OUR FIRST SHOP HOP A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
A couple of comments to share:
A hearty congratulations to Marie Mitchell and everyone associated with the recent Shop Hop. Three days of shopping for fabric, a quilters dream. Did we need more fabric? Most of us didn't but we gained so much more by participating. People who did not necessarily know each other were caught up in the 'hunt' and shared experiences. People talked to each other, which is not always the case with strangers but we recognized the common 'thread' and shared the experience. Thanks to the shop owners and all their wonderful staff who just went the extra mile to give us all a great three days. Am I poorer in the pocket? I sure am but I got so much in return in the camaraderie of the occasion. Oh and just by the way, today I found out that I had won the First Place Door prize from Quintessential Quilts in the form of a $100 Store Voucher. Be still my beating heart, more fabric! Helen Owens.......
Dear Gwen and sidekick Lesley and organiser extraordinaire Marie,
Thanks to you all and everyone else involved for an amazing event. I went to all venues and had a lovely time.
Particular thanks to Kraft Daze for hosting the opening, to Handcrafters House for hosting the closing Anya at Quirky Quilts for her fabulous activity and to the Quilt Fairy and group in Midland for showing me how to paper piece with glue.
I especially liked the charm squares at each stop, the lucky dips at some stops, goody bags at some stops and numerous raffles.
I trust it was a rewarding exercise for all participants. Very best wishes to all, Annette Simper
Congratulations to All Shop Hop Raffle Winners
Karen Wasley - 1st prize - Brother Scan & Cut CM 990 donated by Brother Australia (rrp $699) -
Isobel Pearson - 2nd prize – Diamond Quilt donated by WAQA (measuring 180cm x 135cm) –(estimated worth $275)
Francine Doyle - 3rd prize - $50 voucher for The Teddy Tree + Riley Blake Fat ¼ Bundle donated by Kraft Daze (rrp $72) + a discount voucher for all-over quilting by the Quilting Cottage – (approximate prize value $150)
Fay Coburn - 4th prize – Moda Desert Bloom Layer Cake & Jelly Roll from Craft Collections – (rrp $110)
Dreda Clark - 5th prize –Liberty hexie pre-cut pack donated by The Strawberry Thief (rrp $50) + - $50 voucher for The Quilt Fairy - (total prize value $100)
Sharon Norquay - 1st prize -–Janome DC4030 donated by AusTech Sewing Machines & Janome Australia (rrp $699)
Chris Slack - 2nd prize – Japanese themed quilt donated by WAQA measuring 198cm x 150cm – (estimated worth $250)
Bev Wolzko - 3rd prize - $20 voucher for The Quirky Stitch + a Moda Frivol Tin from Bizzy Bee Patchwork- (rrp $75) a discount voucher for all-over quilting by the Quilting Cottage – (approximate prize value $115)
Janice Fairhurst - 4th prize - Panel quilt kit from Two Crafty Ladies (rrp $40) + a Wonderfil thread box + box of pre-filled bobbins from Wonderfil Specialty Threads (rrp $41) – (total prize value $81)
Jasmine Forrest - 5th Prize - Liberty hexie pre-cuts pack donated by The Strawberry Thief – (rrp $50)
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Pauline O’Brien - 1st prize- Snowglobe Village Pattern and full kit from Care2Create (rrp $340) –
Wendy Whitford - 2nd prize- I Spy quilt donated by WAQA measuring 175cm x 159cm- (estimated worth $175)
Kath Balfour - 3rd prize - Moda Grow! Layer Cake from Layered Creations (rrp $70) + a discount voucher for all-over quilting by the Quilting Cottage – (approximate total prize value $95)
Michelle Blakistan - 4th prize- Panel quilt kit from Two Crafty Ladies (rrp $40)
Dawn Trainor - 5th Prize - Liberty hexie pre-cuts pack donated by The Strawberry Thief – (rrp $50)
These raffles rewarded shop hoppers for making the effort to explore many of Perth’s quilt shops that they may not have been to before.
And there’s one more Raffle opportunity
available to all WAQA Shop Hop Participants
Charm Square Challenge Raffle
Open to current financial WAQA members only. Non-WAQA members who participated in the Shop Hop and have subsequently joined WAQA by June 2017 are eligible to enter.
To enter this raffle, you must complete your choice of project using charm squares collected during the Shop Hop (Theme: Jewels). The completed item must contain 75% Shop Hop Charm Squares in the piecing. This does not include the backing, borders or sashing for the item which may be fabrics of your choice.
All entries must be fully completed and shown at the August Sewing Day or Night where each entrants name will be entered into the draw. One entry per person. The prizes will be drawn at the following Sewing Day in September.
1st Prize – Single/Lap quilt measuring 170cm x 160cm donated by WAQA – (estimated worth $175)
2nd Prize – Lap quilt measuring 133cm x 144cm donated by WAQA – (estimated worth $125)
3rd Prize - Liberty hexie pre-cuts pack donated by The Strawberry Thief – (rrp $50)
Raffle winner Norma Nielson
Raffle winner Sharon Norquay.
Raffle winner Karen Wasley