Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Airing of the Quilts and SALE

AIRING OF THE QUILTS AND SALE
Saturday 15th January 9am till 4pm

25% off ALL Fabrics* & 15% Off All Patterns and Books for Stash Club Members**

20% off ALL Fabrics* & 10% Off ALL Patterns and Books for Non Members

*Excludes Batting/Wadding /Vliesofix/Pellon/Interfacing
**Must be a signed up member prior to the 10th January
MINIMUM CUT FROM FABRIC OFF THE BOLT 50cm & NO CUTTING OF FAT QUARTERS ON SALE DAY

On the 15th January we will be holding our airing of the quilts and annual sale. This is a fantastic day to see a display of our teachers’ class projects for 2011 – an opportunity for you to see the fabulous quilts they will be teaching. We will also be accepting bookings for those classes not already filled. Additionally there will be a display of our students’ and local quilters’ works. Also on the 15th January we are holding a sale on ALL fabrics (this includes all pre-cut fat quarters, fabric bundles and rolls) – 25% off for stash club members and 20% non members and 15% all patterns, and books for Stash Club Members, 10% off all Books and Patterns for Non Members. Please note you need to have been a signed up member to the Stash Club prior to the 10th of January to have the full discount of 25% and 15%. The sale excludes batting/ wadding/ Vliesofix/ Pellon/Interfacing.

STASH CLUB MEMBERS MUST HAVE WITH THEM AND SHOW THEIR CARD TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT.




Monday, December 20, 2010

2011 Classes - Now Available

THE NEW BERRIMA PATCHWORK NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE

Due to the size of the document (it is large but there are 10 pages packed with information) we have placed it on our website www.berrimapatchwork.com.au
Click the link below and download direct from the website. http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/pdf/newsletter.pdf  

The newsletter contains information about classes for 2011 from our award winning teachers and information about the Berrima Patchwork Airing of the Quilts and Annual Sale which is on the 15th January 2011 (9am till 4pm).


Don't forget our Christmas/New Year Holiday Hours are:
23rd Thursday December OPEN 10am till 4pm
24th Friday December CLOSED
25th Saturday December CLOSED
26th Sunday December CLOSED
27th Monday December CLOSED
28th Tuesday December CLOSED
29th Wednesday December OPEN 10am till 4pm
30th Thursday December OPEN 10am till 4pm
31st Friday December OPEN 10am till 3pm
1st Saturday CLOSED
2nd Sunday January OPEN 10am till 4pm

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Coupon - Valid 13th December until 24th December 2010

For the remainder of this year we have introduced new coupons. You can photocopy these for your friends. They are only valid for a specific time which is stated on each voucher. Only one of each coupon per person and you must have the coupon with you at the time of purchase. Coupons are valid for in store use only.


The Below Coupon is vaild from the 13th December 2010 until the 24th December 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Perfect Christmas Present

We have just had a new delivery of Laurel Burch Bags in store. A very nice selection of new designs.
The bags range from $21 to $55 and are the perfect gift for Christmas for all ages. The same designs are often available in different sizes from a small handbag to a large carry all. Many of our ladies who have bought these bags have told us that they are often stopped in the street and ask where they got them!
To find out more about Laurel Burch and her designs please go to http://www.laurelburch.com


Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas/Holiday Open Hours

Our Christmas Holiday Hours are:


23rd Thursday December OPEN 10am till 4pm
Christmas Eve Friday 24th  December CLOSED
Christmas Day Saturday 25th  December CLOSED
Boxing Day Sunday 26th  December CLOSED
Monday 27th December CLOSED
Tuesday 28th December CLOSED
Wednesday 29th December OPEN 10am till 4pm
Thursday 30th December OPEN 10am till 4pm
New Year Eve Friday 31st December OPEN 10am till 3pm
New Years Day Saturday 1st January CLOSED
Sunday 2nd January OPEN 10am till 4pm

We will also be open on Australia Day
Wednesday 26th January 10am till 4pm

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday
from Berrima Patchwork

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Michele Hill at Berrima Patchwork - November 2010

We have been lucky to have Michele Hill with us teaching over the past week. Michele while at Berrima Patchwork taught 3 different 2 day classes. Michele will be back with us in 2011, here book - Morris William Morris in Applique is due in January and her fabric range - the Adelaide Collection is now in store and only $19/mt.

