Shop News April 2014 – Workshop and Class Schedule

Christmas is now a distant dream and we are blessed with an amazing show of Spring colours in our countryside and gardens. You can view the latest details of all the next terms workshops and weekly classes on our website.

Bungay was thankfully spared from the dreadful weather conditions the rest of the country seemed to suffer, but we’ve had other obstacles over the last few months in the form of roadworks to contend with. To all those who have visited the shop over the last few weeks, thank you for your patience because with all the diversions bet you’ve seen parts of the town you didn’t know even existed! We are very pleased to announce however, that “traffic” through the shop has been fantastic. Our Sale in January was amazing leaving us with enough space on the shelves then to accommodate the new fabrics we ordered back end of last year. Moda have sent us over eight different stories so far, amongst them being ABC Menagerie, Grant Park, Front Porch and the amazing Hearty Good Wishes by Janet Clare. Yet another from Moda creating a lot of interest is Weave, lovely colours and very versatile. Lecien’s new Durham Anew Quilt  and Mrs March ranges have been shown a lot of interest too. Lynette Anderson’s new design “Bread and Butter” will be with us very shortly. Dare we say it too that Christmas fabrics have been ordered and should start arriving in the shop early June.

We are very much looking forward to our Annual Quilt show this year on the 4th and 5th of July in Emmanuel Hall. A lot of people have been making larger quilts this year in the form of Samplers and Memory Quilts (to name but two!) Seeing them laid out in the shop is not quite the same as viewing same well hung on a stand. We do hope you will come along with friends and enjoy the show. We will have Sales tables, Raffles, demonstrations and of course delicious cakes and refreshments. Admission remains the same as in previous years, £2.00 with accompanying children free.  As usual all monies raised will go to St Joseph’s orphanage in Thailand.

On the lighter side of things, Sew and So’s was asked to “sponsor a hole” at a recent charity golf day at Bungay, run by our neighbors Rosedale. This we gladly did and also entered a team aptly called “The Old Sew and So’s” as the sum total of the 4 team members ages was 308!! Rob’s golf may not have been up to his normal standard but  he certainly hasn’t lost his touch in picking a winning team as we finished a very creditable second. It only goes to prove the old saying “old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill!.”  Over £4000 was raised on the day for the Blind which made it a doubly enjoyable day.

We hope you enjoy the workshops we have arranged for you. You can view the latest details of all the next terms workshops and weekly classes on our website. Please remember to call the shop first to book your place, then follow it up with the booking form (download here) and funds. Classes do fill up very quickly and sadly it’s first come first served so book NOW

Thank you again for all your support and we look forward to seeing you very soon.

God Bless

Verona and Rob