Hello and welcome to Gum Valley Patchwork.
Here we are into Spring and I know that I am looking forward to the weather warming up and the days getting longer. I have been working hard to make up some new projects for the shop, and am eagerly awaiting on new fabric to arrive. We are still experiencing significant delays in delivery times, but hopefully this will settle down in 2022. I hope that you enjoy having a browse around and checking out what I have in stock.
My weekly 'Live@Five' live videos (via my Gum Valley Patchwork Facebook Page) are a regular event every Thursday afternoon. I have had people tell me that it is the highlight of their week, which is really lovely.....and just a little bit embarrassing....lol! I have also started up a fortnightly Live Sale via my page......Bargain Bundles, End of Bolts, and in the future Scrap Bags and Specials will feature. This has been a huge learning curve for both myself and Russell, and we are continuing to fine tune the way that these are run.
There have been five (yes 5!) new fabric collections arrive in the last couple of weeks. It's nice to see the shelves starting to fill up again after what has seemed like a fabric drought in recent months. The first to arrive were the Tilda Chambrays. I have been wanting to stock these for a little while and took the plunge and ordered in the full collection. They look absolutely beautiful on the shelf, and I can't wait to have a play with them. Then came the new 'Windy Days' from Tilda. I have made three new projects using this collection, which have been very popular. Next through the door was the festive 'Yuletide' collection by Meags & Me.....eighteen fabrics featuring various prints including the fabulous Yule Goat. This was followed quickly by Natalie Bird's new collection called 'Blume & Grow'. There are 29 fabrics in this collection, including 23 prints and 6 wovens. This is the collection that Natalie has used in her new quilt of the same name. The newest fabric range arrived last week and is 'Belle Isle' by Minick & Simpson. I am still waiting on 10 of the bolted fabrics to arrive, but the rest are loaded on the website, and I do have pre-cuts of Layer Cakes and Charm Packs available.
Still due to arrive (and to tell you the truth, I don't know when.....but hoping later this month) is the final Christmas collection for 2021 - 'Warm Wishes' by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabrics. Then 'La Vie Boheme' by French General for Moda Fabrics (November); 'Lady Bug Mania' by Meags & Me for Clothworks (November); 'Bramble Patch' by Hannah Dale (about 8 prints in November); 'Bluebird of Happiness' by Janet Rae Nesbitt for Henry Glass Fabrics (November/December); 'Carolina Lilies' by Robin Pickens for Moda Fabrics (November / December); 'My heart belongs to my farmer' by Poppie Cotton (November/December); 'Cloud 9' by Laundry Basket Quilts (December/January); 'Crocodile Smiles' by Meags & Me (December/January); 'Flirt' by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics (9 prints & the panel in January); 'Cotton Beach' by Tilda (February 2022); 'Newport' by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics (February / March); 'Time Well Spent' by Janet Rae Nesbitt for Henry Glass Fabrics (March); 'Bonheur du Jour' by French General for Moda Fabrics (March....and as used in the new 2022 Homespun Block of the Month), and 'Chic Escape' by Tilda (June).
Please remember that if you are after something in particular and can't find it, please contact me and I will try to help you out. And if I don't stock it I might know someone who does.
Til next time....take care and stay safe
"A couple of weeks ago I placed an order for some fabric from you. It arrived today and I just wanted to thank you so much for it. I am thrilled with what I ordered and it was packed so beautifully.....you also have a beautiful selection of material and with the wonderful service you provide, I know I will be back on your site again !! "
"Just wanted to say thank you, my fabric arrived today and I'm super happy as a first time shopper with you...(wont be the last lol) the care you took with the parcel and the little extra gift meant a lot."
"Just wanted to let you know that my fabric arrived today. I'm very excited and look forward to completing the quilt. Thank you for your friendly and efficient service and when I'm next down your way I'll definitely call in."