Friday, September 28, 2012

Long Weekend Hours

Berrima Patchwork is open all this long weekend
Saturday 29th September Open 10am till 4pm
Sunday 30th September Open 10am till 4pm
Monday 1st October Open 10am till 3pm
Have a safe weekend and take care if you are on the road.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

New Quilt Kit: Shimmer

Shimmer is our newest quilt kit. This is an easy to sew together quilt and measures approximately 85" or 215cm Square. We have available for purchase both the kit and the pattern. 
For more information check out all our quilt kits available by CLICKING HERE 
And the Pattern is available for purchase by CLICKING HERE

Friday, September 21, 2012

Workshops with Rachelle Denneny

A great workshop that we have on offer as part of Quilting in the Highlands is Machine Quilting and Trapunto with Rachelle Denneny (Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July).

Rachelle has won numerous awards for her quilts both in Australia and Internationally. Her quilts I have to say are simply amazing, the machine quilting is wow and what is more amazing is that Rachelle sews these quilts on a domestic sewing machine!
Have you every wanted to try to machine quilt your quilts or trapunto quilting then this is the workshop that is ideal for you. This class is suitable for beginners or for those who are stuck in stipple mode and would like to move beyond. The first day will cover the basics you need to know to get started with machine quilting. Then on the second day you will take the skills you learnt on day one and learn how easy it is to enhance and add dimension to your quilting and or appliqué designs by “stuffing” them. You will have the choice of two gorgeous designs inspired by Rachelle’s new quilt ‘Golden Ivory’ (pictured).
If you would like to find out more information about this workshop and all the other workshops we have on offer as part of Quilting in the Highlands then go to

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Morris Pre-cuts

Yesterday we received the samples of the new The Morris Apprentice by Barbara Brackman, it is a stunning new collection. We have a limited supply of the jelly roll, layer cakes and charm packs available for sale. The fabric on the bolt will be released in November. If you are interested in buying any of these jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs please contact us on (02) 48771382, we will not be placing these on the website as there is only a small quantity currently available.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Quilting in the Highlands 2013


Quilting in the Highlands
QUILTING RETREAT 27th July till 30th July 2013
Berrima Patchwork is proud to present Quilting in the Highlands. This is a patchwork quilting retreat with 6 great teachers. There are 4 days of classes however you can sign up for just 2 of the days or all 4. Each teacher will be teaching 2 x 2 day classes. Our teachers include from the USA: Deb Karasik, Sandra Leichner and Barbara Olson and from Australia: Rachelle Denneny, Yvette Stanton and Mariya Waters. 

Full information about all this quilting retreat can be viewed at
OR you can download the full brochure by CLICKING HERE (it is a large file)
Bookings can be place via phone on (02) 48771382 or online at
With each of the 2 days of workshops lunch and morning tea for both days and one evening meal included in your workshop fee. You also have the opportunity to win one of the many giveaway prizes that have been donated by our sponsors. On arrival you will receive a  goodies bag with information from all our sponsors and some special surprises from Berrima Patchwork. Our venue for Quilting in the Highlands is Mittagong RSL and Berrima Patchwork.
 Teachers Profiles and Workshops
 Click the teachers name for full workshop and profile details or click project image for information on individual workshop (information will open in a new browser window)
 Rachelle Denneny
Machine Quilting with Rachelle Denneny 
Rachelle Denneny
   Royal Amethyst by Rachelle Denneny

deb karasik, look ma no curves

Deb Karasik Quilting in the Highlands 2013 Teacher
Inner Light by Deb Karasik

 Sandra Leichner 
Sandra Leichner
Sandra Leichner Quilting in the Highlands Teacher 2013
Sandra Leichner
From USA
Lapis and Lemons by Sandra Leichner
Barbara Olson Quilting in the Highlands Teacher 2013
Cosmic Sprials by Barbara Olson
mountmellick cushion by yvette stanton
yvette stanton quilting in the highlands teacher 2013
Suzani Embroidery Applique Panel by Yvette Stanton
Workshop: Suzani Embroidered Applique Panel
Monday and Tuesday
Delft by Mariya Waters
  Mariya Waters quilting in the highlands teacher 2013

Curves for landscapes by mariya waters
Workshop: Curves for Landscapes - Southern Delight
Monday and Tuesday
ACCOMMODATION: For those of you who have booked into Quilting in the Highlands we recommend staying at Mittagong RSL, they have two different levels of accommodation.  Please book directly with them on (02) 4871 3133. They had set aside rooms for this retreat and when you book please tell them you are attending Quilting in the Highlands For 
Full information about all this Quilting in the Highlands quilting/patchwork retreat can be viewed at

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Secret Weapon to Clean Your Iron!

I have a new favourite quilting "thing" that I just love. These are iron clean sheets. We were told about these iron sheets by one of our teachers and so happy that I found out about them. I know all our us have had that dirty iron that is hard to clean, these sheets are a wonderful new secret weapon is for removing fusible, facings and sticky residues. Simply heat your iron, lay a Iron Clean on a paper towel, on the ironing board and then wipe the base of the iron over the sheet. Your irons becomes clean and your ready to go. We have these for purchase in our online store and in store, CLICK HERE for more information. They come in a pack of 10.