Saturday, April 30, 2016

Special Trading Hours

Due to early stocktake and creation of a new website 
We will be CLOSED 
Sunday 8th May, 
Monday 9th May, 
Tuesday 10th May & 
Wednesday 11th May 
Reopening to normal trading hours Thursday 12th May
We hope to be launching our website within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more information.

Friday, April 1, 2016

New Workshop w/ Meredith Woolnough

Workshop with Meredith Woolnough
Sculptural embroidery and resin embedding workshop

In this workshop we will create a range of embroidered sculptures. The sewing machine will be transformed into an unconventional drawing tool and you will be in control of every stitch allowing your creativity and imagination to run wild. By stitching onto a combination of woven and water-soluble fabrics we will create a range of experimental embroidered artworks.
The resin embedding and casting processes will also be explored in this workshop and small objects will be embedded into resin blocks creating freestanding sculptures or small jewelry pieces.
Suited to all levels. No experience is necessary but basic sewing machine operation skills will be helpful.
Date: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September
Workshop Cost: $210 and Supply fee $25 - This fee covers materials supplied by the tutor for the workshop including; resin, resin casting molds, use of water-soluble fabric and some embroidery threads. Additional materials for workshop will be required to be purchased and will be listed in the requirement list
To book into this workshop phone us on (02) 48771382


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Trading Hours


Thursday 24th March: OPEN 10am till 3pm

Friday 25th March: CLOSED

Saturday 26th March: OPEN 10am till 4pm

Sunday 27th March: CLOSED

Monday 28th March: OPEN 10am till 3pm

Tuesday 29th March: CLOSED 

Wishing everyone a safe holiday


Monday, March 7, 2016

Flying High

Last month I was quilting this quilt for a good friend - Pam and can now show you the whole quilt. Pam made this quilt in a workshop at Berrima Patchwork with Julie Haddrick. It is rare I quilt for others but when I saw the quilt I just couldn't help myself.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

2016 Workshops

Berrima Patchwork Tutors include:

Ruth Bloomfield
Maria Boncaldo
Tamsin Harvey
Rachael Porter
Mariya Waters
Meredith Woolnough
Jennie Osborne

Wild Side

This year we have a selection of workshops on offer. We have on offer Art Quilts with Ruth Bloomfield and Sculpture Embroidery with Meredith Woolnough. For those who are interested in Dress Making we have Maria Boncaldo creator of "The Pattern Drafter" joining us for two workshop. Mariya Waters is back this year with Machine Quilting and her unique piecing of curves. Rachael Porter is joining our teaching team and her workshops are a definite if you are interested in English Paper Piecing and Fussy Cutting. We also have Jennie Osborne returning with her monthly workshop - Stitching Saturday which is ideal to start a new project in, finishing off something you have stashed away in the cupboard or a project that you need help with.

 2016 workshops can now be viewed on our website by CLICKING HERE. To book a place in any workshop either book online, in store or phone us on (02) 48771382

Saturday, January 30, 2016

IQA book review

Just got emailed the latest copy of the International Quilt Associations Journal and it was great to see a review of Tamsin's book - Constantinople Quilts. Thanks for the write up IQA.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Stash Club Membership and SALE

Don't forget Stash Club Membership's Renewal are due by the 31st January, if you want to get an extra discount on our sale day. 
To find out more information what the Stash Club is and about our Sale/Open Day on Saturday 6 February check out our latest newsletter 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Aussie Fabric

Being Australia Day we felt it was only fitting that today's feature fabrics have an Aussie theme to them. We have a very large selection of Aussie fabrics great to make a present for a oversea visitor or for on Aussie living far away from home.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Australia Day 2016

Ready for Australia Day?????? It is a busy day in Berrima with a street parade, market stalls and celebrations. We will be open from 10am till 3pm so come down to Berrima and call in.

