Thursday, March 29, 2012

Under The Australia Sun II

Leesa Chandler just sent me through this picture of her Under The Australia Sun II Bag, in a different colour way. This is one of the workshops she will be teaching for us at our Quilting in the Highlands Retreat in July on 29th and 30th July.Click HERE for more information

leesa chandler

During this workshop on the first day you will work on a handbag designed by Leesa, inspired by  Under the Australian Sun II fabric, which will include 3D flowers. On the second day you will be working on  a wall hanging - 4D Eucalypts This is a new workshop Leesa has created to produce a wall hanging in one day. 1D - Raw Edge appliqu├ęd gum leaves onto background 2D - Overlayed Organza with stitched gum leaves on it 3D - Batting Added and Quilted leaves and detail added 4D - Loose gum leaves are created and added with gum flowers over the top.

Leesa will also be teaching for Berrima Patchwork's Quilting in the Highlands Retreat on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July : Geisha in the Moonlight. CLICK HERE  for further details about this class.

Geisha 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 you willwork on the border blocks first to learn needleturn, 3D work, paper piecing, bias making, stem stump work and cherry blossoms. On the second day you will 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

We have 5 talented techers teaching workshops during Quilting in the Highlands including Carol Doak, Melinda Bula from the USA and from Australia Sue Dennis, Leesa Chandler and Michele Hill. For more information about Quilting in the highlands Retreat either CLICK HERE or go to

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Elvis Quilt

Jan brought in her finished Elvis quilt for us to check out today. It looks great, if we ask nicely she might even lend it to the shop for a while!

We do still have some of this fabric available for purchase in the store. To check out this range please CLICK HERE or go to

Quilter's Blog Hop Party WINNERS

CONGRATS TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS: Kelli, Rockgranny, Mhairi and Lilian.

All these winners have been emailed.
Thank-you to everyone who took part in this Blog Hop

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Quilter's Blog Hop Party with Giveaway

Welcome everyone to our Blog and the Quilter's Blog Hop Party.
Berrima Patchwork is a retail and online store located 1 1/2 hours south west of Sydney, Australia. We stock over 6000 bolts (yes this is right I counted them!) of a wide selection of fabrics. Our website and online store can be seen at

On our blog you will find the latest happening in our shop, what is new in store, upcoming classes, tutorials, class projects, what our customers are making and more.

Every Monday we post a free 12" pattern for you to download. Just click the Free Pattern header or the link below and you can view patterns that we have already published.

These are just a taste of some of our current free patterns available to download

Berrima Patchwork can be found on Facebook and we also have a YouTube Channel where you will be able to see information about from the shop, the International Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival from Houston 2011 and tutorials.
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We have 4 fantastic fat quarter packs to giveaway. Each pack contains 4 fat quarters (Aussie fat quarters measuring 50cm x 55cm). All you have to do is post a comment as to which of the four packs you would like to win and the country where you live. If you want to win more than one that's not a problem just state that in your comment. Include your email address if you don't have a blog (otherwise just use your user name when you leave a comment) As long as I can get in contact with you if you have won!

This giveaway is open to everyone and we don't mind shipping overseas. We will be drawing the winner at 10am Sydney Time on the 23rd March 2012

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The Quilter's Blog Hop Party with Giveaways is a fantastic way to see what everyone is up to and have the chance to win some giveaways. There are over 100 blogs taking part. For a full list of blogs that are participating just click the logo below.

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways