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July 2011

Berries & Bluebirds is back.....

Our "Berries & Bluebirds" Block of the Month quilt by Gail Pan Designs is back from the quilters & it looks fantastic. Thanks to Judy from Cornerstone Creations who has quilted it to perfection. We have used Wild Rose fabric by Blackbird Designs as our feature fabrics. We know the bluebirds are not blue but we think they just as good. Some girls could not wait to see the finished quilt & have started it already.  Contact us for more details.

Berries & Bluebirds 

Minyip girls......

The Minyip girls will be back tomorrow for their regular visit. They are starting projects by Patchwork with Busy Fingers. We hope they enjoy them..... We will keep you posted on their progress.

Road trip....

Had a great time with the Robinvale girls, teaching them some applique tricks. I think we have a few converts who actually enjoyed it. Sorry no photos, we were kept busy all day, except when we were trying their delicious food. The pear cake was to die for. Oh yes, & we got geographically misplaced again. I think we have tried everyway possible to get to Robinvale. The Bluebirds & Berries BOM is now back from the quilter. Looks fantastic...... thanks Judy. Will post a photo when I finish the binding. Now I can cut up the next block.


Overseas customers.......

This morning we had a couple from the Netherlands visit our shop. They have been travelling around Australia for the last 4 months. In fact I think they have seen more of our great country than many Australians. They have loved their experience so much that they plan to return in 2 years time, hire a 4WD & explore some more remote places. She loved our shop & bought some fabric to add to her stash. So amazing to meet such interesting people through our common interest.

Berries & Bluebirds......

A big apology to those who are patiently waiting for your Number 3 BOM. I have sent the quilt to quilter Judy at Bordertown to work her magic on the quilt. Until it comes back I have no way of knowing which fabric I used where. Silly me should have taken a photo for reference. At least you will have a bit more time to catch up. This weekend we are off to Robinvale, to help the girls with their applique skills. Look forward to catching up with the lovely girls up there & to soak up the views of the magnificent Murray River.

Fabric painting.......

We now have 9 girls enthusiastic about the many possibility of adding fabric painting to some of their patchwork projects. The very talented Kerry Gillespie took our class. Most of the girls finished their painting and are all ready to finish off the stitching detail. They all decided it was easier than they thought, thanks to Kerry's help & her obvious passion for her work.

Just one of the painting projects attempted.

Kerry painting 
Kerry instructing 2 of our girls who were busy concentrating.

Cotton Floss by Cinderberry Stitches

What a beautiful book is Cotton Floss. Shirley has made a few samples from the book & we have them on display at the moment. These are hard to resist. Book & kits are available.

 Cotton Floss Display





Mariners Compass quilt

Here is a photo of the finished quilt featuring the Mariners Compass. We have used green & purple fabrics which are not are normal choice, but as you can see looks great. Kits are available, so call for details. Purple & Green Quilt

Wimpy's Little Desert Lodge....

A few weekends ago I joined the Hopetoun Patchwork group for their annual trip to the Wimpy's LIttle Desert Lodge. The Lodge is set in the beautiful surrounds of natural bushland where kangeroos & emus could be seen grazing. 18 ladies enjoyed a weekend of patchwork fellowship. What a great weekend we had. Their were quilts started & finished, UFO's from long ago were worked on, tips shared, lots of fun & laughter & of course the beautiful food. Hope to be there again next year.

Faye Perry 
Faye looks very happy with the progress she made with her Mariners Compass. By the end of the weekend she had it finished as well as most of the blocks to finish her quilt.

Bev Fuller 
Bev Fuller shows her magnificent Blue & White quilt. It was stunning.