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February 2009

Cottages In Common Block of the Month

We have been busy making our sample of the delightful BOM quilt by Lenna Green of Little Green Cottage called Cottages in Common. We love the mix of applique, stitching, colourwash painting & piecing.

Hollihocks BOM This is one of the little cottages with its colorful garden.

Fabric for Cottages BOM

We have chosen lovely soft greens, dusty pinks  & soft browns for our quilt.



We will show you a photo of our finished quilt as soon as possible.

This BOM will run for 10 months. We will supply all fabrics for the quilt top, border, binding & DMC threads & the cost will be $35.00 per month plus postage. Call us for more information about this lovely quilt. 

Breast of Friends Mystery Quilt

We are looking forward each month to the new Mystery Blocks published in the Homespun Mag. by some of Australia's most well known designers. The completed quilt will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help raise funds. 

Breast of FriendsThis is Block 3 which is part of the series of Blocks that make up the quilt.

Collect all nine issues of Homespun to complete your beautiful quilt. The first 2 blocks were published in  Vol 10 No 1.

We have many of the fabrics from the "In The Pink II" range of fabrics by The Buggy Barn, which have been chosen for the quilt. We can put together a starter pack or call to check which fabrics we have available. 

The Rivendale Collection Promotion

For the next 2 months we are promoting & featuring Sally Giblin's patterns. We love her beautiful stitchery patterns for small quilts, cushions, table runners. Go to The Rivendale Collections icon at the side to see the patterns we have in stock.

Sally Giblin Display We can supply patterns, kits or starter fabric packs for any of her projects.

During February & March we will supply       1 pattern at half price with any purchase of 2 other patterns.



Aren't these little stitcheries in Sally's quilt called "Small Treasures" just delightful. The quilt measures 51" square, and is finished off with a row of prairie points.

We have kits available in the fabrics we have chosen in the photo or you can chose your own colour way.

Give us a call for more information.

4 Week Rest.....

After a short stay in hospital last week I have been given a 4 to 6 week rest.

Feet Up 

Here I am sitting with my feet up like "Lady Muck". At least I have no excuse now for not having our blog site updated or all those stitching projects unfinished.

Shirley came to visit me & cheer me up with some lovely flowers and to remind me to "keep sitiching". She really is such a slave driver.

Honestly,Shirley Flowers I am looking forward to just sitting about stitching, reading, watching a video etc. When working, this opportunity does not come up very often. Hopefully in a few weeks I will have lots of projects to show you. I am most grateful to all my beautiful family & friends who have pampered & spoilt me over the last week. 

Bush Fires

This time last week we woke to the devastating news of the bush fires in Victoria. Our beautiful bush is a great place to live, but can be so dangerous during the hot summer months. We cannot imagine the effect this tragic event will have on the lives of many people. Many of us can only offer our prayers & small acts of kindness. Check at Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop to see how Karen has offered to help some of our Patchwork friends who have lost their belongings. We congratulate her on the work she is doing and many others like her. You may feel you can help too. As we live on the relatively flat, open plains of the Wimmera we do not think we will be threatened by fire. On Saturday we rushed to Horsham, 60 kilometers south, to help protect our daughter's house, which was threatened by the fires that did considerable damage at Horsham. She was home alone as her husband was out on his grader protecting other homes. She was very lucky, the fire passed within 500 meters of her back yard.