Thursday, 26 May 2011

Thursday's embroidery class

Thursday embroidery class have just finished covering their empty crisp tubs, aren't they pretty?

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

'Bring me sunshine'

When and if it ever arrives Ray, Wendy and Irene from tuesday embroidery class are ready, they have just completed their beach bags and matching towels. Bags are made from a choice of batiks available in the shop.



Saturday, 21 May 2011


We did a stint  for Marie at the shop stand at the Quilt show, we had a ball! We were in the same venue as the winning quilts, the overall winner  was absolutely stunning, what beautiful work. Everyone we met and served at our busy stand all had the same passion so conversation was easy, such a friendly bunch of quilters either looking for something to match their swatches or inevitably going away with fabric for a new quilt. Funny how you don't feel your aching feet till you get home, but boy was it worth it, we might even get asked back!

Christine 'n' Alexis

The overall winner

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Well what a busy busy week we are having at Loch Lomond Quilt Show.  My little rotary cutters are aching!  This is a wonderful show to visit if anyone is in the area and there is a lovely little reprieve when you feel 'quilted out' in the Riverside Church with soup and sandwiches, tea, coffee and cakes and the Traders Village along with beautiful quilts on display.  The organisers are looking for quilts for next years show and have a few challenges for you all which we will post more about later in the week.  Come along and say 'hello' if you manage to make it, would be lovely to see you all.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

'Judy' demonstration

Just spent a very pleasant evening in pleasant company at Greenhills WRI. I was given instructions how to get there, too many roundabouts around Irvine for my liking so I let the satnav get me there. I decided to take the homeward route as was initially given, I gave up counting at 11 roundabouts befiore I was home, however I arrived there and back safe and sound. Judy, by the way is my Janome 9500, who sings and dances just like her namesake! Thank you ladies for inviting me and for the delicious supper.  Christine

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Machine Embroidery Classes

 To all who are eagerly awaiting notice of new classes starting....., due to circumstances we have been a bit hesitant in getting our new starts up and running but hopefully, with fingers and toes crossed we shall soon be contacting you. Thank you for your patience.

These three ladies initially enrolled for a six week course..................they have now been with us for 3 years and have become the ones who keep my brain from sleeping,..... yes, the middle of the night is a great time for inspiration ............................................................................................
Thanks Alexis, Katrina and Jane you and our other class members have produced some beautiful work.............................................................

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Fresh Start

Our shop blog didn't quite get underway as we hoped - however, from now on we are going to try a joint effort with contributions from all of us from time to time.
There are four of us in the shop - Marie is the owner, has been for just over 7yrs, and she set up the blog originally, with Alana, our youngest member of staff (!!)
Christine is Marie's mum-in-law and our resident expert on the embroidery machines.
Me? - I'm Sheila, the obsessive quilting one and I also blog over at bluepatchquilter

Our shop is a bit of an Aladdin's Cave - we stock an ever growing range of 100% cottons for patchwork, lots of polycotton, plain & patterned, utility fabrics like calicos and curtain lining, fleeces, furs, dress linings and some dressmaking fabric, as well as a large range of haberdashery. We are also an agent for Janome sewing machines.

We run small classes in the shop in machine embroidery and patchwork & quilting (new P& Q programme starting soon)
In less than 2 weeks we will be trading as usual at the Loch Lomond Quilt Show - if you haven't been to this excellent show, I really recommend a visit.
Marie will have lots of bargains this year and will also be launching two new kits to make these quilts -

This one is Quick and Easy Baltimore and the fabric is all 100% Thimbleberries cottons - the kit has everything - yes everything needed except wadding.Most of the pieces have been pre-cut to size.

This is Lemon Squeezy, updated in our newest range, Lollipop, by Sandy Gervais, for Moda.

Both of these quilts are suitable for beginners and would make great gifts.

We hope you will bookmark our blog - we will try our best to update regularly with all our news.