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For two weekends in a row I have been away and just loved every minute of them.

First of all was the Springwood Quilters Show and what a show that was. Wonderful quilts of all colours and designs…something for everyone to admire. And then of course there was that perfect weather for all to enjoy. Did you know that this group only convenes to organize this show?…..I didn’t. They don’t actually sew together as a group….so its totally a fund raising activity….hats off to this group and all others for their fundraising.




This is a wonderful show also if you love your shopping…they have over 10 stalls there to choose from and its a great market atmosphere that surrounds the whole event. This is my second year at this show at what has become a premier quilt event of the Blue Mountains.

So after a weekend in the mountains catching up with lots of friends I was off to the Eastwood Quilt show at Brush Farm House, Eastwood. I would just love to own the house and worry about the quilts later such is the beauty of this wonderful old home.

Eastwood quilters only have a show every other year and when you see the quality of their work I can see why! Hand applique and hand quilting feature greatly in this show and with such precision. In contrast to Springwood Quilters these Eastwood ladies are a very large group where some members meet nightly and others meet during the day.





Another weekend spent doing what I love….how good is that.?

Here is just a taste of some of the quilts, you can find the rest of them over at my face book page so follow the link. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherry-Pie-Designs/230688837783?ref=tn_tnmn

There is no rest for me however for the balance of this month with a trip to the Novocastrian Quilters monthly meeting next week, a visit from the Epping quilt group to my home shop the week after and then last weekend in May will be my Retreat weekend in Tocal (Hunter Valley). If you looking for a lovely weekend away then I still  have 3 rooms available at the retreat at the end of May so just give me a call if you are interested.


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I just couldn’t resist using those lovely new fabrics…..Paint Box by Laundry Basket Quilts mixed with a little French General…..and what else, I havn’t quite decided yet.

This is the first peek at the new sewing book I am working on. It is just evolving at the moment, thats the exciting part about stitching….you never quite know what will be next!


I am loving the chintz fabric the most.

Not so sure about those nasty 1/4″ hexagons though.

Hope to have this ready for Springwood Quilt show at the end of April!!


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Just a quick message to let everyone know that the beautiful new fabrics from Moda are here.

There are 10 gorgeous fabrics by Laundry Basket Quilts…..”Paint Box”, which I am just dying to use.

You can purchase these fabrics from a minimum of 10cm or you might like to have a piece of each in a fat 1/8th pack.

Paint box (350 x 233)

Now if you are the first 10 customers to order a fat 1/8th pack of “Paint Box” you can have free postage on this item.

Please quote ref No. PBFREE in your shopping cart comment box and leave the shipping district empty.

(Applicable to Australian Shoppers Only)

Click here  to purchase.

Don’t forget you can now shop in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Trading Hours

Every Tuesday and Thursday
10am – 3.30pm

37 Howes Rd
Somersby NSW 2250
phone: 04 0042 0074

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Yesterday I was waiting for burgers to take to my hard working son and husband, and whilst doing this was watching a man getting ready to get on his motor bike and drive off.

His preparation was taking some time I noticed…..put on the jacket, then place this padded harness across his back, and I was thinking to myself….why the harness? He then turned around and I saw written on the back of the padded section were the words….”Go dog Go”!

At this point I could see a small Jack Russell terrior waiting by his feet…..with the cutest pink striped jumper on to keep warm.

He then bent down and lifted the dog onto the seat of the bike, pulled out the smallest dog harness I have ever seen and placed it on the dog. Picking up the dog by the harness, as if it were a litre of milk, he then placed her onto the petrol tank, put his helmet on, clipped the dog harness to the front of the padded harness he was wearing and finished off by placing the special sized goggles for his obviously much loved girl.

And here they are Ruby and her driver.

ruby the dog[1]

Just too cute.


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I am happy to say that I had a wonderful trip out to Dubbo and back. The country side is so green and pretty at the moment. If you get a chance over Easter or the next school holiday break then why not take a road trip out to Gulgong, Mudgee or Dubbo and take a peek at our beautiful country.

This was my first year at the Dubbo Craftalive show and what a wonderful time I had.

I caught up with shoppers that I had met throughout 2012 and made new friends and of course spent time with my brother and his family.

There were lots of ideas and projects to choose from including Quilting, paper crafts and embroidery.

Robyn, from “Robyn’s Creative Sewing threads was there with her beautiful work.

and Anne from Piccaninni Patchwork was also there with some great bargains.

Miss Elizabeth and her friends enjoyed their first outing and were very well received indeed.

Thank you everyone for a lovely weekend.

The fabric has been rolling in thick and fast over the past 2 weeks and I have finally got all of it on the website.

There are lovely new soft and pretty florals, checks and stripes as well as shirtings and reproduction fabrics and these can all be found at the “Just Arrived” page online.

I have been busy updating the fabric pages of the website and hopefully choosing your fabrics will now be a little easier for you with new catagories.

Soft and Pretty florals, checks and stripes



Muted Florals

all of these catagories can be reached by clicking on

“Fabrics, Yardage and Packs” on the home page.

Postage offer

I am offering
FREE POSTAGE on orders of
$85 or more from now until Wednesday April 3rd.

To take advantage of this offer please purchase 1postage stamp from either the home page or the Just arrived page on the website and quote this No….FPNL0313

in the special requests section on the first page of your shopping cart.

There is no need to choose any other postage option other than the Stamp.

(This offer applies to Australian shoppers only).

Postage offer

Have a safe and happy Easter everyone.


Trading Hours
Every Tuesday and Thursday
10am – 3.30pm
37 Howes Rd
Somersby NSW 2250
phone: 04 0042 0074

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Clearance Fabrics

panier de fleurs

With so many  lovely fabrics having just arrived last week  and many more coming I thought it might be a good idea to make some extra space and  add more fabrics to the  “Clearance” page over at the website.

I dont think these fabrics will last very long so hop on over and get yours now.

At just $4.00 per 50cm there are some great bargains to be had. So make sure that you place a “1” in your quantity box for 50cm or “2” for a metre etc.

Now on some of those fabrics there may be only a small amount left or there might be close to a full bolt so why not try your luck!

So that I get the postage correct for you please check the words “Clearance Items on Sale” on the first page of your shopping cart. Feel free to add other full price merchandise to your order but be advised that the postage may change.

For those of you who shop with me often you will know that I always review every order and will always use the most cost effective postage option for you.

Happy Shopping


P/S…..Those lovely new fabrics will be listed on the web over the next few days so keep checking back to the “Coming Soon” page or “Just Arrived”.

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If you are avid fan of reproduction fabrics by Judy Rothermel, Paula Barnes and Faye Burgos then you will love what has just arrived on my doorstep.

 Lovely fabrics in a great range of colours just waiting for you to put them to good use.


These are just some of the prints available for backgrounds and very pretty ones for those of you who just love to fussy cut.

Something for everyone!

Click here to see more.

Next week I am off to Dubbo for the Craft Alive show and will be releasing the new range of designs for this year. They will include 3 new quilts, including Miss Elizabeth, a ruler bag (very cute), a felted wool needle book (even cuter) and cushions. Patterns for all of these items will be at the show and online.

hexagon needle book

hexagon needle book

Why not come along to the show if your close or maybe even have a weekend away there is lots to do in the area.


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