The Stitching Year
What a wonderful and amazing year. Lynette's travels have seen her visit almost every corner of the globe and hopefully you were fortunate enough to catch up with her as Lynette loves to meet her supporters. Your kind words and support have given us all inspiration especially for the year to come. We do hope you have a wonderful holiday season and an exciting start to the new year. If you are travelling then be safe and enjoy your adventure.
If you are planning a visit to The Little Quilt Store, please check the opening hours for the Christmas/New Year period as we always enjoy your visits and want to make sure we are here for you.
With Lynette's many travels and adventures there has been many classes and much teaching. We thought we would share some of the classes conducted in the past year.
The Hexagon Sewing Bag is a lovely bag made using the Quilter's Garden fabric range in Lynette's unique style and contains a multitude of techniques. Some embroidery, some appliqué and the gorgeous hexagons. Available as a just a pattern or as a kit which contains the pattern.
Mrs Hens Needlecase was definitely a favourite. A wonderful time had by all who attended the class. Loads of fun and a practical sweet little needle case essential for your stitching accessories. Made using different textured fabrics which are wonderful to work with and finished off with a lovely hand painted Busy Bee button.
Home Family and Friends is another very popular project. Made up as a wallhanging it reminds us of those most dear to us. Positioned in the right place we can keep those close to us all year round and made as a gift, will certainly let those special ones know they are thought of.
We would also like to mention the Apliquick Tools. With Lynette's unique style of appliqué, the Apliquick tools save you valuable time and effort and you still achieve the most beautiful results. Combined with the non slip black mat and the appliqué paper your appliqué stitching dreams can easily be achieved.
Due to the popularity of the above mentioned items, we have made our own Applique Pack containing all the essentials. These packs are extremely popular so be quick to secure yours.
Lynette demonstrates the use of all of these products in the free dvd that comes with the Quilters Companion No. 68. Along with the dvd the magazine contains Lynette's Garden Friends Tablet Cover pattern and the lovely Stars Aligned pattern made by Wendy Shepherd using Lynette's Starry Night Fabric.
This week we have a new fabric pack. For those who love the yarn dye fabrics we have a new mixed fat quarter pack containing 5 fat quarters and priced at $36.00 + GST. These fat quarters will give you enough fabrics to mix and match with a variety of projects.
Simple Vintage will arrive any day so, if you are in the Block of the Month and would like to add to your order, this will be your last opportunity. We still have a few fabric and thread packs left, they are limited in number so be quick.
The Little Quilt Store wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderfully exciting new year filled with plenty of time for stitching.
Pocketful of Daisies & More
With the weather changes and the exciting storms Australia has been having it has provided us with the perfect time to get some stitching done. As seen on Lynette's Facebook Page, and blog, Lynette hosted a lovely Christmas High Tea get together for all the team from Lynette Anderson Designs and The Little Quilt Store at a delightful little place here on the Sunshine Coast. Make sure you keep an eye on the posts for the latest on what is happening over the holiday season.
This week we would like to share the Pocketful of Daisies fabric range. This fabric range is a bright reflection of Spring and the lovely tones and shades of colour associated with that time of year. We have this fabric available in both bundles and by the metre.
The latest kit available both in store and online is Badger Cottage. Remade using Lynette's Pocketful of Daisies fabric range, this sweet journal cover and matching pencil case would make the perfect gift for the new year.
Back in stock are our very popular Large Roxanne glue packs. This is a very versatile product used in Lynette's style of appliqué repeatedly. Make sure you don't run out as it is such a popular product.
Another of our popular items back in stock is the Quilters Companion. This magazine features the DVD with Lynette's tutorial on the apliquick tools and showcases the Friendship Garden Tablet Cover and the Wendy Shepherd designed Stars Aligned pattern featuring Lynette's fabric range, Starry Night. We have both available in kits but they are limited in number so be quick.
Make sure you enjoy the time spent sewing, especially with good friends.
