Snippets 3 August 2012
Well can you believe that we are already into August and the 2012 London Olympic Games are here? We hope that you have enjoyed staying up late watching the Olympics, whilst completing your sewing, patchwork or quilting projects. It is hard to fathom how fast time goes by and that we are almost at the end of 2012!
At Sewco Sewing and Patchwork this means that we are as busy as ever planning for the upcoming Spring Carnival and many other special events leading up to the end of the year.
Mad Quilters Gathering Sydney 3-5 August 2012
This past week, we were a hive of activity as we were busy planning, preparing and organising our store display for the Mad Quilters Gathering in Sydney this weekend. Sewco Sewing and Patchwork will be at stand 88 so if you happen to be in or around Sydney this weekend, make sure you come and visit us at the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club where we can assure you will find everything you need to get started or complete your quilting & patchwork projects. Lesley, Rhonda and Jillan will be on hand to assist you, so please drop in and say hello and complete the entry form for your chance win a fantastic Singer 160 Sewing Machine RRP $699. (Please note the entry forms can only be completed and submitted to the Sewco Team at the Mad Quilters Gathering in Sydney, not in-store at Sewco).
However, for those of you who could not make the Mad Quilters Gathering in Sydney this weekend, you are also in the running for a mystery prize. The person who correctly guesses the outfit the Sewco Girls are wearing to the Mad Quilters Gathering this weekend will go in the draw to win a prize. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday 7 August 2012 and announced in Snippets next week (all Sewco Team members cannot enter and are sworn to secrecy!) .
There are two ways to enter, either via email or via Facebook.
Here’s how you enter:
1) Go to Sewco Sewing and Patchwork Facebook Page by clicking here.
2) Click on on our Facebook Page.
3) Post a comment on our Facebook Page telling us what you think the Sewco Girls are wearing at the Mad Quilters Gathering (for example – I think the Sewco Girls will be wearing stripey socks).
4) Then click on the blue share button.
Alternatively if you do not have access to Facebook, please email your answer to email@example.com. We cannot wait to see your creative entries, as we will compile a list of the entries and share with you next week for a good laugh. Good luck everyone!
Sewco E-Store – Shop for Christmas
With Christmas only a few months away and the thought of battling major shopping centre car parks brings thoughts of dread, do not despair.
Why not shop for your loved ones in the comfort of your home through our e-store or alternatively come into our Mt. Gravatt Superstore. We have a huge range of fabrics, sewing machines, overlockers, embroidery machines, haberdashery, patterns, notions, books just to name a few of our broad range of items. Whats better, we offer delivery (Australia Post charges apply) to your home or parcel pick up at our Sewco store at Mt. Gravatt, which has plenty of FREE parking available and also offer assistance to your car with your purchases. We are right beside ToyWorld so you can do shopping for the kids or grandkids as well. Now that makes for an enjoyable shopping experience!
New Arrivals at Sewco
Have a look at what is making our best sellers list after only 12 hours on our e-store!
Sulky Iron On Transfer Pens
Here is a Transfer Pen that easily transfers designs permanently onto fabric, canvas, stabilizers, wood or just about any surface where a hot iron can be used. Permanent – Non-bleeding – Ink glides on like a marker on everyday copy paper.
The pens come in a set of four – Black, Blue, Red & Brown and transfer 3-5 times with one application.
For more information on this product, please click here Sulky video.
New Fabric – Floral Fusion
The Floral Fusion Fabrics are vibrant and summery designs make you wish for a beautiful warm sunny day.
Fleur Fabric Backings
Mirage Quilt Backing
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Cot Quilt Top – Cross Stitch Design
Veranda 6″ Charm Pack
New book – Baby Times
Baby Times helps you create something truly personal for the baby (and mum!) in your life with these 24 gorgeous projects. You can stitch up some of these imaginative and practical designs such a quilts, bibs, nappy bags, soft toys, and so much more are featured with fresh, modern fabrics. You can try some unique colour choices for a jazzier look – even if you are new to sewing, you’ll find a project that you can make for the baby you love.
We wanted to thank all of our loyal customers for assisting us greatly with our stocktake sale by drastically reducing the number of items we needed to count to make way for our new stock. The delivery trucks are arriving daily with goods from all over the world and we will continue to provide you with “Whats New”at Sewco through Snippets broadcasts and our ever expanding e-store. Sandy has worn out the letter A from her keyboard with the amount of new entries being added to the e-store each day, so please be sure to visit our e-store and see what new and exciting products we have available for you.
Can’t decided what to buy, well we have the perfect alternative. Why not purchase a gift certificate which make a perfect gift for those sewing or crafting enthusiasts in your family. To purchase a gift certificate, please click here and we will post the gift certificate out to you in time for Christmas.
Whether it is a sewing machine for your teenager who is keen to learn to sew, through to an upgrade of your current machine (complimentary get to know your machine lessons included), our Christmas Layby is OPEN for business, 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. Hurry the Christmas Layby Offer is available until the end of August 2012.
Show and Tell
Here are some of the wonderful items being completed at Sewco this week.
This picture certainly doesn’t do justice to the amount of work Elaine Williamson put into this banner. Elaine Williamson was set the challenge by her husband to make a Tullibardine Lodge Banner. Elaine found a faded picture of the Tullibardine Lodge Banner and set to work using her Husqvarna VIKING 4D Software to create a digitized picture and matched perfectly the picture. Elaine only has the border and a few finishing touches left until this project is completed. Fantastic job Elaine! I know that your husband and the other members of the Tullibardine Lodge will love their new banner.
Again, the photo doesn’t show the exquisite detail in this Hoop Sisters 28 Block Goose Track Quilt that Val Wilson completed recently. Val has been working intermittently over the past 12 months on this quilt and brought in the completed quilt this week and we were all thrilled to see the finished result. Congratulations Val on completing this beautiful quilt! We can’t wait to see your next project!
Hoop Sisters Class Reminder
We would like to remind you of the Hoop Sisters Demonstration on this Sunday.
Date: 5 August 2012
Cost: Free (as it is a demonstration only this week)
RSVP: Saturday4 August 2012 by telephoning Sewco on 3849 4176.
Have a great week!
Lesley and the Sewco Team.