I was a Primary School teacher for a little over 20 years. One day on the way to a game of football, a friend suggested l open a patchwork shop. I’d always thought l’d love to work for myself. Didn’t watch much of the game that day, but by the time we got home l put my ideas to Ray. That night we decided to open Mrs Martin’s Quilt Shop.
We opened on March 21st, 2004. After 7 1/ 2 years we relocated Mrs Martin’s to our home.
If you want to make a quilt or a wall hanging, maybe a bag or a pincushion l can help you find the perfect project and get you started. There’s something for beginners through to the more experienced and those somewhere in between.
I stock what l love, it’s as simple as that. You’ll find patterns from Aussie designers, Fig n Berry Creations, Petals and Patches, Max and Louise Pattern Co, Gail Pan and Viv’s Creations. Their designs incorporate stitchery, paper piecing, appliqué and hand or machine piecing. So there is something for everyone.
Kathy Schmitz books are among my favourites, also love books that feature traditional blocks and quits that can be put together by hand or machine.
Along with a range of fabrics and patterns l also stock Cottage Garden Threads, DMC Threads, Matilda’s Own Batting, both Cotton and Wool and Olfa rotary cutters. As well as the basic necessities and gadgets, because quilters love gadgets.
Reproduction fabrics and those yummy muddy country colours are popular with the designers, our customers and Mrs Martin.
Overseas orders are most welcome.
There’s always something going on…..
We have a number of Sewing Circles, throughout the week. If you are interested in joining one of the groups shoot me off an email.
Saturday Sewing Circles
Why not gather a group of friends together and join us for a Saturday Sewing Circle?
Stitching starts at 10.00am and finishes at 3.00pm. Receive a 10% discount on fabric and patterns purchased on the day. The cost for the day is $15.00 per person, we need a minimum of 8 friends.
BYO lunch, l will provide tea, coffee and my world famous home made lemon cordial.
Monbulk CFA Quilts Show…..
I organise the Monbulk Quilt Show in March each year. All the money we raise from the show is donated to the Monbulk CFA, it’s always the first Saturday in March. The first 100 through the door get a free show bag that’s packed with goodies.