Sunday, August 17, 2014

Quilt Shows

Rose City Quilters in Palmerston North are having their bi-ennial Quilt Show Celebration of Quilts on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September at College Street Normal School, 402 College Street, Palmerston North 10am - 4pm both days. Entry is $5 per person and children are free when accompanied by an adult.
In the new school hall there will be a large exhibition of quilts, a Memorial Wall where quilts made by members who have died will be displayed, a "Have a Go' area and members will be working on quilts so you can watch and learn. There is also a Merchant Mall, which I will be part of. Do come along and see us and the quilts. A lovely day out.
Masterquilters Guild are having their Exhibition of Work "Pieces of Time" from 20th September to 28th September at Carterton Events Centre, Holloway Street, Carterton. There will be merchants selling their wares (don't you love that old fashioned word) both weekends, but not during the week. I am lucky to be attending both weekends 20/21 and 27/28 September as a merchant so will have lots of things to show and sell to you. Looking forward to seeing you there.
The shop will still be open whilst I am at these shows on Saturdays 10am - 1pm.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Wonderful New Patchwork Fabrics in July/August

I have received some lovely fabrics in store over the last few weeks -

Music Fabric NZ$28.80 per metre
Music fabrics are always very popular so I try to get new ones whenever possible.

Dalmatian Rescue NZ$26.50 per metre
New in for children this Dalmatian Rescue is so cute. An all over design and a border print.
Striped Batik NZ$28.80 per metre
Very useful stripes in batik.
And a multi coloured batik NZ$22 per metre

These two gorgeous fabrics are from the Oriental Collection NZ$28.80 per metre
Love the black/cream/and gold combination which goes well with 2 special priced fabrics I got in recently -

The grey and gold stripe at the top is only $15 per metre and the cream/tan and gold stripe is $20 per metre.
I think they work well with the Oriental collection fabrics.

Two new Artisan Spirit fabrics NZ$28.60 per metre. These fabrics have rich colours with either metallic gold or silver over them. Beautiful.

3 more new batik fabrics - the top one is NZ$23.90 per metre and the other 2 are NZ$22 per metre.
Really nice greens to use in your work.

This lovely range is Charlemagne NZ$27.90 per metre
Large floral, 2 allover prints and a stripe, add a couple of plain or tone on tones and you'll have a lovely delicate design.
Jolly Farm Tractors is a lovely fabric for children's quilts or even to cover a canvas and hang on the wall as a picture. NZ$27.50 per metre
And the last one for children is Dr Seuss ABC. NZ$28.80 per metre. 
Do call in and see these fabrics or contact me for mail order. Love to hear from you 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Fabulous Fabrics Only NZ$15 per metre

I have been buying up 100% cotton patchwork fabric on special so I can offer you a wider range of cheaper priced fabrics.
This selection are only NZ$15 per metre. Be in quick, it is going fast.

I think there are some ideal fabrics in this range and at only NZ$15 per metre, a great price.

Craft Classes August 2014

I have a couple of classes running over the next month. Please contact me for more information or call in and see the samples in store.

2 Hour Quilt Top
Wednesday 13th August 2014 7pm - 9pm $15
Have you got a Jelly Roll you want to use up or maybe you have some fabrics you'd love to cut into 2 1/2" strips? This wonderful quilt can easily be sewn in 2 hours. If you want to make a larger quilt then it will take longer but can be sewn in sections. My sample is 2m x 1.45m. I also have options for adding extra fabric squares or triangles at the joins to make an interesting pattern throughout the quilts.My quilt used 34 fabric strips and I repeated 17 fabrics twice.

Split Circles Wall Hangings
Wednesday 20th August 7pm - 9pm $15
Dianne will teach you a very easy method to set in sew circles in fabric. This method really is so quick and easy to make a sewn in circle that you will be amazed. Then we cut the circle in half and add a sashing strip. Various pattern layouts available. Check out Dianne's 2 samples below. Want to make a bigger quilt - easy , make more blocks.

Vinyl Mesh Bag
Tuesday 26th August 6:30pm - 9:30pm $25 + $15 pattern fee
Dianne has already run this class once and the ladies had fun creating their own versions of this bag. Come along and create one for yourself. A large variety of colours available in the vinyl mesh. It is so easy to sew. Team the vinyl mesh with some of the fabulous fabrics we have in store and see what you can make.
Dianne has 2 samples made up -
Do call in and see my samples or contact me if you want any further information