3 Day Sale on Books and Magazines at Unique Stitching.

24 02 2012


this is a very very quick note.

Over the next few weeks I have a heap of new products coming and I simply don’t have the space, so I want to clear out some books and magazines. I am going to keep it really simple. All books and magazines currently in stock, including magazine subscriptions, will be 20% off from now until midnight Monday 27 February. If you already subscribe with me and want to take advantage of this amazing saving, I can extend your existing subscription. If you subscribe through someone else, you can nominate the edition you would like to start from. Just go to the website http://www.uniquestitching.com.au and click on Books or Magazines to see what is available.

We have a large range of fabulous books covering the traditional to the very very contemporary. Our magazines include Quilting Arts (QA); Cloth Paper Scissors (CPS); CPS Studios; Stitch; and specialist magazines such as Stitch, QA and CPS Gift; CPS Pages; and International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene.

Magazines include free postage within Australia.

You need to use a discount code at the point of checkout and that code is book.

I hope I will see you at Rosehill NSW between March 8-11 or AQC in Melbourne 12-15 April.


Books, Silk kits and more Flood Relief Fabric – what a day

16 01 2011

Today I did absolutely none of the things I had planned.  You know those days.  I got up to a heap of orders for the fund raising fabric which was both pleasantly surprising and unexpected.  So the first order of the day was to dye more.  Two bolts of fabric later, I have filled all of the orders with a little more to go before I have to dye more.  Wow.  Thanks to everyone who has become involved so far. 

I have to tell you up front, I have not ironed any of the fabric we packed today, so if you have ordered some, give it an iron and the lustre will come up beautifully.

Whilst I was processing orders I got the strangest email I have had for a while.  I thought it was spam and nearly deleted it.  A neighbour, ten houses down the street had returned from holidays to discover a package on her door step.  When she had a look at it she discovered it was for me, so did a quick google search to work out who I was and emailed me.  Off I toddled to collect it .  Well I went in the car because we were going to the Fruit and Veg market and it was very hot – we will just forget that I mentioned it was only ten houses down – very hot remember .  I had been waiting for this package and was just about to start getting worried.

It had some beautiful silk quilt kits:

these gorgeous fabrics


will make this quilt

the photo does it no justice. 
Also in the box where a pile of Surface Design books:  Art Cloth and Complex Cloth by Jane Dunnewold; The Painted Quilt by Linda and Laura Kemsell; Mixed Media Explorations by Beryl Taylor and Uniquely Felt by Christine White.  These are now all on the website.
These are all seminal books which are absolutely packed with ideas, techniques and projects.  I am gradually increasing my book range.  I decided to start with new releases and add the depth of the classics and essentials as I go.  It was important to me that I can get these at a price that remains competitive with overseas sellers, which is a feat in itself.   If there are any books you would like me to carry, let me know and I will see if I can source them for a good price.

 Now that the roast lamb is in the oven, I am going to go and sort some fabric to make blocks for two seperate collection points.  Firstly for Nikki Tervo’s call for quilted 12.5 inch squares and the Sunbury Stitches and Quilters.  They are after 10 inch square blocks.  10.5 inch is hard for me.  All of my usual quick and easy blocks are a nine patch variation so I am going to have to be a bit more creative.  If you want to join in either of these, Nikki’s details are in an earlier post and the Sunbury Groups details are below.

10.5 inch blocks to be sent to:

Sunbury Stitches & Quilters’ Inc.
     c/o Lynette Peucker (President),
     37 Jeffrey Crt,
     Gisborne South,
     Vic. 3437
This group is supporting a call from Qld Quilters, through the Victorian Quilters.  They will also welcome donations of wadding, fabric or any sewing goods.  If you want more information, get in touch with me and I will forward the full email to you.

Back from Melbourne. New books have arrived

12 10 2010


Andrew (DS16yrs), Glenn (DH) and I got back from the Melbourne show and have I have finally caught up on email, the orders I could not send from Melbourne and the washing.  We had a great time and met up with some old friends but certainly made some new ones.  It was an interesting week, the weather was cold, the show was fun and many people who had never been to a craft show now know what they have been missing.  I have loaded two photos of our stand.  I took about 20, but here are two:

my favourite part of the walls

buckets of fibres

I received a delivery of new books today. 

A fabulous work book on using Lutradur

The COOLEST Dolls I have ever seen.

Picture This!

All the books are now loaded on the website at www.uniquestitching.com.au

I am in the process of developing a Facebook Fan page.  This is where I will promote new things and let you know where I am and what I am doing.  I have to say, the whole facebook thing is a bit of a challenge for me, but my website is about to link to facebook and they tell me I have to keep up.   I have mastered enough to build a ‘badge’ which is now on this blog.