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PatchAndi and her monday scraptacular

Andi Herman from PatchAndi has joined our list of talented teachers here at Amitie. Andi will be teaching a class called The Monday Spectacular. It'll be a fun class that can help us all use our HUGE scraps. A little bit of stash management never went astray, right (and should keep the husbands happy)! Andi's class will be Monday afternoons from 12.30 - 3 pm, $27.50 per class!

Above is one of Andi's beautiful creations and is an example of what you could create in The Monday Scraptacular! As a student you have the opportunity to design your own individual project using techniques such as chain piecing, string quilts, ticker tape quilts, postage stamp quilts, half square triangles, flying geese, quilt-as-you-go and LOADS MORE!

For more information call the shop on (03) 9557 8551 or visit our website


For as long as I can remember my family have spent Good Friday every year with my parents best friends. It has become a tradition and something I look forward . This is my dear Auntie Maev and Gwen. It makes me a little sad that my parents are no longer with us but I do treasure still having these ladies

 and this is the beginnings of new traditions. Meet baby newest family member. He is my great nephew, and is much loved by us all especially his big brothers and sister.
I couldn't put him cute.

an easter message ... and also something else!

Lucy's friend Ebony has a new pet rabbit just in time for Easter!

Also just in time for me to wish everybody a safe and happy Easter break.
No matter where you are I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well.
Now, while I have your attention just going to let you in on a little secret. It'll be a certain someones birthday in a few weeks and we're planning something special here at Amitie.
It'll be happening on the 9th of May - keep your eyes peeled for more details!

a few more customer creations.. and one of mine

Rosemary from Michelle McKillop's Monday class has been working on a Kaffe Fassett Quilt.

Lorraine has been Doing My "The Circle Game" BOM in Kaffe brights.

Susan from my Monday night class had her FIRST attempt of hand quilting.

Yes, her first ever attempt and look at how perfect her stitches are!

And as for me.. I've had a busy weekend sewing away with my girlfriends.

My Down Under Doll Quilt for the swap has come along nicely.
I wonder if my partner will think so too?!

customer creations

Cynthia's beautiful Saville Row made for her brother back home.

Beautifully quilted in the Perle cotton.
And a Mitali quilt made by Lucy D in my class.

Nice and girlie!

we're not at the quilt show...

But we are OPEN!

If you're in Melbourne visiting ACQ why not pop in and see us too?
281 Centre Road, Bentleigh Victoria 3204

Come in and see what fabrics you can put together (we're always happy to help too)!

Also, what new fabric ranges we have in.

Looking for a beautiful linen? We have heaps (how yummy is the brand new bright coral linen?)

Or maybe delicious threads are your thing. We stock the full Cosmo range of embroidery threads Come in and see what you can find!

busy weekend and a new baby

Spent the weekend visiting the guilds. Saturday, I was off to The Bay Quilters guild to hear Jinny Beyer speak and have a small stand to share some of our new favourite products with the ladies. Then on Sunday, Lucy and I were off to South Melbourne to participate in the Sit and Sew Day with the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild. Lots of friendly faces at this one and lots of creativity!

The lovely Cathy who was working on The Circle Game BOM.

Cathy is piecing her BOM using the paper piecing method. Very clever!

A beautiful pile of spots.

Very sophisticated quilt - lovely soft colours!

Love the red gloves on this quilt.
I've started my doll quilt for the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap... here's a sneak peek!

AND... I've got a new baby (don't tell Amitie Girl). Yes! It's very exciting (actually, Amitie girl knows... and she's pretty excited too!)
Yes I have given birth to a Nikon D90!

It's been out of the box once, and it's very pretty! The battery is charging so I will …

april news at amitie

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tinker tailor soldier framer

Sami and Odette own Fastframe, a fabulous framing service a few doors from us. Sami has been coming to Gwen's dress making classes for several months and is now making his own shirts.

Liberty is his favourite but he has made many in all sorts of fabrics.
Sami you are our crafter of the week... and with this monogrammed shirt, you might have your own label soon!

rising star

Was so happy to receive this email.
Hi Jenny,

My version of Green Tea & Sweet Beans hangs in a museum now! The folk art museum on the Isle of Texel (the Netherlands) has a quilt exhibition (organized by Quilters Home) at the moment (April 1 till May 15), and look where mine is hanging:

Warm regards,
Margreeth van Dijk

Congrats Margreeth. Looks beautiful!