Shop News August 2016

You can view the latest schedule of workshopsweekly classes and events on our website. 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 have all had a really good break over the Summer recess enjoying the great weather that has graced us with its presence. Hardly great hand quilting weather but you can’t have everything!

The Brexit vote sadly has had a dreadful influence on the value of the pound to the dollar which we are being warned will alter fabric prices immensely in the forthcoming months. Thankfully we have been in the position to order at the old guaranteed price and will do our utmost to keep price increases to a minimum.

Some lovely new fabrics have recently arrived: Moda’s Blue Barn, Lynette Anderson’s Stonehouse Garden, Lecien’s High Tea Collection and a couple of stories by In the Beginning Fabrics, Floragraphix and the New William Morris collection. Dare I say it but some of our Christmas Advent Calendars have already sold out but have re-ordered more to support the beautiful new ranges of Christmas  fabrics from Moda, Hoffmann and Lewis and Irene.

Another of our new arrivals is the Double gauze fabric that is proving very popular with quilters and non quilters alike. Edged with our Picot bias they are making very simple but attractive “blankets” to Mothers with young babies.

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 Wednesday 30th September.We can then sort out everything and put them into labelled banana boxes which are the stipulations of carriage by lorry to Syria/Iraq. If you would like to learn more about this aid package please check out Samara’s aid appeal online. Thailand as you may have heard through the media has had it’s problems too but we are pleased to say that the Orphanage seems to be unaffected. As you may have seen from the workshop schedule, we are having a sale of shop samples on Thursday October the 6th between 10am and 1.00pm of which all the monies will go towards St. Joseph’s. Last year we raised nearly £1200  on the day from the sample sale so we’re hoping for a really good turnout this year. You have always been great supporters and we really do appreciate it…..thank you.

Thank you all again so much for your support and have a wonderful Autumn term.

God Bless.