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— Bulletin 14 September 2019 —

Hello everyone….


Our first piece of news is that Karen’s latest fabric line 

>>> County Clare <<<

has arrived and is available now!


As mentioned in our last Bulletin,

Karen’s new 20-piece collection includes a 43″ x 43″ panel 

  featuring 9 beautiful bird and flower applique motifs

typical of broderie perse, all mirror imaged to create movement.

The wide stripe and other companion prints combine to create a 

collection of printed motifs perfect for quilters to enhance 

their own Broderie Perse projects

Pre-Ordering is now available through our online web-shop 

(Click on the image above to see the whole collection)


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Our really exciting news is that Karen’s Quiltmania book, titled
>>> Seams Like Yesterday <<<
is expected later this month!
(Click on the image to link to more information on the website)
The book features 15 projects – 11 of them being new designs –
with English paper piecing, stars and medallions
as well as a magnificent sampler quilt.
Stars are a strong feature in Karen’s designs –
she loves the precise piecing of stars, especially eight-pointed stars!
The book is priced at $69.95
You can pre-order your copy now – 
orders received between now and 30th September 
will only pay $5.00 shipping
(normally $10.00 under our “capped-price” shipping policy)
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We have restocked some of our popular
“Simply Colour” packs
These packs comprise 34 different pieces of reproduction fabric,
each measuring 25cm x 30cm. 

What you see on the website image is what is in the packs – 

no substitutions. 

Priced at $50.00/pack, you can find them on the “Just For Fun” web-page.

(Click on the image to link to more information on the website)


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Our September “Somerset Stitching Weekend” is on next weekend –
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September
The new venue for our weekends is –
170-180 Mahoneys Road, Burwood East
(Cnr Mahoneys Road and Hawthorn Road – 
enter from the school’s Hawthorn Road carpark)  

The weekend’s stitching sessions run from

10:00am to 4:00pm on both days. 


Come and enjoy a few hours sewing and chatting

in the company of like-minded, fun-loving patchworkers.

Tea and coffee is provided – just bring your own cup and some lunch.

Cost for the day – $15.00 for either Saturday or Sunday


Even if you can’t stay, you’re welcome to pop-in to browse and shop!
Details of this and future events can be found on the
“Calendar” page on the website.

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While on the subject of our “Somerset Stitching Weekend”

Karen will have a large selection of 30cm precut fabrics

at the Pop-Up Shop next weekend –

ALL discounted to just $5.00 each

(That’s just over $16.50 per metre!!)

So call in for a browse and pick up a bargain or two!


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“Seams Like Yesterday”

Long-Arm Machine Quilting Service

Available through Somerset Patchwork

Our quilting service specialises in “Edge-to-Edge” quilting

Drop-off and pick-up is usually through our monthly 

“Somerset Stitching Weekends”

Inquiries can be made via the telephone number below or

in person at the Stitching Weekends.

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A reminder of our shipping policy for online orders
For orders within Australia 

Capped price shipping of $10.00 on orders up to $150.00 

and free shipping on orders over $150.00

For overseas customers’ orders

Shipping is through Australia Post by the most economical rates available

(Tracking is an available option at additional charge)


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Remember to keep checking the website or Karen’s Facebook* and Instagram* pages for details of the latest arrivals –

there’s even more new fabric on order to go onto our on-line store over the coming weeks and months.


** You can find Karen at –

That’s all for now; we’ll be in touch again soon with more news and updates.

In the meantime…

Happy stitching from

Karen & Paul