Floral Table Runner Workshop

Dear readers
Starting off my workshops for 2015 will be this design the ‘Floral Applique Table Runner. I have set two dates in the new year, the 22nd and 31st January at the Margie and Bert Studio in Clunes. Please leave a message or email me at margieandbertstudio@gmail.com if you have any queries or go to the Summer Workshops and Fees for more info Cxx


Tiny Hearts Cushion

Dear Readers
Since this design was exhibited at both the Charlton and Clunes Shows I have received interest to teach it. I have scheduled in two dates for early next year the 5th and 14th March (10.00 am – 4.00 pm) at the Margie and Bert Studio in Clunes. I am happy to travel to teach by request, so if you have a group and a venue please let me know.
Please leave a message or email me at margieandbertstudio@gmail.com if you have any queries. Go to Summer Workshops and Fees for more information on this an other classes I have scheduled for 2015. Cxx


All In A Row Pillow

The ‘All In A Row’ Pillow design has proved very popular. I have commenced classes on this project in November, and feedback includes that “it is a very enjoyable project to work on”. I am mindful with Christmas approaching that people get busier and though I have had requests to run workshops for this project sooner than later, availability for most can be a challenge at this time of year. For those who are interested I have scheduled day classes (10.00 am – 4.00 pm) for the 19th and 28th February 2015 at the Margie and Bert Studio in Clunes and I will also travel to teach by request. Go to margieandbert.com Summer Workshops and Fees for further info or contact me via f/book, email or on Instagram @margieandbert. Cxx


Vintage Flowers in Bloom 2

Dear Readers
I have been recently working with my graphic designer Lisa Lipshut who is helping me with my new pattern designs. Have a peek at her website at http://lisalipshut.weebly.com
I have had to do some updated photo shoots for a few of my newer projects and here is the Vintage Flowers in Bloom completed into a cushion. As with all my designs they are adaptable and can be made into wall hangings, framed artworks and soft furnishings. I am working on a ‘Block of the Month’ series for a quilt design and this pattern lends itself to be included. I will be commence classes for this project in early February and have scheduled the 5th and 14th Feb 2015 as starting dates. Go to Summer Workshops and Fees for further information and let me know if you are interested. Cxx


The Applique Guild of Australia (TAGA)

Dear readers
It was lovely to catch up with friends and acquaintences at the TAGA ‘Applique in Geelong’ gathering today. I sewed with three ladies from the 2014 Embroidery Cruise, Suzanne, Ann and Merrilyn who were down from Wodonga for the occasion and it was lovely to see Millrose stitchers Simone and Joy again. Congratulations to the TAGA ladies for organising the event which ran smoothly throughout the day and thank you for such a warm welcome. Judy Newman was the guest speaker and presented a very enjoyable and authentic narrative of her quilting journey that inspired us all and she show cased a selection of her quilts. The ‘Show and Tell’ sessions were amazing with the most beautiful projects on display. Thank you to everyone who expressed interest in my work. I felt very humbled to receive your acknowledgement in the company of such exquisitely talented appliqué artists. A truly lovely day Cxx


Linen Tea Towelling

I am happy to say that some lovely new linen tea towelling stock has just arrived. I have been waiting to fill some orders for the appliquéd table runner kits and apologies in advance for the delay. I am however waiting on more to come so watch this space. Its such a lovely fabric to work with, soft and durable and the warm muted colours give your project a provincial feel. Cxx


Christmas Orders

Dear readers, thank you for your interest in the Liberty Links and Felted Wool button necklaces. They have proved to be very popular and already orders are coming in for Christmas which is only a month away and another workshop is booked. I have been busy today processing orders for necklaces and kits and things are going well with my sanity so far considering the fiddly work it takes to create each one. I have had to adjust the price per item with a slight increase on finished items however this does not affect workshops or kits. Christmas orders that need posting are now being taken up to 19/12/14.

As from 17/11/14 the cost per item is as follows
* Liberty Links Necklaces $50 – $60 (depending on length) plus postage and handling
* Felted Wool Necklaces $45 – $50 (depending on length) plus postage and handling

Lengths vary according to how long you would like your necklace to be. They start at 42 cm (16.5″) drop and can be as long as a 60cm (24″) drop.

Wishing you a lovely day in creativity Cxx


Ticking Hearts

The excitement of opening the studio doors is gently quietening down and the sewing space is beckoning my attention. I have got myself back into the zone and have been busy working on a new project called ‘Ticking Hearts’. A departure from my usual bright colours and bold designs, however the subtlety of hearts appliquéd onto a striped background is working well for me today and I feel some country style energy with this pattern and design. Just what my spirit needs Cxx


Summer Workshops and Fees

Dear readers
Thank you for your ongoing expressions of interest to create with me. Your enthusiasm has been invaluable over these past few months whilst things have been progressing with getting the studio up and running. The Margie and Bert Studio in Clunes is now open for business so I have been busy updating my resources and getting some promotional activities happening. Please find attached the revised Spring/Summer workshop options available. Dates are yet to be confirmed however if you would like to have a workshop please contact me and we will arrange and confirm a time and date. I do travel to deliver classes, this can be done by arrangement, so contact me to discuss options Cxx