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Friday 26 June 2015

The "Old Church" is no more

It's Friday and I drove into Hobart this morning to go to Church! 

Yes, I did!.......... but not in the traditional sense. My farmer had to go in to the Big Town to replace his computer and I took the opportunity to visit The Quilted Crow as tomorrow is their last day of trade in this gorgeous old Church.

I was dropped off a little early but that was no problem because just across the road....just out of view....I found a lovely bakery and coffee shop and a seat inside for a flat white and a Cherry Danish (I hadn't had breakfast so I decided it was ok to indulge) When I walked back, I glanced down the road to check for traffic and noticed the most wonderful rainbow. That's got to be a good omen for a shopping day!

Would you like to take a look inside?

This is the beautiful wooden ceiling....my phone camera didn't do it any justice and there was alot of light coming in from the stainglass windows......just take a look at them..

This one overlooks the sewing area and on the opposite wall is another beautiful big window.

Near the entrance is a set of four stunning windows.....and opposite them in an alcove another double window (it is the one in the middle of the photo below)

Leonie has really made the inside of this shop inviting, fitting it out with lovely old dressers, tables  and cupboards from a bygone era filled with simply divine felted wools, hand dyed velvets and fabrics. Baskets, wooden boxes and quaint wire baskets are filled with fat quarters, patterns etc.  Trimmings are rolled onto old wooden cotton reels........just lovely!

There are quite a few gorgeous quilts on display......some are Leonie's 'Leonie Bateman Designs' and some are Sue Daley's.  I was lucky enough to meet Sue Daley there which was a lovely treat. I chatted to Leonie quite a bit as well as some lovely ladies that were sewing there today.....I may join them soon at their new venue. I am giving some thought to starting Leonie's new BOM which you can view HERE.  The baskets and other applique are done with felted wool and in real life it is something else!

In the meantime I didn't leave 'church' empty handed.....although, my wallet....well that is another story...but well worth it. I have gathered all my purchases on my favourite chair. 

I bought two bundles of 10 x 1/2yard ea of fabric at quite a bargain $55. Four fat quarters (the morrocan tile design) two packs of reproduction fabric scraps, a packet of felted wool scraps, a bundle of felted wool pieces, a piece of hand dyed velvet, a Leonie Bateman Design kit called Lucinda's Flowers and lastly, the wire shopping basket that you see here.  I loved it so much, I knew if I didn't get it, I would regret it forever.

I have wanted to visit the Quilted Crow for such a long time (years infact) and today I did so....just in the nick of time.  Tomorrow is a celebration day of 'Champagne and Shenanigans' as the doors close for the last time. Don't worry though as you can still shop online.

Now I must be off as I have lots to drool and swoon over!


  1. What a beautiful old church. Such a shame that another shop is closing, however to have such a "fruitful" shopping trip is a bonus. Enjoy your goodies and I look forward to seeing the end results.

  2. wow looks like a great shopping trip..............glad you got to call in before she shuts down................

  3. that sort of church I am happy to visit lol, in fact I did a few years ago when we visited Hobart.
    Amazing shop with so much inspiration and the windows were so beautiful to see.
    so sad it is closing shopping on line doesn't look that pretty.
    Lovely stash to take home too....

  4. So glad you got to visit it before it closed! It is so beautiful, I'll bet they are going to miss it. Do you know what the plans for the building are now?

  5. Lovely building, thanks for the photos. Wonderful selection of goodies you got there and I am glad you made the decision to get the basket, I know I would have!

  6. What a delightful post....I so enjoyed all that gorgeousness!

  7. Its always a shame to see a quitling shop close - especailly one is such a beautiful location. Lovely purchases.


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