Kits to keep you busy
Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Sew.Stitch.Sea workshop in September. This workshop is now full, but we are happy to place your name on a waiting list should there be any cancellations. Lynette is looking forward to meeting you all and has an exciting new project to offer you on the day.
as well as an old favourite - Fox & Friends - remade using the range.
Keep an eye open for fabric kits for these two patterns arriving soon.
Back in stock is Lynette's book Stitch it for Spring.
There are some great projects in this book from small purses to journal covers to quilts, and the fabric featured in the book is the Wildflower Wood range.
We have limited fabric bundles available as well as packs including matching buttons, ribbons and even a cute little tin for storing your threads and needles.
Next week sees the start of winter here in Australia, and whilst we are lucky on the Sunshine Coast to not get the really cold days, some of the nights can be a bit chilly, so why not treat yourself to a pair of funky multi coloured Solmate Socks to keep your toes warm while sitting at the sewing machine.
We still have some copies of the Quilters Companion #68 magazine left which include Lynette's instructional DVD.
Kits are now available for the Friendship Garden Tablet Cover which include all the fabrics needed to complete this project, plus some extra bits and bobs.
An all time favourite pattern of Lynette's is Badger Cottage which includes a journal cover and pencil case. We have kits made up ready for you to complete this project, and they include fabrics from the Pocketful of Daisies and Quilters Garden ranges.
Till next time...
Here on the Sunshine Coast we are having some beautiful days but the colder weather is definitely creeping in which provides the perfect conditions for time spent stitching. Lynette is currently away teaching and if you are attending her one of her workshops we do hope you are have a wonderful time.
Just arrived are the Quilters Companion magazines with the DVD tutorial from Lynette. If you have one pre ordered then keep an eye on the post as it is on its way. If you haven't yet seen the DVD or magazine, then it is a must for anyone who is looking at appliqué.
An essential tool to watch and learn at your leisure.
Also replenished are the Sue Daley English paper piecing papers. We have added a few new sizes to our collection which we are sure you will love.
We have added a few new raw button packs like the Love to Garden pack which goes with the Garden Scenes wallhanging from the Country Cottage Quilting book and the Country Garden button pack from the Chateau Hexagon wallhanging.
We are happy to announce we have secured a few more places for the Valdani Thread club. The thread club has been such a success and so popular that we have exhausted all resources for one last group. The numbers are limited so if you haven't yet become one of our exclusive Thread club members then this will be your last opportunity. The Thread club includes 10 variegated threads from Valdani per month. You also have the option to receive 10 individually personalised named thread spools.
"The threads that I have received through the club have been great quality. The colour of the threads have really blown me away and have inispired me to use colours that previously I would never have used. I has been well worth the money" - Karyn
"It was a dull miserable grey morning here today - until my postie put this through the letter box! These gorgeous hand dyed Valdani Threads from Lynette Anderson Designs thread club are a real pop of colour and they have officially brightened up my day!" - Nicola
If you would like to join the last Valdani thread club then please fill out the attached form and return it to us. The selection of threads is a wonderful rainbow of colours and shades that when you have the complete collection, you will be amazed with the selection and choice you have and find a million places to use each and every skien.
Sew Stitch Sea, Lynette's September workshop with Helen Stubbings is filling up fast so if you think you may like to attend then be sure to secure your place.
Keep an eye on our clearance selection as you may be happily surprised with the new addtions.
If you have any questions then please email us and let us know. We hope you all have a wonderful week of stitching and if you share the cold weather with us then make sure you rug up and stay warm especially while stitching.
It's a red letter day
Today we are celebrating all things red. It's one of our favourite colours .... who doesn't love red roses, crispy red apples, juicy red tomatoes, glossy red lipstick, shiny red nail polish and of course, redwork.
Embroidery is one of Lynette's favourites and we have a wide selection of patterns and kits to tempt you...
Also available separately are packs of tape measure ribbon.
Christmas seems to have been only weeks ago, but guess what - you need to start planning soon if you are going to get all your Christmas stitchery done in time.
And not to forget buttons. We have some very special red buttons released this week.
Just a reminder about the Sew.Stitch.Sea workshop Lynette is holding here on the Sunshine Coast on 13 September 2015 along with guest tutor Helen Stubbings. Numbers are filling fast so be sure to secure your place by completing the attached booking form and returning it to us as soon as possible. Cost is $145 per person. Pay a $50 deposit now with the balance of $95 on 3 August, or if you prefer to pay upfront, go to the website where you will get a 10% discount for this option (note the amount shown on the website is the discounted price excluding gst).
