Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Quote of the Week:

Blessed are the Piecemakers . . .

What a beautiful day was had by all at our Autumn Gathering on Saturday.
The women who attended had the pleasure of meeting the talented Kerry Gillespie and Lynette Anderson who were our tutors for the day. Both Kerry and Lynette commented how lovely everyone was and it only confirms what we have been saying for some time. We are truly blessed by the friendships we have made and it is the people who attend that make the day what it is.

Thanks so much to each and every one of you who made this day so special for Deirdre and myself. We have so much fun and by all the chatter and laughter in the room, I think everyone else does too!!

Some photos to share with you . . . .

Lynette talking about her projects . . .

Deirdre and I showing two of my projects . . .

and when I get my camera working properly, I'll post some more . . .

For those of you who are wondering about our "Plumbing Disaster" at the shop the day before our Gathering - all is now well and the shop is back to looking its beautiful self - unfortunately we still couldn't open on the Monday; it took us all day to clean up but it was a good chance to rearrange things!!

What is it about us women and moving furniture !!??

Until next time,

Leonie & Deirdre
The Quilted Crow

Monday, 14 April 2008

Quote of the Week:
You can always tell a quilter from the threads she wears . . .

We just had to share with you all this amazing quilt that one of our good friends, Sally made. She completed it in only four months - all hand pieced - King Size - 2,508 hexagons in total !!!
Her mother-in-law, Kali, gave Sally the fabric last year for her birthday in October - a gorgeous bundle of reproduction called "Charleston III and here is the end result. We'd love to hear your comments.

We are both busy here preparing for our Autumn Gathering which is only six days away now. Everyone is looking forward to it and so are we!! We do have a couple of spots left if anyone is thinking whether or not to come - but be quick!!

As well as getting ready for Saturday, Deirdre has managed to whip up yet another quilt in some new fabric that came into the shop last week called "Happy Trails". The fabric is vintage 1950's in bright, yet muted tones with cowboys, pistols, bucking bronco's, stars & wagons. It's a fantastic quilt for a boy - what do you think??

We have kits ready to go which include pattern, all fabrics for the top as well as binding for only $145.00. You can view the fabric on our website.

Well, there is much to do, so I must be off to tackle some more chores.

Be sure to check back next Monday on our blog for photos of our Autumn Gathering.

Until next time,

Leonie & Deirdre

The Quilted Crow

We think it is absolutely fantastic and she is totally obsessed

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Quote of the Week:
To be able to look back upon your past life with satisfaction, is to live twice . . .
Our Autumn Gathering is now less than two weeks away and we have all of the projects here in the shop on display.

They are all fabulous and we're sure that there will be something for everyone. We are just about fully booked so if you are thinking of coming along, you'd better not leave it too long - next Wednesday 16th April is our cut-off date for taking bookings.
I've popped some photo's down here for you all to see - you will receive a pattern for each of the projects that are photographed in your 'goody bag' along with some other treats from us.

The above photograph are Lynette Anderson's projects - "Hilltop Cottage Cushion" in two different colourways, and "Hilltop Cottage Punchneedle Purse" also in two different colourways. You will receive an iron-on transfer in your goody bag, compliments of The Quilted Crow for the cushion stitchery design.

This photo is of Kerrie Gillespie's projects, "Freshcut Flowers" two cushions with a gorgeous stitchery design on them, "Tilly, Milly & Molly", three little dollies linking arms and a fantastic bag made from black felted wool and adorned with some great stitchery and ric rac - it may be a bit hard to see the detail in this photo, so I apologise, but trust me, they are truly fantastic!

Who could go past Deirdre's project "Dolly Doorstop" a delightful angel with felted wool applique flowers, holding her own little birdy in her arms. As well as this, Deirdre has also made an apron called "Cherry Pie" with gorgeous stitchery on the pockets.

These three projects are mine and are called "Favourite Things from The Quilted Crow". A large hand pieced hexagon shaped cushion, small sawtooth star quilt and a drawstring bag with churn dash blocks on point - the three items come as one kit . . "Brown paper packages tied up with string . . these are a few of my favourite things . . . ".

My other project is a wallhanging but could be made into a large quilt if you would like.

Hope you all like the projects - for those of you who aren't able to attend, the patterns will be available by the end of April to purchase in the shop.
Must be off to do some more chores . . . never a dull moment here at Crow Central!
Until next time,
Leonie & Deirdre
The Quilted Crow