Thursday, July 9, 2015

Great Gift for a Quilter

In Store Now: Quilting Luggage Tags. 

 
 When we saw these tags we just knew we had to have them in the shop. Great a gifts for your quilting friends, these luggage tags are sure to be a treat. The tags measure 2.25in x 4.25in and have a slot on back side for personal information. Comes with plastic strip for attaching to luggage $4.50 each available in store, or to order phone (02) 48771382 


Sunday, July 5, 2015

In Store Now: Appli Bond Needles

Appli Bond Needles Now In Store!

 
These three-sided needles significantly enhance the ease of attaching your appli-bond pieces. Designed to pass through multiple layers of fabric with little resistance, which reduces fatigue. Each needle has 3 bayonette cutting edges and pierces the bonded fabric with ease.They are also helpful when doing the button-hole stitch on fusible applique.
There are 3 needles per pack and are $6 per pack. 
Available both in store and online at http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/product/appli-bond-needles/

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Constantinople Quilt Display This Saturday

Constantinople Quilt Display on
Saturday 6th June 10am till 3pm at
Berrima Patchwork: 21 Old Hume Highway, Berrima


Berrima Patchwork is excited to presenting all these projects from the book: Constantinople Quilts to be on display this day.
This is the only guaranteed opportunity to see ALL the projects from the book. Constantinople Quilts is the first book created by Tamsin Harvey for C&T Publishing. Tamsin will be on hand to sign copies of the book and to talk about the process of creating the projects, their inspiration and her trip to Turkey to photograph the projects and tiles.
This book features 8 different quilting projects which are inspired by Iznik Turkish Tiles from the Ottoman Empire. This book is unique as it includes photos tiles and ceramics that inspired these designs. In March last year Tamsin travelled to Istanbul to photograph the tiles and all the projects in the amazing historic setting of the "Old City" including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum and the Rüstem Pasha Mosque.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Website Issues

We are currently experiencing some issues with our website. It is being changed over to a new server and unfortunately this is affecting the checkout process on our online store and some of the images. Our website host is currently working on it and we are not sure when it will be back to normal. If you want to place an order you can phone us on (02) 48771382.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Constantinople Quilts Special Event


Constantinople Quilts is the first book that Tamsin has written for C&T Publishing. It has had a delayed release date due to strike action on the West Coast Ports (in the USA). The books have now arrived at C&T in the US and were shipped out to us on Friday. The books we anticipate will arrive within the next 2 weeks. As soon as they arrive those of you who have pre-ordered the book will have them shipped to you.
The Book: Constantinople Quilts includes 8 different projects which are raw edge appliqued. Throughout the book there are photos of the tiles and ceramics that inspired these designs. In March last year Tamsin travelled to Istanbul to photograph the tiles and all the projects in the amazing historic setting of the "Old City".

CONSTANTINOPLE QUILTS SPECIAL EVENT:
Due to the delay of the release of Constantinople Quilts we are DELAYING the quilt display that we had scheduled for Sunday 3rd May.
The NEW DATE will be SATURDAY 6th JUNE from 10am till 3pm.
On this day we will be displaying all the projects from the book Constantinople Quilts. Tamsin will be on hand to sign books and to talk about the process of creating the projects, their inspiration and her trip to Turkey to photograph the projects and tiles. No need to book for this special event.
Date: Saturday 6th June 10am till 3pm 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Closed Today

Due to the weather conditions and storm damage (we have to clean up around home) we will be CLOSED TODAY. We will be re-opening tomorrow at 10am. Any orders that have been placed will be sent out tomorrow and please be patience with us replying to your emails.

Friday, March 13, 2015

New Frozen Fabric in store

New Frozen fabric has arrived in store. We have 2 new designs available and 2 of the previous collection are now back in stock.





To place an order go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/category/fabric-by-type/disney-fabric-2/ or give us a call on 02 48771382

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Closed Monday 23rd February

Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be CLOSED This Monday - 23rd February reopening on Wednesday 25th February.
Any orders placed before the close of business today will be process and shipped tomorrow otherwise they will be shipped on Wednesday.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pre-Order Aussie Blue Wren Pattern

We know that many of your having been waiting for this pattern. 
We are now taking pre-orders for Sandra Leichner's - The Aussie Blue Wren Pattern. This is the 7th block in Sandra's Naturalist Notebook Series and because Sandra loves us so much we will be getting these patterns before they are released in America! We hope to have them within the next two weeks.
To order CLICK HERE or go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/product/blue-wren-patter/ 