If you do book online, please complete the booking form and forward to us by email so we can keep you up to date on requirements etc.
We are excited to be able to welcome some of our customers to our very special part of the world and look forward to seeing you here.
Till next time....
Sew Stitch Sea & NEW Fabrics
What a week we have had here in Queensland with torrential rain and gale force winds, followed buy glorious sunny autumn days. I am sure there were a few stitchers out there working away by torchlight on Friday.
Now we are back to normal, we have some very exciting news. Many of you have been asking when Lynette will be holding a local workshop, so we are delighted to announce
to be held on Sunday 13 September 2015 right here on the Sunshine Coast, and just minutes from the airport and more importantly, Little Quilt Store.
Lynette will be joined by guest tutor, Helen Stubbings of Hugs & Kisses, and both will present a specially designed project for the one day workshop.
Details are on the attached information sheet and to secure your place (numbers are limited) please complete the booking form and return it to us as soon as possible. A deposit of $50.00 per person is required at the time of booking with the balance due on 3 August, 2015.
Sign up today online, pay in full and you will receive a 10% discount on the class price.
(Please can you also send us a booking form so that we have all of your contact details)
We hope to see you there...
Lynette's mystery quilt project in Simply Vintage Magazine was extremely popular, and we have a small number of the Summer 2014, Autumn 2014 and Winter 2014 issues of the magazine still available.
We are offering these now to those who missed out at a special price of $20 plus postage. Sorry - but the Spring 2014 issue is no longer available.
We also have some fabric packs from this project available. They include some beautiful yarn dyes in rusty reds, browns and blues and would make a great country look quilt or throw.
Lynette's New Fabric Has Arrived!
"My Spiced Pumpkin collection evokes the scents and colours of the herbs and spices we use in cooking and that can be found in many natural medicines. Imagine making a quilt, table runner or pillow to enjoy during the autumn season in your home using colours which I have named cinnamon, turmeric, pepper, chilli and wolfsbane. Enjoy co-ordinating Spiced Pumpkin with the creams from my Bread and Butter basic collections" Lynette x
Patterns and kits using the new range will be coming soon…so watch your inbox :)
Till next time...
Today is a perfect day for sewing. Well at least it is on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, light rain and a little windy, perfect for stitching inside where it is nice and warm. Mind you we think everyday is a perfect day for stitching.
Lynette has returned safely from the AQC in Melbourne and would like to say a big thank you to all those who came out and visited her at the show. Lynette had such a wonderful time and enjoyed catching up with everyone so much that I am sure The Little Quilt Store stand will return to Melbourne soon.
On order and soon to arrive are the Quilters Companion No. 68 Magazine. This magazine comes with the free DVD showcasing Lynette's use of the apliquick tools, a display of some of Lynette's most treasured quilts and a brief history of Lynette Anderson. Lynette talks of her childhood, favourite things and fondest memories. The Magazine should arrive within the next fortnight so pre-order yours making sure you don't miss out.
The Magazine is also packed with many patterns including Lynette's Friendship Garden Tablet Cover. Lynette gives step by step instructions on how to make this gorgeous tablet cover in the Quilters Companion DVD. Kits available.
Another of our favourites here are Perfect Stems. Perfect Stems come in a variety of sizes and are used to create perfect flower stems and perfect vines. Follow the link for a bias stem tutorial on the Perfect Stems and how Lynette uses them.
This wonderful book also contains many more of Lynette's lovely projects. Each one beautiful and unique in it's own way and all designed to further your journey in appliqué and stitching.
A treasured keepsake sure to remain with you for years to come.
Fernhill is definitely one of our favourites. Originally run as a button club, now available in fabric bundles, patterns and button packs. This amazing wall hanging sharing some of Lynette's favourite forest creatures and using the perfect stems gives us some more of our perfect vines.
We hope you have a safe and wonderful week full of plenty of lovely surprises and loads of time for stitching.
Best Sellers from AQC Melbourne
We are back in the shop from our first time selling at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne over the weekend. It was great to meet so many of our customers from all over the country - and some as far as New Zealand - and to have the opportunity to introduce our designs to those not familiar with us.
We were overwhelmed with the response, and thought we would share with you our best selling items from the show.
A Dog's Life continues to be a favourite and kits sold out quickly.
The fabric packs are available for backgrounds, hill fabrics, wool packs and also the mixed pack of fabrics for the piecing and appliqué. Great tonings of mauves, purples, blues and greens.
Now released as a pattern, the popular button club quilt, Chateau Hexagon, was a real hit with our customers.
till next time......