Archive | May, 2014

Patchwork Shops in New South Wales

16 May

On my recent travels to Australia I couldn’t help but find some patchwork shops to feed the fabric obsession!

I managed to find two. Not many you might say but I did have to manage this round my other half’s indifference to all things fabric. My friend’s husband wasn’t much better either!

The first one I came across was on a trip to the Blue Mountains in a lovely town called Leura. Not only a fabulous patchwork shop there but lots of lovely gift and clothes shops as well. Even more reason to get huge groans from the spouse!

The shop was called Picklemouse Corner
and it had four rooms full of fabric and haberdashery- bliss! I was so pleased to be able to pick up some lovely aborigine designs and a koala bear pattern – courtesy of my dear friend!

It was a fascinating shop because not only did it sell all things patchwork, it also housed a vintage clothes shop which sold kimonos, and they also sold fudge!?

The second shop was Patchwork on Pittwater, the town where my friend lived.

It was a fabulous shop with a large workroom where you could just go and sit and sew using the machines that were available or join a workshop. Plus, there was the most amazing selection of fabric for sale. You couldn’t really not buy any!

pittwater shop

The woman who owned the shop was busy making a quilt for a wedding present. It was the most beautiful fabric with Kookaburra’s on it.

cookaboro patchwork web

Only two shops but perhaps enough – I didn’t really need anymore fabric anyway!

Monica Dennis

Judy Mendlessohn Kimono Workshop

5 May

On Saturday 4 May some members of Glamorgan Quilters attended a kimono workshop that was facilitated by Judy Mendlessohn.

Kimono quilts_edited-1




group kimono quilts

Fundraising for Make a Wish Foundation

4 May

A fundraising event is being held at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital on Tuesday 20 May between 9:30am and 15:30pm. It is a thank you to The Make A Wish Foundation who made it possible for a severely disabled child and his family to have a holiday of a lifetime at Disneyland Florida.

There will be a raffle – first prize is a quilt, plus other donated prizes.

If anyone would like to come along to help I would very grateful!

Many thanks
Ann Williams
Telephone 01443 206482

Sew Crazy Saturday

3 May

Today, Glamorgan Quilters enjoyed another happy, relaxed and enjoyable day sewing. There was also plenty of chatter!

As ever there was a wide variety of quilts and crafts to show off.

Jeannie and Jane were beavering away in the corner. Jeannie was sewing tiny hexagons made from some delightful printed fabrics.

Jeanie AND jANE

Isobelle was using some fabric she recently painted to make a desert landscape.

Isobell's gilda barron

Hilary was busy making brooches with her daisy loom.

Daisy loom flower

And Monica was making Scottie dogs for Christmas! You can never start too soon with the festive activities apparently.

scottie dogs
Florence Rose Fabrics were also trading – there were some lovely Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler fabrics to buy!

Florence Rose Fabrics

And in the little room there was a small group being tutored by Sonia Fox, which looked fascinating, if not a little complicated to the uninitiated!

Sonia and Lynne

There’s never a dull moment at GQ!