Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Change of date!

Counting down to our first meeting!
Please note a change in date - we were meant to meet tomorrow, Friday 3rd Feb, but I need to go away so we will postpone to Fri 10th Feb, 7pm - 9:30pm at Brayside Community Preschool. I hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone and gives us all a chance to dry out and get back into the new year routines etc.

 For the first meeting we'll be getting to know each other and ...discussing what we hope to get out of the group. Feel free to bring something to show and tell and some hand sewing, but we'll need to assess the number of people attending and how many want to machine sew before we bring out the sewing machines!
Looking forward to meeting you all soon!
Jane and Marieka

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The plan for 2012

We will begin meeting in February 2012 at Brayside Community Preschool, 38-40 Coriedale Dr, Coffs Harbour (see map here).
Meetings will be held on Friday evenings from 7pm - 9.30pm and Sunday afternoons from 2pm - 5pm.

Save these dates for your diary:

Fri 3rd Feb                                  Sun 19th Feb
Fri 2nd Mar                                 Sun 18th Mar
Fri 6th April                                Sun 22nd April
Fri 4th May                                 Sun 20th May
Fri 1st June                                  Sun 17th June

The meetings will be a combination of Show and Tell, Fabric Swaps, Block Exchanges and Stitch and Bitch - the structure of meetings will evolve according to the needs and demands of the group meetings.

Most of all we would love the meetings to be a friendly place where we can all share in our love of fabric and sewing. We welcome people of all ages and abilities. You may be someone who has been quilting for years or someone who would like to know where to start! We would love to meet you!

Please feel free to register your interest and stay in touch with us in any or all of the following ways:



or become a follower on this blog!

Well it's a rainy day here in Coffs - perfect for some quilting! I plan to finish off the Sherbert Pips Broken Dishes quilt that has been lying dormant since the Brayside fair. I have the fabric needed to add some borders, then it should be ready to baste and quilt. A great project for a rainy day!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our first registration session

We had a lovely day yesterday at Brayside Preschool's Spring Fair. Thanks to everyone who popped in to say hello and to ask questions and register their interest. It was so nice to meet some of you and to hear other people are as excited about this as we are :).

We had some of our quilts on display as well -

Coin quilt
Crosses, Sherbet Pips, Ikea Orange

Bottled Rainbows and Crosses

I love the bottled rainbows is on my 'project list'. Rachel from Stitched in Color has a great tutorial on her blog and you can find it here -

We had a great day and were lucky enough that the thunderstorms held off until after the fair had finished. As well as chatting with fellow crafters, I was also manning the Cafe for most of the day. Baking is another one of my passions. I just have to share with you these lovely Butterscotch Madelines that we had for sale -


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Five of our Favourites

Just about one of my favourite things to do at the end of the day is sit down with a cuppa and chill out with some awesome quilting inspiration via my google reader. Seriously, what did we do before blogs? There is so much amazing, inspirational eye candy and inspiration out there!

Here are five of our favourite modern quilting blogs:

Red Pepper Quilts:
Rita at is one insanely talented Aussie quilter. With an incredible eye for colour and pattern mixing, you can't go past the fresh, fun designs she showcases in her blog. And there are plenty of great tutorials on her site too.
Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts

Faith at is based in Chicago and is another quilter whose use of colour and pattern always makes me smile. One of the bloggers who bought us the Summer Sampler Series,, Faith's blog is one well worth following.

Mini Quilt Monday!

Freshly Pieced
Another of the Summer Sampler Series gals, Lee from
 , based in Wisconsin, offers gorgeous quilts, great tutorial and is the owner of the WIP Wednesday series. She creates some seriously cute stuff.
Crazy Mom Quilts
Amanda Jean from is taking a little blogging break at the moment, but I still think this blog is worth a mention. A long time quilter, I lost interest in quilting for some time a while back, and I credit this blog with helping me find my muse again. I love her use of fresh, fun fabrics and her eye for colour and design, plus there are lots of great tutorials and quilt alongs on this blog.
Generation Q Magazine
The team at offer a modern quilting news magazine in blog format. With tons of interviews, latest fabric reviews and recaps of quilting news, like the Houston Markets, this is the place to find the latest quilting info.
Of course, there are endless blogs out there, and we'll be bringing you more of our favourites in the future. If you're looking for blog inspiration, visit these blogs and then blog hop from their favourite sites. And we'd love to hear your favourites in our comments section.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Welcome to the Coffs Fresh Quilters and Sewists' blog.

Coffs Fresh quilters and sewists is an informal quilting group that will be starting in February 2012. The group is open to quilters and stitchers of all ages and skill levels who love the bright, modern style of the current quilting and handmade revolution.

There will be an information and registration session at the Brayside Community Preschool's Spring Fair on Saturday November 12th from 10am-2pm. The preschool can be found at 38-40 Coriedale Dr, Coffs Harbour.

If you would like some more information, you can email the group at

Please feel free to follow this page so that you can be updated.