30 July, 2009

Calorie Free Chocolate anyone??

'What's that' we hear you say, surely there is no such thing? Now - would we lie to you?? Drum roll please........................ we give you - Chocolate Fabric!!

At $27.60 per metre, what better way to enjoy your chocolate fix without having to worry about the calories?? This would make a great apron, tote bag, wheat bag cover or how about a quilt for a special someone with a very sweet tooth? Yum yum!

P.S. Hi Aunty Val :-))

28 July, 2009

Go on - smile :-)

Had to share these cartoons with you all, I think all quilters can relate to them - I know we can!

27 July, 2009

Warm winter woolies.....for your bike?!

These pictures were sent to us by a customer - and we just had to share them! Now we love to knit but..........................................a whole motorbike??

If you have got any photos of unusual knitted objects then send them in and we will put them up. Can anyone beat a motorbike?

22 July, 2009

Newsletter day - finally!

Our snail mail newsletters will go out today! They were printed out yesterday and we sat and folded, labelled and stamped them. We post about 300 newsletters twice a year - compare that to almost 1000 when we bought the business just over 3 years ago! The reason? Not because our mailing list has got smaller, but because we now have a huge amount of people receiving theirs by email! Our original plan was to send more regular updates to the email list but now we have our blog that won't be neccessary. If you don't receive our newsletter and would like it direct to your Inbox, please email us and we will gladly add you to our emailing list.

20 July, 2009

Jill Maas and her posse came to town!

Her posse of dolls that is - although it was hard to think of them as 'dolls' - they had such character and personality! This was the first time Jill has taught a class here at Still Quilting and, due to popular demand, we already have her booked for another 3 classes next year! If you want more details see our class schedule. Jill very kindly taught two dolls during this class, Dressmakers Dummy and City Girls, these City Girls were made by Debbie who was a first time dollmaker! Two dolls in two days - amazing! As you can see from the photos, everyone worked hard and had fun - but it was heads down when we took photos :-)

The City Girls will be taught again in May 2010, it may seem a long way off but we already have bookings so it is never too soon to put your name down! Fleur will be taught in March and we have a couple of spaces for that class if you get in quick.

15 July, 2009

McKenna Ryan BOM 'Forest Hollow'

We are taking Expresions of Interest for this lovely Block of the Month. We don't have a definite price for it at the moment but expect it to be around $65 per month for 9 months. It works out to be a very good price as the patterns alone from the Pine Needles website convert to NZ$175 - and that's without postage! Go to the Pine Needles website if you want to see more details. Email us if you would like to put your name down.

Friends are like fabric....you can never have enough!
Happy Quilting, Leanne & Robyn :-)

Woohoo, we made it!!

Finally, after talking about it for.......months, we have found time to set up our blog! Welcome! We hope you will enjoy checking in on a regular basis and sharing in our adventures. We think we have the best job in the world and we have a lot of fun while we do it - we would like to share that fun with you here on our blog. We will have a link to our class schedule and newsletter, also to other blogs we enjoy - be patient though, we are blog newbies so it may take a bit of practice! We would love to hear from you, either via the comments or email (when we can figure how to link to our email addy! :-))

Happy Quilting & Knitting, see you soon, Leanne & Robyn.