Monday, 30 June 2014

Monthly Newsletter July 2014

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Monthly Newsletter July 2014

WoW I can’t believe that Another Crafty Month has past...with lots of fun creating
and lots of things being finished too
and some new people joining us..

We have another wonderful month
of crafting to sink your teeth into

Fridays are set classes so please refer to the
calendar below for all the dates and times…
But as it is School holidays we are only having our
usual Block of the Month and Template Class on Friday’s
If you click on the picture you can then
print it out for your reference
that way you will be sure not to miss a
class :)    

Monday Sit’n’Sew Classes  are starting to move along now But we still have several places
available for you to come along to …we also use Monday as a catch up class for those that are not able to join us on Fridays...But bookings are essential
"Sew" if you are a beginner sewer or just want to come along for some
help with your creation...then by all means pop in and say hi and we
will be able to help you

at this point I would like to point out that we have limited space available
in our classes and Bookings are Essential...if you do Book and for some
reason you can not make it could you please either send a TxT or Phone
and let us we have a waiting list for some classes and it is only fair
to others that want to come along thank you in advance for your understanding

we are looking at running another Class on a Wednesday Morning once
classes are completely full and this is not too far away so watch this space
for more details on that  


we are  at the Nanango Markets again this
month...Site 65 is where you find us
although they are forecasting rain and that
will be the only thing that will keep me away
so fingers crossed :)

Shopping made Easy
We Have now made your Shopping with us easier
safer and some of you may know we are
on Facebook but did you know that we are also
on eBay…
Here is the Awesome part... we have combined facebook and eBay together
so now you only have to click on the Shop/eBay tab
on our Facebook page and it will take you
directly to our eBay can browse our
stock and purchase via PayPal or Direct deposit
and that give you the assurance of safe
purchasing :)
we are currently in the process of adding our
bolted/pre-cut fabric to the store
so you will be sure to find what you are looking for :)

and machine Embroidery Supplies
and Singer Sewing Machines are also being added this
coming month
these take approximately 4- 5 days delivery
FREE postage is on all Machines and
you get a bonus gift when you order with us too

(Australian residents only)

Oh and if you can’t find what you are looking for
drop us a line and we will be able to
give you  ETA on the stock especially
MSQC templates
and if you haven’t already “LIKED” our page please do so to keep up to date “)
here is the link either Click or just copy and paste into your Browser


and our eBay store is found here if you are not on Facebook

Night Classes

We put out a call for a Wednesday Night Class here at
Darvanalee Designs
for all those creative bunnies that are looking for something to do
we are still taking expressions of Interest at this point
we need 5 firm bookings to get under way ...these classes
will be things like Blocks of the Month and some crafty items
such as home Decor or small quilts
we are at this point looking at fortnightly classes
7pm to 9pm
so if you are interested please let me know
as soon as possible :) look forward to hearing from you
Ph:4163 66 31 or 0429 55 1970

we have lots going on over the coming Months

Classes Classes Classes
1st Friday of the Month is BOM (4th of July)
(Block of the Month)
we are Doing Block 7 this month
this will be a combination of
both piecing and Paper piecing

Friday 11th of July
we are CLOSED
due to family Commitments

Friday 18th of July Sit’n’Sew
so if you have any projects that you are want to
finish then pop in and lets get sewing

Friday 25th of July
Template Class
this month we are doing
we are working with the
Large Simple Wedge
making a table runner

spaces are limited so please BOOK in ADVANCE

please refer to Calendar for Dates and more info :)
**Calendar is at the end of Newsletter Click Pic and Print out **

Quilting Service
WOO HOO ...we have done it...working a lot of nights
and early mornings but we have got our
turn around on Quilting Services to 2 weeks
If you have a quilt that you are wanting to Quilt
then get it into us asap...Did you Know that we offer a
Binding Service too...why not ask us next time you drop off
your quilt … “)  


