Saturday 8th August I have designed a new pattern and for this one I chose to use children's fabrics but once again, you can use any style of fabric you like. I think this would look great in black, tan, cream, with maybe rust in there as well.

Look forward to seeing you

Dianne

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Open Again

Hello to everyone, as of today we are allowed to reopen and have you instore but in limited numbers and requesting that you please stay 1m apart where possible. Hand sanitiser is available in store if required. We do ask that you please complete the contact tracing register as per guidelines, these details will be kept private and not used for any other purpose.
We'd love to see you in store and be able to assist you where possible. Seeing fabric in the "flesh" so to speak is the best way, photos never do colours as they really are.
Please call in, we are operating under normal hours (10am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am - 1pm on Saturday). We do appreciate everyone who purchased items from us over lockdown, paying in advance and waiting whilst Level 4 was in operation and then pre-ordering and collecting once in Level 3. Your support has been wonderful and we APPRECIATE you.
Dianne