This Saturday, 13th September, I will be attending as a Market Trader at the Beaconsfield Quilt Show, in O'Neill's Road, Beaconsfield - 10am to 4pm, only $5 entry, and with funds raised to go the CFA (Country Fire Authority)... a very worthy cause, given how close we are, again, to the summer bushfire season. As our on-line business is becoming busier, I only attend one or two Markets per year - so it's exciting to be preparing for this one. Also attending, among others, are Sarah from Sew Materialistic and Karen from Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop. Hope to see you there!
It has certainly been a busy couple of months since our (short) holiday in July, with LOTS of Custom Acrylic Template orders. This keeps me busy 6 days out of 7, and often late into night (which is when I usually communicate with the international customers). Heaps of thanks to all the new customers who have found us (via word of mouth), as well as a very warm "welcome back" to our "repeat customers" who just love using our Acrylic Templates to help with their quilt-making.
On 6th August I was invited to give a short presentation to the Southern Cross Quilters group at Carrum Downs (SQuilters) - thank for your warm welcome, and lovely flowers - it was great to meet you all.
Several quilting teachers and a Quilt Shop have approached me to make up Class Sets for their workshops - usually between 10 & 20 sets of Acrylic templates. These are all reasonably priced (discounts apply for 10 or more sets), and using custom-made templates does speed up the fabric-cutting process for the participants, so that more class time can be spent on learning the actual sewing technique.
Once this upcoming quilt show is over, I'll be working on some new template design ideas - stay tuned. In the meantime, I've recently added Acrylic Templates for the traditional block "Flowering Snowball" to my Etsy site - these are available for both a 9 inch and 6 inch finished block.
See you soon, and remember: Happy Quilting!