Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Crothers (bottom) were the first to arrive yesterday morning just after 9.00. Frances is making Tall Poppies pattern "Clowns" and Dot is making a Beginners Sampler - actually she has made three quilts already, but now thinks it's time to brush up on a few techniques!
They were joined by others during the morning and they traced, cut and sewed -sometimes unpicked -until about 3.30. In the evening between 6.30 and 9.30 we did it all again. Great way to get things done and nurture the creative spirit
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
We love it when you share your quilts with us! After we get over "it's in the car - shall I bring it in" or "don't look too hard - it's not perfect" or don't look at the back" or "it's not as good as yours" we are thrilled when you show us what you have been doing. It's a scary thing showing your quilts to other people, isn't it? Don't worry -we know about the pleasure of making a quilt - it's the most fabulous thing for your self esteem -and we love seeing what you do.
This is Doreen Badger's quilt(it's in the car shall I bring it in!) - she and her friend Toni Weygood were in The Cloth Shop today and she is showing us her quilt - she made it from a gorgeous feature fabric and strips of soft co ordinating fabrics. Lovely! and the backs's good too!
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
This is the first week we have been together since Chistmas so thought it would be a good time to take a photo!! A beautiful hot summer's day in Palmerston North today, but we basking in coolness because we have air conditioning!! Anne has come back to work for us for a few days and has been busy updating the website - it's great to see her and so good to have the site updated at last!! http://www.clothshop.co.nz/index.php
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Today Jill Maas released her new pattern Violet. Jill is pictured here with dolls made at a class at The Cloth Shop in December when she taught Violet.
Violet likes to think of her self as a "Goth Chick" she's seen pictures of those kids dressed in black and thinks her mum needs another challenge anyway: she's enjoying being the one to provide it.
Deep down she just loves dressing up, last year it was princess pink, but this year she is amazed, the black outfit demands more attention.
It seems to worry adults, and even has her Aunties talking about her when they think she's out of earshot. Violet sees the uncertain looks on their faces and hears the guarded words they utter when she comes out of her room.
It's all about non conforming, being her own person and standing her ground......just until she feels like a change or it doesn't have an effect anymore.
Patterns are $20.00 each.
This is our new Blog!! We look forward to showing you what is happening at The Cloth Shop on a regular basis. Today we packed up the Shoes! ! Shoes! patterns - at last we have finished the quilt - started making the blocks for 2009 Saturday Sampler - we have decided on simple easy blocks this year, giving our blocks a fresh, contemporay look. Jill Maas called in to The Cloth Shop to give us two City Girls - no pattern for these yet they are samples for the class with Jill which will be held at The Cloth Shop on 28 and 29th March.