Wednesday, January 14


The ever so talented Sandra Boyle will be teaching the MOST amazing quilt here in February.

Her Peony Rose quilt is so stunning and you can get her expertise advise on making your own!

4 classes, running fortnightly.
Starting Thursday Feb 12th.
10.00 am - 12.30 pm.
$100 per person.

Places are limited to let us know if you would like to join Sandra for this class.
You can call us on (03) 9596 7225 to book.

Monday, December 15

Mystery BOM by Jen Kingwell

Do you like surprises? Or simply trust that everything Jen does is pretty freakin' spectacular?!

Well, then the Mystery BOM is for you!

This project is a mix of hand piecing, machine piecing and hand appliqué. Fabrics will be a mix of originals featured in Jen’s quilt and replacement fabric. It will be likeness for likeness (i.e. red check for red check) and we will do our best to make sure it all works as well as it does in Jen’s original quilt.

12 month program.
$40.00 per month for Australian customers. $45.00 AUD per month for international customers. This price includes fabrics for quilt top, pattern, postage and handling – all inclusive cost.


Sign up forms can be found HERE
Please return signed form via e-mail or post and we will get you started!


From the team at Amitie

Wednesday, September 3

So exciting

This week has been a really great one for me.

This great big box arrived from Moda full of my new fabric range "Gardenvale" I was holding my breath with anticipation. So surreal seeing my name on the selvedge 

Just a little tease. I will show you more as I cut into it ( singing along to Rod Stewart " the first cut is the deepest, baby I know"

Then my friend Tina told me my book was on Amazon available for pre order! Yippee 
Small typo....... There are 15 projects as the book suggests
So that is my news. I'm afraid next week might be a little disappointing, ah well I guess I can't have that much excitement every week. Don't think my heart could cope!

Thursday, May 29

Maleny Magic Retreat

I have been in Maleny Queensland this week teaching at a retreat run by Maleny Magic Patchwork and Quilts

What a spectacular view from the venue with the Glasshouse mountains as a backdrop

There were 27 ladies working on 8 different project. Here are just a few

Georgetown on my mind by Deb

Pam worked on Midnight at the oasis 

Brenda and Wendy were making What colour is an Elephant

Libby's Steampunk

Jackies Circle game

Jennifer's Broken Glass with vintage kimono fabrics

Emma's Gypsy wife

And Sues Circle Game in Japanese fabrics. The talented Cathy Hertzel was on hand with her killer machine skills to show the girls. Cathy has been teaching The Circle Game by machine up here on the Sunshine Coast and some of her girls bought their quilts along for show and tell

This is Cathy

And this is Barbara's version ( sadly my other photos were blury but I will see if Cathy can send some through) It was great to see all the different versions and in the class as a "challenge", everyone added a different border. Super idea

Of course we ate heaps. This is a gorgeous resturant called "secrets by the lake" 

And a little of this went on!

And some show and tell of past projects.
Of course this is just a small snippet of what has been a really fun week
Thank you to Bev who owns the store and organised the retreat with great attention to detail and also to Cathy.
It was great to meet and share the week with everyone who participated in the workshops and the girls who took the time to bring their Circle Game quilts in for show and tell.
If you are on the Sunshine Coast take a trip to this lovely little town and surrounding area

Jen xx

Monday, May 12

Quilt Market 2014

Jen and I are off to Pittsburgh in the states to attend the International Quilt Market.

The store is open as usual.
Monday to Friday, 9.30 am - 5.00 pm.
Saturday 9.30 am - 4.00 pm.
Sunday Closed.

The office is closed until the 22nd of May.
This means BOM, fabric clubs, online orders and online inquiries will be on hold until then.

We're sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Tuesday, April 29

Cut, uncut, finished block size etc

I get e-mails often regarding Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell. 
Print edition 1 did have errors which have been corrected (yay). We only have the corrected print edition available now, but considering other stores carry this pattern too, there are some edition 1 still floating around for sale.

Errors or no errors there seems to be some confusion about block measurements. People still think there are mistakes but I am assuming this is due to some terminology mix ups. I guess it all can be a little lost in translation between different countries and different stores. We all speak the same language but use different terms (wadding vs batting etc).

So let’s try and clear some of them up…

Finished quilt measurement means a completely finished quilt. Easy!

“Cut” measurements refer to a piece of fabric unsewn – so all seam allowance is included in this measurement.

“Finished block measures” refers to the block size in the completed quilt. This means a 4” finished measurement will be 4 ½” as a standalone block.

Let’s look at a simple Four-Patch block for example. Finished block measures 12”.

Cut measurement of the 4 squares would be 6 ½”.

This block will measure 12 ½” before sewn into the quilt. The extra ½” is the seam allowance.

I hope this post helps anyone who is struggling with any quilt pattern. They can be very difficult to read! I have never sewn on of my Mum's patterns before, so I take my hat off to anybody who has. They are complex!