Sandra will be joining us once again in September for three workshops. To find out full details and to book into one of these workshops simply click on the workshops title or phone us on (02) 48711382

In this workshop you will be working on Sandra's newest pattern which is part of the Naturalist's Notebook Series. Student will learn Sandra's tips and techniques for more advanced needleturn appliqué and how to bring flora and fauna to life with hand embroidery techniques. The Aussie Blue Wren features several areas of hand embroidery using techniques that Sandra uses to bring it all to life. Student must be comfortable with hand appliqué. Not a workshop for beginners. This workshop includes the pattern  templates and colour illustrated workbook.
Date: Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September
Cost: $320 includes the pattern/templates and workbook
Blue Wrens
This workshop project is one of the blocks that is part of the Naturalist's Notebook Series. Student will learn Sandra's tips and techniques for more advanced needleturn appliqué and how to bring flora and fauna to life with hand embroidery techniques. Student must be comfortable with hand appliqué. Not a workshop for beginners. If students have previously attended a workshop with Sandra they have the option of working on this block or one of the previous blocks from Sandra's Naturalist Notebook Series that they have started. This workshop includes the pattern  templates and colour illustrated workbook.
Date: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September
Cost: $320 includes the pattern/templates and workbook
Val's Rhodo
This Master Class is the second that we have run at Berrima Patchwork and is open to only those who have previously attended a workshop with Sandra.
Sandra is a top internationally awarded and  recognized Master Applique Artist and is known for her masterpiece quilts that  showcase her unique illustrative approach with hand appliqué and hand embellishment techniques.
During the Master Class you can work on any pattern created by Sandra. This is a great opportunity to take advantage of finishing or starting one of her new patterns. Sandra will be demonstrating new techniques during the class including breaking down complex patterns with multi-layered backgrounds, working with layered needleturn appliqué, basic hand embroidery embellishment techniques and understanding colour and value and how it can enhance the overall appearance of hand appliqué and much more.
Date: Wednesday 23rd till Saturday 26th September
Cost: $600 
  lapis
Full details about these workshops can be found at www.berrimapatchwork.com.au

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bernina February Specials

Bernina Specials for the Month of February 2015. 


BERNINA 1300MDC Overlocker Normally $1,999 Now $1,499 You Save $500
Bernette Chicago 5 Normally $699 Now $549 You Save $150
Offer available as long as stock lasts or end of this month
To place an order call us on (02) 48771382.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Stash Club Reminder

A reminder today is the last day to either renew or join the Berrima Patchwork Stash Club and to get 30% off all fabric this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To sign up go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/category/club-gift-certificates/berrima-patchwork-clubs/
If you have already renewed or signed up online you will have received a confirmation email and tomorrow a special email will be making its way to you.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sandra Leichner - Best of Show Winner

So excited that I can share this with you all. We are very happy to announce that one of our teachers - Sandra Leichner has been award BEST OF SHOW at Road to California with her wholecloth quilt "Vivaldi by Moonlight" This is an amazing quilt and one you really have to see in real life and up close to see all the detail that Sandra has put into this quilt. I was fortunate to see it at Houston last year and this is the photo I took of Sandra with it. So excited that I can share this with you all. We are very happy to announce that one of our teachers - Sandra Leichner has been award BEST OF SHOW at Road to California with her wholecloth quilt "Vivaldi by Moonlight" This is an amazing quilt and one you really have to see in real life and up close to see all the detail that Sandra has put into this quilt. I was fortunate to see it at Houston last year and this is the photo I took of Sandra with it.
  
Below are two detailed photos from Sandra blog of this quilt. You can read more about this quilt on Sandra's blog at http://sandraleichner.com/wordpress/2014/09/08/finally-a-cover-girl/

Thursday, January 22, 2015

FABRIC SALE!

