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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Quilters Trail (North)

The week finally arrived for my Quilters Trail.  I have been so excited about this and even shuffled my working week around it. Fortunately my Manager is quite happy for me to do this.

The Quilters Trail Shop Hop runs for the whole of June but I was booked on the bus trip which is broken up over two days, first running North and next week we will head West out of Brisbane. We all met up at Quiltessentials on Thursday.  It was part one which ran North.

We set off at 8:45 and first stop was Heavenly Patchwork on the Redcliffe peninsula. From past experience, this shop always has something interesting to offer but this year, I was overwhelmed by the beautiful fabrics in store and stunning patterns.  Was hard not to blow quite a good part of my budget here.

All the stores had a colour theme this year and when you spend $10 or more, you get your Quilters Trail passport stamped and given a free pattern with fabric squares.  Heavenly Patchwork was decorated in blue and their pattern was a super easy pillowcase.  One of the ladies did a quick demonstration of the technique and let me tell you, you really don't need a pattern.  So quick, so simple, so clever! They added a strip of  'glow in the dark' fabric to their pillow slips.  I didn't even know you could get 'glow in the dark' fabric....wow, the things you learn.

I almost bought the pillowcase kit (including glow in the dark strip) with the monsters seen bottom left, above, but later decided against it and just came home with a couple of patterns instead.

Then there was time for some to have a tea or coffee with a biscuit and have a dash to the loo before we were back on the road to the next destination.

All in all, I rated Heavenly Patchwork quite high on my list and as it is not too far from home, I may even make a special trip out here when it is not so crowded.  After all I do need to get some of that glow in the dark fabric!

view from the front door of Heavenly Patchwork looking out across the bay....aaaahhhhh!
Next stop, The Patchwork Angel, Forest Glen which I will post about tomorrow.

Just a note to say a big thank you to you all for your continued comments on my blog.  I don't always get around to answering each one but I do love reading your comments and appreciate all your sweet thoughts.

Here are the other installments to this adventure:
Quilters Trail (North) 2
Quilters Trail (North) 3
Quilters Trail (North) 4


  1. Looks as if you are having lots of fun shopping and checking out all the patchwork shops. Great photos enjoy !!!!!!!!

  2. Hi Cath,
    Looks like you found fabric heaven at that stop!!!
    Thanks for sharing your pics.
    Cheers, Anita.

  3. Enjoy - hope you have some $$$ left over for next week!

  4. I love a shop hop! Glad you had fun ; )

  5. Glow in the dark fabbie - how cool!. Sounds like your bus trip was lots of fun, can't wait to see what the next shop is like.

  6. This sounds great fun Cath - I've never been on a shop hop!!

  7. This sounds like my kind of adventure !
    How very fun. ;)

  8. That heavenly patchwork looks like a fabulous store. I never heard of glow in the dark fabric either! Too fun!

  9. Sounds like a load of fun. I used glow in the dark skull fabric on pillow slips for my kids easily 10 years ago.


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