Here are some photos from the classes and the wonderful work that the ladies created.


The following two quilts are orginial designs and created in Michele's Class by two of the ladies. This class they learnt how to create their own designs by using inspiration from pictures and then transfering those designs into quilting patterns.

New Fabric in Store: Bali Fabric from Hoffman

New Bali hand dyed fabric from Hoffman Fabrics have just arrived, I can't wait to use them in a quilt.
They are $22 per mt
Here are a few photos of just some of them.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Upcoming Bernina Club

I have been busy working on Bernina Club projects for next year. Here are the classes for next year.

Cathedral Window Cushion - January
The Cathedral Window Cushion you will use your walking foot and applique foot. It is a simple yet effective look, this cushion is enhanced with decorative stitches.
This class is on either the Sunday 9th January OR Saturday 29th January


Table Runner: Circular Embroidery Attachment: January
In this class will be working with the Circular Embroidery Attachment to create a stunning table runner perfect for presents. You will be working with the decorative stitches, the pattern end and start functions on your machine during this class.
This class is on either the Sunday 30th January







Aurora Sunshine Quilt: February
This cheery sunshine mini-quilt is a sampler of embellishment techniques including decorative stitching, couching and free motion quilting. This quilt is based on the design used in the promotion for the Aurora 440QE sewing machine. It is a small wall hanging (38cm x 28cm approximately). In this class you will learn to use several different features on your machine including – Using the Memory Feature, Adjusting Pattern Stitches, Satin Stitch, Couching, Free Motion Quilting, Alphabet and sewing buttonholes. You will use different sewing feet including the Applique foot, Button Hole Foot, Couching Foot and Cording Foot.
Saturday 5th February OR Sunday 6th February 2011


For more information on Bernina Club at Berrima Patchwork please go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/pdf/BerninaClub.pdf

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Coupon - Valid 29th November until 12th December 2010

For the remainder of this year we have introduced new coupons. You can photocopy these for your friends. They are only valid for a specific time which is stated on each voucher. Only one of each coupon per person and you must have the coupon with you at the time of purchase. Coupons are valid for in store use only.

The Below Coupon is vaild from the 29th November 2010 until the 12th December 2010


Monday, November 22, 2010

Michele Hill - Block of the Month

Featuring “The Adelaide Collection” From In the Beginning Fabrics inspired by Michele Hill, This quilt measures approximately 195cm Square it is available as a block of the month over 10 months. We require
an initial payment of $100 and the $22 per month for the following 9 month (total charge of $298 which includes postage and handling). The block of the month will start at the beginning of December.

This quilt is also be available as a complete kit and will be $270. The Pattern is available for $55
There will be 2 options for the Block of the month: Option 1 features a cream background with Burgundy and green colourings. Option 2 features a black background with blue and green colourings
To take part in this block of the month program please contact us on (02) 4877 1382 or email sales@berrimapatchwork.com.au to obtain a order form. Places are limited!
Please note there is no discount available on block of the month.
Patterns for this Block of the Month are available at $55
To order the complete kit please contact us (02) 48771382

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Class: Chris Jurd Birds in Paradise

Yesterday was the last day for Chris Jurds Birds of Paradise. The quilts that have been made in this class as simply stunning and we can't wait to see them finished. Here are some of the photo from the class.
Jennifer's Quilt
Dianne's Quilt
Tahnia's Quilt
Sandra's Quilt

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Addition to the Shop

We have a new addition to the shop - her name is Little Miss Sassy born on the 10th October. She doesn't get to come home until mid December but we did get some visitation rights yesterday. She is an Australian Silky Terrier and at the moment she is as big as your hand. When she comes home next month she will be twice the size!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Coupon - Vaild from 15th November until 28th November 2010

For the remainder of this year we have introduced new coupons. You can photocopy these for your friends. They are only valid for a specific time which is stated on each voucher. Only one of each coupon per person and you must have the coupon with you at the time of purchase. Coupons are valid for in store use only.


