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Thursday, 3 April 2014

A big weekend

We have just had the best weekend! !
It started with a great day with Linda and Bev for an Antique quilt day.
The topic of the day was quilt tops and blocks and wow were there some amazing treasures for us to look at! Linda may post some pics on her blog as we didn't get permission to post other peoples quilts sorry.
These are some of Lisa's quilts and blocks...

Then we headed up to Alexandra with friends for the weekend.
The first night there we put the bindings on our new quilts
"Gracedale Doves"



The new pattern will be available next week.
Watch this space for more info after our pattern packing weekend.

We also dropped into Kaye's at Needles and Pins to find some treasures...



Kaye will be at AQC next week with our quilts and patterns. She also has a very yummy fabric's to take that I'm sure all will love!!! Pop by and visit her if your going to the show.

Below are some pics of what all the girls were working on. Check out our Instagram to see more!!

We had a great weekend. Hope you enjoy our pics.

Lisa & Lou

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

CAG Quilt Show

We had a great time this weekend.  TWO QUILT SHOWS!  We were in "Quilter heaven".
Saturday at Monbulk (see our previous post) and Sunday at Castlemaine.
Please head over to Buddy & Me's blog for some wonderful pics of quilts. 

Here's a photo you don't get very often!  It's of us and our friend Rose who was one of the amazing volunteers at the show.

We would like to thank each and every person we spent time with to us over the weekend.  We had a great time catching up with friends, some of whom we hadn't seen for a while. We also had some really positive feedback about our designs and felt great support.  We are so grateful.

Of course a trip to Castlemaine is not complete without a trip to Threadbear (and perhaps a purchase of farbic!!!)
Just a little this time for Lou.

and for Lisa:

Of course we had to stop at the Antique shops too.  The Restorers Barn in Castlemaine and Mo's Antiques in Chewton.  Both of whom managed to have our purses opening again..... we can't resist fabric and old crap!

We are hoping Lisa's son, Adam, will do something special with our purchases and as soon as he works his magic we will show you our treasures. Can't wait!!!!!!!

Lou & Lisa

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Monbulk CFA quilt show

We had a great day today at the annual Monbulk CFA quilt show. This is a wonderful fundraiser with all proceeds supporting the amazing men and women at Monbulk Country Fire Association. 
A huge thank you to Karen of Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop for inviting us and for the HUGE amount of work she put into the day.
Here are some photos of our stall:

We spent the day demonstrating a few of our favorite products. And of course chatting! We caught up with some wonderful friends and met HEAPS of people.

We will share some pictures next week of what we bought from Barb of Theodora's Cleave:and Jo of Sewjo Designs

We spent the day next to Leanne of Petals and PatchesShe was absolutely lovely and her designs are wonderful.

And one more of our area:

Oh, did you notice the quilt top hiding in the top left of the above picture?? That's Lou's version of our new quilt. It will be available at AQC. 
 Jump on Instagram for more pics from today. 
Perhaps we will see you tomorrow at Castlemaine for the Appliqué Group's first ever exhibition.  Should be another great day.         Lou & Lisa

Saturday, 8 March 2014

A special parcel...

Look what arrived in the mail from Julie at 

They are 1 1/2" square
So amazing. They are machine foundation pieced.
Check out her blog and shop.
Thanks so much Julie we love them.
Lisa & Lou

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Monbulk CFA Quilt Show

The annual Monbulk Community Quilt Show is on again on

This year we are also grateful to be invited to have display as  guest designers!! We will have our quilts on display and be there to demonstrate products we love. You can check out Mrs Martins Quilt Shop blog for more info or to contact Karen in regards to displaying quilts.

Monbulk Community Quilt Show 2014.....

The details are above and the first 100 through the door will receive a show bag full of really cool things.
So don't be late!!
All money raised on the day goes to supporting the wonderful work the volunteer CFA members do to help protect our community. There will be other stalls on the day so we are sure something to suit the whole family.

Come and say Hi!!

Lisa & Lou

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

New Shops.

We are excited that we have 2 new shops selling our patterns.
First is Jukejema Quilting Barn in Nowra NSW.

Kim is the owner and she will be at her local Quilt Show 7th - 9th of March. You can contact her for more details. Find her phone number in our stockists or click the link above to go to her Blog.
She will have our Tessellate, Unknown and Autumn in the Valley quilts on display and all our patterns for sale there too. Thank heaps Kim!!!!
We will also be holding a one day workshop at Jukejema on Saturday 12th July which is when we will be in Sydney for the Quilt Show. Watch this space for more details and our new quilt.

Next is Quilt n Patch in Gisborne VIC.
Mary is the owner and she too has also ordered all our patterns for her gorgeous shop.
Quilt n Patch has just moved to a new, bigger shop so we can't wait to visit.

 Thank you both Kim and Mary.
Lisa & Lou

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Baby Janes

We had our Baby Janes sewing group on Friday night at Lilly Patches in Boronia. 
As always we had a great night and here's what some of the ladies were working on: 

Maureen finished one of our designs: "Tessellate":

Close up of the centre block:

She has done a lovely job.  Unfortunately the photos don't do it justice.

Divna had this jelly roll quilt top finished(a present for a loved one:

And was working on some Crochet:

Just love this granny squares rug she is working on.

Then Robyn was working on a design that she created herself. She drew her inspiration from a motif on a birthday card:

She is blanket stitching this on her machine and the stitches are fantastic.  Might have to try machine blanket stitch one day! This is going to be stunning when it's finished. 

Fiona was working on these wonderful little 3/8" hexies: 

Not all sewn together yet, but we couldn't resist laying out all the hexies she's done to see how it's growing. She has fussy cut everything. She also had her Summer Dresden quilt with her that she making with fabrics bought in Japan last year.
Unfortunately everyone else liked this too, so no chance of sneaking this one home in my basket!  But we did buy some small hexie papers!

We didn't get pics of the rest, sorry. Jenny was working on stitcheries for baby quilt number 8. Her friends keep having babies!  Julie was working on clam shells and Laurel was working on some lovely embroidery.

Lisa and I were both working on the centre appliqué of our newest design.
We will hopefully be able to show you pictures soon.

Last night we went to White Night in Melbourne. Check out our Instagram for some pics we uploaded last night.

We hope you all have a great week,
Lou & Lisa