QUILT DISPLAY AND SALE! 
SATURDAY 31st JANUARY 
airing of quilts
Quilts will be on display from 10am till 3pm Shop Open 10am till 4pm airing of quilts 30% off ALL Fabrics* for Berrima Patchwork Stash Club Members^ 25% off ALL Fabrics* for Non Members ^Must be a signed up member prior to the 28th January 2015 *Excludes Batting/Wadding /Vliesofix/Pellon/Interfacing and fabrics that are already on special. MINIMUM CUT FROM FABRIC OFF THE BOLT 50cm & NO CUTTING OF FAT QUARTERS ON SALE DAY On Saturday 31st January we will be holding our Quilt Display and annual sale. On this day we will have a display of our students' and local quilters' works. You will have the opportunity to sign up for workshops and to see work created by our students over the past year. Also on the 31st January we are holding a sale on ALL fabrics (this includes all pre-cut fat quarters, fabric bundles and rolls) The sale excludes batting/wadding/Vliesofix/Pellon/interfacing and fabrics which are already marked on special. A 50cm minimum cut of fabric off the bolt will apply. We will not be taking phone orders on this day, however you can place an order via our website at www.berrimapatchwork.com.au Stash Club Members we are offering this SALE over THREE DAYS both in store and online! Starting from Friday 30th January through to Sunday 1st February Stash Club Members will receive 30% off all fabrics* To Renew your Membership CLICK HERE. 

STASH CLUB MEMBERS MUST PRESENT THEIR CARD TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING IT! IF YOU HAVE NOT RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP FROM 2014 IT IS NOW DUE. To Join the Stash Club CLICK HERE 

This Sale will also be applied to all our items on our website. The Sale will run online for 1 days! We have updated our website and now have over 4000 fabrics for you to choose from. If you place an order via our website the fabrics will have had a 25% discount applied to them. To obtain the discount orders need to be placed on Saturday 31st January 2015 . If you are a stash club member please enter your number when you are at checkout (Stash Club Members get the online sale for 3 days!). It must be your number (not someone else's) and the order must be going to the address that corresponds with the stash club membership card. Orders will only be taken online for products that have been loaded onto the online shop, we know this is not our entire range of products but it is a very large selection. We will not be taking any special orders over the internet or via phone on this day, sorry. If it's not on the site we can't take an order for it. All the same conditions and discounts apply as those on offer to in store purchases (including 50cm minimum cut off the bolt). Postage will be applied to all orders unless a total of over $150 is reached once all discounts have been removed, in which case you will receive free shipping. All orders will be processed on Monday 2nd February.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Berrima GaolBreak

Have you heard about the Berrima GaolBreak??????

For the first time you will be able to view the inside of this gaol over the Australia Day weekend (and be allowed to leave!). The Gaol was operational between 1839 and 2011 and is located right in the center of town. There are events planned throughtout the days and evening events planned on the Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are required to visit, and can be pre-purchased as there are limited numbers available. The Monday 26th January (Australia Day) will also be a busy day for the town as there are markets stalls in the park, a parade and entertainment throughout the day.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the events in the goal CLICK HERE or go to http://berrimarotary.org.au/berrima-gaolbreak

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Constantinople Quilts Pre-Order NOW!

Constantinople Quilts: 8 Stunning Appliqué Projects Inspired by Turkish Iznik Tiles By Tamsin Harvey
Travel to an exotic land with timeless designs inspired by Turkish Iznik tiles from the Ottoman Empire. Bursting with flora and organic symmetry, the book’s exquisite fusible appliqué projects will take your breath away. Your journey begins with the basics—choosing the right fabric, thread, and needles for hand-stitched or machine appliqué. Newer or busy quilters can start with table runners or bags and work their way up to Tamsin Harvey’s stunning master quilts. Location photography enhances 8 patterns that effortlessly go from ancient places to contemporary spaces. 

PRE-ORDER NOW Release date April 2015 If you pre-order this book prior to the 10th March 2015 you will receive a extra bonus from Berrima Patchwork. You can choose from either Free Postage of this book within Australia OR a $10 gift voucher for Berrima Patchwork (this will be issued when the book is sent or picked-up). All Constantinople Quilts books purchased from Berrima Patchwork will be signed by Tamsin.
To Pre-Order Now CLICK HERE or go to https://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/product/constantinople-quilts/



 To Pre-Order Now CLICK HERE 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Hours

Due to a family situation we will be CLOSED tomorrow Friday 19th December.
We will be open all weekend and then closed for the Christmas Break. 

Our hours during the holidays are:
CLOSED Monday 22nd December
CLOSED Tuesday 23rd December
CLOSED Wednesday 24th December
CLOSED Thursday 25th December
CLOSED Friday 26th December
OPEN 10am till 4pm Saturday 27th December
OPEN 10am till 4pm Sunday 28th December
OPEN 10am till 4pm Monday 29th December
CLOSED Tuesday 30th December
CLOSED Wednesday 31st December
CLOSED Thursday 1st January
Reopening Friday 2nd January to normal schedule



Thursday, December 11, 2014

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT

Looking for that last minute Christmas gift for a family member, friend or perhaps yourself? Berrima Patchwork does have gift vouchers which are available to purchase instore, online or over the phone (02) 48771382. We are able to send them via mail or email.
To order online go to CLICK HERE or go to  http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/category/club-gift-certificates/gift-vouchers/
 
 
 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Gift Scissor Set

New scissor gift set. Great gift for Christmas! 

