Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Real Man

We got a little present in the mail on Thursday last week thanks to Patrick at PK fabrics. It was some advanced yardage from the au-then-tic range due in September. Judy has been working on a guys quilt using the Jelly Roll.

Isn't it just fun?

I have been busy this week loading up new fabric - we have over 100 new fabrics up this week including the funky Christmas Range Figgy Pudding by basic grey for Moda. We have them in pre-cuts and some yummy yardage.

We have over 20 new bargain fabrics - great for beginners, backings and just for a bargain!

Plus we have loaded up our term three classes for those of you who are Sydney based.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What a busy time it has been since Darling Harbour. We have barely had time to catch our breath. We had a fabulous time there and it was wonderful to meet so many of you face to face. By far the biggest hit at the show was the Pie and Tart quilt. I have been busy sourcing the background fabric for it and Mum is busy cutting away. The starter pack (Playing with Paper Pack 12) and the pre-cut papers kit were also very popular.

The Bluebird of Hope quilt was also very popular and Erica has been busy cutting our blocks and our finishing kits. We have started to get these out we are still waiting for a full fabric shipment from the distributors but we are working hard to minimise the delays in getting these blocks out.

The other beautiful quilts Sue had designed which we are now preparing as block sof the month are It Takes Two (above) and Under The Southern Stars.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Darling Harbour

What fun we have had this week at Darling Harbour. It has been three days of non-stop fun. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by and said hello. It has been lovely to put faces to all the names. Fabric designer Robyn Pandolf also stopped by.
She has designed two lovely ranges we have in stock - the new Somerset cottage and the ever so pretty Sumputous Living.

Darling Harbour was also the launch of Quiltaid 2009. This project supports the Addis Ababa Fistula hospital specifically for women with childbirth injuries. 12 australian designers have designed beautiful blocks on the theme Bluebird of Hope. Sue Daley from Patchwork with Busyfingers has designer our block a cute little basket with a bird in it.
Sue has also designed a finishing kit for the 12 blocks. Isn't it beautiful! You can find more about the project here.

It has been drawing a lot of comments at the show. If you are coming in drop by stand E2 and see it

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The trade show and an exciting win

After the trunk show on Tuesday, Sue Jim and I headed off to the trade show (the quilt and Craft Expo) to find out what was new. There was a wonderful talk by Robyn Pandolf who is now designing for RJR fabrics, She spoke about the inspiration behind her designs and showcased her latest quilts and ranges. They are so beautifully soft. The fabrics also have a lovely silk finish to them which make then beautiful to touch. I enjoyed the change to talk more with her over lunch.

The day were pretty much spent visiting the various fabrics wholesalers to see what was coming in. There are some wonderful new designs. French General is a new designer for and the first range has everyone talking.

Maisy will be making an appearance on fabric and we will be getting the entire range. There was so much more. It is always an exhusting day. There aresome fun pattern on the way as well.

In the evening we had chance to relax and socialise over dinner and awards night. We were so excited to win the Business of the Year Award.

To celebrate we put together and lovely fabric pack that dissappeared out the door so fast we had to make another one!

Trunk Show

We had a wonderful evening yesterday at our Trunk Show. It was a fun filled night with some delicious food and of course wonderful quilts. Maree showed some beautiful whole cloth quilts she had sewn which were much admired.

Sue showcased her latest quilts. These included It takes two (top) and our finishing kit for Quiltaid - Bluebird of Hope (above). There were many other wonderful quilts for everyone to admire including cooking with Sherry (which inspiredPlaying with Paper Pack 5).