Goodness another year gone and what an exciting one it has been. We had the great pleasure of going to the Houston Quilt Market trade show again to order lots of new stock and improve on our more traditional products. Of course the quilt show was spectacular and the shopping pretty good. We have come back home with so many idea’s for projects and workshops and can’t wait to pass them on to our customers. As you can imagine our biggest buys were fabric!!
We have had some of these things already delivered and many more are coming in the next few weeks and months.
Threads, Quilt hangers and Quilt Stencils
Large range of Valdani cotton threads for machine and had work. New Quilt hanger and lots of new quilting stencils
Japanese books from many authors including Yoko Saito in English!!
Please have a look at our new workshop list either on line or pop into the shop to have a look at all our new things soon
100% wool fabric great for appliqué.
We have still some places on our BOM program and are in the middle of designing two more.
Our Half square triangle challenge and mystery quilt where such success that so we are repeating it in 2018.
Don’t worry if you live too far away to come to our shop we hope to get most of these new items on our online shop www.quiltersdream.co.uk
NEW CLUBS FOR 2018
Saturday Sampler Mystery begins 4 Feb 2018 signup fee £65
The theme is a Saturday Sampler and will be always held the 2nd Saturday of each month and runs for 10 month. The last month is November 2018
Saturday Sampler is always a mystery. You will not see the finished quilt until October 2018.
You need to sew each month’s assignment and bring it with you the next month. Please have it ready to show us to get the next kit. Our door opens at 9.30 am
A demonstration will be held through the day. The first demo begins at 10:00 am the second at 13:00pm and the last at 15:00pm. You are not required to attend a demo. However, this is to learn skills to help you in constructing your blocks. You have until closing at 16:00pm to bring in your finished blocks and pick up a new kit.
The sign up fee is £65 and that will be the only money what you need to pay, if you bring your finished block with you. More later
Come and Join us for a Half Square Triangle Exchange:
The joining fee is only £10 per person
Starting 27 January 2018
We’ll make a scrappy Medallion style quilt project and you will only need 15 Cinnamon sticks (each stick has one 6 ½” x 21”of light and one dark fabric plus one triangle paper) to make 420 half-square triangles. THE COST IS £3.00 PER STICK but with this amount you could end up with over 800 different fabrics for you unique double bed quilt. We’ll offer a vast variety of fabrics such as traditional prints, batiks, shirting, tonal’s but no solids. These will be quilt shop quality 100% cotton fabrics in this exchange. Our Cinnamon sticks consist of one medium/dark and one light fabric for your two sides plus enough 2” finish triangle paper to make 28 half square triangles. You’ll have the option to swap as many or as few as you choose from the ones you’ve made. The value is more important than the print here. It’s the contrast between lights and dark (or medium and light) that will make the most interesting quilts.
Come in and we tell you all about it
Saturday 16, Tuesday 19. And Wednesday 20 December we are holding our Christmas Social please join us for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie. Students work from the past year will be exhibited along with great offers and new arrivals.
We would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2018. We look forward to seeing some familiar faces in the New Year together with welcoming some new ones!
Our shop will be closed for the holidays from Wednesday 22 Dec-re-open Tues 2 Jan 2018
Janet and Ricky