 
Set includes 3.5in Italian embroidery scissors, a 60in retractable black fiberblass tape measure and a magnetic thimble in gold color. Packaged in a high quality glossy cardboard gift box. The set is $34
We will have these in store by the end of next week, limited stock available. To order either phone us on (02) 48771382 or you can order online at by CLICKING HERE or at http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/shop/product/scissor-gift-set/

Friday, November 14, 2014

Constantinople Quilts

Earlier this year we announced that Tamsin had been signed up as a new author for the USA company C&T Publishing. We can now reveal the front cover of the book.
Constantinople Quilts
It is called Constantinople Quilts and will be released next April. The quilts are due to be returned back next week and if you come into the store over the next few months you might even get a sneak peek at some of the projects.
So what is the book on????? This is the official write up of the book: Travel to an exotic land with timeless designs inspired by Turkish Iznik tiles from the Ottoman Empire. Bursting with flora and organic symmetry, the book’s exquisite fusible appliqué projects will take your breath away. Your journey begins with the basics—choosing the right fabric, thread, and needles for hand-stitched or machine appliqué. Newer or busy quilters can start with table runners or bags and work their way up to Tamsin Harvey’s stunning master quilts. Location photography enhances 8 patterns that effortlessly go from ancient places to contemporary spaces.In March of this year Tamsin travelled to Istanbul, Turkey to photograph all the projects on location and was granted special access by the Turkish Government to photograph the Iznik Tiles in several historic locations. The photos of the projects were taken by an AMAZING photographer by the name of Kagan Aybudak. Below is the set up for the location photo of the quilt - Topkapi which is on the front cover of the book. This was at the Rüstem Pasha Cami in Istanbul.istanbul
We will be taking pre-orders for the book soon and if you pre-order we will be including a special gift for you exclusive to Berrima Patchwork!


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas Trading Hours

Our Christmas/Holiday Hours for next month will be 
CLOSED Monday 22nd December 
CLOSED Tuesday 23rd December 
CLOSED Wednesday 24th December 
CLOSED Thursday 25th December 
CLOSED Friday 26th December 
OPEN 10am till 4pm Saturday 27th December 
OPEN 10am till 4pm Sunday 28th December 
OPEN 10am till 4pm Monday 29th December 
CLOSED Tuesday 30th December 
CLOSED Wednesday 31st December 
CLOSED Thursday 1st January 
Reopening Friday 2nd January to normal schedule



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Giveaway - Arts and Crafts Collection

To celebrate the release of Michele Hill's new collection - Arts and Crafts we are hosting a giveaway on our facebook page to win a fat quarter pack.
 

We are giving away two of these packs which contain 4 fat quarters. Simply go to our facebook page (www.facebook.com/berrimapatchwork) for more information. This giveaway will be drawn on Tuesday 9th September at 10am.
We have the full collection of this stunning range now in store and you can place an order via our online store by CLICKING HERE



Special Trading Hours

Special Trading Hours Sunday 7th Spetmeber we will be closing at 2pm and we will be CLOSED Monday 8th Septemeber. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will be re-opening Wednesday at 10am.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilts - Get Involved!

Berrima Patchwork Logo        Aussie Hero Quilts
Berrima Patchwork is excited to announce that we have teamed up with Aussie Hero Quilts.

Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) is designed to encourage sewers to make quilts and laundry bags for our Aussie Servicemen and Women currently serving Overseas. We care about the person, not the politics or the mission.
Aussie Hero Quilts Image
The photo above is from their AHQ Blog and is of some of those who received quilts on HMAS Darwin. The photo is taken on the Flight Deck whilst the ship was in Muscat, Oman.
Last week we were fortunate to have a meeting with Jan-Maree who is the founder of this organisation to talk about what we as a business can do to support them. It was great meeting Jan-Maree, the stories that she has about those who receive these quilts and laundry bags are very inspiring. Aussie Hero Quilts does have a facebook page and a blog http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com.au/ and on these pages you can see many of the quilts and bags that have been donated, thank-you messages from those that have received these gifts and more.
This is the first organisation that Berrima Patchwork has directly linked up with. Why? Most of us have had someone in our family who have served in the military. For me both my Grandfathers fought in the Second World War and my Great Grandfather was an ANZAC who fought in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. While currently you hear on the news about our military forces not many of us are directly affected with family members or friends in the forces. Many of those serving leave family and friends for several months whilst on mission overseas. Aussie Hero Quilts are requested by both the personnel and their families. When they receive these gifts of a quilt it serves as a reminder of home and a small thank-you for  their service. They are touched by the fact that someone out there who doesn't know them will take their time to create this gift.
Aussie Hero Quilts are sent directly to the recipient, so you know where your donation is going. As part of our teaming up with this organisation Berrima Patchwork will take the responsibility and costs of the boxes for the postage of the quilts and laundry bags which are donated via our shop.
AHQ
So what can you do to help?
We have set up 4 different ways if you are interested in taking part to help this organisation.
We have to stress that you don't have to donate via Berrima Patchwork, we are happy to do this to assist this organisation and to cut back the number of individual people that Jan-Maree has to work with (she gets up to 200 emails a day!) If you wish to donate directly with Aussie Hero Quilts you can contact them via their blog or facebook page.
1. Make Quilts and Laundry Bags
AHQ
The main demand is for Quilts. The quilts are 42" wide, or width of standard quilting fabric, by 70-75" long. The quilts are made and sized specifically to fit into a Special Bx2 sized post box so that they can post them for free .  Anything posted to the members serving overseas under 2kg is free.  Some of you will think that this size seems a little stingy but the quilts also have to be small enough for the recipients to fit into their luggage if they are required to move from one location to another unexpectedly.  They also need to be the right size to fit on top of a navy bunk at sea and a bunk bed on land.  If you make the quilts too wide this makes them too big and bulky.    The quilts are often used whilst sitting on picket duty and for this the soldiers want to be able to wrap them around their shoulders.   PREWASH your fabrics or wash your quilt once it has been quilted.  
Theme: Quilts that will appeal to a broad range of tastes are best.  If you want to use up your themed fabric think about mixing a few themes and making an adult "I Spy" quilt as those have been really popular or make a quilt that is predominantly colour based and throw your themed fabrics into it based on colour.  Quilts made with a sporting theme, one sport or multiple, always go down well, regardless of whether the recipient is a particular fan of that sport. If in doubt about what to use, think about what the men in your family or male friends would like as a quilt. ONE BIG REQUEST - please keep your quilts gender neutral or masculine.  Yes, they have female members serving but they do not often request girly quilts.
Batting- Please use only 100% cotton batting. This type of batting has been trialled in country and we know it does the job.  The climates where these quilts are going vary from tropical to below freezing so these quilts need to be versatile.
Quilting- All quilts are to be quilted not tied.  Straight stitch quilting is fine as is stippling and fancier quilting designs.  Please, NO RAG QUILTS. At the moment we ask that the quilts donated are completely finished as we don't have the resources to quilt them at this moment in time.
Binding- Binding can be hand sewn or machine sewn. 
Label: All the quilts that are donated via Berrima Patchwork do not require to have a label attached, we have created a special label that will be sewn onto the quilt when it arrives at the shop that will include your name as the maker of the quilt.

You can also make Laundry Bags. At the moment the demand for these is not as great as the quilts. They need to be made to a specific size and Aussie Hero Quilts has written instructions which can be downloaded on their Blog. CLICK HERE to download these instructions or go to
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzrSzuQbuh62WV9qSVNrOExndG8/edit

To donate quilts or laundry bags you can either bring them into the shop or send them to us at Berrima Patchwork, 21 Old Hume Highway, Berrima NSW 2577. Include your details - Name, Address, Email Address on a separate piece of paper (so we know who it  is from!) and include a small note about yourself that can be sent along with each of the quilts. Jan-Maree told us a postcard from your local area is great to write on and to be included for each of the quilts.
2. Take Part in our Special Sewing DaysBerrima Patchwork will be running special sewing days every month to create quilts for Aussie Hero Quilts. These will be a workshop style day in which you will be creating a particular style quilt. The fabric for the quilts will be donated by Berrima Patchwork and be ready for you to work on.  You can bring along your own fabric or donate fabric, let us know if you want to do this before the workshop. On the sewing day you will be provided with instructions and a teacher who will take you through the steps of creating that day's particular quilt. You will need basic patchwork/sewing skills to attend these classes (e.g know how to use a rotary cutter, sew on a sewing machine, sew a quarter inch) You do need to have your own sewing machine and to bring basic sewing supplies and thread. You will be working on the quilt top in the workshop. We will have 2 of these days a month and this may change depending on demand. The cost of the day is $10, this fee goes towards the postage of the parcels and fabric costs.
 September workshop's: Stack Slash and Sew
Workshop Dates: Saturday 20th September or Wednesday 24th September
Stack and Slash

