Wednesday, May 6, 2015

May already?

Where did the time go? We have had a some good rains & are busy preparing to plant our crops here on the farm. Busy time ahead, but then it is never quiet I don’t think!

This afternoon I was thrilled to receive these amazing new books from Bethanne Nemesh of White Arbor Quilting in the USA. They look absolutely jam packed full of great information for us all. Some very new stuff as well, to inspire & challenge us with our show quilts.

Limited supplies for this first shipment, so don’t miss out!

Nemeshing by Bethanne Nemesh


In “Nemeshing, A Freehand Feather Flourish”, learn the lacy, organic feather filler that folks have come to associate with Bethanne’s high-end custom quilting.  Not only will you learn the heirloom finish, but also variations for mid-custom, light-custom, borders, and edge to edge treatments.  The book is 39 pages including 5 pages of color plates to see how all the different variations look on actual quilts.

Price $45- plus postage

If you can Feather, You can Freehand!

If you can feather

by Bethanne Nemesh of White Arbor Quilting

“If You Can Feather, You Can Freehand” is a 43 page design fest.  Review basic feathering techniques and learn to break apart motifs ranging from garden flowers to wedding bells, and put them on a stem, to make each and every quilt unique, completely customized, and, most important….fast.  More than 50 elements are presented with dozens of potential mix and match designs.  Once you learn the designs, use the book to make blocks, borders, sashing, and edge to edge treatments.  Use the whole quilt setting suggestions to spark your imagination and create unique, personalized quilts with stunning secondary patterns…all fast and freehand.

$45.00 plus postage

The DEVIL is in the DETAILS

Devil in Details

by National Award Winning quilter – Bethanne Nemesh

In “The Devil is in the Details, the Art of Fine Finishing Touches” you will not only learn the intricate beaded piping, and beaded knife edge techniques that earn Bethanne’s show quilts so much attention, but 12 others as well.  This book isn’t  just for those interested in wowing judges on the show floor, it is for anyone interested in taking their quilts to the next level and adding a fine finishing touch to their quilt.  The book features 49 pages, with color plates of easy to follow, step by step photography, and descriptions.

$45.00 plus postage



All 3 books together for a discounted price of only $115-
(SAVE $20-)

I have also been attempting to record all my wide backing fabrics that I have in stock for my customers when they bring me their quilts to finish. So far I have put 52 different wide fabrics on the website for you to choose from. More will be coming as I get through them all, plus a group of discounted pre-cut pieces as well. To see what is listed right now visit here. You can search by colour to make it easier as well!


I’m also selling my personal longarm quilting machine as have upgraded.

2002 APQS Millenium for sale with loads of extras:

$13,500 — Pickup from rural SA or freight costs extra

On-demand Automatic Stitch Regulator - will reduce your practice time significantly and get you off to a good start with perfect stitches every time.
Handcrafted from aircraft grade aluminum
Throat size of 26" x 10.5" - With 23 square feet of capacity without advancing the fabric
Weight 52 lbs (24 kgs). Voltage 120V (50/60 Hz) Transformer included.
Super-quiet enclosed DC motor & precision timing by Synchronous Belt Drive
Plastic adaptor for the APQS hopping foot specially designed for use with ruler and guide accessories
Fully adjustable, ergonomically designed handles eliminate carpal tunnel injuries and provide for maximum visibility
Two-stage automatic needle positione & Single-stitch function
Lower thread cutter, an APQS exclusive
Built –in laser light
Fluoro light that illuminate the work surface and is interchangeable with a black light globe.
Electronic channel locks for both horizontal and vertical straight-line quilting at the touch of a button.
On board bobbin winder
Edgerider wheels already installed

This machine is in excellent condition—upgraded!
Pigtail bobbin case & 30 bobbins
All Constantine Quilts Rulers specific to suit adaptor foot
Spare motor brushes, belt, fluoro white x 3 & black x 1 globes
Singer MR needles & Groz Beckert needles in various sizes
Circle Lord—Basic set plus Aztec Template & Ovals template
Please phone Tracey Browning on
0448256214 for details. Currently this machine is crated & stored waiting for its forever home.

Tracey Browning's photo.

I am waiting for a shipment of the coveted A1 Quilting Rulers that all our owners love to use. As promoted by Judi Madsen! Keep an eye out for notification of these little puppies arriving…

A1 Ruler 9" Longarm Staight Ruler

Be back soon with the details & pricing!

Until next time… happy quilting.

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