Archive for February, 2010

Happy Snaps of Newcastle CraftExpo

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The 2010 Newcastle CraftExpo was yet again a resounding success and it was fantastic to see all of you at our stand. Please enjoy the happy snaps below showing  hard working Blueberries staff constructing our beautiful stand along with some of the many visitors at the expo.

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Introduction to EQ6 with Anne Sommerlad

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

If you own a copy or thinking about purchasing a copy of EQ6 (Electric Quilt 6), then you should not miss this one day class with Anne, where you will get an overview of the programme and basic functions.

Class details: Click here to find out more about this class.

Date: Friday 5 March 2010

Cost: $45.

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What is EQ6?
It is a computer software program designed with beginners as well as advanced designers in mind. Use it to design quilts, draw blocks, scan in fabrics or select from over 20,000 blocks, fabrics, colours, embroidery, photos, threads, quilt layouts and borders. Or use EQ6 simply to try out colours, or print patterns in any size.
Click here to purchase EQ6 software.

New Fabric

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

We have had some new fabrics arrive instore, we hope you enjoy the selection.

Bella Solids

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Blush
Click here for your free pattern using the Blush fabrics

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Park Avenue

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More Pink Chocolate

American Vintage

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Show and Tell with Karlene Dillon

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Show us the item and tell us the story

Karlene Dillon on UFO patrol

What was your inspiration for this quilt?
It’s called ‘Gidget’ and it’s one of Monica Poole’s patterns. I decided to give it a go because it involved free-form flowers, which was a method I hadn’t tried before.

Did you make it for someone or something in particular?
Yes, I made it as a Mothers Day raffle prize for the NSW Police Wives and Friends Support Group, of which I’m a member. This is a group that does a lot of behind-the-scenes support work for police officers and their families, in day to day situations as well as more serious and tragic instances when officers get hurt or killed while on the job.

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How long did it take you to complete this quilt?
Well, as many other quilters will understand, due to time constraints and working full-time, it became a UFO (unfinished object). I came down to the Sit and Sew classes at Blueberries and got most of the unfinished part of it completed there, with Susan Carr’s assistance. That took me about three months to complete.

Have you been quilting for long?
Yes, I’ve been making quilts for about 18 years. I’m planning on finishing another UFO for my next project.
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Raffle tickets for the Mothers day quilt are $2.00 each and are currently on sale at Blueberries. All proceeds go to the NSW Police Wives and Friends Support Group.

Special Offer Not to be Missed – Symbols of Japan

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

As a special offer to all our customers, we are offering a discount on the Symbols of Japan with Val Moore class.

We are offering the class for $25 per session *, marked down from $35 per session. There are nine sessions over nine month, held on Wednesdays.

This offer is only valid til 3:30pm Saturday 20th February 2010, and is also valid to anyone already booked in for this class.

If you purchase our 2010 Calendar and Class Schedule you can redeem the coupon inside which gives you a further 10% off when you pay upfront for all nine classes.

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When: Wednesday 24 February, 24 March, 28 April, 26 May, 23 June, 21 July, 18 August, 29 September and 24 November.

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm each session.

This is something we don’t want you to miss! The techniques and skills gained in this class will enhance your knowledge and challenge you, you won’t regret it.

Click here to find out more and to book your spot at this class, there are only limited seats left so be quick.

Here are some close-up shots of the Symbols of Japan quilt to inspire you.

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* Two classes are required to be paid in advance at all times.  Non attended classes are to be paid for, as patterns and instructions will still be provided for non attended classes.

2 years on!, at Blueberries Wyong.

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Today, Thursday 4th February 2010, marks exactly two years since the Blueberries Wyong Shop opened.

And we would like to thank all our customers for the support and encouragement given to us over the last two years.

It has been a huge and exciting two-year journey for the team at Blueberries and we are looking forward to the years to come.

Here are some photos of the opening day two years ago, as well as some now, 2 years on!

Don’t forget to leave a comment we would love to hear your thoughts.

Then – 4 February 2008

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Now – 4 February 2010

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Monica Poole Book Launch – “Quilt as you go – The Moon Shine Way”

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Last Thursday 28th January 2010, a special event was held at Blueberries; it was the launch of Monica Poole’s book, “Quilt as you go – The Moon Shine Way”.

There was a buzz in the air as eager fans waited for Monica to present her new book.

Quilts, featured in the book, were on display for all to see and everyone was able to meet, greet and have their book personally signed by Monica. Followed by some delicious cake and refreshments.

Monica and the team at Blueberries would like to thank everyone for attending and supporting this event.

Enjoy the pictures below!

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