Wednesday, February 29, 2012

New Batiks Fabrics in Store

Lots of new Batik fabrics have arrived in store.

The intricate designs and lush colors of Hoffman's Handpaints and Batiks are so detailed, it's difficult to imagine that every yard is produced by hand and yet that's just what happens at the Hoffman facilities in Bali.

These fabrics are either batiked or painted with dye or undergo a combination of methods.

We have a large selection of Bali Batik Fabrics on our website.

To view the full collection of Bali fabrics CLICK HERE

Or click on any of the images to view them at Berrima Patchwork's Online Store

Monday, February 27, 2012

Free Pattern 12" Block: Spinner

This week's free pattern is called Spinner. Made up of a square and triangles it is an easy patchwork block to sew together.

Free Pattern: Spinner
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bronwyn Hayes Stitchery Kits on Sale

We have just added some Bronwyn Hayes Stitchery Kits into our Sale Section. There are 9 different kits available.


These kits include all the threads, needle, fabric and instructions to create the stitchery. They were $13.40 each now $8.40 each. Limited stock is available.

These kits are available for purchasing in our online store or go to

Free Pattern from Riley Blake Designs

I was checking out the Riley Blake Designs website today and came across this super cute pattern for this pincushion.

Riley Blake Designs

If you have never tried cathedral windows then this is a great project to try this method out. It uses 10" Squares which is good if you have any layer cake pieces leftover from another project.
This free project is available by CLICKING HERE or going to 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Geisha in the Moonlight

We currently have Leesa Chandlers quilt "Geisha in the Moonlight" in the store. This is a workshop that Leesa will be teaching for us during our retreat: Quilting in the Highlands 28th July till 31st July. 

Geshia in the Moonlight

This is a stunning quilt that Leesa has designed featuring needleturn applique and several other hand sewing methods.

On the first day we work on the border blocks first to learn needleturn, 3D work, paper piecing, bias making, stem stump work and cherry blossoms. On the second day we review what was covered on day one and then work on the Geisha. All techniques are demonstrated, keeping in mind that the Geisha is all needleturn and 3D/bagged out work, so much simpler than Day 1! General techniques are also covered such as transferring patterns onto background, quilt as you go techniques to assemble the quilt and all that cool stuff you don't get in the pattern.

Quilting in the Highlands is a fantastic quilting retreat that we will be holding Saturday 28th July till Tuesday 31st July. There are 10 different classes that you can book into. Our teachers for this retreat including Carol Doak, Melinda Bula, Sue Dennis and Michele Hill. You can book for just 1 of the 2 day classes or stay for all 4 days. These classes are designed for all skill levels.

For further information about this retreat and the workshops that Leesa will be teaching please go to

Friday, February 17, 2012

New Fabric In Store: Flying Colors II

Brand new collection now in store at Berrima Patchwork, called Flying Colours II. This collection has been designed by Laurel Burch for Clothworks Textiles.
Flying Colors features beautiful and colourful butterflies and dragonflies. There is a selection of colours including blues, mavues, creams and blacks. 
 Laurel Burch Flying Colors
Laurel Burch Flying Colors 
The full collection has been loading onto our Berrima Patchwork Online Shop CLICK HERE to view

Clothworks has created a free pattern using this collection
Laurel Burch Flying Colors
You can download this free pattern by CLICKING HERE


Monday, February 13, 2012

Free Pattern 12" Block: Prairie Queen

This week's free 12" Block pattern is available for downloading from Berrima Patchwork.It is called Prairie Queen and is simple to sew together. Only using 3 fabrics, it a great pattern to use up some of those leftover pieces of fabric you have.

Prairie Queen Free Pattern

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bernina Club: Reverse Applique

Today was our first Bernina Club meeting for the year. We were looking at the technique of reverse applique and using various threads to decorate including metallic and 12wt threads. Bobbin Drawing was also shown. All the designs were different which was fantastic to see.

Bernina Club Reverse Applique

    Bernina Club Reverse Applique

Bernina Club Reverse Applique   Bernina Club Reverse Applique  

Bernina Club Reverse Applique  Bernina Club Reverse Applique  

Bernina Club Reverse Applique

Bernina Club: These are an all day, hands on class  offered to only those who have purchased a Bernina Sewing Machine from Berrima Patchwork. We offer these classes as part of the on going service and education to those who have supported us with the purchase of their Bernina Sewing Machine from Berrima Patchwork. If you are interested in purchasing a Bernina Sewing Machine we are always more than happy to assist in finding the right machine for your needs.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Quilting in The Highlands Retreat

Quilting in the Highlands
In July we are holding a patchwork/quilting retreat: Quilting in the Highlands. We are fortunate to have 2 teachers joining us from the USA: Carol Doak and Melinda Bula and from Australia: Michele Hill, Sue Dennis and Leesa Chandler. Each teacher is teaching 2 x 2 Day Classes. You can book just for 2 days or stay for all 4. Accommodation is available on site to where the venue is being held. Full information can be found by CLICKING HERE

Diamond Delight is one of the classes that Carol Doak will be teaching with us. Below is a sample of this quilt by Carol
Diamond Delight Carol Doak 
And for something different we have also made up a sample of this quilt in a different colourway. This quilt is current on display at Berrima Patchwork. For more information about Quilting in the Highlands 

Diamond Delight
Quilting in the highlands

Friday, February 10, 2012

New Quilt Kit In Store: Topaz

New Quilt Kit and Pattern available in store. This quilt has been designed by Berrima Patchwork and is called Topaz

The kit contain all the fabric for the top of the quilt, binding and pattern. Backing fabric and batting/wadding is available at additional cost. The fabric are the same as those that are shown in the sample.

