Sunday, February 19, 2017

Visit Sew Can I to see the raffle quilt

The raffle quilt has been on the move again and you can now find it hanging at Sew Can I in Werrington County.

I asked Karen Stewart a few questions about the shop and her reply sums them up all up perfectly:

"Sew Can I, is a full service craft shop, we pride ourselves in our friendly and helpful service.

We sell quality fabric, if you are looking for something a little different through to traditional we have it. We stock Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fasset, Tilda, Cotton + Steel and Moda just to name a few. We also stock wool, scrapbooking supplies, gift ware, handmade candles and melts.
Sew Can I are authorised Bernina Dealers with a great range of machines in store.

We offer a range of classes from beginner to guided workshops, dressmaking, machine embroidery, knitting and crochet. We have Anne Sommerlad and Chris Jurd teaching in our shop on a monthly basis also.

The shop has recently expanded and is located at Shop 3, 21 Lavin Crescent, Werrington County.

If you would like more information in regards to classes please call us on 02 9623 4570.
Keep up to date with the latest news at Sew Can I please like our Facebook Page "

Now it's time to sit back and enjoy the photo tour of the shop.

So pop on over to Sew Can I and see our Cherry Time raffle quilt. You'll be able to buy raffle tickets and stock up on crafting goodies. Karen is one of the traders at the Springwood Community Quilt Show so you'll be able say hello to her there too. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

One month to go...

To all you wonderful Blue Mountains quilters out there - it's just one month to go until entries close for our 2017 quilt show.

We classify the Blue Mountains region from Penrith to Bathurst over to Windsor. Or if you aren't in this area but you are a student of one our clever Blue Mountains teachers, or perhaps you get your quilts quilted by a Blue Mountains quilter you're eligible to enter quilts too. We simply ask that you have a connection with the Blue Mountains in some way. 

If there's anyone who's not sure about entering their quilts remember it's a great way to help raise money for the Blue Mountains Rural Fire Service. With all the hot weather and catastrophic weather conditions we've been having it's good to know we have a great RFS watching over us. For me, I know that if there was a fire I couldn't hold one of those big hoses in front of a wall of flames, but what I can do is be part of a show that raises money that assists the people who do.

We also donate money and supplies to the Springwood High School textiles department ensuring future generations of sewers and quilters.

If you are shy about sharing your quilts please be assured that you don't need to be. Our show is non-juried so you don't have to feel as though your quilts will be judged. We only ever hear the most positive comments about the quilts on show.

I've heard some people say they don't think their quilt is good enough. Phooey!!! Every quilt is beautiful whether it's a simple patchwork of squares or a complicated applique quilt, modern, art or traditional, table runner, mini or a big quilt etc. We believe it's the variety of different quilts that make an exhibition of quilts so wonderful and interesting to see.

You can enter up to 3 quilts so if you have already entered one why not pick out a couple more to enter. They don't have to be your most recent quilts, we'd love to see your old favourites too.

You'll find the link for the online entry form on the right hand side column. We have the easiest and most straight forward forms to fill out and use. We don't require photos and it's free to enter!
If you prefer not to use an online form you can print a form out and send it to us at the address provided.

If you have any questions simply let us know by emailing springwoodquiltshow@hotmail.com.

We look forward to receiving your wonderful entries! Remind all your quilter friends to enter their quilts too.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2017 Quilt Show Bookmarks

Have you seen our 2017 quilt show bookmarks?

Not only do they have all the information you need to know about the show on one handy card. 

they're also good at wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day. 

Watch out for our wonderful bookmarks at quilt shops throughout the Blue Mountains and Sydney. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Our wonderful Raffle Prizes

With our raffle quilt touring we thought it would be a good time to focus on all the great raffle prizes we have this year.

Of course our beautiful Cherry Time quilt is the grand prize!!

We recently had it valued by QuiltNSW and with all the hand applique, foundation pieced sashing and beautiful custom quilting the value came in at $2200.00.

Moving onto our Second Prize - We have an AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter valued at $399.00!