Saturday, January 23, 2016


Charlotte is a new collection which has just arrived in store. There are two different colour ways available. We have just loaded them onto the website 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Australia Day

Over the Australia Day Holiday we have some special opening hours:
Monday 25th January - Open 10am till 3pm
Tuesday 26th January - Open 10am till 3pm


New in store and today's feature collection - Essex. This range has a feel of William Morris and includes designs such as the strawberry thief. Beautiful colours and designs which have highlights of metallics. Just love this new range, available both in store and online at

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Boat House

Today's feature collection is Boat House from Moda. This collection has a nautical theme and are in the blue, red and white colours that the designers Minick and Simpson are so well know for.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Under The Sea

Today's feature fabrics have a under the sea feel to them. From fish to dolphins, whales and more we have a selection of ocean fabrics available in store.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sale and Quilt Display

QUILT DISPLAY AND SALE!SATURDAY 6th FEBRUARY Quilts will be on display from 10am till 3pm
Shop Open 10am till 4pm
30% off ALL Fabrics* for Berrima Patchwork Stash Club Members^
25% off ALL Fabrics* for Non Members
^Must be a signed up member prior to the 31st January 2016 *Excludes Batting/Wadding /Vliesofix/Pellon/Interfacing  and fabrics that are already on special. MINIMUM CUT FROM FABRIC OFF THE BOLT 50cm & NO CUTTING OF FAT QUARTERS ON SALE DAY
On Saturday 6th February we will be holding our Quilt Display and annual sale. On this day we will have a display of our students' and local quilters' works. You will have the opportunity to sign up for workshops and to see work created by our students over the past year. Also on the 31st January we are holding a sale on ALL fabrics (this includes all pre-cut fat quarters, fabric bundles and rolls) The sale excludes batting/wadding/Vliesofix/Pellon/interfacing and fabrics which are already marked on special. A 50cm minimum cut of fabric off the bolt will apply. We will not be taking phone orders on this day, however you can place an order via our website at
Stash Club Members we are offering this SALE over TWO DAYS both in store and online! Starting from Saturday 6th February through to Sunday 7th February Stash Club Members will receive 30% off all fabrics* To Renew your Membership CLICK HERE.
The Sale will run online for 1 day!
We have updated our website and now have over 5000 fabrics for you to choose from. If you place an order via our website the fabrics will have had a 25% discount applied to them. To obtain the discount orders need to be placed on Saturday 6th February 2016. If you are a stash club member please enter your number when you are at checkout (Stash Club Members get the online sale for 2 days!). It must be your number (not someone else's) and the order must be going to the address that corresponds with the stash club membership card. Orders will only be taken online for products that have been loaded onto the online shop, we know this is not our entire range of products but it is a very large selection. We will not be taking any special orders over the internet or via phone on this day, sorry. If it's not on the site we can't take an order for it. All the same conditions and discounts apply as those on offer to in store purchases (including 50cm minimum cut off the bolt). Postage will be applied to all orders unless a total of over $150 is reached once all discounts have been removed, in which case you will receive free shipping. All orders will be processed on Monday 8th February.
What is the Berrima Patchwork Stash Club? Signed up members receive a 10% discount on purchases over $25, excluding workshops/classes, and Sewing Machines/Accessories. They also receive an additional discount on our sale days and a special coupon book which offers one off discounts that can be used throughout the year. Membership is valid for the calendar year and is renewable each year. If you did not renew your membership from 2015 you need to take out new membership.
For those of you who have been members of the Berrima Patchwork Stash Club 2015 we are offering a discount until the 31st January 2016 on renewing your membership. The fee will be $20. For those of you who would like to sign up as a new member the fee will be $25. You can sign up in Store or online by CLICKING HERE. Don't forget for those who are a signed up member prior to the 31st January 2016 can take advantage of our Sale over 2 days!
UPCOMING WORKSHOPSWe will be releasing details of our 2016 workshops at the end of this month. We have several new teachers and exciting workshops that will be on offer.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wild Horses

Laurel Burch's Horses are today's feature fabrics. They are available in two different colour ways- earth tones as shown and in bright colours. One of my favourite ranges for both their design and colours.

