Friday, October 29


We have just received our second shipment of the new Rowan threads by Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler. They look so gorgeous, how can you possibly use them??

Tuesday, October 26

new samples

Anna Maria Horner roundabout dress pattern. I made this one so it is not difficult!!

Amy Butler Anna Tunic, Market skirt by Betsy Kingston and Lily's easy dress pattern by Vanilla house. We have several other great samples to get your creative thoughts churning.

Jane made the Honeybun Pouf.

Louise made the Midwest mod pillow

Trish made this quilt along with half of Melbourne after seeing it in a newspaper article on Arabella Ramsay. You can see a great picture of the original on her website. It is a traditional pineapple log cabin design and we have seen it in many different colour combos in the store in the past few weeks. It really hit a soft spot with many people.

Friday, October 22

Rockin Robin Round 1 - Staff Profile

Jennifer Kingwell
Round 1


I have been fortunate in my life to have 2 careers, both involving a needle in my hand.
I began nursing after leaving school, and after many years experiencing different disciplines I settled into midwifery which was the most rewarding and fantastic work place. I was privileged to be included into the life changing, everyday miracles of child birth.

In 1999 I purchased my share of a quilt shop. It was the beginning of my 2nd career, one which is also very rewarding! After a couple of years of working both jobs, I finished nursing.

I have always loved fabric and threads and over the many I have tried almost every craft. EG. Padded tissue box covers, photo frames, macrame, cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, crochet, dried flower arranging, stenciling... the list goes on.

The aspect of my life that gives me enormous pleasure is my family. Richard and I have 3 daughters, Meg, Abby and Lucy. Meg is a primary school teacher, Abby works in the fashion world and many of you know Lucy who works at Amitie.

I enjoy the design process of quilt making and I would describe my style at 'eclectic'. Hand sewing is most enjoyable but I am also comfortable behind a machine. Bright colours always attract me and I am quite often adding black and white to the quilt. Most people think this is because I am a Collingwood supporter and these are their team colours, but I just think I love black and white!

Food: Everything! Maybe risotto.
Drink: Bubbles - Domaine Chandon.
Colour: Everything except blue.
Movie: Dirty dancing.
Actor/Actress: Collin Farrell (not for his acting ability) and Liam Neeson.
Song: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen and Gitter in the Air by Pink.
Currently reading: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Family Recipe: Aunty Mavis' Dried Apricot Slice.
Gadget: Escort Auto Needle Threader.
Fabric: Linens.

If you would like to join the Amitie Mystery Quilt - Rockin Robin please e-mail

Thursday, October 14

Show this weekend.

Amitie will be at the Better Homes and Gardens LIVE show this weekend!
If you're NSW based come down and say hi.
There are 3 great stages with live shows - Love cooking, Pet and outdoor living and Make create and decorate!