Wednesday, October 31, 2012

IQA - Australian Prize Winners

Tonight was the awards night for the A World of Beauty - the annual fall Judged Show of the International Quilt Association at the International Quilt Festival Houston.
There were several Australian Winners tonight which was fantastic.
We have to send out a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Mariya Waters. Mariya was awarded First Place in the category of Miniature Quilts for her quilt Mini Magic (pictured below), I have seen this quilt and it is amazing. Mariya will be joining Berrima Patchwork  as a tutor at our Quilting in the Highlands Retreat in July 2013.

There were several other Australians who were awarded prizes including Linda Steele from Victoria who was awarded Third Place in the Embellished Category for her quilt Naturally Crazy. (pictured below, photo from the http://www.quilts.org/winners.html)
Elizabeth Camping from South Australia was awarded an Honorable Mention for her quilt Fantasy Seedpods in the Art-Abstract, Small Category. (pictured below, photo from the http://www.quilts.org/winners.html)

 Helen Godden from Canberra also was award an Honorable Mention for her quilt Rainbow Lorikeet in the Art-Painted Surface Category. (pictured below photo from http://www.quilts.org/winners.html)


Now the next winner is not an Australian however I do know Gilbert Muniz and was fortunate to take a workshop with him last year. Gilbert was awarded First Prize in the Wearable Art Category for his piece Composition. This is a beautiful outfit with some much detail on the jacket. Below are some photos that I have taken of this outfit and the write up. Congrats Gilbert!






All winners from A World of Beauty - the annual fall Judged Show of the International Quilt Association at the International Quilt Festival Houston can be view by clicking here or go to http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

Monday, October 29, 2012

International Fall Quilt Market - Houston 2012

This is a YouTube video we have put together from the International Quilt Market - Houston 2012. Enjoy
 


Sunday, October 28, 2012

We will be closed 29th October 2012


Due to the power being turned off to most of the town of Berrima on Monday 29th October, Berrima Patchwork will be closed all day. They are upgrading the power lines. We will be re-opening on Wednesday 31st October. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes and be aware this will effect the majority of shops and restaurants in Berrima.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

International Quilt Market Houston: Schoolhouse Lectures

Over the next several days I will be posting from the International Quilt Market and Festival at Houston. First up in Quilt Market which is a trade only event to show the latest fabrics, books, notion and more.
Today was Quilt Market Schoolhouse Series which occurs the day before Quilt Market opens. The purpose of Quilt Market Schoolhouse is to help us store owners to have a more successful store. There are 291 different classes on offer with a wide range of topics. The emphasis is to introduce new products, techniques or to expand our existing programs in place in our store. It gives us a greater  insight as to what is new on the market.

Jane Sassman with one of her fantastic quilts showing off her fabric line from Free Spirit Fabrics. Jane has just released a new book with Dragon Threads and I think it is available now.
 
 Lonni Rossi talking about her new fabric collection Fairmont Park for Andover Fabrics
 Lonni Rossi with a quilt made with her new collection for Andover Fabrics, I can't remember it's name but I know it will be out at the start of next year.
 A Quilt made using Thomas Knauer's Fabric collection for Andover Fabrics.
 Thomas Knauer showing off a bag using his new fabric collection for Andover Fabrics.

 Photo from Amy Butler's Schoolhouse Session. This was her "fashion show" which uses her new collection and types of fabric including her new fashion sewing fabrics.
 
 Photo from Amy Butler's Schoolhouse Session. This was her "fashion show" which uses her new collection and types of fabric including her new fashion sewing fabrics.
 Photo from Northcott Fabric presentations showing the latest from Stonehendge. This is a range that we have in store now (in the brown colourway)
 A new Christmas panel from Northcott Fabrics. This will be available next year and what is really cool is that they made a sample of this panel with lights attached to it.
 Another quilt using Stonehendge fabrics from Northcott.