Custom Handmade Quilts
Did you know that we also make Quilts to order here at
Darvanalee Deisgns....
so if you don’t have the time to make one yourself then
why not ask us and we will be happy to make you what
you are looking for...they start from $350 as it will depend on your
fabric choice and size of your quilt...we are also in the process of
looking and getting some awesome Kits in too this will make
this price come down in the near future...and lets face it we all
love a bargain :)
so why not give a call today and find out more :)
because we believe everyone should be snuggled under a Custom
handmade Quilt :)

Fabrics & More
More and More Fabrics are arriving weekly
Pop in to see what we have on offer
we have a range of Wide Back quilt backings
and we stock Matilda’s Own Waddings
Cotton/Bamboo/Polyester and 100%Wool on request “)
we also have a wide range of Templates from a variety of different companies
and we  are the Authorised stockist of Missouri Star Quilt Co templates
and  we are also stocking their
new Bi-Monthly Magazine called “BLOCK”
each magazine comes with 10 patterns and no adverts
in the magazine...the way a magazine should be..pop in as we only have limited
stock of Issue 2 left...but Issue 3 will be arriving soon so get in and reserve your copy today :) :) you can also pre-order Issue 3 by dropping in or giving us a call “)
or check out our eBay Store link is above

Now on to the Fun Stuff
Classes Yippee :) :)

All Classes run from 9.30 am to 12.30pm
there is a class fee of $10 plus Materials
bookings Essential on as we only have
limited spots left :)
Ph: 4163 6631 or 0429 55 1970
Come join the fun with like Minded People
Morning Tea is Provided
**Click on the Image to Print out for your records**


Happy Quilting “) N

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Full of Flowers Quilt #53

I ran a Class a couple weeks ago 
introducing some of the ladies to the 
Five Minute Block 

the pattern we use was 
Basket of Love in the 
5 Minute Block Book by
            Suzanne             McNeill

So today I am showing you what Sandra B of 
Kingaroy... ended up doing for her class

In class we concentrated on doing the 5 minute blocks 
and then Sandra wanted to make hers into a quilt for 
her mum...who is in a Nursing home here in town 

So Sandra used her basket of flowers for the center of her quilt and the added a small border and went on to make some 9 patch blocks and complimented them with a applique heart and alternated them in the end she had 2 borders made up this way and to finish she used a 5 minute Block border :)  

then it was over to me for quilting 
Sandra wanted to just have stipple on the 
quilt all over 
we used a variegated thread and 
purple backing...yes I did go over the 
applique hearts at the request of Sandra as it is 
going to the nursing home where  her mum
is living ") for Birthday in August 

What a lovely gift a little piece of home 
and love to keep her warm on those 
cold nights ") 

It is amazing what you do 
with a simple idea and such a 
gorgeous quilt can come from it 

Well I am off to do another quilt ") 

Happy Quilting ") N

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Butterflies everywhere Quilt #52

Well today I am doing a revamp of a quilt that i did 
last year...I have this one for sale for some 
 I love the brightness of this quilt 

Last month I had a customer 
ring me with a request for a 
Handmade Custom Quilt 
in Blue 

but I just could not get it done in the time frame that they 
wanted the quilt...
so I sent her to a few places that I know that had 
ready made quilts 

but Michelle couldn't find anything 
she Michelle had 
previously purchased a Minnie Mouse Quilt from 
for her daughter so she was familiar 
with my abilities ...

market day rolled around and here they
were Michelle and her Husband 
Looking at my Butterfly quilt 

they were in love with it ...
even though it was orange 

after some discussion we cam to the 
agreement that I would take off the Orange 
binding and make up some labels 
with family names and what the quilt 
was for ..

we arrange to have a meeting on the Monday and 
hash out the rest of  the planes and get 
names and spelling right 

after out meeting I started 
to take the binding off and replace 
it with a blue one instead 

out came the embroidery machine and 
labels went one 

the quilt was quilted with a all over 
designs of Butterflies 
using a variegated cotton in the same colours of the 
as you can see it has tuned out just lovely 

Michelle took delivery of her quilt last week 
and was thrilled to bits with the end result 

and I was soo happy to be able to help them out with 
this special gift for their parents 50th Wedding Anniversary 

and as for me I am off to do another quilt for Sandra this time 

Happy Quilting ") N

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi Quilt #51

it has been a busy couple weeks here at 
Darvanalee Deisgns

lots of quilting been going on 
as a result i am a little behind with my 
Blogging "/

So today I am sharing a Quilt/Wall Hanging 
that was made by Debby.S of Nanango 

I have done a great deal of Quilts for Debby over the years 
that I have know her...

