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Blocks of the month for 2015


BlockS of the MonthS for 2015 

Hampton Ridge is drawing to a close and I know there are a few quilts finished already. This was a learning curve for me, and i was really glad to have Tracy faithfully sending the blocks out every two months & keeping a track of everything here so well. Sara did a fantastic job of guiding those who came to the sit and sews on BOM Saturdays mornings.

We are excited with our new BOM's - North by Northwest which is just getting off to a good start. We do have places available for this quilt and we have a couple of kits cut with a white background rather than the shimmer pale grey - and this will give the quilt a really fresh Modern look. All the applique pieces in this quilt are ready to sew, they are precut and fusibled (?) i don't know how to express that... - anyway they have fusible on them already.

Mill Works is hanging in the shop and looks really lovely. The border in particular is just spectacular - everyone comments how nice it is. We are anticipating the first mail out of that to be in February. Mill Works is an 8 month program, $60 per month, plus postage. The image here doesnt do it justice at all. Beautiful colouring with lavender, burgundy and blues. it has loads of visual appeal. It is a quilt inspired by The American Textile History Museum, and was designed by Nancy Rink. Worth Googling. Funny word but we all get THAT don't we :)

Kaffe Fasset has a BOM starting next year. I hope its good....we ordered the kits and haven't even seen the quilt. Can he have a dud? Lets hope not :) I am taking names for anyone interested in this (mystery) BOM. The information I have indicates a February/March start. The patterns will be printed in Homespun Magazine.

Rachelle Denneny is also producing a block of the month, exclusively for Widebacks. This will be good - we know that. Phone us if you'd like to be part of this and we'll get your details into our database. ( we anticipate to start in February)

Mill Works BOM 8 Month Program 92" x 92"



North by Northwest BOM 95" x 112"

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BOM SnS dates for 2015. (stick this on the fridge)

ANY Block of the Months you may have lurking in the deep recesses of your sewing cupboards can now be brought out and dusted off and finished. Get rid of the guilt in 2015. Make a commitment and come along to the shop with other resolute souls on the LAST SATURDAY of each month. Sara Miller will be in the shop from 930 -12.00 (note amended time) to help/encourage/push/coerce/bribe you to finish those projects that you just never seem to get to. We don't care if they're inherited from your grandmother, lets get some stuff finished! Sara is a very experienced quilter with a wealth of knowledge about how to get blocks done efficiently in the easiest manner. if there is a short cut way, she can show you. I know lots of people have unfinished BOM's - this is a great opportunity to finish them off - (make room for new UFO's.) $20 per session. 

This session is also suitable for new patchworkers or quilters that would like some instruction or guidance with general patterns.  We can also get you started!

January 31st 
February 28th 
March 28th 
April - month off 
May 30th 
June 27th 
July 25th 
August 29th 
September 26th 
October 31st 
November 28th 
December - feel virtuous with all you have achieved and decide to come again in 2016.

Okay, i need to admit i made another mistake on the previous newsletter about Rachelle's applique class. Yes it is on Friday 5th, not Thursday 4th. December.

Her project is a bright modern appliqued cushion. It looks very appealing - Rachelle has used fabrics from the Fancy by Lily Ashbury (moda), and it is cheery and very appealing. Her applique method is tidy and invisible. We have a few seats if you're free next Friday. Let us know asap if your're interested. $70 class fee. BYO lunch.

That's it for tonight.

cheers, 
Brenda.

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