Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A blanket for Charlize

This is a blanket that Katherine's daughter Anna recently made for a christening present.

Although it's not made from a Cloth Shop pattern she bought most of the fabric from the Cloth Shop.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Great class - great bags!!

This weekend Jacqui Karl was at The Cloth Shop teaching "Bags" Yesterday was the first day and they painted, stamped, embroidered and couched on different threads to their "plain" fabrics. Today they sewed their bags together - Trish is trimming batting for ther gusset.
Sharon and Trish sewing around the trickey corners. It is fun at a class to see the different colours and combinations everyone chooses, and how they are just "right" for the person who does the choosing!

Trish chose paua colours and for her stamps she chose koru hearts complemented her feature fabric perfectly!

Janice and Robyn chose pretty florals

they thought they were the slowest in the class - but they were wrong.

Mary chose a very sophisticated colour combination of grey and gold. It was a very successful weekend and everyone went home with their bags almost finished!

Friday, May 7, 2010

A busy weekend and a winner!

It was a fun weekend with The Rose City Quilters holding their Tote and Gloat Annual show here in Palmerston North.
Not only did we pack up our shop and set up for the show, but we were giving away a fabulous brand new Husqvarna Emerald 183 to one lucky ticket holder.

Marjorie Dawson was the lucky recipient of the sewing machine, (pictured above with Katherine checking out her prize). She was overwhelmed by winning the new machine, she has had a very stressful few months health wise and was delighted at being able to retire her very old machine and have a brand new one to use. She thought it was just the thing to get her back to quilting classes!
It was lovely to be able to give you this lovely machine Marjorie, and we hope to see many beautiful quilts as a result.

Here are a couple of photos of our booth at Tote and Gloat.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Katherine went up to Turangi to check out the beautiful venue for our stitching retreat in July with Leanne Beasley and Rosalie Quinlan. It will be held at Oreti Village.

What's the verdict Katherine?


Can't wait to see you all there!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Stitching Friday

Friday is an open day in our sewing room. Friday afternoons are for the embroidery girls, it was a fun afternoon, there were girls working on their quilting projects, and girls working on their embroidery projects. There were lots of ideas and lots of new things to learn!

At one stage the embroidery girls were all out in the kitchen dying calico and testing different types of tea bags for colours, mmmmmm, there were lovely smells coming from the kitchen!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Three very cute visitors arrive

We had a special treat today, we had a visit from Sally and her granddaughter and they had bought in 3 of the cutest puppies for us to see, Hunter, Arnie and Sooty. They were only 6 weeks old and we got to give each of them a cuddle. Sally was trying to find loving families to adopt them, we could have quite easily taken all 3!!

All in a days work for us Cloth Shop girls!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Visitors to The Cloth Shop

It was lovely to meet up with Raewyn from South Australia, (on right). Raewyn was visiting her friend Donna (left), who lives here in Palmerston North. They were busy looking at Block of the Month projects.
We have quite a few exciting new BOM projects if you are looking to work on something new over the Winter months. Come in and see us or check our website.

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