Thursday, 26 October 2017

2018 Shop Hop - The Apple Basket quilt progress

Here is a glimpse of our 2018 Shop Hop quilt. "Rainy Days Quilt designed by
Tegan Montgomery-Williams.  It has mixture of Brights and Greys using Kaffe Fassett Collective, Moda Grunge and Moda Compositions (greys).  Using machine applique and machine piecing techniques - that doesn't mean to say that you can't make it by hand.   Make sure you come back and see the progress of this quilt often. 

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Major Prize Winner - Congratulations

Congratulations to Kate Halliday.  Kate was the winner of our Shop Hop main prize draw, her prize, a SewEzi Portable Sewing Table.  This SewEzi was kindly donated by Dave and Catherine Davies-Colley of SewEzi.  Kate was absolutely delighted with her win.

These are great tables ...
An excerpt from the website "SewEzi portable sewing tables are designed to create a better sewing experience where ever you want to sew. Our tables provide a personalised workstation where you can complete your craft and sewing projects. SewEzi sewing tables have the added advantage of being able to be packed away when you need additional space. The SewEzi Portable is ideal to take to retreats and classes."  Be sure to check their website

Thank you SewEzi for your generous prize and sponsorship of our event.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Shop Hop Quilt Registrations

Registrations for the Shop Hop Quilts close at the end of April.

Have you chosen your quilt or quilts?

Go to the quilts page of this website to see all the quilts at a glance.

Or scroll down this page and the ones that follow for details from each of the shops.

Book now so you don't miss out.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Bernina Northland's A Rose By Any Other Name

This is an original design created especially for the Northern Shop Hop 2016.

A Rose By Any Other Name is a contemporary Baltimore quilt design. While I have used machine stitching exclusively you could chose to hand stitch this design. Stems and curlicues are all stitched, rather than the traditional applique work of stems. I have matched threads for the applique stitching and these are available at a special discount for the Shop Hop timeframe.

Available options are:

Passport Kit @ $55 includes                          (normal retail of fabrics only $56:60)
  • 1.1m Background fabric                                                                                
  • 14 x Applique fabrics @ approx. ½ a fat 1/8th measure each                       
  • An Original Pattern designed especially for the Northern Quilt Shop Hop 2016
 Optional Finishing Kit @ $65 includes
  • 1.1m green sashing, inner border and binding fabric                                  
  • .5m maroon fabric for the colour peep of the binding                                 
  • 1.5m Pellon                                                                                                    
  • 1.5m Vliseline                                                                                                
Optional Threads Kit @ $100 includes        (normal retail $126)
  • 13 x Madeira Polyneon threads to match all applique fabrics.                    
  • Additional Madeira Polyneon thread used for stem stitching

Optional Outer Border Kit @ $60 includes
  • 1.25m background fabric                                                                              
  • 13 x Applique fabrics @ approx. ¼ a fat 1/8th measure each                       
  • 1m Pellon                                                                                                       
  • 1m Vliseline  
  • An Original Pattern designed especially for the Northern Quilt Shop Hop 2016

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Where are all the shops located??

Addresses and phone numbers for all the shops have been added on the Quilt Shops page!!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

An update from House of Patchwork


Our Shop Hop quilt measures approx 160cm x 160cm
Registration fee of $55.00 includes the nine blocks and the pattern.

There are two border options:

Option one - sashing, inner borders, border and binding
Shop Hop price $70.00

Option two - 12 blocks (extra three blocks), sashing, inner borders, border and binding
Shop Hop price $95.00

Register now

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Patchwork Passion Update

Our Shop Hop Quilt "Hexies in Flower Pots" has three options for sashings borders and binding.  

The sashings, borders and binding are our finishing kit costing $21.00

Option 1 - the blue that is in the quilt photoa\nd on the left below
Option 2 - the red in the middle
Option 3 - the slightly stronger blue on the right.

Let us know when you purchase your passport from us and we can cut and 
put aside your finishing kit with your chosen fabric.