April Newsletter, 2019

Monbulk Quilt Show

The Monbulk Quilt show is done and dusted for another year. I think it’s one of the best shows we have put on. The quilt display was fabulous, once again a beautiful range of quilts were displayed. Our market stalls were wonderful, l worried about the poor folk who set up shops in the marquees, but they said there was a breeze down there all day and all were pleased with their sales, they have all rebooked for 2020 which is brilliant. If you were lucky enough to grab a show bag l am sure you will agree, they were full of goodies, all donated by businesses l deal with. 

 

The Monbulk Football Club hung the quilts in Main St for us, next year l will be more specific and tell them which shops to hang them in front of, the aim is to have them hanging all the way up the street. 

 

Snuggly Quilts ran from the little shop next to the Bendigo Bank. They had a productive day. Lots of passers by dropped in to find out what they were doing, we’ll do the same thing again next year.

 

The only thing that let us down on the day was the weather, we were about 100 visitors down, but l am very pleased to say that we still raised $5000 for the Monbulk CFA.  Actually the poor weather highlighted the reason l run the show, without the CFA small towns would be in a lot more trouble during fire season.

 

A big thank you to those who supported us and those who visited on the day. Next year’s show will be on Saturday March 7th, write it in your calendar, it promises to be a great day.

 

Don’t forget to visit the website, Mrs Martins Quilt Shop. There is always something new to tempt you.

 

Saturday Sewing Circles…..

Fancy doing spot of Easter sewing on Saturday April 6th. I have some Easter patterns you might be interested in. Can also show you my Easter table mat and table runner l have made for this year. They can be made in a couple of hours. I don’t have Easter fabric but l have lots of pretty fabrics that would be perfect. You can always applique an egg or a bunny on. 

BYO project, (there will be some available for sale), any fabrics that would be suitable and your sewing machine. 

 

By the way, if you don’t want to do Easter but you’d like to join us next Saturday, book your place, we’d love to spend the day with you. 

$20 per person. BYO lunch and nibbles. Lollies, tea and coffee and entertainment provided. You’ll also receive a 10% discount of any fabric purchased.

 

Sewing Circles …..

There are some places available Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. If you have some time and would like to join us you’re most welcome to join us for bit of hand stitching, a cuppa and a natter.

Cost is $5.00