by Sharon on Apr 23rd 2014

Cessnock Quilters are holding a fundraiser by hold an exhibitin in the Cessnock Civic Centre   Cessnock Quilters and Embroiderers will hold their next exhibition at Cessnock Civic Indoor Sports Centre this Thursday to Sunday. GOOD CAUSE: Cessnock Quilters and Embroiderers members Jean Newstead, Tracey Jurd, Debbie Thompson...

by Sharon on Apr 22nd 2014

  A beautiful embroidered piece, made by recovering soldiers after World War 1, features floral and bird designs. Once restored it is to go back on display in  St Paul’s as a memorial to “sacrifice, courage and legacy “  “A real...

by Sharon on Apr 21st 2014

  Smell the Eucalyptus   This beautiful wall-hanging made by Karin Fisher – The idea came from the gum tree in my garden and the surrounding bush. As you look through the leaves on the wall-hanging you see varying degrees of the background which features garden’/bush foliage, sky, cliffs/mountains, rocks, butterflies...

by Sharon on Apr 20th 2014

  Australian  LightHorse  a piece of Australian History going back to World War 1 – also made famous in  two popular movies.  (Light horse were like mounted infantry) However at   Gallipoli,  the light horse served dismounted.       Glenn Harris has digitized a wonderful set of designs called “Australian...

by Sharon on Apr 19th 2014

Kate never seems to put a foot wrong – everyone is waiting to see what she will wear during the Royal Tour. In NZ she wore a little back dress embroidered with a silver fern.             Kate dazzled in a black Jenny Packham gown embellished with silver ferns  ( Embroidered  Fern) At her first...

by Sharon on Apr 18th 2014

Joyce Jagger, The Embroidery Coach – a real honour, she said. The announcment was in the Stitches Magazine.  “Power 75″  Hard work pays off for Joyce Jagger.       Joyce Jagger, The Embroidery Coach commented on the recognition:...

by Sharon on Apr 14th 2014

Embroidery and sewing who would of thought, an embroidery machine comes complete with a computer on the side, and is able to tell the operator which colour embroidery threads to use. After sales help is essential from the Sewing Shops -   Classes to make sure...

by Sharon on Apr 13th 2014

 Fabrics in Paradise Have you been to Bali and brought back some of the beautiful Batik Fabrics – I have,  but never put much thought into how it is made or the origins. Truly talented makers of these fabrics. Walk into any quilt shop and you will be visually bombarded by shelf after shelf of fabric, in rainbow of colour...

by Sharon on Apr 9th 2014

Husqvarna Viking, have also recently released their new Machines. Designer Topaz 25 sewing and embroidry machine – great for the home sewer with the two features.       HUSQVARNA VIKING, a global leader in the sewing industry, today announced it has expanded two of its most distinguished product lines with the...

by Sharon on Apr 7th 2014

My Little Beach Bag This is a cute quirky little bag that will brighten up your teenagers day when off to the beach or pool. With the warm weather still here in Autumn we have the opportunity to head to the beach. This bright little bag is perfect for carrying...

by Sharon on Apr 6th 2014

Pfaff New Embroidery machine has been released -  Creative 4.5  Pfaff Quilt Ambition with two functions enabling  you to do straight sewing and Embroidery, making it easier to create your projects.   PFAFF, a leading global brand of premier sewing, embroidery...

by Sharon on Apr 3rd 2014

Quilts are my passion, I always have ideas floating around in my head. I have been thinking about making an “Irish in Chicago Quilt”. The Quilt is not finished yet but will depict the Chicago river dyed green for St Patrick’s  Weekend Celebrations.   I started by looking at the book I used so many years ago....

by Sharon on Apr 2nd 2014

Threads of Friendship – Embroidery Retreat     Helen Cook and Jane Grove held an embroidery retreat called – “Threads of Friendship”, at the Grand Chancellor Resort, Palm Cove, North Qld (Australia) in March 2014. Thirty Ladies came together to complete 5 machine embroidery project at the retreat. ...

by Sharon on Mar 31st 2014

What to make for the Sports Mad Male What do you make for that sports mad young man in your life??  Boys are not into flowers and fairy’s, coming up with idea’s is a little harder. This terrific Quillow (pillow quilt) and Cushion fits the bill perfectly...

by Sharon on Mar 30th 2014

With Supanova here on the Gold Coast in  April-  time for some designs for the  teenager. –Anime popular with the young ones – Glenn Harris has a teenage daughter and he has done quite a selection of Anime Embroidery Designs, with her in mind. Also our...

by Sharon on Mar 28th 2014

This beautiful quilt was made by Hedy from Ipswich Multicultural  Projects in  Ipswich. Hedy holds craft classes in Ipswich and lots of Events in Queens Park  to help newcomers to the area to get to know others. The group holds fundraises to help families that have just immigrated to Australia. Their Multicultural evenings bring...