2016 Free Boms

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Another new feature

I've started a new feature on my blog, a page called 
Things To Do and Places To Go. 
(Pages are located just below my header.)

When I'm chatting to someone new, either online or in person I am often asked how I find out about various Stitching Days and Quilt Shows I attend.  I always say you've just got to get in the loop and then you'll find out about heaps of things to do and places to go...so this year I plan to put you in the loop too.  I'll be listing any events I hear about on this page. It would also be awesome if you can send me a message with the details of any events you hear about especially if you are in another state or country.

(Big thanks to Robyn who suggested I put a state/country on the page entry as my reader come from all over the world, - great idea, I'm doing it now) Here's what I've got listed at the moment.

Victoria Australia
Date of workshop 6 of February, 7/2 Industry Boulevard,
Carrum Downs, Victoria, 3021

                                            Victoria Australia Lovely Libby Richardson again.  This time at the beautiful Patchwork Tea House in Warburton

Learn to Paint with Libby Richardson
Libby will teach you the painting technique where you will be able to paint your own preprinted stitcheries from Timeless Teddies. Libby will provide paints, brushes and tuition. You will need to bring your preprints, an ice cube tray and paper towel. Tuesday 1st March. ONLY $30

Victoria Australia

Monbulk Quilt Show
Saturday March 19th
9.30am – 3.30pm
(Doors close at 3.00pm)
Monbulk Living and Learning Centre
Cnr Main St and Moores Rd, Monbulk
·   Quilt display
·   Guest designer: Michelle Yeo
·   Trade tables
·   Outside market
·   Main St Shop specials
·   Free showbags to the first 100 people through the door.

Entry: $5.00 per person

Every cent raised donated to….. Monbulk CFA

For more information email Karen at  mrsmquiltshop@internode.on.net

Victoria Australia

Theme: ‘The Sewing Room’
SATURDAY 21st /SUNDAY 22nd MAY 2016
Lisa from Fig’n’Berry Creations
And Leanne from Petals and Patches
For a day of stitching, fine food and good company.
Mrs Martins quilt shop will also be there with a trading table with lots of goodies to tempt you

You will be provided with:-
Patterns from designers especially created for the day; kits to help you start your projects on the day as well as delectable food, raffle prizes and one on one tuition.
Venue: Monbulk Living and Learning Centre, Monbulk
Time: 10 am til 4 pm
Cost: $95
At the time of booking a $50 deposit (non-refundable) is due to secure your place.

Lovely Jackie got in touch with me to tell me about two more BOMs for my list. Here's what she wrote.
Here are a couple more you might want to check out. They're both free for one month ~ after that you have to pay a small fee. The applique one (1857 Album Quilt) is for 20 months and the embroidery one (Vintage Blooms) is for 10 months. PDF downloads.
Thank you so much for sharing these BOMs Jackie.  Here are the Links.

The 1857 Quilt from Sentimental Stitches.  Please note the first three months are free then there is a small fee for the blocks.

Dream Garden at Sentimental Stitches

This is supposed to be my UFO year, although a few new projects are calling my name.  To keep me on track I've joined Dawn and Wendy at Sew It's Finished.

This blog is designed as a place we can list and show our UFOs.  A great place to receive encouragement with this process and don't we all love both giving and receiving encouragement. Many many thanks to Dawn and Wendy for organising this for us.

Now for my little giveaway winners.  I'll be sending the little puppy key tag to Esther and the flower to Brenda.  Thank you so much to everyone who liked them.  I'll be giving away some more next month.
(PS Please email me Brenda as I cannot find your email address on your blog, many thanks.)

This is such a gorgeous bag especially made up in Freshwater fabrics.
You can find the pattern and a great tutorial by following this LINK.  It is on the Riley Blake site and is made by Lindsay from Fort Worth Fabric Studio.  Huge thanks to everyone involved.

I'm off to Jam and Cream with Christine and Helen today so I know I'll have heaps of fun
Hope you have a fun day too.


  1. That page makes a lovely addition to your blog Melody.... just wish I was near enough to come to some of the great events! Have a lovely day! Christine x

  2. Thank you so much for looping us in - what a fabulous idea and such fab workshops and events, too. Thanks also for the mention of Jam and Cream - I will have to check it out, as it is not far from me at all! Have a good time.

  3. Fantastic effort thanks for all the wonderful information Mel !!!!!

  4. I really like that you are posting classes from all over on your blog. I would like to request on thing, please add the county and/or state that the event is being help. I was getting excited about the Palm Beach one noted on the blog thinking it was Palm Beach, Florida....rereading I read that it was not even in the USA, hence my request. Keep up the good work!

  5. Great idea listing upcoming stitching events. Westernport Quilters is having a quilt show in October but I don't know what date yet. Shall let you know.

  6. You are just a treasure trove of information Melody, thank you for doing this!!!!

  7. sew great for folk to know what's going on...shame I am sew far away...
    Congratulations to the winners of your lovely giveaway...
    I see you had a nice catch up with Christine and Helen....

  8. I'm loving your blog Mel, so full of interesting bits and pieces. Hope you are keeping well.

  9. What a great idea Mel you are amazing xxx

  10. Wonderful idea, I have one for you its in Toowoomba Qld Aust. http://www.craftalive.com.au/toowoomba-qld/, thought it would be easier to give you the link. Thanks heaps for the effort you put into your blog. Guida

  11. Good lot of info.. Well done Mel

  12. Boy heaps of workshops coming up ,you did well Mel ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  13. Lots of great info. Wish I lived in Australia though DH probably wouldn't like it much - HA!

  14. lovely idea to share all that's going on



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