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Easter pop up

This was our first time doing an Easter weekend at The Swan Hotel in Southwold – what a brilliant weekend we had.   It snowed a bit, the sun shone, the wind cut like a knife and lots of people were out and about determined to enjoy their Easter break.  Our regulars were delighted when they entered the doors of the Cygnet Room as this time we had Valerie and John from Daisy May Quilting with an amazing display of quilts to show off their long arm quilting. 
The Cygnet Room, Easter 2013
                                                                                                                                                 The Cygnet Room, Easter 2013 – Upstairs and down!
Our customers brought along some amazing work to show us.  Have a look at these panels from Linda and Yvonne.  These are two very talented (and patient!) ladies.
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We also had a look at a lovely quilt made from the Salt Air collection – check out that fussy cutting!
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There were others but we didn’t have time to take photos!  Thanks to all who came along, brought their lovely work, chatted, matched fabric and made our weekend.  We’ll be back in May…
Oh and for those of you in the UK – don’t forget to watch The Great British Sewing Bee tonight at 8.00pm on BBC2!
Janet & Louise
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From Duxford to Southwold

Well this time three weeks ago we were setting up at Duxford for the Spring Quilt Festival and this afternoon we’re setting up for our latest pop up shop at Soutwold.  It’s all go!  Thanks to all our lovely customers who came to say hello at Duxford.  As always, it was great fun meeting you all, seeing what you’re making, and generally having a good time surrounded by fabric.  We’ll be back in November.

Spring Quilt Festival, Duxford, March 2013

Janet & Louise at Spring Quilt Festival, Duxford, March 2013

Thanks also to Nicola who took the photo and lent us her amazing (and much admired!) quilt made with Mango Salsa pre cuts that you can see in the background.

As many of you already know, we’re off to Southwold again this weekend for another pop up shop.  We’ll be in The Cygnet Room at The Swan Hotel from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st March from 10.00am so what better way to spend some of your Easter weekend than having a look at our fabrics.  Let’s face it, the weather is not shaping up to be particularly spring-like but once you’re in our fabric room you’ll be transported to another dimension never mind another season!

We’ll have our Simply Color quilt there – this lovely blend of green, plum and grey proved a huge hit at Duxford – so much so that we only have a few fabrics left but plenty of Moda Bella Solids to go around.

Simply Color quilt

Simply Color quilt

And we’ll also have a new collection from Benartex called Casablanca.

Casablanca from Benartex

Casablanca from Benartex

Well worth a look so see you there!

Happy Easter!

Janet & Louise

It must be Spring…

…because this time next week we’ll be in the middle of our third (and final) day at the Duxford Spring Quilt Festival!  Here’s a sneak peek at some of the fabrics and items we’ve made (and are making!) that we’ll have on display.

duxford collage mar 2013

Fabrics are clockwise from top left – Kate Spain’s Cuzco, Lily Ashbury’s Gypsy Girl, Dianna LaFerry’s Feathers and Fancy and Simply Colour by V and Co.

Janet’s made an amazing table runner from these little babies…chateau rouge mini charm pack

otherwise known as a Moda mini charm pack or candy pack – 42 2.5 inch (approx 6.5 cm) squares of Chateau Rouge goodness and no, it’s nothing to do with wine, although it sounds as though it could be!

PLUS we have another shipment of Moda scrap bags in!! scrapbag_300px These are very popular and rightly so as they are excellent value and contain at least 1/2 lb (approx 227 g) of fabric strips, usually from the same collection but sometimes a mixture.  We don’t put these on the website so you’ll just have to come along to Duxford to check them out for yourself.  See you there!

Janet & Louise

The February fabric sale continues…

A couple more fabrics collections, both from Paintbrush Studio,  have been added to our February sale – take a look

Spice of Life

spice of life collage

and Tiffanie’s Trove

tiffanies trove collage 2

(Thanks to Anne for her image of the quilted netbook sleeve in Tiffanies Trove blue flowers.)

Both these collections are ideal for quilts, bags or items for the home such as cushions.  Take a look at the rest of the fabric in our February sale here.

And don’t forget to book your tickets for the Spring Quilt Festival at Duxford – see you there!

Janet & Louise

February Fabric Sale

So it’s still cold and a bit bleak out there – or hotter than a shearer’s armpit depending on which part of the world you’re in!  Either way we thought it would be a great idea to brighten up everybody’s day and have a sale.  Our shelf space seems to be disappearing by the day and, as we’ve got some fab new fabrics on order, we thought what better way to clear a bit of room than to get you to help us out…

february fabric sale

The collections are clockwise from top left, Floral Fancies, 30s Playtime, Blueberry Crumb Cake, Lilac Parade, Modern Edge and Westminster.

Each collection has between 5 and 10 fabrics so head on over to the website and have a closer look and don’t forget to keep an eye on it as we’ll be adding to the sale in the coming days.

Janet & Louise

Popping back to The Swan

Yes, its’s December again which means we’re back at the Swan Hotel in Southwold for another pop up shop.  After the excitement of the Autumn Quilt Festival in Duxford where we could only show off a small selection of our fabric, it’s time to go mad and put it all on display!  There’s been a few new fabric ranges arrive since we were last at the Swan…

pop up dec 2012 fabric

Urbanicity by Michele D’Amore, Gypsy Girl by Lily Ashbury, Feathers and Fancy by Dianna LaFerry, Oh Deer by Momo and the Japanese-inspired Kasuri.

And for those of you who came to see us at Duxford – here’s a little peek of what’s arrived since…

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Chateau Rouge mini charm packs

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Simply Colour by V and Co.

We’re also extending our range of Bella solids and now have some great colours in plums and greys so if you get a chance to drop by we’d love to see you.  Friday night (7th December) is also the turning on of the Christmas lights in Southwold so you can really get into the Christmas spirit if you haven’t already!

Janet & Louise

Southwold here we come

Yes, we’re off to Southwold in Suffolk again for one of our legendary pop up shops.  Read about a previous one here.  We’ll have all our fabric plus some new items that we’ve whipped up over the last few weeks.  We’ll be in the Cygnet Room of the Swan Hotel in Southwold from 1.00pm on Friday 24th August and then from 10.00am on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August.  Drop in and see us!

Janet & Louise


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