Thursday, 1 August 2013

Teaching at Stitchbird!

One of my favourite local quilt shops has to be Stitchbird Fabrics



This gorgeous little shop is absolutely full to the brim with a wonderful selection of beautiful modern fabrics.

Stitchbird
 
Yardage is available, as well as lovely pre-cut fat quarters.  Stitchbird has a particularly good selection of fabrics from Japanese manufacturers like Lecien, Kokka and Echino, as well as a nice range of solid fabrics to complement all the prints, including my favourite Essex cotton/linen blends.

Stitchbird

Owner Lyndy is a fellow fabric-a-holic and quilter, and often makes cute little sewn goodies for the shop.  She seems to have a running inventory of fabric in stock in her head and it's always worth asking her advice if you're looking for something in particular.

Stitchbird

There's plenty to take your fancy even if you're not looking for fabric, with lovely trinkets, jewellery, ceramics and other handmade pieces just waiting to come home with you.

Stitchbird 

Keep an eye out for cute ribbon and other trims, all attractively displayed on these big wooden spools.

Stitchbird
 
Stitchbird is located at Shop 19, Kilbirnie Plaza, in Kilbirnie, Wellington (quite handy to the airport if you're visiting!).  If you're not in Wellington, you can order online, and Lyndy will ship your fabric to wherever in the world you may be.  There is free shipping within New Zealand for all fabric orders over $50.
 
I've been working with Lyndy on a rather special project for the last little while, and I'm delighted to announce that I will be teaching a modern baby quilt class through Stitchbird very soon! I'll be sharing a few more photos of the sample quilts for the class in the next few days, but I wanted to give you a look at the quilt I'll be teaching in class.
 
Neutral Baby Boxes
 
I designed the quilt to be simple enough to complete over the two day-long classes so that participants come away with all the skills needed to make a quilt from start to finish.  Since the design is so simple, there's a lot of opportunity for fabric play - my favourite part!  Both these samples are made up using the same pattern but different fabrics from Stitchbird, and I love how different they look.

Bright Baby Boxes

You can find all the class details, including dates and prices, here.  If you're in Wellington and interested in learning how to make a fun modern baby quilt, I hope you'll join me! 

16 comments:

sarahquilts.com said...

How cute! I can't even imagine having that great of a shop nearby.

DeborahGun said...

how I wish I could visit Wellington - that shop looks amazing! And I love your quilt - especially made up in the Echino fabric. Hope your class goes really well.

Julie said...

I wish Auckland was a bit closer to Wellington - that shop looksl ike somewhere I could spend a lot of time and money. LOL. Good on you for becoming a class instructor too.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Fun shop..like the kwilt you will be teaching.

Camilla said...

Looks like a fun thing to be involved with. And always good to be building my resource list of great places to visit or order from when we're back home in NZ next year

dutchcomfort said...

Yum, all those luscious fabrics and ribbons! I wish we had one fabric shop like that!

Anna said...

The shop looks amazing! Your new class sounds brilliant! Love the design.

Elmosmate said...

We are very lucky to have Stitchbird in Wellington. Good luck with teaching :-)

Nat at Made in Home said...

Cool! Love the quilt you chose!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

How fun! The shop is gorgeous!

heart of charnwood said...

Good Luck! I so wish I had a beautiful quilt shop like that near me, enjoy :o)

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Congrats! How exciting. Love the layout you've chosen. Looking forward to seeing all the different ways your students make it look. Have fun. :)

Erica said...

What a gorgeous class and how fun that you get to teach there!

Flying Blind... said...

Wow, it'll be a great class- Stitchbird is on my 'to do' list for when I come over to visit my sister (just need to fund that one first!) xxx

mila + cuatro said...

Awesome news, Adrianne. I love Stitchbird, I haven't been to the store but I bought fabric off Lyndy when she used to be at the Underground markets. Next time I go to Wellington it's top of my list to get to the Stitchbird store.

Ali Honey said...

What a happy colourful shop. How great to be there to teach and buy goodies. have a happy time. A bit far for me to travel to but I will certainly keep it in mind if I am in Wellington any time soon. Thanks.