The Below Coupon is vaild from the 15th November 2010 until the 28th November 2010



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bernina Club - Circular Embroidery Attachment

Today's Bernina Club used the Circular Embroidery Attachment to create table runners. There are numerous possibilities of what you can use this attachment for. Below is the sample that I created for the class. This sample uses only the thread to sew the circles however some of the ladies also used the circular embroidery attachment to sew on fabric. I can't wait to see some of the finished products. The other photos are of sample of the work the ladies created on the day.


Bernina Club take place every month (except December). There is always a Sunday and a Saturday date each month. The projects we work on use the features on the Bernina Sewing Machine and are easy and achievable.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Coupon - Vaild from 1st November until 14th November 2010

For the remainder of this year we have introduced new coupons. You can photocopy these for your friends. They are only valid for a specific time which is stated on each voucher. Only one of each coupon per person and you must have the coupon with you at the time of purchase. Coupons are valid for in store use only.
The Below Coupon is vaild from the 1st November 2010 until the 14th November 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Quilt Market - Houtson International Quilt Show

Today was the first day for the 2010 Quilt Market here in Houston. This morning I took a class  - Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Machine with Susan Schrempf. Susan is the author of the book by the same name and the class was great. For those who know me well I avoid anything which needs to be sewn by hand so when I saw this class I thought I have to take it. It was a 2 hour class and very enjoyable  (and we were on a Bernina sewing machine!). Below is a sample of Susan's using this technique

After the class it was down to the show for a full day of fun.
The Quilt Market is a 3 day trade only show. Starting Saturday it goes through until Monday. Everything you can think of using in relation to sewing/quilting is available from notions to books to fabric to quilt hangers, jewellery with sewing themes, templates, threads, batting, ironing tables, sewing machines, machine storage units, die cutters, buttons, zippers, you name it is is here. On the first day of Market usually I go through the show, collect flyer's, see all the companies that we regularly place orders with to check out new products. That night I go back to the hotel and spread out of the flyer's and brochures and work my way through them, try and figure out if there is anything I want to place an order for or if I want to take a second look at a product. Then on the second day I have my list of places I must go and see - place orders, and once again I go through the show again, there is so much to see that you never take it in during the first walk through.
I also try to go to some of the book signings. I was lucky to attend and received a copy of Elly Sienkiewicz's new book - Beloved Baltimore  Album Quilts: 25 Blocks, 12 Quilts. The book features quilts from the 2010 Quilt's Inc. exhibit, Baltimore Album Review II: Baltimore's Daughters—Friends Stitch Past to Future. I have ordered the book for the shop - it will be in store soon.


This was a display for the Clothesline Fabric Club by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

I am so hooked on zippers - they seem to be one of the next big thing at the show. Embellishments were also big. Below are some photos from the Ghee's stand. I have ordered some of their patterns, they will be in store soon. It is amazing how you can use the zippers as embellishments and for decoration not only on bags but also jackets.


Check out the zippers on the sleeves!

Lastly I was fortunately to finally meet up with Leesa Chandler. She was on the Superior Thread stand with a selection of her quilts. Leesa is the designer of Under the Australia Sun Fabric line for Robert Kaufman which has been very successful both in Australia and overseas. We have had several phone calls with Leesa but have never met (typical that you have to go overseas to finally meet up with other Aussies!) If you are interested in any of Leesa's patterns they are now in store and we still have the fabric collection in store, I know we have sold out of some of the bolts but will be getting them in soon.