Last Wednesday was the ”Amazing Jelly Roll Race” at Blueberries. It was a heap of fun. Susan Martin came in first – congratulations Susan. Susan finished in just under 2hrs 20min, closely followed by Lesley Cleary. All racers finished their quilts within 4 hours. Well done girls you all did really well to get them finished so quickly.
The annual Central Coast Charity Quilt Show was on the weekend at the Wyong Racecourse. It was a great weekend, with heaps of lovely quilts to view. A total of 106 were entered which was a great effort. Thank you to all the Blueberries customers who entered quilts. Following are just some of the quilts on display. If you were able to visit the show, be sure to leave a comment about your experience at the show or maybe you might like to mention which quilt you liked the most?
Join Blueberries for the first ever “Stitches by the Sea”
Indulge yourself in a day or two of complete sewing bliss. Projects can be supplied or bring along any hand sewing project that you may be working on.
Each attendee will receive a “Stitches by the Sea” special package full of patterns and other sewing goodies.
Delicious morning and afternoon teas, along with a creative working lunch are all included.
When: Friday, 3 May or Saturday, 4 May 2013
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Where: Soldiers Beach Surf Club
Soliders Point Drive
Cost: $80.00 per person, per day
RSVP: Sunday, 31 March 2013
The Soliders Beach Surf Club is a brand new venue with uninterupted ocean views and full of natural light making it the perfect venue to relax and sew…
Accommodation can be arranged.
Phone: 02 4355 4400 or click here to book online.
Here is a sneak peak of just some of the projects that will be available in your Stitches by the Sea special package bags.
Sue Hurrell from Harvey World Travel is organising a Houston International Quilt Tour for this October and November.
Stops include New York, Lancaster, Houston and Las Vegas.
For more information on this 14 day tour, contact Sue direct on 0412 498 422 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know that the 2012 Central Coast Charity Quilt Show raised $10,000 which purchased valuable equipment for the Wyong and Gosford Hospitals’ Oncology Units?
The aim this year is to raise $15,000 – we all know of someone who has suffered with cancer and this is our opportunity to make sure that the money that is raised stays on the coast . So join the challenge, and enter a quilt.
In 2013 the Central Coast Charity Quilt Show has introduced some exciting changes, these include:
A quilt exhibition (No categories and no judging)
Increased raffle prizes
So to participate in this fantastic fundraising event, simply download the Entry Form and enter a quilt, or two, or three…
When: Saturday and Sunday, 13 and 14 April 2013
Where: Wyong Race Club
75 Howarth Street, Wyong
Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm daily
Admission: Adults – $6.00 Children – $2.00
Back by popular demand Monica is again running her one day Quilt as you Go workshop at Blueberries.
We have set two dates aside Friday, 22 March or Sunday, 2 June.
This one day workshop is loaded with useful information on 5 different quilt as you go techniques. It will also explain sketchy applique and directions for a modern machine sewn binding. If you haven’t tried this technique before, this is a great class for you to start with.
Cost: $75.00 includes pattern, plus requirements
To book, click here
Available in four colours and two sizes: Clear, Green, Purple and Pink; Single and Double.
Click here to purchase.
Now in stock is this cute Mini Coin Purse.
Click here to purchase the Pattern and the Antique Purse Frame.
In the latest issue of Homespun (No. 117) is a new Block of the Month project by Bronwyn Hayes – “It’s Time for Christmas”.
Blueberries is kitting this fun project in a number of combinations. All you need to do is collect your copy of Homespun each month for the next ten issues, order your preferred kit package from Blueberries and you are ready to get started.
Following are the available kits:
- Complete Kit – includes all fabric for the quilt top, back and binding, all threads and buttons ($210.00)
- Fabric Only Kit – includes all fabric for the quilt top and binding only ($110.00)
- Backing Kit – includes backing fabric only ($65.00)
- Thread Kit – includes all hand threads ($27.00)
- Button Kit – includes all buttons ($10.00)
Fabrics will be from the new French General Favourites range of fabric. Some fabrics may vary from the original design.