Shop News December 2016

Christmas is almost upon us yet it feels more like Spring weatherwise, if only it could last! We hope you like the workshops we have arranged for you. Please call to book your place in a class or workshop first before sending off your payment (although obviously you can do both over the phone once your placement has been confirmed). For your information the only places we have vacant on our weekly classes are Monday evenings, so please give us a call if you wish to join ASAP.

We had an amazing response to our sale of shop samples in October. We raised £1900 in the two and a half hours we were open for business and managed to add to that in the following weeks by a sizable sum of money. All of this went to St Joseph’s Orphanage in Thailand. Thank you all so much for your support, you never fail to amaze us. At the same time we were given two quilts to sell and this money went to the Syrian appeal to send aid in the form of warm clothing.We are again collecting through our church in Pulham Market, warm clothes in good, clean condition to send out to Syria to hopefully give some comfort and relief to their dreadful plight of their war ravaged country. Adult, children and baby clothes/shoes,blankets,duvets anything really that is clean and serviceable. If you can help in anyway please could you bag things up and bring them to the shop before Saturday 14th January so we can then sort out everything and put them into banana boxes as requested by the charity. Last shipment we packed up and took 75 boxes to Hinkley in Leicestershire, so a massive thank you again for your support of this ongoing crisis.

The shop thankfully is really busy as we have had delivery of some wonderful new fabrics. The Lewis and Irene, Enchanted Forest and To the moon and Back have already been much admired in one window also Moda’s Shibori in the other. We have also had a very large shipment of Hoffmann Bali batiks which have attracted a lot of attention since their arrival. Just a little reminder that our January sale starts on Monday 16th, which is a little later than normal. It runs for just one week, so hopefully see you then if not before.

Quilt making is steeped in history, especially here in the United Kingdom. We are considering adding a Heritage Quilt group to our schedule that would meet monthly to learn about, discuss and make historical quilts. If this is something that would interest you, please let us know by calling the shop.

All that remains now is for us to thank you all for your continued support and wish you a most Blessed Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

God Bless

Verona and Rob