Sunday, 13 May 2018

Welcome to our house!
To say we were overwhelmed and excited to see our "house" at the Pour l'Armour Du Fil quilt show in Nantes is an understatement! 
Carol and the team from Quiltmania had displayed all our quilts in such an amazing way, we had tears.

The team put a lot of thought into creating a special space for our quilts from our book Vintage Quilts and Friendship, published by Quiltmania.



Also placing special treasure's among the quilts to add a personal touch. 



The visitors to our house were just lovely. The French visitors who tried so so hard to communicate with us were just gorgeous. We also had visitors from lots of different countries who gave us such positive feedback about our designs and colours. Our new Fabrics, Nicholson Street from Andover Fabrics, were also very well received.
We had a lovely dinner with Kathy Hall from Andover and her friend Barbara where we discussed all things fabric and idea's. We came away from France with many idea's and feeling very inspired for our future in design and fabric.


We also spent some time either side of the show in Paris taking in all sites this pretty city had to offer. We visited all the tourist icons and had a ball.
Thankyou to all who visited us in Nantes and Quiltmania for giving us this amazing opportunity. We are very lucky girls just living the quilters dream. 
Lisa & Lou xx

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Introducing...
Nicholson Street.
We are very excited to announce our very first range of fabrics from Andover Fabrics.




Nicholson Street is a collection of shirtings and background fabrics inspired by designs from the past. We feel a quilter can never have enough of these treasures in their stash!!
The tones and prints will look gorgeous in your quilts.
There are 8 different designs in 3 colour ways each. Pop over to Andovers site to see the whole range! (Nicholson Street)







Nicholson Street is the main road through the center of our beautiful town Healesville. As with most of our designs, our town inspires the names of our creations.








Nicholson Street will be available from your local quilt shop in September. We can't wait to make some samples in our very own fabric to share with you all. We think having your name on selvedge is like having your name up in lights. We are very thankful, especially to Andover for making our dream a reality!!!

Lisa & Lou 



Thursday, 9 November 2017

Vintage Quilts & Friendship

We are so excited to share with you our very first book from Quiltmania.


It will available in December and our official launch will be in Nantes France next April.

We will be teaching 2 classes there with small projects based on quilts from the book.

There are 17 designs with a mix of techniques, and range from a table runner to large quilts.
 above are a few of our original designs you will find inside!!

We are lucky enough to live in a beautiful town called Healesville.

It was known for all it's guest houses, and these places that are the names of our quilts. 

We think Quilts and friends go in hand in hand, hence the name! and hope our book will inspire friends to gather and stitch. We like to call that "mental health" lol.

Thankyou to Carol and the team at Quiltmania. Also to Vikki of Enda Cottage and Jenny of Vintage Heaven for allowing us to spend a day photographing our quilts in your gorgeous B&B's. Also to Di Ford Hall for helping out on the day. We had a ball!! 

Lisa & Lou

Monday, 4 September 2017

Old Courthouse 1890

We are so very happy to be able to show you our newest design.
Old Courthouse is our newest quilt measuring approx 51" square. Super easy to make bigger by making more blocks. The maths for the setting triangles stays the same.
We love it and hope you do too!  We had great feedback from quilters at the Everything Patchwork and Quilting show at Gembrook on Saturday.  Thanks so much to all of you for popping over and chatting too.  
Oh and did we mention ......there is NO CURVED PIECING involved.







  
Our photo shoot was at the site of the original Healesville Courthouse at 42 Harker Street, Healesville which was built 1889 to 1890.
Old Courthouse 1890
Introducing our newest design Old Courthouse 1890. We have taken some of our favorite blocks and set them in circles but NO curved piecing!!  You may make this quilt as big as you like, just make multiple blocks or add more of your favorite feature fabrics! great scrappy quilt, which we love love. Give your local stockist a call and if they don't have it yet, they will soon!! Happy stitching folks.
Lisa & Lou.

Monday, 17 July 2017

New Patterns.
Hello on this very windy day today. We have 2 new Small Treasures patterns that will be in stores in the next week. They are:

Furmston Lane


This small quilt is inspired by the Antique Basket Quilt. We just popped all the flowers in one basket!
Would also be a great center for a larger quilt.

Wisteria


This sweet table topper, crib quilt or wall hanging is a true charm quilt with not one repeating fabric in our sample! again you may keep making more blocks to make your quilt as large as you like. 

Contact your local quilt shop to purchase any of our designs.

We will also be having a stall at the the Everything Patchwork show in Gembrook on Saturday 2nd September 2017. drop by and see us!!
Have a great day.
Lisa & Lou

Saturday, 28 January 2017

OUR NEWEST DESIGNS ARE:

Circa 1903
Circa 1903 is a large quilt. The blocks can be hand (or machine pieced) and English Paper Pieced. 
Circa 1903 features an original block design and machine pieced borders. .
Acrylic templates are included with all patterns.  You also have the option of buying the pattern with papers for EPP and the templates.
A wonderful large quilt with great opportunities to fussy cut your fabrics.
For those of you trying to guess.... Lisa's version has the brown and pink sashings and Lou's has the dark background fabric.


 

Eadie
Eadie is the collection of projects.  An applique quilt, lap or wall quilt (which can be made bigger) a small candle mat (great gift size project) and a table runner.
Hand or machine piecing, EPP and applique.....something for everyone!


Marna
Marna is the fourth project in Max & Louise Pattern Co’s Small Treasures series.  
We have used civil was reproduction fabrics appliqued onto linen.  It is a table runner.  It would look fantastic in any fabrics including modern/contemporary fabrics or wool felt.

 

Beverley
Beverley is the fifth project in Max & Louise Pattern Co’s Small Treasures series.  
We have used civil was reproduction fabrics.  It is a doll sized quilt/wall hanging.  It would look fantastic in any fabrics including modern/contemporary fabrics.





Ryrie
Ryrie is the third project in Max & Louise Pattern Co’s Small Treasures series.  
We have used civil was reproduction fabrics.  It is a small hand pieced or machine pieced doll size quilt. A perfect introduction to hand piecing. It would look fantastic in any fabrics including modern/contemporary fabrics.