Monday, 21 July 2008

Quote of the Week:

A day patched with quilting seldom unravels . . .

I know we haven't had many posts of late, but I have made myself a promise. Each Monday, BEFORE I open my block of Cadbury's chocolate, I will update the blog . . . I promise . . .

We find ourselves constantly busy here at Crow Central, long arming quilts, filling phone orders, running Block of the Months and so on . . we aren't complaining though!! We are so lucky to be doing what we are doing - we meet so many nice people from all over Australia and even overseas - all sharing a love a quilting.

Check out Deirdre's Block of the Month - it's all finished now and looks fantastic. Using a combination of felted wool which is appliqued onto a cotton background the end result is stunning. What do you think?

Did you hear our screams of excitement last week - another delivery of gorgeous fabric - Rocky Mountain III by Judie Rothermel - absolutely stunning - so all you reproduction people out there, you had better be quick!! Deirdre and I are planning a secret sewing night (not so secret now is it!) one Friday night in the hope that we may be able to whip up a quilt - it seems so long ago that I sat down with Nellie (my sewing machine) and had a little one on one time with her . . . I did give her a drink of oil over the weekend though in anticipation. . .

Exciting things are happening here . . . but we can't tell you yet . . . you will have to wait a little longer. Another couple of weeks or so and we will be able to share . . . initially it will mean lots of work but once everything is in place it will be great for us (we hope!!).

We just received in the mail on Friday, the American Quilter's Society book catalogue and who should be in it but our very own Helen Stubbings from Hugs n Kisses (be sure to visit her blog) . Our very own, because she comes from Tassie!! The book is titled 'Faux Applique' and features elegant designs in the tradition of Baltimore album quilts done simply by using coloured pencils to recreate the look of intricate applique. We will be stocking this book, along with many others that we have ordered recently, so be sure to place your order to be among the first to receive it. The title is due out in October. Congratulations Helen!

Uh oh . . I hear the bookwork calling me . . . a job I really hate doing but one that needs to be done . . . and the chocolate is still waiting to be opened . .

Until next time.

Leonie & Deirdre
The Quilted Crow

1 comment:

Christine said...

Looking forward to the Christmas gathering. That's great that you are going to post more often. I will definitely be checking you out.