Hello and welcome to Gum Valley Patchwork.
It's hard to believe that it won't be long until we will be celebrating Christmas again. Our extended family is very excited about Christmas this year as Emma, Ryan and the girls have booked flights home.....yay! We are certainly more optimistic this time around than when they booked a trip home in July. It has been two years since Russell and I traveled to Sharjah and stayed with them, so it will be lovely to be all together again, even if it is for only 3 weeks.
Another piece of exciting news for all those who have been hanging out for a Craft and Quilt Show......Craft Alive has decided to run an event at Bendigo at the end of November. I have never been to the Bendigo Show, so I thought that it was time to just do it. My stand is booked, my accommodation is sorted, I am well on the way in organising everything to take, and most importantly....I am super excited to be out and about at a live show again! I excited too that Lenora from Elm Grove Patchwork will be there as well with all of her beautiful fabrics.....we might even have a wine or two together.....lol! Bendigo isn't too far from Melbourne so it's a great chance to come along and say hi.....you will find me at Stand 136, and Lenora directly opposite at Stand 137. While I am away at Bendigo Craft Alive the shop will be closed (25th - 28th November).
I would also like to let you all know that from Thursday 11th November, visitors to the shop will need to be double vaccinated. This is our home as well as my business. I don't think that I need to go into my reasons why, but if you are unable to visit due to your vaccination status, mailbox collection is still available.
With the end of 2021 fast approaching, the fabric companies will soon close down for their annual Christmas / New Year break. But before they do, I am hopeful that there will be a few more new fabric deliveries will arrive. There have been two collections arrive in recent weeks, along with a few bolts of the 20 Grunge fabrics that I ordered. The remaining bolts of the 'Belle Isle' collection by Minick & Simpson is now in stock, with it all loaded up on the website. Part of the 'Warm Winter Wishes' range from by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabrics arrived, and I have my fingers crossed that the remaining bolts won't be too far away. This hasn't stopped me from making up a new Mini Charm Table Centre kit from it though! The cute new 'Bramble Patch' fabric by Hannah Dale from Wrendale Designs has also arrived. Oh my! this fabric is just so cute, and I have a cot quilt to design and make from it.
The other fabrics on order include 'La Vie Boheme' by French General for Moda Fabrics (November / December); 'Lady Bug Mania' by Meags & Me for Clothworks (November / December); '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 / February); '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); 'Imagine' by Rebecca Jones (March / April); 'House & Home' by Poppie Cotton (May / June); 'Flowerpot' by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics (May / June); 'Countdown to Christmas' by Janet Rae Nesbitt for Henry Glass Fabrics (May / June); and 'Chic Escape' by Tilda (June). Yes, I have added four more collections to the list as Rhys visited a couple of weeks ago, and I just couldn't resist......after all what's a fabric shop without fabric!
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....
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"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."