The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Sunday, February 13, 2011

What a great few days.


This blogging world  that we are all part of makes the Earth a very small place but our circle of friends enormous.

You may, if you follow me regularly, remember my new infatuation with Japanese Taupe's.  Deb and Darlene from over the ‘hills’ in Christchurch have both contributed to my growing stash and  on Saturday, mail from Melanie in the UK added to my stash with an 003even greater selection of precious pieces that are just perfect for applique.  Thank you so much Melanie, I’ll clear a couple of UFO’s then I think the time will be right for some hand work.


Now for something totally different…

Last Friday we  here at the shop were very lucky to host Kerry Glen from Fast Patch. Kerry supplies many of us with block templates, rulers, stencils,005 marking tools and really high quality batik fabric which she sources personally from Indonesia twice a year.

Kerry kept a shop full of ladies, some of whom travelled over an hour to get here, in the palm of her hands for well over a couple of hours as she introduced templates and tools, block designs and layouts inspiring and motivating all in front of her. The ooohs and aaahs  sure fire reasons for me to up my stock, including the batiks that all of Kerry’s quilts are made from.006

With classes already requested I can see that I am going to be a tad busy creating class samples, watch out on OPAM. 

Have a lovely week everyone

a name Miche'le


  1. I bet it was a great time and lots of different things were showed. Its exciting to see all the new things.
    Miche'le I want to thank you for the gorgeous little girl that turned up at my house today :) I love her and she is just the cutest!!!Thank yo so much :) hugs Vicki xxx

  2. Ooooohhh's and aaahhh's

    What more can one say.
    Hugs laurie

  3. pretty inspiring huh Miche'le, same thing happened here, so will be busy with a class or 3! GREAT!!

  4. What a fun day in your shop! Wish I could have been there!
    xx, shell

  5. Sounds like a fab day. Wish I was closer.

    Hey you don't have the Fat Cats ruler do you?

  6. OO batiks! I used a ton of them on the Pond House Quilt- fab stuff with such intense colours. I hope they inspire you as much as the lady did.

    Glad the bitty bits finally arrived. :-) I was wondering if customs had a fetish for them. LOL


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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