Southern Highlands

Last night on the other way home I had to stop and take some photos. The clouds and sunlight was just perfect. Gotta love living in the Southern Highlands.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Beach Fun

Beach Time...... well maybe not today with the rain. It's summertime here and everyone is have a great time at the beach. These fabrics all feature a fun in the sun theme ideal for making a quilt with or perhaps a bag to carry everything to the beach with. 

Friday, January 15, 2016


Friday night so it is party time or perhaps an enjoyable night in. Today's fabrics are all about having a party, relaxing and being served cake by some little helpers.......

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Working on an embroidery piece at the moment. My assistant Phoenix is not far away.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie to Pooh has been a favourite for many generations. These fabrics not only feature Pooh but all his friends. These fabrics are ideal to make something special for the little ones.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Pretty Florals

Pretty florals are our feature range today. With a hint of the older liberty designs these fabrics are simply beautiful. On a thicker base cloth they are a linen cotton blend which makes them ideal for bags, cushions but can also be used in quilts.

Friday, January 8, 2016


Le Elephant from Clothworks is today's feature collection. Great for a quilt for a little one this range has a modern feel and is available in both blue tones (shown) and in pink. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Top 2015 Craft Books

Very excited Tamsin's book - Constantinople Quilts has been including in the ABC News (USA) Top 2015 Craft Books roundup. Check out the list at 

Floral Flannels

It is wet and cold here today , not too sure where summer has gone. So today I think is it fitting that we feature one of our flannel fabric collections - Subtle Skies. A beautiful range of soft blues and yellows with floral designs.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Summer Flowers

Something bright for this wet summer day (well it is here is Bowral). Fleurologie from Moda today. Bright, cheerful with a modern feel this collection is ideal for a summer quilt or dress.

Sunday, January 3, 2016


Currently doing some work at home...... Indy is helping.

Paris Fabrics

A taste of Paris are our features fabrics today. These fabric bold in print are a slightly thicker than our normal patchwork fabric being a linen/cotton blend. Featuring scenes from Paris, roses, butterflies and more. They are ideal for bags, quilts and endless other projects.

Thursday, December 31, 2015


From Hoffman Fabrics this collection features peacock motifs with regal designs and metallic outlines. Love this collection, available in store. 

Batik colour wall

Could not resist taking this photo of just a small selection of the batiks we have in store. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Soccer anyone? The perfect fabrics to make a quilt for your football lover. At Berrima Patchwork we have a selection of different sport themed fabrics including netball, cricket, swimming, football, rugby and more. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Scotty Dogs

Scotty Dogs are our feature fabrics from Michael Miller Fabric. So cute these designs are not too big in pattern size so they are perfect for piecing with or as a feature fabric. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Road Trip

Time to get away and have a road trip? We have the perfect fabric featuring retro campers, trailers, mobile homes and more. 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Joyeux Noel

Today's feature fabric is the Christmas collection Joyeux Noel by French General for Moda. Featuring the trademark reds, greys and tans we associate with this designer these fabrics are simply beautiful. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


This time of year is often a time many people are travelling somewhere and we have the perfect travel themed fabrics. These fabrics are a slightly thicker than our usually patchwork fabrics and have a cotton/linen feel. Great for making bags and for pillows and much more.

Monday, December 21, 2015


Bright and cheerful 1930s fabrics are our feature fabrics today. All inspired by feed sacks from the 1930s these fabrics are great for use in a range of projects. 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Batik Fabrics

Batiks are our feature fabrics today. At Berrima Patchwork we offer a wide selection of both plain and patterned batiks. These fabrics are just 4 of the bright patterned design available by Hoffman fabrics. 

Saturday, December 19, 2015


Wovens from French General ooooh I just love them. Beautiful simple colours and a great feel fabric these are going to sell out quick!