Also don't forget to check out our "SALE" section on the website…you never know what you might find :)
The Quilt Show
A special newsletter from Lynette Anderson...
This year has been wonderful, I have visited so many places, met so many lovely people and been offered lots of very exciting opportunities, one of which was the invitation to design the 2015 block of the month quilt for The Quilt Show (Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims).
'My Country House'
"The quilt would never have got completed had it not been for the stitching assistance of Yvonne, as we had a very very tight deadline. Thank you, Yvonne. The little blocks above are minatures of the ones in the quilt, they are so cute. After we shipped the completed top (phew) to the US it was quilted by the very talented Angela Walters. The pattern is being tested by the lovely Carolyn (cant wait to see what fabrics she has used!!) whom I met in Denver when I was there last month to film a show for The Quilt Show which will go to air in January 2015". Lynette x
So, how do you get the patterns for my new block of the month quilt, 'My Country House'? Easy, you need to become a Star Member of The Quilt Show which you can do for just US$42.95 for one years subscription, read more and join here. Then you will get access to the monthly patterns, helpful hints and tips from not just me but the hundreds of wonderful, talented quilters that The Quilt Show team interview and work with throughout the year.
There is an exclusive to The Quilt Show fabric/thread kit available for just US$189.00, it consists of the exact same fabrics that I have used in my quilt and includes the gorgeous hand dyed Valdani stranded floss/thread that I also used...if you like the quilt the way it is then a kit is the very best idea and represents great value.
Plus for December 2014, The Quilt Show are offering fantastic deals to help you with the freight costs. There are freight discounts for international as well as USA domestic customers.
I have used the Apliquick tools for the applique in conjunction with my famous black non slip mat and Helen's fusible, water soluble applique paper. Here is the link to all the things you may need/want/have to have, we have put together some great packages which include all the new 'toys' you need which are available here.
Learn more about Apliquick tools here and watch the video on how they work...you will be amazed at how easy it is to achieve brilliant results even on small shapes using these tools.
It's Nearly Christmas
December is here and hopefully you are as excited as we are, planning holidays, seeing loved ones and wrapping presents to go under the Christmas tree. The season is truly a time for being jolly. To share this excitement, we have some new things and some last minute gift ideas.
Just arrived are some new Yoko Saito fabrics. This fabric in Yoko's style is beautifully toned and complements the latest addition to our library, Floral Bouquet Quilts, also by Yoko Saito. If you love Yoko Saito's work then you will love both the new fabrics and the new book.
Another newly arrived product, and one that is somewhat difficult to obtain, are these 100% woven wool fabrics. Lovely vibrant colours and beautiful in texture, they are available in cute Angel Delight packs and will add dimension to your project.
An absolutely fun and exciting new product are the Solmate Socks. Crafted in the USA and mismatched with care. Your feet will thank you for the warm fun and exciting time to be had in the brightest mismatched socks ever seen. These socks can only bring rainbows to mind and put a smile on your face.
As a last minute gift idea you may consider a Lynette Anderson Pattern. Lynette has many patterns now available in a downloadable PDF format. These can make a wonderful gift for you to send to someone.
We still have a few of our sweet pendants available made using Lynette's fabric with absolute precision. We have a couple of our locally handmade flower brooches left too which are also made from Lynette's fabric. As well as being the perfect addition to any outfit, these accessories would both make perfect gifts for that special stitching friend.
Punch Needle is a wonderful art form using your choice of embroidery threads to create an amazing piece. The Cottage Garden threads, which are variegated, would highlight certain areas of your project and bring it to life. In stock we have cameo punch needle, hoops, natural weavers cloth and many of Lynette's patterns as well as plenty of threads. Punch Needle is something that everyone should try. It really is so much fun and so creative.
We do hope you share in the excitement of Christmas and we hope you have a wonderful week filled with Christmas cheer. Kiss Me Quick starts this month so keep an eye on the letter box.
