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More Happenings at The Apple Basket

Hi Everyone,
Well life is busy here in the quilting world.  We have new fabric arrivals with Tilda's Bird Pond and Tula Pinks De la Luna - such beautiful fabrics.
We have just been to the Hamilton Craft and Quilt Fair so have had a very busy time.  Now gearing up for the Auckland Festival of Quilts Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th November.  10am - 4pm.  Entry $12.00.  Put these dates on your calendar - this show is not one to miss.  Get a gang together and turn it into a girls weekend away. 
Remember our Monday Sit and Sew classes two sessions 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.00pm - 4.00pm and our Busy Bees Tuesdays - this is an all day class, come along, bring something to sew and get help along the way.  9.30am - 3.30pm.  You must book into these classes before coming.
Sit down with a coffee and enjoy our newsletter.
 

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The new Tilda Collection is here called Bird Pond.  You can make such lovely things with this range of fabrics.  So if you are a Tilda fan you will love these. Check them out on our website by clicking the image or the heading.
New Tilda Bird Pond Collection

We are clearing out some of our Tilda range so we can fit new collections on our shelves.  Make the most of these savings.  Click on images or heading to see all fabrics on sale.

New Class - New Date - Sat. 22nd September

Mini Hundertwasser Inspired Artwork Class with Petra Pilkington

Come along and learn the wonderful techniques used to make these pieces of art with your sewing machine.
This workshop explores the use of a coloured baby wipe to create a fun and unique art piece. Inspired by the art of Friedrich Hundertwasser, the designs are odd shaped houses and oversized flowers.
22th September 2018
Either email or ring to book into this class - limited to 8 people to be quick.

 

 

Floating Boxes Quilt - Pattern or Kit

This is our latest quilt designed by Tegan Montgomery-Williams using the Tilda Sun Kiss Collection.  This is a quirky quilt pattern and really highlights the fabrics used and makes them pop out from the quilt.

To order online click on the heading or the photo to be linked to our website.

 

 

Retro Tree Stitch Sampler Class with Ngaire Montgomery-Williams

Come along to this class and learn how to do a variety of stitches to embellish this cushion - Bulion loops, flowers, bugs, detatched chain, pistil stitch, cast-on stitch, all working with wool felt, fabrics and Sue Spargo threads.  This cushion can be made in the colours of your choice.
16th November 9.30am - 3.30pm

Phone on 09 4312443 or email applebasketquilts@xtra.co.nz to book in.

 

 


 

Embroidery Class with Lyn Manning

Come along and make this beautiful pin cushion and needle/small scissor holder (it has magnets in it)
You will learn how to use Shisha Mirrors in your embroidery work and also learning a number of embroidery stitches.
Or you could make the Bug Sampler, Small Elizabethan Bag or Scenic Postcard.  See below
25th October 10.00 - 3.00
Phone on 09 4312443 or email applebasketquilts@xtra.co.nz to book in.
Below are some examples of Lyn's other classes.
 








 

 


 

Childs Jacket Class made with a Wool Blanket with Tegan Montgomery-Williams

Learn how to make a child's jacket using a wool blanket with animal ears of your choice on the hood.  The trick is in the cutting and preparing of the wool blanket.  These jackets make a fabulously warm addition to a winter wardrobe or even great for a cool summer bbq's.  Lined with cotton fabric to keep it soft against the skin. 
Thursday 4th October 9.30 - 3.30



Well thats all from me for now.  Keep up all that sewing, knitting, crafting and creating.
Take care.  Ngaire and the team at The Apple Basket.

Make - Create - Soothe

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