 A fantastic quilt created by Kaffe Fassett
 And another one, that is Brandon hiding behind the quilt

 This quilt is designed by Kim McLean (an Aussie!) using Kaffe Fassett Fabrics, her quilts are amazing.
 Barbara Brackman showing a quilt she has made using her new collection The Morris Apprentice which we will have in store (fingers crossed) next month. We have the entire collection on order.
 A sneak peak of Barbara Brackman's new collection coming out next year Civil War Jubilee for Moda Fabrics (the colour of the photo will not be the colour of the fabrics I took this photo from the projected image)
 The hallway during Schoolhouse lectures, everyone waiting in go into their selection rooms. There are a total of 15 session in which you can choose from around 20 different topics on offer each session. You move rooms as required and most of the session last either 30 minutes or 15 minutes. It's hectic in the hallways as everyone moves from one session to the next.
A look of the show floor taken this evening. Everyone nearly ready for the Quilt Market to start tomorrow. The store in the center bottom is Superior Thread's Stand!

More tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Important Notice

Due to the power being turned off to most of the town of Berrima on Monday 29th October, Berrima Patchwork will be closed all day. They are upgrading the power lines. We will be re-opening on Wednesday 30th October. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes and be aware this will effect the majority of shops and restaurants in Berrima.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Must Have Sewing USB's

These super cute USB's have just arrived in the store.
  They hold up to 2GB of memory and are perfect for that gift for your sewing friends.
There are a total of 7 different designs and you can purchase them from our online store by  
 







Sunday, October 14, 2012

New Beatrix Potter Fabric

New Beatrix Potter Fabric has arrived in the store. 


 This range is Garden Tales and features Peter Rabbit. There are several fabrics in the new collection including a panel and individual squares.
 We have loaded this new collection onto our website, to view and to place an order CLICK HERE

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Legacy Collection on SALE


SPECIAL OFFER - 30% OFF Legacy Fabric
A special offer we are offering 30% off all the fabrics in the Legacy Collection. The normal price for these fabrics are $21/mt now only $14.70/mt


To view this collection and to place an order CLICK HERE or go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/category/fabric-by-type/legacy/?showall=1&page_num=1
The offer is valid from today until 10am Monday 8th October, normal shipping costs apply, orders over $100 receive free shipping in Australia. If you wish to purchase this in store just tell us that you saw this special.
Timeless Treasures has a free pattern which you can download using this collection. CLICK HERE to download this pattern
 

Friday, October 5, 2012

SALE: Morris & Company Fabric

SPECIAL OFFER - 30% OFF Morris & Company
A special offer for our Berrima Patchwork friends we are offering 30% off all the fabrics in the Morris & Company by Barbara Brackman for Moda. The normal price for these fabrics are $21/mt now only $14.70/mt. This discount also applies to the charm packs and jelly rolls.


To view this collection and to place an order CLICK HERE or go to
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/category/fabric-by-type/morris-company/?showall=1&page_num=1
The offer is valid from today until 10am Saturday 6th October, normal shipping costs apply.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Free Pattern: Ancient Tiles of Istanbul

This is a free pattern from Hoffman Fabrics. It is called Ancient Tiles of Istanbul and features the new collection Istanbul which we have ordered and hope to have in the shop shortly.
  To download this pattern CLICK HERE or go to http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/EDocs/Site10/Ancient%20Tiles%20quilt%20pattern.pdf

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Laurel Burch Fabric on SALE

 SPECIAL OFFER - 30% OFF Laurel Burch Fabrics
A special offer for our customers we are offering 30% off all the Flying Colors and Laurel Burch Basics for 2 days. The normal price for these fabrics are $19/mt now only $13.30/mt.


To view this collection and to place an order CLICK HERE or go to
http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/category/fabric-by-type/flying-colors-ii/?showall=1&page_num=1
The offer is valid from today until 10am Friday 5th October 2012, normal shipping costs apply.