Friday, June 29, 2012

New Fabric in Store: Bears

New Fabric just in: Bears. This is a very cute collection of bear fabrics that are for both Boys and Girls.
 You can buy this fabric online by CLICKING HERE or going to

The fabric collection includes: Bears on Sooter Fabric

Bears playing Soccer Fabric

 Bears doing Ballet Fabric and an all over Bear Fabric

There are also some coorinated that go with the fabric including a strip fabric and ballons fabric. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Book: Quilt a Gift at Christmas

Many of you will know of Barri Sue Gaudet for her pattern designs under the name of Bareroots Patterns. She is also the author of 3 books all part of the Quilt a Gift series.
Quilt a Gift at Christmas is the latest book in this collection and will be available at the end of July

This book contains more than 20 brand new Christmas gift and decoration ideas with projects that can be completed in just three hours, two days or a week. Uses a variety of techniques from simple patchwork and applique to felt and trim embellishments to decoartive stitchery.
To pre-order this book CLICK HERE or go to (your credit card will not be charged until we ship your order!)

The two other books in this Quilt a Gift series by Barri Sue are Quilt a Gift and Quilt a Gift Little Ones.

Quilt A Gift is a precious collection of beautiful quilted gifts for every occasion. Readers can create elegant home accents using pieced patchwork and appliqué, all with the author's stylish country charm. Quick to stitch projects are popular with quilters.

The projects in this title combine simple patchwork and applique, felt and trim embellishments, and decorative stitchery. Each chapter has its own charming motif and colour theme. 22 heartfelt projects.

At Berrima Patchwork  we do stock many of the Bareroots patterns and have samples available to view at the shop of some of these fantastic patterns. You can purchase these patterns also online by CLICKING HERE or go to 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Workshop: Under The Australian Sun Experience

Due to demand, we have changed Leesa Chandler's Under the Australian Sun Experience Workshop for Quilting in the Highlands to include 2 bags now.

Leesa Chandler is well known for her first Under The Australian Sun Collection designed for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. At the international Quilt Show in Houston this year Leesa will be unveiling her new Under The Australia Sun II Collection -the last collection wowed us and this new collection is sure be as stunning. Inspired by this new collection you will create  two fantastic new projects.
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 (pictured below). On the second day you will be working on Leesa's Buckle Bag (pictured above) which once again features the beautiful fabrics from the Under the Australian Sun Collection. Leesa will discuss over the two days the different types of bag constructions and guide you through creating these two stunning bags. The kit for this class includes everything you needs to create these two bags, only thread and basic sewing supplies required.You also have a choice of two different colourways for each of these bags.

For more information CLICK HERE or go to

For information about Quilting in the Highlands Retreat CLICK HERE or go to

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Class: Stack, Slash and Sew

Yesterday we held our Stack, Slash and Sew Class. This has always been a very popular class and it is not only easy but most of the students have a nearly completed quilt top by the end of the class. We have not previously released a pattern for this quilt however we will be in the next couple of months.
Below is the sample quilt for this class and photos from the class and some of the nearly finished quilts


Monday, June 11, 2012

Happy Customer

I received an email from on of our customers Peggy from America today and thought I would share this with you and the photo she sent.
"Back in February, I ordered some fabric from you -- kangaroos and koalas -- to make a baby quilt for a friend here in the U.S. (she's from Australia, married to an American and this is her first baby) Well, the fabric arrived and the quilt got made and we had a baby shower for her today. I thought you'd like to see what I did with the fabric that you sent. Thank you so much for getting the fabric to me so quickly -- the mom-to-be loved the quilt and was totally shocked that I'd ordered it from Australia for her. I think she was pleased to have a little something from "home"!"


Friday, June 8, 2012

Long Weekend Hours and Free Pattern

This weekend in NSW is the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend. Our hours of operation are:
Saturday Open 10am till 4pm
Sunday Open 10am till 4pm
Monday Open 10am till 3pm

In keeping with the theme for this holiday I thought I would post a free pattern. This pattern is from Moda Bakeshop and has that "british" feel. You can download this free pattern by CLICK HERE or go to 

Image from Moda Bakeshop