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Elm Grove Patchwork
Nullawarre, Australia
Owner of Elm Grove Patchwork
Interests: Patchwork, Quilt Making, Knitting, Crochet
Recent Activity
With the new world we find ourselves in, I have been spending a little more time on social media. I have broadened my viewing to dressmaking and cross stitching, two passions I have in deep remission. I learnt to cross stitch as a graduate nurse on night duty. I worked... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
The shop is back open again, and with restrictions now lifting in rural Victoria I have a sense that we are returning to a new normal. It is really heart warming to have people back in the shop and to hear the laughter and chatter of ladies again. I have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Just a quick visit to show some new arrivals. These vibrant blues are perfect for spring time stitching. They are from a collection called Royal Blue designed by Edyta Sitar. And this little treasure from Edyta's Superbloom range. You will find them listed on the website here, in the ungrouped... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
After an unplanned break it is so lovely to be back stitching again. I've well and truly settled on my new project, another hexagon creation, this time using half inch papers. I have surprised myself, as I was convinced I could never work with lower than 5/8th inch size, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Oh how I love sitting in a nice comfortable chair, sipping on a hot cup of tea and reading a delightful quilt book. It is one of life's great pleasures. Yesterday with the delivery of three new books, I had the dilemma of choosing which one I would look at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I've been a little off the game of late, hope you haven't noticed, but you probably have with my lack of sewing and lack of posting of new arrivals in the shop. I have been living with a little dark cloud hanging over me. Over the summer months I noticed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Wow, what a week. I never had a chance to drop in here and advertise the Friendship Frolic, I do hope you are following my Facebook and Instagram pages. With a second wave of Covid19 here in Victoria, and Melbourne areas placed into shut down, Linda and I made a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
These are certainly unprecedented times that we are currently navigating our way through, and the logistics of coordinating our Friendship Frolic event with the safety and well-being of all of our customers, as well as our own families, is paramount to us. In normal times we love to welcome all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
It has been a bitter sweet week with the arrival of Di Ford-Hall's beautiful new range of fabric, Anne's English Scrapbox. There have been lots of emotions with this range. Joy with the beauty of it, yet sadness because it is the end of Di's stunning fabric designs. Di has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Are you familiar with the coverlet made by the beloved author Jane Austen, her sister Casandra and their mother? Photo courtesy of Riley Blake Designs And have you heard the great news? Riley Blake Designs have been working with Jane Austen House and have reproduced the beautiful floral prints in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
2020 is becoming a year of ups and downs. On the up, the shop has reopened. It is so hard to believe it has already been one month. It has been lovely seeing everyone again and so nice to see the progress that people have made on their projects. I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
After seven weeks of closed doors I am reopening again this week, back to normal hours. While my hours are normal, unfortunately that is where it will stop with new measures now in place for the foreseeable future. I now ask the following: Please use the hand sanitiser upon entering... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I hope you are well and I hope this period of isolation we are in at the moment is not too hard for you. Hopefully some of the restrictions will be lifted soon. I have my fingers crossed. I waved goodbye to another April and the busy days it brings... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
A small delivery to the shop today. Agatha's Garden designed by Kathy Hall. I ordered eight bolts from this range. I can see great fussy cutting possibilities with these, and I couldn't resist the lovely little butterflies on this floral. They are entered on the website, you will find them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
On Friday I received the terribly sad news that Di Ford Hall had passed away. Such a sad day for all us quilt makers. She is going to be missed incredibly. To her husband Brian, her family and close friends I offer my deepest condolences. Since hearing the news I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Life is certainly strange living in this new world of Covid-19. Who would have thought we would be faced with anything like this. Shops closed, office workers working from home and even the petrol prices dropping. I hope you are all safe along with your loved ones. It certainly is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
It was a happy day yesterday with the arrival of Nancy's Needle 1850-1880, the newest fabric released from Betsy Chutchian of Moda Fabrics. Forty lovely bolts of florals and small prints, perfect for lots of small pieced blocks. I have them listed on the website here. It was also a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Our world is changing so quickly with this dreaded COVID-19 virus. I hope you are all well and for those who have been forced into self isolation I hope you have wonderful projects to work on and a stash of fabric to keep you going. My shop is open as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
With the farm and teenage kids entering their final years of schooling, it is hard for us to get away for a holiday. Last weekend, being a long weekend presented a window of opportunity so we grabbed the chance and flew to Sydney for four nights. We had a wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
It been a wonderful thrill to see and hear of so many people now making Maggie Maguire's Garden, with a second round BOM being offered with Homestead Hearth in the US, who are also offering it as a bright modern option as well. Maggie Maguire's Garden Quilt Making the hexagon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Just before the calendar flips over to March I must show you some of the great new fabrics which have arrived over the past two weeks. First to arrive was Lancaster by Jo Morton. Lovely interesting prints in shades of rust, brown, cream and black. Then came a four bolts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
I continue to make basket blocks. I've only a handful left to make before I lay them all out and muse over which blocks I will put where in the final layout. I really love that stage. To make my blocks I like to prepare 5-6 at a time and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
A selection of Le Beau Papillon, the newest fabric designed by French General for Moda Fabrics, arrived into the shop this week. Like all French General fabrics, it is gorgeous and it blends beautifully with past ranges. Look at the sweet little butterflies on the border prints. I couldn't wait... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Super Bloom the latest fabric designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts has arrived. If you love the style of Di Ford-Hall, don't miss out on these. The leaves in this print are gorgeous. They are so useful for Broderie Perse. See how Di has used such prints in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork
Yesterday was our first Appliqué meeting for the year. After breaking up early December and not meeting in January, it was lovely to be back at the hall, catching up with everyone and seeing lovely projects in work. Show and tell is always a highlight of the day. Dellas has... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2020 at Elm Grove Patchwork