Well where has the year gone!
We have been so busy with trade shows, customers and education it is unbelievable. Sorry it has been so long since we added to the blog with the following update you may understand why it has taken so long.
Perth Quilt and craft Fair: what a great experience we had, lucky enough to start out with Mum myself my sister Jenny and 2 fabulous girls from Patchwork Cow in SA Linda and Lucy. We stayed in an apartment only the rich & famous would normally live in (we pretended for the week), i think we left famous for something but certainly not rich. We then proceeded to meet some really nice Perth people both in the arena of customers and fellow business people. Thanks to all that made us feel so very welcome and certainly for supporting us and joing our e-mail and website, we look forward to exciting times ahead.
Next we went to the Port Augusta bi-annual quilters guild quilt exhibition. Firstly we must make mention of the hospitality,friendliness and outright welcoming atmosphere that the ladies from Port Augusta put out there for us. We had a really successfull weekend, met some fabulous people and learnt lots. We really do have some very very talentes people in S.A we sincerely look forward to the next one and hope to catch up before then.
Last but not least we travelled to beautifull Port Lincoln which is home to some very dear friends of mine Kris & Wendy. This time we attended a retreat. Trust me this retreat was to die for, a quilters heaven with nothing left un-turned. A trusty group of volunteers formed the committee and what a mighty job they did. Friday night saw us all together for supper and a general meet and greet before unpacking and settling in for the weekend.
The weekend consisted of no less than 12 choices of workshops taught by professional people from around the state ranging from Fabric Dying, to Stained Glass Quilting, Foundation Piecing and much much more of which you could choose more than 1 to do, fabulous presentations in the evening, 4 different shops from around the Eyre Peninsula were on hand for last minute items and to share new products in this fantastic field. Once again we really hope to be a part of this again next year.
The after school classes have been keeping us really busy with 2 groups of fantastic enthusiastic people making projects such as water bottle holders, shaggy quilts and much more. Next term we will be making a back-pack and a christnas stocking with bejewelling for an added effect.
Looking ahead we have the privilage of Linda Haigh from Patchwork Cow visiting to do a Mystery Quilt workshop on the 17th of September. Be Quick if you would like to book in for this great day.
Hi all, we have areally exciting one day workshop happening at Craft De Eyre on April 7th 2011. The workshop is being conducted by Quilters World and will run from 9.30 till 3.30. For more information and to book in contact us.
WOW where has the time gone! We trust everyone has had a great Christmas and New Year and that you are all refreshed and raring to go with all your craft ideas, projects.
Mum and i have been busy finding new projects to keep you busy and up to date in the Quilting and Craft World. Craft De Eyre has just launched its first original project and we are eagerly awaing the response from you all. It is a stunning tablecloth made with Under the Australian Sun Fabrics and is available in 2 colourways.
It will be launched in the April edition of Homespun, but of course is available from our web-site. If you would like anymore information please drop us a line or give us a call.
We have had some really busy quilters at Craft De Eyre, with some great projects being shown at Show & Tell.
Ruth is well known for choosing unusual and different projects to challenge herself with (and us) and has just completed a stunning Gum Leaf Wallhanging which hopefully is pictured below, Well Done Ruth. If you would like any information about the wallhanging just contact us for details.
Hi all, well were home and recovered from the Fair. Thank you to everyone for your fantastice support through out the time we were there. Business was great we will definately be back. We hope you make use of our new web site and look us up.
The winner of our free raffle donated by SSS was Mrs Margaret Sced. Congratulations! This was a sewing machine trolley, a Fat Quarter bag and a cutting mat bag, all valued at around $300.00.
Hi all, finaly our dreams have come true and we are at the Adealaide Quilt & Craft Fair with our own stand, selling our wonderfull products. It is amazing, the place is packed and we have met so many new quilting and craft people it is fantastic.It is fantastic to see so many of our loyal customers here and we thank them for coming to see us and the awesome support that they have and continue to be to us. We are looking forward to seeing some great new work in the near future, it is really inspiring when you see the unbelievable work and talent that is around. I personally can’t wait to get back and do some hand sewing (this is my thing). Elaine already has pencil and paper in hand and has started designing her next quilt. Of to the show for day 2 will be back in touch, happy sewing.
Ceduna is really staring to buzz now with the anticipation of the Ceduna Oysterfest fast approaching. This Thursday evening will see the opening of the Art exhition in the Main Hall foyer. Followed by Festival Friday with a free Seafood BBQ tasting, live music all day, entertainment along the main street all day and every business either holding a street stall or offering that extra special something. Sponsored by the CBTA this is a day not to miss. Saturday morning kicks off with the street parade leading down to our prestine waters at the foreshore where there is an atmosphere for you to soak up and enjoy. There are Oysters and wine galore. Just about every kind of food you can thinkof. FREE entertainment all day,competitions and more. Craft De Eyre are once again showcasing Art & Craft in the Craft De Eyre Marquee. This Marquee is exclusive to Art & Craft so don’t miss it.Sunday starts off with pancake and champagne breakfast and another day of free festivities to enjoy. Mark this in your calender so you dont miss out.
Well more photos arriving from workshops, this is great, we love seeing the finished products so thanks to those that have sent us pics and look forward to more to come. Elaine having a well deserved break before she is run of her feet with the Ceduna Oysterfest and of course all our preperation for the Adelaide Quilt and Craft Fair in November. Plus the fantastic professional Quilting that she continues to impress us all with.
Welcome to Craft De Eyre’s first blog.We are really excited to be hosting some fantastic quality workshops here at Craft De Eyre, and to now be able to share some of the things we are doing with the wider community via the web. Our most recent quilting workshop being held on the first weekend in July 2010. WOW what a workshop, the fantastic weekend was held at Craft De Eyre Ceduna. We were privelaged to be led by the enspiring and motivating award winning quilter Elizabeth Camping.
Day one saw a workshop buzzing with anticipation and excitement, the array of schemes were truly amazing. Coral seas was the quilt of the day and all participants managed to complete their quilt tops. Following this blog are some pictures of the weekend so enjoy.
Saturday night had a good crowd awestruck by the brilliance of Elizabeth Camping’s work,from the traditional designs and prints to the up to date modern fabrics and designs. We were lucky enough to enjoy Elizabeth’s trunk showand be even more motivated ready for Saturday’s workshop.
Day 2 saw a more challenged group eager to master the Elizabeth Camping design of Tessilated Flowers. Most of these quilts were completed in beautiful Batiks all though not all and again a large range of colour schemes were there to be enjoyed.
To sum the weekend up, we at Craft De Eyre would have to say thank you Elizabeth for an inspiring, motivating workshop that was fun and easy to learn. To all those that participated we thank you for your contribution to lots of fun, laughter and learning and we cannot wait for the next workshop.
WOW we are so excited, we have just confirmed our first ever stall at the Adelaide Quilt &Craft Fair in November 2010. The dates are the 4th -7th November. This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet all those wonderful quilters and crafters that we have had the pleasure of speaking with on the phone and of course meeting new customers to. This is very exciting for us as we live so far away we don’t always get the opportunity to meet face to face. We will have some great block of the months to offer and a few new suprises too so please come and see us and make yourselves known to us. There will be myself (Jo), Elaine (mum) and my sisiter Jenny looking forward to it. Will keep you posted with what products we will be showcasing.