Saturday, May 30, 2009


This is a photo of Ollie, Simon and Mitchell taken at Simon's birthday on Wednesday. Simon is Mitchell's dad and Ollie's uncle. He is a chef - and he cooked us his birthday lunch - it was superb. Mitchell gave his dad the red T shirt for his birthday - it says "I Rock" It is Ollie's birthday on Sunday - he will be 10.

Duncan and Katherine. Duncan is Megan's partner and his birthday was on Friday- it's been a week of family birthdays!

We had an Excellent Class with Griet Lombard - here are samples of what we did!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Quilting Friends!!

This little quilt says "To Katherine from China" and has been signed by the girls that I taught in a quilting class in China in 2007. There were twelve in the class and they continue to meet every week to quilt - the quilt is designed by Li Ping who is part of the group. He-lan has now come to The Cloth Shop to learn more..............
He-lan making leaves at the Layered Leaves class.

Jacqui was the tutor of the Layered Leaves classes at The Cloth Shop last weekend and Monday and Tuesday. Here she is with Lynette - one of the class participants.

Friday, May 15, 2009

See you on Wednesday!!

Wednesdays are for Quilting!! but we still need to eat. Frances brought us home made scones, homemade strawberry jam and cream for morning tea. Delicious!!
A Quilt Shop Essential person!! Christine travels for one of our fabric wholesalers - she called in to see us last Wednesday afternoon.

Eileen finishing off her New Zealand Book.

After every successful Wednesday there are Threads!! Colin and his trusty vacuum cleaner.
We would love to see YOU on Wednesday!
Take a look at this - we looked at this last Wednesday and loved it!!

We are so glad you are back!!

This is Jan and she is a Survivor!! Every Friday since we opened eleven years ago we have Open Day Friday - you can come along to The Cloth Shop and work on whatever you like. Jan came every Friday for five years - we called her "Queen of Fridays" Every Friday she baked us morning tea and for Fridays at least The Cloth Shop was her world. Last year she had a huge fight on her hands as she had treatment for Breast Cancer and she didn't come to Open Day Friday for eighteen months, but now she is back!! She has her own hair again and is back stitching her beautiful Baltimore Quilt (which you would have seen if I had been a bit quicker taking this photo.) It's great to have you here again, Jan.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A perfect end to a perfect day!!

Congratulations Amiee and Liz from The Cloth Shop!
On Saturday Amiee entered her quilt "Crown of the Pacific" into Tote and Gloat's "Go Green" Challenge. The quilts were judged by Sandra Meech and she won first prize for her quilt in the Novice Section.
But Wait -there's more......
She also won Viewers Choice for the same quilt!!
Here she is with her quilt - and rosettes
But Wait - there's more........
She also entered this quilt which is called "Harekeke in Green" and she won second prize!!
Here she is with her quilt and another rosette!
But wait! there is even more...........
Liz won the sponsors prize for her quilt called - "Recycle, reuse......."
Here she is with her quilt and her rosette

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