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November 2012

What's New....

While at Quilters Market we found lots of new products. The problem is which ones will we try first. We loved this new tool from Westalee Rulers that ensures that you get perfect fitting bindings. Just like all other products from Westalee it is a real time saver. These are available at the shop now.

Westalee ruler
Another product that we know you will love is called Transfer EZE. We found this when we were at Houston. If you hate copying your stitchery designs onto your fabric, then this is for you. Simply photocopy or print your design onto a sheet Transfer EZE, peel off backing & stick onto your right side of project. Stitch through the thin webbing & when finished, simply rinse away. This is on order, but we have samples at the shop for you to try.

Quilt Market....

We are back from Australian Quilt Market, with lots of new ideas. Had a busy time checking out all the new products, patterns & fabric, as well as meeting up with all the girls we have got to know. We have found many new & exciting things for you to see & do. We also booked our tutors for next year. We will keep that a secret for a few months, so keep posted for the news. We can feel another exciting retreat coming on. Those of you who were at our retreat last week were very lucky to have seen a sneek peek of Rosalie Quinlan's new fabric range called "Candy Bloom". Good news!!!! We ordered the complete range & it will be available in the store soon. Here is a beautiful display showcasing the fabric.

Candy Bloom

More news from Quilt Market soon.

Can't wait......

Just check out these cute little pins that we found at Houston Market. Can't wait for them to arrive at the shop.

Pin cushion
Vignette Issue No. 8 is now available at the shop. If you would like a copy give us a call, or better still book into our retreat at the weekend & you will meet Leanne (author of Vignette) in person.

Vignette 8.

We are back.......

What an amazing time we have had over the last month, travelling around USA. We spent the first 3 weeks touring about with hubbies & then spent a week in Houston at Quilt Market & Festival. It is hard to decide what the highlight of our trip would be as there were so many special moments for their own special reason. We loved the cities of San Francisco, Chicago, New York & Washington. We loved the beauty, serenity & peaceful atmosphere of the Amish area. We loved the spectacular colours of the autumn leaves, the grandure of the Grand Canyon & the amazement of Niagara Falls. Over the next few days we will share some highlights of our trip. Unfortunately we did not find too many Patchwork shops as they did not appear to be where we were. However we did make a detour that took us along back roads among the corn fields to Merry's Stitchins near Waterloo, only to find the shop closed. A quick phone call & Mary obliged by opening her beautiful shop for us. We felt at home in this shop as Mary's fabric choice is so much like ours. How we would love to live nearby as Mary was so friendly & we could imagine the fun you would have in Mary's classes. Mary was very generous, sharing her knowledge & ideas with us. We could not resisit some retail therapy & reluctantly left this charming Patchwork shop with an armload of goodies & ideas.

Merrys Stitching

Here we are in front of Mary's shop which is huge. Samples hang from the walls & over the bannister, inspiration is everywhere. You can see from her little display in the garden that it was Halloween. We were amazed by the colourful Halloween displays allow the roadways & streets. You might like to visit Mary's website & take a peek at what we experienced. You might even like to leave her a comment & tell her we have shared her part of the world with you.