Blueberries Blog

It’s Time for Christmas – New Block of the Month

Monday, February 18th, 2013


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.

“New” Palette Pleasures for 2013

Monday, February 18th, 2013


We were spoilt this week with a visit from Rowan who delivered this yummy new fabric range.

The range contains eight different colours, with a combination of spots, stripes, checks, ovals and a wide ticking.  This vibrant and  top quality fabric is a steal at just $20.00 per metre.  Click here to view the range.

We have packaged up five fat eights in each of their colourways for $14.00.  Packs available in red, orange, blue, pink, green, grey, navy and black.

Or why not treat yourself to a fat eight of each of the 40 fabrics for only $100.00.

Stitches by the Sea

Monday, February 18th, 2013


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
Norah Head
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…

For bookings:
Phone:  02 4355 4400 or click here to book online.

Patching with Pam Furniss 2013

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Join Blueberries new Tutor, Pam Furniss in 2013.

Click here to register for Pam’s class or click here to see more classes on offer at Blueberries in 2013.

Pam’s quilts fall into two categories:
1. Hand appliqué using a freezer paper method is one. With the combination of simple shapes and this easy to master technique, hand appliqué pieces are easily made with sharp points, smooth curves, round circles and invisible stitches. These shapes are then stitched to create delightful designs on the many hand appliquéd, machined pieced and quilted projects Pam has created.

2. Quick and easy, machine appliquéd, pieced and quilted, sometimes quilt-as-you-go projects are the other great joys for Pam.

Term 1 – Five Lessons: Tuesday 5 February, 5 March, 9 April, 7 May, 4 June
Term 2 – Five Lessons: Tuesday 2 July, 6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: $275.00 plus requirements for five lessons payment is required upfront.

Click here to register for Pam’s class or click here to see more classes on offer at Blueberries in 2013.

Click here to visit Pam’s website.

Click here for Class Enrolment Terms and Conditions


2013 Class Schedule

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

It’s here…

The 2013 Class Schedule.

Our expert team of tutors from 2012 are all joining us again in 2013 and we even have some new tutors joining our team.

Over the coming weeks we will feature some of the different classes available, until then following the links below to view our class schedule for the months of January to April 2013.

Click here to view the class schedule online.


For a printable version, click here.

We are moving……

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

After 5 years at our current location, Blueberries will be closing its doors on Friday, 21 December 2012 packing up and moving. Where too, we hear you ask? Not far, just the next street in fact.

So from Tuesday, 15 January 2013 you are all welcome to visit us in our new location. Which is…..

Unit 5A
4 Dulmison Avenue

So from our current location you will turn left at the set of traffic lights at the top of Amy Close. Take your first left into Lucca Road and then your first left again into Dulmison Avenue.

Our email and website address will remain unchanged and at this stage our phone and fax numbers will also remain unchanged. We will let you know later if these are to change.




Saturday, October 13th, 2012

For the next week we have 40% OFF ALL FABRICS AND PATTERNS!

This is available online and instore.

The minimum cut is 50cm.

For all orders online please ensure you change the quantity to 0.5 for 50cm.

Don’t miss this bargain and start shopping!

This sale excludes Bakehouse items like Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs etc.

One day workshops with Monica Poole

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Quilt as you go sampler

In this one day workshop with Monica Poole, this class will be 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: $50.00 plus requirements (each student will need to purchase a copy of the Quilt as you go Sampler pattern, click here to purchase)

Date: Friday, 26 October

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Note: A small amount of pre-cutting will need to be done at home prior to the class.

To enrol in the Quilt as you go Sampler class, click here.

Perfect your Machine Applique

Learn about the latest techniques and products whilst making this fun flower cushion.  Six different techniques will be covered including fusible and various turned edge methods in Monica’s new “perfect your machine appliqué workshop”

Cost: $50.00 plus requirements

Date: Saturday, 27 October

Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Note: A small amount of preparation work will need to be done at home prior to the class.

To enrol in the Perfect your Machine Applique class, click here.

Savings of the week

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Don’t Look Now Patterns – 50% off

All patterns on our website by Kellie Wulfsohn of Don’t Look Now are 50% off.  Kellie has some fantastic patterns available, so be quick so you don’t miss out.  The discount applies to the patterns shown on our website only.  Click here to view the patterns.

Aboriginal and Japanese Fabric – 50% off

All Aboriginal and Japanese fabric is now also 50% off.

To view the Aboriginal fabrics we have available, click here and for the Japanese fabrics click here.

Threads, buttons, ribbons and more – 25% off

For those of you that read our email sent out on Sunday, you will know we also have 25% off the following:

Metler, Madiera and Sulky Threads
DMC Stranded Threads
All Buttons, Ribbons,
Lace and Cords
Wonder Cut Rulers
All Bag Handles

Reward members can take an extra 5% off, so that is a saving of 30% on all of the above.

Block of the Month Special

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Receive one block FREE

For the month of September only, if you enrol in either the Arts and Craft Sampler or the Morris Meadows Sampler block of the month programme you will get your second block FREE.

The Arts and Craft Sampler is $28 per month for a period of ten months and Morris Meadows Sampler is $26 per month for a period of seven months.

So when you join either programme, simply pay for Block 1 and you will receive Block 2 absolutely FREE.

So what are you waiting for, join now!

To enrol in The Arts and Craft Sampler, click here


To enrol in Morris Meadows, click here

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