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Delilah - Lucy's Journey - Part 1

A fair while ago, when working through the Delilah patterns I thought "yeah... I might just make this".
After a quick brain storm with the Boss Lady/Mum, I decided why not! But it has to be different, we thought because we have no use for 2 quilts that look very similar. So, what could I do? That's when my eyes landed on my always growing stash of Liberty.
PERFECT!
March arrived and so did our stock of templates, and off I went...
My, my, my Delilah.

You have brought me to a few firsts so I think some confessions need to me made.

1. I have never pieced a curve.

Nope...  No sir! Not one.
Curves have always scared me. I could never wrap my head around them but the Boss Lady...

She loves them!

I mean... she really LOVES them!

Or maybe she just loves cruel and unusual punishment like this block?!
Just an idea.

Curves conquered.
But wait, there's more (confessions and curves!)

2.  I don't* own an iron.

Ha. Yup!
I managed to get to a few days shy of 30 years old without…
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You have all been asking...

To all the Amitie Addicts,
The last 6 months have been full of questions. The main one being 'where are you moving to?" and we are excited to finally announce.
After much careful thought, discussion and searching for the perfect premise (oh boy! Was there some searching. Both soul searching and on realestate.com!)… we have finally found it.
Amitie Textiles will be moving to Torquay, Victoria! 
(photo credit: http://www.torquayvictoria.com.au)
18 months ago Richard and I relocated to Torquay and to regain a better work life balance, it's time for Amitie to follow. 
This has been one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made but I know deep within, this is the right move for me and my business. 
The new store will be bigger and better than anybody can imagine! Our focus is to create a space different to others - a truly inspiring space, full of warmth and character. A magical place to get lost in, but also a place to find and explore your creative self ! 
We don't have a…

Aurora With Alyce Blyth

Alyce began quilting in 2011 when her husband purchased her a sewing machine after she had been reading all up about quilting for "one day". Little did he know what he had started! When her family moved to Japan in 2012, that's when she truly became a quilter as a way of having something comforting and familiar to focus on through the changes. Once she realised that quilting combined both her love of creating and math, Alyce began designing her own quilt patterns while her blog, Blossom Heart Quilts, provided a place for her teaching background to be used to share tutorials. During her four years in Japan, Alyce found her creative home in the quilting community, fell in love with Hello Kitty, and took Japanese fabric for granted. Now that she's back in Australia, she's excited to finally meet friends in person and get involved in the Melbourne, and wider, quilting community!
(You can find Alyce on instagram @blossomheartquilts) Aurora is a beginner-friendly class and…

This is just too exciting!

We are getting ready for some pretty amazing visitors... and we mean, AMAZING VISITORS! The kind of patchwork royalty that make quilters weak at the knees. Yup, that kind of amazing! Get ready because this is going to be awesome.

ANNA MARIA HORNER AND CAROLYN FRIEDLANDER ARE COMING TO TEACH AT AMITIE!!!!!



Excited?! We thought you might be.
These are going to book fast so MOVE. MOVE. MOVE!

BUILDING COLOUR PALETTES WITH ANNA MARIA HORNER SOLD OUT
12 pm - 4 pm
$150 per student Afternoon tea provided


In this class, Anna Maria will teach student's how to switch up traditional colour conventions in order to develop individual and stunning palettes. Anna Maria will discuss colour using the colour wheel, and how to translate this colour information to printed fabrics. Demonstrating how scale and proportion can be used to create new and interesting patchwork combinations.  This class is ideal for anyone who wants to understand how to work intuitively with colour and print.
MOD COSAGE
WITH ANNA MARIA HORN…

THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS…

Well, no. Not really! It’s more the truth about Amitie.
{The shop}
We never write on this blog. We want to but it’s always at the bottom of the very long to do list and it gets bumped. Bumped to the next day, next week (maybe even next year going by the last post… eeek!)

So why now? Why this post? We keep hearing things on the quilty grapevine. Things we mostly laugh at amongst ourselves because they’re so silly. But, recently there’s been a few that have made me think that some of these rumours could be a little damaging to our little fabric store so I using this platform to set the record straight.
{Daisy Do - Pattern from Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell, templates available now}
Here are the three biggies answered straight from the horse’s mouth (neigh!)!
“I heard you’re closing?!”
NEGATIVE!
Never been on the cards.
How this started I do not know. Maybe because the building we are housed in sold, which is the truth but the little rumour that followed is just gossip. We will be moving ag…

Jules McMahon is coming to teach

About Jules
Jules lives just outside Canberra, Australia on a wildlife reserve with her three spirited daughters and ever-patient Mr. She is the founder and inaugural President of Canberra Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) and is the Region 5 Representative on the MQG Board of Directors. Jules learnt to sew as a small child and has been a passionate sewist her whole life, quilting for the past 15 years, she has found her calling as an improvisational quilter, quilting teacher and pattern maker and is spreading her love of quilting using her own set of . You can find her on Instagram @procrasticraft and online at procrasticraft.com
I met Jules at Quiltcon in Feb then saw her quilt hanging at AQC earlier this year. I'm super excited to have her come to Victoria.  Every picture tells a story and I know from these that I want to take the classes.
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Improvised Log Cabins
Saturday Nov 28 10-4pmGive your next quilt a fresh and modern feel by free-wheeling your way to one of the most recognisable quilt …

PEONY ROSE WORKSHOP WITH SANDRA

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.