October Workshops: Disappearing Nine Patch
Workshop Dates: Wednesday 8th October or Saturday 18th October
November Workshop: Aussie Applique
Workshop Dates: Saturday 15th November or Thursday 20th November
 To book your place in any of these workshops call us on (02) 4877 1382. The class fee is payable at time of booking and is non-refundable.
3. Make the Block of the Month
Every two months we will be posting on our website a 12" block Pattern. To take part in this program you can make as many of these blocks as you wish and then bring them or send them to the shop.  When we receive these blocks they will be sewn up to create quilts. When making the blocks we ask No Pinks, or Florals.
Our first Block is called the Friendship Star.
This Block is for the months of September and October
You can download all the instructions by CLICKING HERE or go to http://www.berrimapatchwork.com.au/freepattern/friendship/
(yes I know the sample in the instructions is made using pink)
Friendship star
 Once you have made up your blocks either bring them into the shop or send them to us at Berrima Patchwork, 21 Old Hume Highway, Berrima NSW 2577. Make sure to include you contact details and email address.
4. Donate
We know that many of you are very busy and don't have the time to sew. Your family and friends may be interested in helping but can't sew. So what can you do help?

Donations of good quality 100% cotton fabric will be accept at Berrima Patchwork, please gender neutral or masculine fabrics, no florals or pinks. This fabric will either be used in the quilts made at Berrima Patchwork on the sewing days or will be sent directly to Aussie Hero Quilts to be used. 

Donations of Bx2 Post pack boxes will be accepted. These can be ordered directly from Australia post and you can either bring these into Berrima Patchwork or send them to us (you can place an order online with Australia Post and then enter our postal address) Once again we will be passing these onto Aussie Hero Quilts to be used.

Probably most usefully, but also the hardest to ask for, is a cash donation to the bank account.  Aussie Hero Quilts is not a set up charity and therefore raising money is difficult. Batting, backing fabrics, postage are just some of the expenses that this organisation spend money on. If you are interested in making a cash donation please contact us and we will provide you with Aussie Hero Quilts bank account details.

And Finally - Spread the word to local sewing/craft groups. They can either contact Berrima Patchwork via email for more details or contact Aussie Hero Quilts via their blog or facebook page.
We thank-you all for reading this email and hope that you will be interested in taking part and supporting Aussie Hero Quilts
Information and photos for this post was provided by Aussie Hero Quilts to be use by Berrima Patchwork.
AHQ

Bernina September Specials

Bernina has put on two great specials for the month of September. 

 If you are interested in placing an order for either of these machines you can give us a call on (02) 48771382.
This offer is only available for the month of September 2014 or while stocks last.

bernette Chicago 7
The combo sewing and embroidery machine.
  • 7mm stitch width
  • Semi-automatic threader
  • Needle thread monitoring and bobbin thread checking
  • 100 embroidery designs
  • Embroidery module
BERNINA 350 Special Edition
Stylish sewing from the first stitch to the last.
  • New stylish design
  • Automatic buttonhole function
  • Extension table
  • Permanent memory function
  • Extensive stitch library
  • BONUS Quilting Foot #29
2 year warranty 10 year warranty
Download the full bernette Chicago 7 brochure here. Download the full BERNINA 350SE brochure here.
Available 1-30 September 2014 while stocks last.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Aussie Hero Quilts



Today I had a meeting with Jan-Maree from Aussie Hero Quilts. Berrima Patchwork is going to be teaming up with Aussie Hero Quilts which is very exciting.
We have some great things planned for the next few months and will be telling you more about this next week in our newsletter and how you can get involved supporting this great organisation.
If you haven't heard about Aussie Hero Quilts you can check out their facebook page Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) and their blog at http://aussieheroquilts.blogspot.com.au/
So what is Aussie Hero Quilts? Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) is designed to encourage sewers to make quilts and laundry bags for our Aussie Servicemen and Women currently serving Overseas. We care about the person, not the politics or the mission.
The photo below is from their Blog and is of some of those who received quilts on HMAS Darwin the photo is taken on the Flight Deck whilst the ship was in Muscat, Oman