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And the winner is……….

We have a winner for the competition to guess how many bolts there are in store. After several days counting I can now confirm that we have 1,043 bolts. And the person who guessed nearest to this wins a fabric pack including the new “Happy Hour”, which means that if she is faced with a “two wine” block this is the fabric to use! Here’s the prize And who is the winner……..it is Susan B… Continue Reading

Art Attack

Another exciting day with a visit to the open day of the Textile Art Academy. There was an array of amazing creations both from the artists and their students. The academy has been running workshops this week and the creativity of its members was evident today. From artist’s books to monoprinting (with Sandra Pearce) and from basketry to felted creations the whole place was a feast for the eyes and a great source of inspiration…. Continue Reading

Turning Japanese

Out today at the foundation piecing workshop we’re running with Hiroe Mogi – the expert of all things Japanese. Enjoying seeing the blocks coming together. Here’s some photos: but wait there’s more:    

Winter Blues

It’s been very chilly in this part of the world lately – perfect quilting weather in fact! Here are some winter blues that won’t give you the sniffles. Blue is one of my favourite colours and I love the variation from aqua to the deepest navy. Do you feel inspired? Speaking of inspiration I was fortunate to attend the opening of the Textile Art Academy’s tutors exhibition last night. What a wonderful bohemian group was… Continue Reading

Win a fabric pack

It’s official – the teenager-in-residence has commenced his career as a rock star! Here he is at his first official gig as a bass guitarist complete with leather jacket. Looks impressive doesn’t he? Another big fortnight with more visitors and two adult children moving house on the same day. Miss B and her family have become the proud owner of acreage and are looking forward to stocking the place with chickens and, if Miss B… Continue Reading

Don’t Panic I’m Still Here!

The trouble with having responsibility for a blog is that if you don’t write anything for over a fortnight people start wondering what you’ve been up to. Of course if they knew that you’d had parents and then grandchildren staying for that time they would know the answer! So here’s a little photographic montage to explain the absence: First the teenager-in-residence took me to the markets for Mother’s Day – a very pleasant way to… Continue Reading

Maleny Morsel

Out and about this weekend in Maleny to see the Quota Quilt Show and Wood Expo (Dad’s visiting). Saw some lovely quilts -here’s some we all liked:- The last one was the result of a jelly roll race. At the Apatchy classes a couple of weeks ago we saw a video of the 1600 quilt made from a jelly roll and it was great to see one made from a race. I will put the… Continue Reading

Winners are Grinners!

Yay! Today we won the prize for the best decorated stall at the Maryborough Quilt Show. This was thanks in no small part to Lesa the Leonardo da Vinci of tree painters, Jan and others who helped with the ideas and the work of creating this display. We had several people taking photos of the tree during the day. In fact Cameron the president of the Rotary Club was challenged into making the owl that… Continue Reading

Made-to-measure in Maryborough

Out and about this weekend in Maryborough at the Craft and Quilt Extravaganza. Lots of beautiful quilts and stall holders with the most tempting  products (guess who’s bought more than they’ve sold?) Sending through pictures of our fabulous stall – a great effort by lots of the Apatchy team to get this looking so good. Will we take out the best-dressed stall? Fingers crossed!

And the winner is………..

Unfortunately not us. Alas dear friends we did not win the Australian Small Business Champion Award on Saturday night. The winner of our category was Braaap who run an online store for dirt bike and mini bike parts. Congratulations to Braaap and watch out next year! Although we didn’t win we had a great night and I would like to thank all of you for your messages of support. I was very grateful and felt… Continue Reading

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