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Elm Grove Patchwork
Nullawarre, Australia
Owner of Elm Grove Patchwork
Interests: Patchwork, Quilt Making, Knitting, Crochet
Recent Activity
Just on closing on Friday evening my delivery man arrived with a small box of fabric. It was a selection of the new Wild Flower Woods, designed by Evonne Cook of Washington Street Studio. Circa 1870-85. Here's what arrived. I love the border stripes, especially the pretty scallop element. There... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I have some lovely news. The ladies who own Homestead Hearth, a beautiful quilt shop in Missouri, USA, are going to be stocking Maggie Maguire's Garden pattern in their shop, and they have also decided to run it as a block of the month program. If you are living in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
What are you doing on Friday 27th September? It has been gazetted as a public holiday for all we can watch the Grand Final Parade in Melbourne. Living here in rural Victoria, the party is a distance away, so I have decided to hold my own party. The shop... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Gosh I love of linen. I love wearing it and I love working with it. I stumbled upon these two great videos today and thought you might like to view them too. The first video shows the traditional methods where a typical household would produce linen by hand. The second... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
My last post on April 12th was from AQC in Melbourne. I had just released my newest pattern Maggie Maguire's Garden, and although I had a terrible head cold, I was having a wonderful time with my three daughters all coming to help out on the stand. I certainly had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
In November last year I revisited some hexagon flowers that had languished in the back of my cupboard for just over a year. I was working to replicate an antique quilt, that was mostly browns, blues and golds. I think it was the restriction of colour that was causing my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
This time last week I was in Warrnambool setting up my stall for the opening of the 2019 Southern Right Creative Festival. Previously known as the Southern Right (a breed of whales that migrate to Warrnambool each year) Quilt show. The committee put on a fabulous show every second year,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
As part of my monthly appliqué group I have been running an annual challenge. At the start of the year each member is asked if they would like to participate in the challenge. The aim is to commit to a project that you would like to see finished by the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you have a day filled with love and happiness, and I hope it continues throughout the new year. A big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the year, from visiting the shop, to on-line orders and purchasing from me at various stalls.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Its been a while between visits, but you will be please to hear it is for a good reason. I am working away at a new quilt which I aim to release at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne next April. The design features hexagons (lots of hexagons), and so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Lots of new fabrics have arrived over the past weeks. First to arrive was Nicholson Street. I was really excited to receive this range as it is designed by my friends Lisa and Lou from the Max and Louise Pattern Co. These great Aussie girls live in Victoria and have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I'm extremely lucky to have the company of such a motivated and productive group of ladies who attend my monthly appliqué group. Last month Carolyn shared with us her beautiful Auntie Green Quilt, designed by Carolyn Konig. Carolyn has been participating in the BOM program. It has been a delight... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I have been rather anti social of late, sorry if you have been visiting with no updates. I have been totally focused on resuscitating my poor neglected roses. Twelve years ago we built a new house on our farm. Being the keen gardener, I scoffed at my husband when he... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Its nice to be back with you. Its been mostly work and no play for me. July is the crazy busy month on our farm, always a struggle to get through it, but the worst is now behind, so happy sewing days are ahead. The beautiful Windermere range arrived in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Yesterday was the first Monday of the month, and also our monthly appliqué meeting. It is always inspiring to see the lovely show and tell, and just to wander around the room checking out what everyone is working on. I enter the day with great intentions of taking photos, but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Fourteen bolts of the lovely new reproduction range called Sarah French No5 have arrived. They are beautiful true reproductions designed by Nancy Kirk for Washington Street Studio. They offer great fussy cutting options for hexagons, clams and tumblers and I can see some great six and eight point stars using... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I am home and recovering from a huge week at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair. I travelled up with my eldest daughter Amy, who kindly took a week off work to help out on my stall. We left on Monday morning, the sun was shining brightly at (however high... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I am on official notice. There will be no more cutting, folding, bundling and boxing fabric from any of my family until next year. And our ten seat table is to be returned to a ten seat table with none of "Mum's Stuff" occupying the last three seats. It has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I am delighted to have four bolts of the newest Dutch Heritage Fabric, designed by Petra Prins and Nel Kooiman. These vibrantly coloured prints are great for fussy cutting and Broderie Perse. They are listed on the website, here is a link to take you straight there. I can't wait... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Its lovely to have some new fabric arrive, especially when it's the bright, fresh colours of Edyta Sitars latest offering, Sequoia. These lovely small scale prints are perfect for appliqué, giving your project that little pop of colour to add interest and highlight. The colours I have chose range from... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
A few weeks back I announced that Leah Zieber; American quilt historian and author was visiting Australia and had agreed to spend a day with us. Here is the link to the blog post, just in case you missed it. It promises to be a great day. I feel very... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
With one more sleep to go, its time I released details of the in-store specials you will find at Elm Grove Patchwork during the Friendship Frolic. All of the Japanese Yarn Dye will be reduced to $22.00/m. (This fabric usually sells for $28.00-32.00/m). All 1930's fabric will be reduced to... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Its on again, the annual Friendship Frolic, and it starts next week! What is the Friendship Frolic I hear some asking. The Friendship Frolic started in 2015, and is an annual event held in conjunction with Linda at Gum Valley Patchwork. One day while Linda and I were chatting, we... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I'm really thrilled to announce that American Quilt Historian Leah Zieber is making her way back to Australia. I am extra thrilled to announce that Leah has agreed to return to our lovely south-west region for another day sharing her Antique Quilt knowledge. Leah last visited in October 2016. We... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Three weeks ago I was in Melbourne trading at the Royal Exhibition Building for AQC. When I arrived home late on Sunday night, the family greeted me with the chorus of 'five cows have calved'. Another calving season was upon me. This morning while running about getting my jobs done... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Elm Grove Patchwork