Friday, 27 February 2015

Finally Back YaY ")

Wow we are already at the end of February 
where has the last 2 month gone...

It has been a very hectic start to the year 
for us here at Darvanalee Designs 

So needless to say I have not been 
keeping you all up to-date with 
all the happenings here at DD's....

And busy we have been...
we have started back to all our classes and this 
year we have introduced a couple more into the 

we have the added in a 
Farmer's Wife Quilt-along 
DD's Bag Club 
DD's Mystery Quilt Club 
DD's Craft Club 
DD's Block of the Month is continued from last year 

and I also have been away on a Sewing Retreat 
at the end of January 
 so I am Busy Busy 
 delving into the world of 
bag making this year and all that 
goes with it....

so as you can see there has been a lot happening here 
we have been busy sewing up samples and 
getting kits together 
and as i don't always have help it can take some time 
as well as Quilting for Customers

I am now up to Quilt #6 for the year 
and it is shaping up to be another big year 
of Quilting....and I will be posting the pics of 
these quilts in the next week or so

But for now I am off to do up some more class samples 
and it is the weekend for me...
so I can not wait...

I hope you all have a great weekend 
where ever you may be in this big wide 
quilting world of ours

Happy Quilting ") N 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

February 2015 Monthly Newsletter


Darvanalee Designs Quilting Service
and Singer Sewing Machines
Monthly Newsletter February 2015

Wow a Month has already past...time definitely
Flies when you are having fun…
we have had a fabulous start to the year
we started out Block of the Month, Farmer’s Wife Quilt-a-long
and the Mystery Quilt Club in January...and we are looking forward to
getting more done again this month
along with another little sewing project and
DD’s Bag club starts this month too

As some of you may know I have for some
time now wanted to dip my creative toes into
the world of Bag and purse making…
Well this past weekend I was able to do this
with a great bunch of amazingly creative women …
We spent all weekend sewing up a storm

I was lucky enough to meet Designer Janelle Mackay
from Emmaline Bags...we learnt a lot of tips and tricks
for her wonderful NCW
Janelle had us all sewing up a storm on Saturday we all
made a Cathedral Window Pincushion (I will be showing you this in DD’s Craft Club)
a Snappy purse
and a Coin purse (i have yet to Finish)  
she also had a surprise project
and a  newly designed
toiletries bag Called the Retreat ( I hope that is right Janelle)

it was sewwwww much fun…
I don’t get to do things like this often
But I am glad that I did… “)

Now lets get down to business  
as you Know we have started up a few
different clubs this year and we have an
Important Notice
One of them was the Machine Embroidery Club
Unfortunately we have had to cancelled this Club…
for now anyway... we will look at it again in a few months

But all other Classes and Clubs are in full swing and we
still have some spots available for them
so give me a call and we can book you in

Get in Early as they are filling Fast

What’s New
As some of you may or may not know I have been
looking at expanding my knowledge in
Crochet and Bag Making ..and I must say I love it
but have found it difficult to find some
of the different yarns and Bag accessories that they
use in some of the patterns online
and even harder to the supplies I need
here in Kingaroy or even Australia
… I have decided to step up the
yarn section of our store along with the Bag accessories…
and the Stabilizers that are used in bag making process…
some of the brands that I will be looking at
are as follows ...Pellon and Vilene along
with Legacy...As some of these
products will be coming in from the USA
it will take a little time
But watch this space for more details

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 purchasing
sashiko supplies1 .jpg

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


We are Continuing with our Market Stall again this year
at Nanango Markets.....we are at site 65 every month
unless its raining or
other commitments fall on the first Saturday of the
month….to keep up to date with this information
we post on our Facebook Page and this year we will be
using Twitter and Google+ for notifications

Sewing Machine Servicing
Greg will be here again on the 12th February
so Please get your machines in for some TLC
and don’t Forget to get your scissors in
for sharpening too :) :)
Phone 4163 6631 for more details
prices,times etc

Shopping made Easy
We Have now made your Shopping with us easier
safer and  more 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 & 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

as well as Yarns and Hand Embroidery Supplies

(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
Monday’s are set down for Sit’n’Sew’s
and get to know your machine
as some of you can’t make Fridays we are also having
several spots available for make-up classes or for those
of you that miss your regular spot of
Friday...Please give me a call on
07 4163 6631 for more details
NEW Club
DD’s Bag Club
We have a Bag Club starting
13th February BOOK NOW

we have a Travel Sewing/Craft bag set for
this Month
we are making several different bags year
and we will be having this Club once a
month starting on the 13th Feb
so if you have ever thought about
getting into the world of bag making
then this is the club for you :)

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 Save and Print out **

Quilting Service
Our Quilting service at this point is at
2 week turnaround and in some cases
7 days...but as some of you may know these times
can change due to the different things that happen
in our district...this includes Show if you have
a quilt that needs to get finished...Please get it
in asap to avoid disappointment


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
$45 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 Wadding's
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 Authorized 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 have in stock Issue 4, 5, and 6 taking orders for Issue 1,2,3  
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  :)
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