Monday 9 December 2013

Visiting my LQS

Honeysuckle Patchwork

This place is like my home away from home. :o)

Lily knows exactly where the toy baskets are kept and likes to play
hide an seek with Nicky, oh and am I in trouble if we call in and Nicky isn't there!

I am so spoiled for choice as Nicky stocks the full range of Cottage Garden Threads.
If you love the Cottage Garden Threads as much as me you might be interested in the new....

Of course I have signed up with Nicky so I just have to share it with you.
I'm always happy to enable the growth of your CGT Collection :o)

If your interested in joining in feel free to email, phone or call in and see Nicky.
Threads can be posted if your not local.

Honeysuckle Patchwork Bendigo
2 Havilah Road, Bendigo, Victoria, 3550
Ph.  (03) 5441 3289

Also, do you remember this?

I made it at Honeysuckle under the guidance of Nicky this year and in 2014 Nicky is offering the
 Mariners Compass Class.

How lucky am I that she is a Certified Instructior / Shop for the Quiltworx Patterns.
Oh and you just know where I am going here don't you :o)

So what version/colour combo do you think I should go for?

I am drawn to the Rainbow ones but these two orange version are speaking very loudly to me.
Class doesn't start until term one so guess I should print off a few pattern sheets and grab out the pencils and have a play :o)  You could always come and play along for this one too if your in the area.

So how does your LQS inspire you?

Please note that is not a sponsored post.
 It's just me sharing the impending growth of my CGT Collection 
and a new project for 2014.  Also sharing the great customer service
that I get at my LQS.  We all need to support our Local Quilting Stores
and when you have a great one it's only fair that you share with your friends :o)

hugs Sharon


  1. Definitely the bottom left, love those colours

  2. I love the top right rainbow one.

  3. I think we should really test you....third or fourth down on the left. Lucky you to have such a great local shop.

  4. Love the blue/brown colourway on the one second row right, but also the rainbow one third row left. They are awesome quilts - would scare me witless. I know my limitations and I would not have the perseverance to complete it, even though I might have the skill. As for LQS not many around here, so I often have to travel to Sydney, but I generally go to different ones for different things. Logans Patchwork in Leichhardt has a fabulous range of novelty & Australiana fabrics. Quiltsmith in Annandale is THE place for both Civil War & 1930s Reproduction fabrics, and an awesome range of Japanese fabrics. Patchwork Products in Rydalmere has an enormous range of good quality discounted fabrics, so I often go there first if I am starting a new quilt. Craft Depot at Pennant Hills does amazing sales where they discount everything, and carry a really large range of different fabrics. So there you go. They are all inspiring in their different ways.

  5. They are ALL wonderful but my eye goes to 2nd last... and like you, I picked an orange based one! You'll have lots of FuN with the making of this quilt no matter which one you choose I'm sure! :)

  6. another fabulous project.. they are all so different and gorgeous .. hard to choose...maybe you will need to make a few of them ????

  7. i love the colourway of the 3rd one down on the left hand side Shaz,love how you challenge yourself,have fun my lovely friend.xx

  8. Nicky's shop will definitely have to on my list of places to see IF I ever do a trip round Aussie again..
    Not only Patchwork but also leadlight...WOW!!
    Yep I agree with Shez.. Third on the left...

  9. OMG......bottom your Quilt....Off to see about those threads...

  10. Stunning quilts! Especially yours. I think I was drawn to the rainbow one too

  11. Omg I feel faint looking at them.Whatever colour you choose will be gorgeous,I just know it.xx

  12. Top left. Thanks for sharing. Some how I think you might be my enabler rather than helper, lol. Lucky I live so far away!

  13. Top right rainbow one appeals to me...your finished quilt is amazing Sharon! Threads are tempting!!

  14. wished I had a local patchwork shop.......the workshop sounds great................

  15. The CGT club is so tempting !! but can it be international ??


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