You can read about how I met Debby here 

So as the title suggest 
this is all about Australia 
well Debby's take on the flag

I think this is the most amazing use of 
scarps that I have seen in a while 

this has been made for her Son-In-Law
and will hang with pride of 
place in his Shed 
OOPPs sorry Shed his  ManCave 
as all sheds are now known as :) lol

today I have just done a stipple all over 
going around the applique 
with a navy blue thread 
on both top and back of the quilt 

As  I said an amazing use of 
left over fabrics from previous projects
awesome job Debby ") love it  

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi

Happy Quilting ") N

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Gotta Love a Red and White Quilt #50

We have done it we have reach quilt # 50 
in under 6 months....

wow what a 6 months it has been 
I haven't been quilting as much in the 
last couple weeks just one here and there
due to being the end of the financial year
I have been very busy getting all the 
stock ready for stock take 
and paper work for previous months
But enough about that lets get onto 
Lisa's Red and white Quilt...

this is the 3rd quilt that i have done for Lisa' in the last couple months 
you might remember here Blue Quilts 
that she had done for her Boys
you can find them here 
Lisa made this quilt with her friend in mind
but after she got it home and 
was putting the binding on it 
she decided that she was going to 
keep it for now she 
is onto another quilt for her 
friend that arrives in 5 weeks :) 

I love this type of quilt 
such a simple pattern 
but looks soo effective and the 
choice of colours has really set this off 

we used a variegated thread with an all over 
quilting pattern called "Wave on Wave"

Lisa's also wanted to have a black and white backing 
with the same cotton as on the top 
so now she has 2 quilts for the price of one :) 

here you can see the finished Quilt 

Happy Quilting ") N

Saturday, 14 June 2014

First Timer Quilt # 49

Today I am working on Shona's first ever quilt 
and it is very exciting this quilt is for her 
Daughters up coming 

earlier in the year Shone 
purchased a sewing machine off 
me at the Nanango Markets 

Shona then came to classed to get to know 
her new machine a little better
after her class she purchased some 
10" stackers and inkjet cotton for 
printing your photos on 

then last week she came in to see me 
about getting her quilt finished 

we used a pastel variegated thread 
and Shona asked for me to 
just stipple this quilt all over going 
around the pictures 

you can see from the pictures that 
she has done a wonderful 
job and this is going to be a quilt 
that is loved for many years to come 

 A job well done by Shona ") 

now onto Lisa's quilt 

Happy Quilting ") N

Friday, 13 June 2014

Love a good Aussie Quilt # 48

Today we are we have been working on 
Margaret's quilt 

just a little table topper she called it 
I think not...its more than just a little table topper 

it her first masterpiece 
I love the Australian themed flora 
on this one...they consist of wattles and 
Warratars (a native Flower) and gum leaves all in 
reds browns and greens with a hint of gold 
the fabrics are very 
vibrant but subtle at the same time 
if I am making any sense and all 

today we used a Mocha variegated thread
with a large all over quilting pattern 
called "Chantilly"
and before anyone say that the quilt is crooked 
don't worry i was just laying it out and getting 
ready to load it in the machine ") 

after Margaret picked up her quilt 
she was delighted with the way it finished up 

she was one very happy customer 
she even purchased a Jelly Roll 
as she was inspired by the quilt i was working on 
in our Mystery Quilt Club that 
meets every Thursday night 

I can't wait to see her creation :) 

anyway I better scoot and get cracking on the 
next quilt in the que 

happy Quilting ") N