The new GO! Fabric Cutter Starter Set saves you time cutting so you have more time to quilt!
  • 90% faster than rotary cutters or scissors
  • Accurately cut up to 6 layers of fabric at a time
  • Safe, easy-to-use design helps reduce hand and arm strain
  • Unlimited design options with wide range of quilting shapes
The new GO! Fabric Cutter Starter Set includes the GO! Fabric Cutter, the GO! Value Die (AQ55018), a 6" x 12" cutting mat, a die pick, PLUS a FREE 20-page pattern booklet which includes 12 block patterns and a sampler quilt pattern, so you can start creating right away.

With one of these cutters at your side the possibilities are endless. Just imagazine the hexagon quilts you could make, clamshells, half square triangles, it even does strips for binding. The AccuQuilt website has lots of great ideas and tips for using these handy cutters.

Our fabulous third prize is an Oliso Smart Iron valued at $169.00.

The Oliso® Smart Iron® features Oliso's patented iTouch® technology. What’s that? Just the easiest ironing experience ever.

Simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. Iron those wrinkle away! Take your hand off and the patented scorchguards® lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and tipping.

The easiest, safest, and dare we say it... most fun way to iron.

I'm sure you'll agree these are all great prizes!!!

So where can you buy our raffle tickets?
You'll be able to buy them at quilt shops that host the raffle quilt. Follow the blog, IG ( @springwoodquiltshow)  or our facebook page to keep up with the tour.
Our friendly committee members have raffle tickets to sell.
Of course you can buy raffle tickets when you come to our quilt show on the last weekend of April, 28th - 30 April.

The raffle will be drawn on Sunday at the Springwood Community Quilt Show at 3pm , so buy lots of tickets and keep your fingers crossed for one of these great prizes!! Proceeds raised go to the Blue Mountains RFS and the textile department of the Springwood High School. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mountain Magic

Let's have a flash back to our 2011 Raffle Quilt.
Mountain Magic is a pictorial quilt depicting the Three Sisters Rock formation, the Blue Mountains' most well known and popular tourist attraction at Echo Point, Katoomba.
Here's a photo of its namesake.

The quilt was designed by Petal Davies, a local quilt and wearable art teacher, although assembly was a group effort by members of the show committee. 

The quilt includes a variety of materials and fabrics.

Furnishing fabrics were made into tree trunks. Those tree fern branches have wires in the spines so they can be manipulated into shape.
Layers of different shades of fine blue organza became the misty haze created by Eucalyptus trees that inspired the name for the Blue Mountains
Sunlight reflecting off the rocks was created with a gold ice cream wrappers.
Hospital grade plastic bags were used to construct the forest undergrowth.

And I'm sure you'll agree the result is wonderful!! 

Just a friendly reminder that quilt and volunteer entries are open for the 2017 show. You'll find the forms on the right hand side of this page. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Post Office Patchwork

Our 2017 raffle quilt has begun its journey...

and is now hanging at Post Office Patchwork in Glenbrook.

So make a trip to visit the shop, see our beautiful quilt Cherry Time in person and buy some raffle tickets. While there you're sure to find yourself some fabulous fabrics treats from the great choice of civil war, repro, pretty Tilda, fun childrens prints, Dutch chintz or bright modern fabrics.  

The shop is easy to find at 33 Ross St, Glenbrook, just look out for the open sign with the colourful happy flags,

and Judy's big welcoming smile. 

For those who don't live nearby Judy will have a traders table at the show so you'll be able to stock up on goodies when you come to see the show in April.

For more information about Post Office Patchwork or the classes visit the website here
Or you can keep up with the latest news at their facebook page here

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cherry Time!

Here we are with our finished 2017 raffle quilt, Cherry Time based on Anne Sommerlad's pattern Cheritaimu. 

Susie Anderson of Leura Quilting has created magic with her long arm quilting and added an extra layer of beauty to the quilt. 

You can see the quilting better in this photo.

 Cherry Time will soon start the rounds of quilt shops where it can be admired in person. We'll keep you posted as to where and when as it's starts travelling.
In the meantime don't forget to get your quilts entered and volunteer some time to help out at the show. The forms are on the right hand side of this page.