Friday, 31 October 2014

Monthly Newsletter: November 2014


Darvanalee Designs Quilting Service
and Singer Sewing Machines
Monthly Newsletter November  2014

November is here  and that can only mean one thing the The Big Guy
Dressed in Red will be here before we know it….
I can’t believe that Another Crafty Month has past...with lots of fun creating...we are now getting down to the Business
end of the year...we are finish up a few projects in the next few weeks

Fridays are set classes so please refer to the
calendar below for all the dates and times…
this Month we are Finishing Up our Block of the
Month...we have the last 2 blocks of this
wonderful series of Blocks being
done on the First and Second Friday
and the remaining fridays are set down
for the Quilt assembly :) :)

you can click & Save the picture of the calendar below
and you can then
print it out for your reference
that way you will be sure not to miss a
class :)    

Monday’s are out Sit’n’Sew Classes and Beginners Class
If you would like more information on these classes
please give me a call and I can give you all the information
you need..
the above mention classes are a great time
to finish off some of those lingering
Unfinished projects that seem to breed “)
we also use Mondays for those of you that have recently
purchased a Singer Sewing Machine these are when
we hold the Free Class you can get to know your
machine “)

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...At this Stage we looking to start this in January 2015
and we will also looking at Running a Saturday Class once a Month
for all our Quilting Friends that work
and this is not too far away so watch this space
for more details on that

What’s New
As some of you may or may not know
I have been dipping my creative toes into
the world of Crochet...and I must say I love it
but have found it difficult to find some
of the different yarns that they
use in some of the patterns online
and even harder to the supplies I need
here in Kingaroy or even Australia
so over the last few months i have doing some
research...and the most exciting part is
we are Now Stacking Lion Brand Yarn and
Bernat Handicrafter yarns
as you can see in the pictures in the Album on Facebook  ...we have only a few colours
but I will be getting more in
I have mainly been looking at Cotton at this
point as this is what myself and few others
have been chasing so if you are
looking for something lets us know
and you never know we might just be
able to get it for you :) :)
We have some other Brands arriving to and we hope to have a
fantastic selection by the time our winter Rolls around
Supplies have started sell so get in fast so you don’t
miss out on some of these fantastic Yarns :)
for latest stock you can head to our Facebook page and
look for this Album Cover

New Lines in store now
Sashiko (japanese embroidery)
Darvanalee Designs is proud to be stocking
a range of pre stenciled Sashiko panels and samples
along with related this is a New line to the
store, we are growing the range as they become available
Look for this photo in the Albums Tab on Facebook to
keep up to date with New arrivals :) :)
and as usual all stock will be listed on eBay for
easy pruchasing
sashiko supplies1 .jpg

You will Find many more Items are being added
weekly so don’t forget to head over to Facebook
to keep up to date with all new arrivals
be nice and Like our page while you are there if you haven’t
already :) :)  


we are  at the Nanango Markets again this
month…. Saturday 1st November..Site 65 is where you find us
although if it is raining, that
will be the only thing that will keep me away
so fingers crossed it does rain as we are all
in desperate need of the liquid from the heavens
Start your Christmas Shopping this month
we have some great Specials on
Singer Sewing Machines this Month
this is the time to set up your Layby or get a Gift Certificate
for the Machines for that someone special in your life :) :)

Sewing Machine Servicing
           TO BE ADVISED
*** at the time of the newsletter I still did not have a date***

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

Classes Classes Classes
1st & 2nd Friday of the Month is BOM (3rd October)
(Block of the Month)
we are Doing Block 11 & 12 this month
paper piecing this month  :)
Don’t forget your scissors  

3rd & 4th Friday  are set down
the BOM assembly

we will be running the Block of the Month Classes
again Next year so please don’t be shy
Book Now!!!

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
As we are coming up to the Busy time of year
Oh I am going to say it Christmas( Shudder lol)
I try to keep the turnover of quilts to 2 weeks
but we have now had to extend this time to 4 weeks
as we have had an influx of quilts I am currently working
as quickly as possible to get this time back down…So if you are currently
working on a special gift for that someone special for Christmas or
If you have a quilt already finished and  you are wanting to Quilt it  
then get it into us asap...We also now  offer a
Binding Service too to all for Customers to save you time
...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 $250 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 us a call today and find out more :)
because we believe everyone should be snuggled under a Custom
handmade Quilt :)

Mail Order Quilting Service

Darvanalee Designs is now offering A Mail Order
Quilting Service... for those all Quilting
Friends that Don’t live in the Local area...this will save you time and money
not having to search for someone to help you finish
your gorgeous Quilt...Not only do we offer Edge to Edge Quilting
we can also do Light Custom Quilting  and we can even bind your
Quilt it gets back to your ready to use...
For all the FAQ you can head to our blog
as we have tried to answer your concerns :) just copy the link
into your browser and it will take you straight to
the information you are seeking :) and don’t forget
to tell your Quilting Friends and Family that might
require this service :) :) This is not just for Australian Residence but our
International Quilting Friends too...Although we do have a flat fee of
$35 for shipping International excluding Taxes
here is the Link and a picture you can click and save  and then print it off.

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..So
If you missed out on an issue of MSQC “BLOCK” magazine or know of someone that was wanting it ...we only have Issue 2 and 4 available at the moment but are
taking orders for Issue 1 and 3...
we also have more Templates arriving soon
I will keep you posted so watch this space for
more details

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

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Gotta love a Black and White Quilt #86

wow i can't believe that I am up to Quilt 86
I have been quilting my butt off that is for sure 

today we are looking at one of 
jenny's quilts...this one is made for 
her Partner's nephew and he loves 
all things Black and white 

we used an all over quilting pattern 
called "airborne"  using a grey 
variegated thread 
we also used a red baking 
with crosshatched black to 
bring the quilt together

just looking at this quilt 
for me the simple patchwork 
patterns are sometimes 
the most effective I love this 
quilt...i think I might just have to 
put this one onto the "Must Do" List 

But for now I better get cracking and 
get another quilt into the Machine 

Happy Quilting ") N