The Half Square Triangle & More
As mentioned in earlier newsletters, Lynette has returned from her latest trip, and has posted some great photos from her trip to Mexico on her blog. To catch up on the latest, make sure you visit Lynette's blog and Facebook page and follow the adventures as they happen. It is always lovely to see the shared love of stitching the world over.
Lynette has found the fastest and easiest half square triangle method using "Laundry Basket Quilts", half square triangle papers. Simple to sew, accurate to cut and effortless paper removal. The papers come in both 1½" and 2" sizes and provides the most effective way of combining different types of fabric.
The half square triangle paper is used in conjunction with "Laundry Basket Quilts" book, "Friendship Triangles". This book is packed with 80 full colour pages filled with hundreds of photos and illustrations.
It contains 15 projects, all made using the half square triangle papers, including table-toppers, table-runners, wallhangings, quilts, an easy tote bag and book cover. The book also shows step by step instructions on how to use the papers.
"Butterfly collection was a popular pastime during the civil war years, the butterflies in their log cabin boxes are representational of how people displayed their butterfly collections. Finished size 148cm square (58"sq.)" Lynette x
"The Butterfly Collection", is one of Lynette's earlier patterns and features many of the half square triangles and with the new half square triangle papers, the piecing in this quilt will be done in half the time.
"The Butterfly Collection" has inspired us and we now have a limited number of kits available using a variety of fabrics and including enough of the papers to complete the quilt. There are 50 different prints in both light and dark for the half square triangles.
Newly arrived are these handy little needle threaders. These pieces are fashioned of copper brass and nickel by local artisans in a small village in Thailand where project proceeds contribute to the health, education and welfare of the entire community. These magnetic needle threaders are designed for Long Eye Needles. Made with a sturdy stainless steel hook and slightly magnetized, they are the perfect threading tool!
Tapestry 28 and larger
Chenille 28 and larger
Darning 5 and larger
Embroidery 7 and larger
Basting 7 and larger
We do hope you have an exciting week ahead and remember if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
New Book - Floral Bouquet Quilts
What an exciting week it has been here in Queensland with many world leaders visiting for the G20, record temperatures and heat waves followed by wild storms. A very exciting week indeed with many ups and downs. Lynette has arrived home safely and we are looking forward to hearing all about what magical things happened on her trip.
This week sees the arrival of Yoko Saito's new book "Floral Bouquet Quilts". This book is gorgeous and is typical of Yoko Saito's style. All the projects are completed with particular attention to detail and showcase some of the finest work seen.
To complement the new Yoko Saito Book we have some new Yoko Saito inspired fabric bundles. These bundles were made with the book in mind and definitely give you enough fabric and inspiration to start any of the projects contained in the book.
Another welcomed addition to our family of patterns is the "Make Do Sewing Organiser".
This lovely innovative design for a sewing caddy is both pretty and practical. The perfect place to keep all of your sewing needs together and well protected.
Lynette has used a double steamer basket to create this very cute project, steamer baskets are available from Asian supply stores. The pattern also includes instructions for making the matching scissor holder.
A few reminders for our Block of the Month projects:
The "Kiss me Quick" project will start mid December. For those who have already secured your place, we have your parcel ready to go. If you haven't signed up yet but think this is something you could see yourself doing, then we have attached a sign up form and the good news is that it is not too late.
The "Thread Club" will start in January 2015 and we will take final numbers at the end of November. This club is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The threads are the richest and most vibrant variegated threads available. As it has been such a popular club and has generated so much interest, we have only a few spots left so, to secure your place, be sure to return the attached sign up form.
Another very popular club has been the "Charm Club". The charms are exquisite and showcase some of the finest detailed work making up a one of a kind piece of jewellery. We have only a few spots left in this club so be quick and secure one of the last spots available by returning the attached sign up form.
We do hope you have a wonderful week and we hope to share some of Lynette's exciting stories in the weeks to come.