Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Quote of the Week:

"A quilt must make your heart sing and your eyes dance . . . If it doesn't, then it's not meant for you" . . .

I cannot believe how long it has been since our last post - apologies to all who diligently check in once a week to catch up with what's happening here at The Quilted Crow!

There is a lot of catching up to do!

Firstly, Deirdre and I would like to welcome Sue to The Quilted Crow. Sue will be working here on Fridays and Saturdays which will allow us to take the odd day off here and there. She has been my 'lifesaver' over the past three weeks with Deirdre being on holidays. It has allowed me the time to continue quilting on Big Mal as well as all the other jobs that need doing when running a business. Be sure to introduce yourselves to her next time you're in the shop.

Yes, so Deirdre has spent the last three weeks catching up on all of those chores that mount up throughout the year at home; gardening, painting and general tidying. She has managed to fit in an odd day trip here and there. Actually, her and I spent the weekend together in Launceston. We both went to see Elton John which was absolutely fantastic - just him and his piano under the stars - truly magnificent. We also found a bit of time to scour some antique shops along the way of course.

We have lots of new things in the shop. Firstly from Hugs 'n' Kisses, Helen Stubbings has designed a double sided quilt titled "Nice People, Nice Things".

The gorgeous gift box contains 54 cards with 54 stitchery designs and 54 feelgood sayings. Also included in the gift box are quilt-as-you-go instructions. Iron-on transfer packs are available as well.

Also from Hugs 'n' Kisses are Helen's new Boy Tempters of which there are ten iron-on transfer designs to choose from.

From "Melly and Me" come a range of quirky creatures such as Lottie & Little Lady, Busby and Baby Bee and Mrs Perkins that look great made up in our fabric range titled "Katie Jump Rope" which is a retro range or "A Day in the Country", a bright and crisp range that is proving popular.

We also have Natalie Bird's new book titled "From the Heart" which is brimming with lots of nice projects to get started on.

Valentine's Vintage Quilts . . .

We have had a lot of positive feedback about our vintage quilts here in the shop. They are all just beautiful and and some of the work in them is just amazing. A lot of them have already gone off to good homes locally and interstate, the last couple to a lovely lady from New South Wales.

Here are some new quilts just arrived to tempt you!!

Gorgeous aren't they?
I really must be going; I still have a load of Christmas shopping to do with not many hours left to do it!!

We hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas, catching up with family and friends. Thank you all for your support over the past months.
Stay well,
Until next time,
Leonie & Deirdre
The Quilted Crow