The pattern contains diagrams and guides you along the process of making this quilt in simple to understand steps. 

Topaz Quilt Berrima Patchwork

Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Fabric In Store: Rouenneries Deux

New French General Fabric is now in store at Berrima Patchwork.
The fabrics have been loaded onto our website. CLICK here to view

French General  French General  French General

French General writes about this collection "After spending many summers in France looking for the perfect French red, I finally found a collection of old prints that represented what rural life looked like in the 18th and 19th centuries. Based on our first collection, Rouenneries, this group of lovely prints is inspired by the red florals that were printed in Rouen, France in the 18th century. Old French red, faded cranberry and natural linen colors all make up a collection that is a perfect combination to create a French-inspired quilt."
French General   French General  French General
We have this fabric available on the bolt and in pre-cuts including jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs

French General

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Airing of the Quilts 2012

On Saturday Berrima Patchwork held it's annual Airing of the Quilts and Sale. Unfortunately the weather forecast was for rain so we held it indoors in our large classroom. The quilts on display included samples from our teachers, quilting in the Highland retreat teachers and local quilters. Thank-you to everyone who helped on the day and to everyone who attended and supported us. Enjoy the slide show from the day.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Airing of the Quilts and Sale TOMORROW

Our Airing of the quilts and Sale is on Tomorrow - 
Saturday 4th Feb 2012 10am till 4pm

25% off ALL Fabrics* & 25% Off All Patterns and Books  for Stash Club Members^
20% off ALL Fabrics* &  20% Off ALL Patterns and Books for Non Members 

^Must be a signed up member prior to the 25th January 2012 *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 the 4th February 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 2012– 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 4th February 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 25% all patterns, and books for Stash Club Members, 20% 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 25th of January to have the full discount of 25%.  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.

This Sale will also be applied to the fabrics, patterns and books  on our website
If you place an order via our website you will need to enter the code "SALE" in the discount code box either when you view your cart or upon checkout. When you do this the discount should be applied (fingers crossed) to all products in your cart and anything you add further. If it doesn't, don't panic, as long as your order was placed on Saturday 4th February between 12am and 11:59pm (EST - Sydney, Australia Time) we will process your order with this discount applied. If you are a stash club member please enter your number when you are at checkout. 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 large selection of it. We will not be taking any special orders over the internet 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 $100 is reached once all discounts have been removed, in which case you will receive free shipping.

Our local Newspaper: The Southern Highland News has published an article which you can check out by CLICKING HERE There are several quilts in the photo including Sue Dennis' Opal Quilt, Leesa Chandlers Australiana Bag, Needle Turn Applique Pillow by Jennie Osborne and other quilts and pillows from both the shop and local quilters.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sale This Saturday: Fabrics on Sale

On Saturday (4th Feb) we are having our Airing of the Quilts and SALE. On the Day we have 20% off fabric, patterns and books. This sale is available not just in store but also online. Over the next few days we will be showing you some of the products we have in store that will be on sale. 

Australiana Fabric is popular both among the locals and tourist. These fabrics are great to make gifts for family and friends living overseas. We have had several Mum's make quilts for their children who have moved oversea so that they have something from Australia. We have a large selection of these Australiana fabrics in store - from Australian animals, flags, icons and much more. To check out what is in store CLICK HERE. We have a large selection of fabrics listed on our online store just CLICK HERE to view
Below are just a small sample of the large collection of Australiana Fabrics we have in stock.


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sale This Saturday: Books on Sale

On Saturday (4th Feb) we are having our Airing of the Quilts and SALE. On the Day we have 20% off fabric, patterns and books. This sale is available not just in store but also online. Over the next few days we will be showing you some of the products we have in store that will be on sale.
 Today we are showing you just a small selection of books that we have available for purchase from Berrima Patchwork. These books are listed on our website and just click the image or title of the books below and it will take you to our online store.

To view all the books Berrima Patchwork has available for purchase CLICK HERE

We currently have several of our customer creating this quilt and we just love what we have seen so far. If you have been a fan of books such as the Farmer's Wife and Dear Jane then you will love this book.
The blocks which are included in this book can be pieced by hand or machine. Make an entire quilt or just sew several of the blocks together for a smaller quilt.

Quilters and sewers alike will love these 10 soft and pretty designs made with traditional hexagons, squares, circles, pentagons & other shapes. Sue teaches the fundamentals of English paper piecing & needle turned applique. This is a fantastic book for those who are interested in English paper piecing or want to learn this technique. The quilts look great in this book.

This is the second book by Barri Sue who is best known for her stitchery design pattern company Bareroots.The projects in this book combine simple patchwork and applique, felt and trim embellishments, and decorative stitchery. Each chapter has its own charming motif and colour theme. There are a total of 22 heartfelt projects. Barri Sue's other book Quilt A Gift is also available at Berrima Patchwork along with all her Bareroots Patterns which can be viewed on our website.

  • 26 one-of-a-kind projects, from artistic to folksy to whimsical
  • The variety of materials and embellishments is sure to inspire you to make every bird in the book
  • These little sweeties make delightful gifts…and the perfect pets!
  • Beginner-friendly projects work well with scraps, fat quarters, and upcycled fabrics
This adorable book is all about the birds! From budgies to owls to peacocks, these projects will pique your curiosity and make your heart sing! Many talented designers bring you soft sculptures, quilts, ornaments, and more.