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12 Sep 2019

We love everything about Alison Glass fabric. From the vivid saturation of colour to the arty array of prints. We have recently added to our collection with the arrival of Handiwork. Hers are a few words from Alison herself....

 ‘Surrounded in the joy of creating, family heirlooms like my grandmother’s crochet tablecloth, my mom’s collection of antique beaded handbags, and my own collection of embroidery designs inspired this collection. I hope you will love it and enjoy incorporating the fabrics into your own handmade projects’.

12 Jun 2019

It is with much sadness that we have had Amy Butler's final fabric range Natural Beauty arrive in our store. It is another beautiful range using Amy's trademark colourful palette and a mix of floral and geometic prints. We will certainly miss having her fabric in our store as will you all.

A couple of words from Amy .....................................................................................................

My fascination and love for wild creatures, plants and flowers started when I was very young spending hours with my Mom and Grandma in the woods, on the rivers and under the stars. They’re artists too and they taught me the value of experiencing the beauty in nature, and with unspo...

This recipe started its life as a cake but we find it much quicker, easier and more flexible to serve our Cake O' Clock ladies muffins instead of cutting up a cake into equal portions. From this recipe we made 16 muffins.

Ingredients

2 cups self raising flour

1 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 cup coconut

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

2 teaspoons mixed spice

1/2 cup sultanas

2 cups grated carrot

3 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla essence

225gm can crushed pineapple

           - including the liquid

Cream Cheese Frosting

125gm cream cheese, at room temperature

50gm butter, at room temperature

2 1/2 cups icing sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Method

Step 1:   Pre-heat o...

4 Jan 2019

Anybody who has been into our store will be well aware of how we love the colour wheel. We seem to have an affiliation with using the colour wheel as our palette in many of our quilts. We have featured Alison Glass fabrics  in our 2019 Block of the Month so are now super excited to have her new 2019 Sunprint range in store now. We are already making good use of this vibrant range of fabrics in a new quilt which we will feature at the Australian Quilt Convention in April.

A bit about Sun Print 2019 from Alison Glass and her team:

We are thrilled with this line. The designs, scale, and colors make it an excellent addition to the Sun Print family of fabrics. ‘Daydream’, from Road Trip, makes a se...

21 Dec 2018

We would like to thank all our customers for your friendship and support over the past year. We have had a fabulous year which has been super busy and totally enjoyable. We wish each and every one of you a Christmas full of love, laughter and good memories and we hope you find the time to relax and enjoy some stitching.

Our trading hours over the Christmas and New Year period are:

Friday 21st December - closing at 3.00 pm

Wednesday 2nd January - re-open at 9.30 am

Trading hours from Wednesday 2nd January to Saturday 12th January will be:

Monday to Friday 9.30 am - 3.00 pm

Saturday 9.30 am - 1.00 pm

We originally had the intention of posting a monthly recipe but that has not happened that is for sure. We still bake every Friday for our Cake o' Clock friendship group and are always trying out new recipes but we just don't seem to find the time to sit at the computer to add them to our website. Hopefully in the months to come we will be adding more regularly. However yesterdays bake by Alison was just too good not to share with you all. So when you find the time give this cracking recipe a try. They were delicious!

Ingredients

1 cup diced dried pineapple

175gm butter, chopped

1 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1 1/2 cups self-raising flour

1/2 cup milk

100gm macadamias, chopped

Ic...

9 May 2018

We are very excited to be offering The Quilt Shop's Aurifil Thread Club to you all. This program will run over 12 months with the first month including the thread box to house all of the 72 beautiful bright and colourful 50wt Aurifil threads. Alison and Sharon have hand picked all of the 72 threads to complement The Quilt Shop's fabric. There are an abundance of bright and cheery colours as well as a range of neutrals that will blend with any colour.

The cost of the program is $65 for the first month (thread box and 6 threads) and $39.95 each month for the remaining 11 months. Postage is NOT included in these prices. If you cannot collect your threads from our store then we are only to happy...

30 Jan 2018

This gorgeous range of fabric has just rolled in through the back door. It is just so beautiful and the colours are divine. Read what Amy has to say about this latest range of fabrics.......

A little bit of mythology and a lot of magic inspires my Night Music collection. Folklore from the Gond tribe in central India says that during the day the natural world is busy taking care of the needs of everyone, and that at night the luminous spirits from the forest come alive. They believe that all of life is magical and integrated, and all aspects of the natural world are inseparable. This idea is both mysterious and charming and connects us to the seen and the unseen bringing about a positive feeli...

3 Jan 2018


Following the enormous success of Hand Maker, Natalie Barnes of Beyond the Reef Patterns is delighted to present Makers Home - her second line for Windham Fabrics. Makers Home is comprised of Natalie's signature hand drawn flowers and black & white prints. Her fabrics range from large to small prints, and you'll have enough depth of darks mediums and lights to make your next project shine. These fabrics are infused with crisp bright colors that will bring a sparkle to any design. Whether your project is for the heart of the home, or a garment or quilt for a loved one, Makers Home will offer you distinct prints that you'll want to use again and again. Enjoy the largest of multi color florals...

22 Dec 2017

To all our amazing and talented customers we wish you a very Merry Christmas. We will be closing at 3.30pm on Friday 22nd December and re-opening on Tuesday 2nd January. We hope to see you all again in 2018. Love and Best Wishes, Alison and Sharon

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