Welcome to Elm Grove Patchwork
It's winter time here and there is a definite chill in the air. The days are very short and the nights are long, a perfect recipe for lots of sewing time. I hope you are managing to stay productive.
After somewhat of a fabric drought, new ranges are starting to arrive. The gorgeous Ladies Legacy by Barbara Brackman is definitely one to check out. Also The Seamstress by Laundry Basket Quilts, The Midlands by Hat Creek Quilts and some lovely tiny prints from Little Companion Shirtings by Paula Barnes. I've also had a delivery of the reprinted Cloverdale House fabric, the first fabric range designed by Di Ford Hall. You will find them all under Patchwork Fabric, in the On-Line store.
The annual Friendship Frolic kicked off on Wednesday 26th May, but was quickly brought to a halt with another Covid shutdown which hit on Friday 28th May. With restrictions now easing, the Frolic will recommence on Friday 11th June. For those new to the Frolic, it's a lot of fun. The aim is to gather you friends and have a day visiting both Linda at Gum Valley Patchwork and myself at Elm Grove Patchwork, with a lovely lunch thrown into the middle of the day at Timboon, the town halfway between our two shops. If $30.00 or more is spent at each shop, you will qualify for a special Frolickers Gift, and enter the major prize drawn which this year is an LED floor lamp and scissor set. There is also a second prize draw of a machine quilting voucher for $150.00 kindly donated by Barb at Devine Quilting in Colac.
With the Covid shutdown still having an impact with travel in Melbourne, Linda and I have decided to once again open the Frolic up for online orders. Simply place an online order with both shops during the Frolic. If you spend $30.00 with both shops, please select the free gift from the homepage of our websites and add this to your order. You will only need to enter the gift once, we suggest the store you visit last.
The special Windermere booklets are still available. It was a joy to be able to write this pattern for Di's family and help out with the publication of the booklet. I now have a full list for the Block of the Month program, but you are still able to order a complete fabric kit to make this quilt. The kit contains all the fabric you will need for the quilt top as well as the binding, a total of 20m. Backing fabric is not included.