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28 Nov 2017

We are very excited to be launching our new Block of the Month program for 2018. We have chosen a fabulous quilt called Paradox Point by Sassafras Lane Designs. This quilt is made using foundation piecing and when complete measures 80" x 100" (203cm x 254cm). 

*  This program will run over 12 months

*  The cost of the 12 month program is         $33 per calendar month which includes     postage within Australia

*  Your monthly pack will be charged             and posted on the first of each month

*  The first month you will receive the            pattern book, half of the background

    f...

Ingredients

1 cup self raising flour

1/2 cup dessicated coconut

1/2 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

160 ml can coconut milk

3 tsp finely grated lemon zest

125 gm butter, melted and cooled

Lemon Icing

2 cups icing sugar

30 gm soft butter

1 1/2 tblsp boiling water

1/3 cup shredded coconut                 

Method

1.  Preheat oven to 170/150 fan forced and line 12 medium muffin tins with paper cases. 

     Sift flour into a large mixing bowl. Stir in coconut and sugar and make a well in the centre.

2.  Use a fork to whisk eggs, coconut milk and lemon zest in a jug. Add to the dry ingredients,

     along with the butter. Fold together until just combined but do not mix or...

29 Jun 2017

We have been waiting for what seems like an eternity for Alison Glass's new handcrafted range Chroma to arrive. Well it is finally here and we are loving it. Chroma is the fifth collection in the Handcrafted fabric series. This handcrafted fabric is an exciting interpretation of the batik fabric dying process. Made in Indonesia by skilled atisans, Handcrafted fabric is very different from other quilting cottons.

Hand stamped, hand dyed, one piece at a time, each piece of fabric is completely unique from the next, adding to the beauty. No two bolts are alike and cuts from one bolt will likely look different than cuts from another. Like natural leather or stone, these variations make each piece...

Ingredients

125gm butter, room temperature

3/4 cup caster sugar

2 teaspoons lemon rind

2 eggs

1 cup self raising flour

1 cup plain flour

1/2 cup milk

Lemon Curd

2 teaspoons cornflour

1 tablespoon water

3/4 cup caster sugar

125gm unsalted butter, chopped

1/2 cup lemon juice, strained

 4 eggs, lightly beaten               

Method

1.  Lemon Curd: In a small jug blend cornflour and water until smooth. In a saucepan combine      sugar, butter, juice, eggs and cornflour mixture. Stir constantly on a medium heat for                  5-10 minutes until mixture just comes to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for                  1 minute. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and...

16 Feb 2017

Our range of Moda Grunge is constantly growing. We now have 39 different colors and many more still to come. This fabric is so versatile it amazes us. It is fabulous as a motley background or blender and makes a gorgeous colour wheel. It is definitely one of our favorite ranges here at The Quilt Shop. Click on the Shop tab to view our range of Grunge now.

20 Dec 2016

It is with great pleasure and much excitement that we are now offering our Sunday School at Montsalvat opened for bookings. We have a fantastic day planned which will be full of fun and laughter and maybe a bit of stitching. We have four different workshops on offer with four amazing tutors who are a pleasure to be involved with. So take the time to have a read about what we are offering and maybe plan a day out with your stitching friends. All the nitty gritty about the day can be found at the bottom of this newsletter. So here we go............. 

Workshop A:  Hexie Felt Box with Glenda Cust

We all love a hexagon right? In Glenda's workshop you will have the chance to create a sewing box...

1 Dec 2016

Ingredients

150gm butter, softened

1 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

300g sour cream

1 1/2 cups self raising flour, sifted

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1 tblsp lemon rind, finely grated

1/4 cup lemon juice

Blueberry Sauce

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 tblsp caster sugar

1 1/2 tsp cornflour                  

                                          

Method

1.  Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease and line the base and side of a 20cm round      cake pan with baking paper.

   

2.  Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and cr...

10 Nov 2016

Whoops, sorry I forgot that we aren't in Texas anymore! That's right we have already been to Quilt Market in Houston and are back, albeit a little bleary eyed and tired. Surely with all the modern technology around us these days there should be an easier way to get to the other side of the world without sitting on your rump for 14 hours breathing in recycled air. Apart from the time we spent in transit we had an amazing time at Quilt Market. We have come back with heaps of inspiration and endless ideas. Now if only we could find the time to put it all into practice. We took many photos while we we over there but it was not until looking back through them to choose some for this newsletter th...

16 Aug 2016

Ingredients

175gm butter, softened

3/4 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

2 cups self raising flour, sifted

1/2 cup almond meal

1 cup milk

1/2 cup thick vanilla custard

2 (300g) freestone peaches,

halved, deseeded, thinly sliced

1/2 cup flaked almonds

icing sugar, to dust

Custard and icing sugar

to serve                                             

Method

1.  Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm deep, 22cm base round cake pan.   

     Line base and side with baking paper, allowing a 3cm overhang around top.

2.  Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. A...

26 Jul 2016


Our monthly newsletter has not quite been on time lately or ever for that matter. We have come to the conclusion that we have to block the calendar out one day each month to ensure we get it done. Hopefully we can keep on track going forward but I guess it means we have been busy doing shop things which is good. There has been heaps happening lately and we have several new and exciting ideas that we want to put in place, particularly in the new year. Our shopping list that we are taking to the Houston Quilt Market is growing daily so look out later in the year for new goodies and techniques. Our Term 3 classes have kicked off with plenty of enthusiasm and we have even expanded Glenda Cust's...

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