Snippets 20 July 2012
25% OFF FABRIC SALE CONTINUES
Wow, what another bumper week at Sewco and we still have two weeks remaining until the end of our HUGE 25% off Fabric Sale, so please come in and grab some great quality fabrics.
New Product available at Sewco
Sewco Sewing and Patchwork announce the new extension table for the Janome DC2050, 2160qc, 3160qc, 4120qc, is now available. This week at Sewco, we have the Janome Extension Table that fits snugly against your sewing machine, giving you a much larger work surface. Extension tables provide extra support for your sewing and quilting projects and the cost $66 (gst incl).
End of Financial Year Splurge
For those of you who have been studious enough to process your 2011/2012 tax return and already have received a refund, now is the time to have a splurge on those items you have been wishing for. We have an extensive range of sewing machines, overlockers and embroidery machines available at fantastic prices. Ask our staff about the floor stock sales available on selected models now. Layby options available.
Yes … its that time of the year again when we start thinking about Christmas presents! Whether it is a sewing machine for your teenager who is keen to learn to sew … through to an upgrade for your current machine (complimentary get to know your machine lessons included), Sewco has all gift ideas available in our Megastore. Our Christmas Layby opens on 1 August 2012 at 9am, so rush in and grab all your Christmas presents and place them on layby until 24th December 2012. Deposit of 10% is required at the time of purchase and frequent repayments can be arranged (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) to suit your budget.
Whether is a birthday, Christmas, anniversary or any occasion, Sewco Sewing and Patchwork gift vouchers make a perfect gift. Come into the store or alternatively email us at email@example.com to purchase your gift vouchers and we will send them out to you. Gift vouchers can also be purchased and used through our e-store.
Last week we had two ladies who’s excitement for Tilda at Sewco was hard to miss. For a few hours, Shelley and her friend examined each and every piece of our Tilda range and purchased a number of beautiful products. This week were were honoured to be mentioned in Shelleys’ blog (www.shelleysland.blogspot.com) where Shelley showed us her work of art utilising the Tilda range. Please make sure you visit Shelley and her gorgeous blog for some design and colour inspirations. Well done Shelley and thank you for mentioning Sewco Sewing and Patchwork on your blog.
A reminder that our store will be closed on Sunday 29 July all day for stocktake.
Each month, the Mystery Embroidery Class is taken on a surprise journey to test the abilities of their machine by completing a project in three hours. This month, the class were surprised when they were told they were making an embroidered napkin holder. Here are some of the photos from the class and their creations. Well done Julie and your class, the napkin holders look fantastic. Our warm thanks go to Kaz McAullife from Designs in Stitches for the gorgeous napkin holder design and her inspiration.
The class costs $27.50 per month which includes the design. To register to attend the Mystery Embroidery Class, please contact us on 3849 4176 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org. They are held on the third Tuesday and third Friday of each month – book in now to join our sewing community for a lovely morning of stitching fun!
Show and Tell
Mary McMahon shared with us on Friday her gorgeous Infinity Quilt creation. This quilt was just exquisite and I really cannot put into words the intricate detail Mary put into this quilt. Thank you Mary for bringing in your creation! We loved it. Julie is teaching this class – and boy have we had a great response to this popular class … and teacher!! Phone the store and ask for a spot in the next one – the ladies are having an amazing time.
Marie Martin shared with us her homework from last months Mystery Embroidery. Well done Marie your work is just gorgeous! Another one of Julie’s classes!
HeartKids Donation – Thank you
Heartkids Queensland are dedicated in providing support, encouragement and hope to families of children with Heart Disease, while raising awareness and vital funding into the causes of this chronic disease. While for many families of these children the future is clouded with uncertainty, our goal is to secure the futures of our very special kids.
Heartkids is very close to the heart of us here at Sewco and this week we returned our full-to-the-brim donation boxes to Heartkids and they informed us that we had raised $864.00. What a fantastic effort from all the customers and staff at Sewco, we cannot thank you enough for supporting this wonderful cause.
Sewco Sponsor First Prize – Royal National Show
The Royal National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland (RNA) runs the Royal Queensland Show (Ekka), Queensland’s largest event, on behalf of the community for 10 days each year in August. Staged at its original birthplace, the RNA Showgrounds, the Ekka showcases its unique tradition and heritage by bringing the city and country together for a once a year get-together. More than 400,000 people gather to see thousands of exhibits, 10,000 animals, world-class entertainment and taste award-winning food and wine. Along with this, the organisation runs the Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show-a series of seven individual competitions unearthing the best produce in Australia plus a sausage competition unearthing the state’s best. Outside of the annual Ekka, the RNA is a venue hire business which hosts about 150 events each year, including music festivals, lifestyle exhibitions and sporting matches.
Sewco are honoured to be the first place prize sponsor in the “Non Professional Pieced Quilt” Category. Keep a look out if you are at the RNA this year for the winner of this category. We will have pictures to show you in the coming weeks.
New Sewco FACEBOOK Site
As you might have already noticed, we have a new FACEBOOK site and we have fantastic prizes to give away when we reach 100, 500 and 1000 new “likers”. If you have not transferred across to our new FACEBOOK site, click here and you will jump straight into it.
We are in the process of decommissioning the old Sewco FACEBOOK accounts (there are many) and we apologise for the confusion.
Lesley and the Sewco Team