August Classes and News

Hello Sewing Friend,
August News and Classes from MK’s Sew-Able.
PRICE RISE COMING: SINGER and PFAFF machines will be subject to a price rise as of 1st September. If you’re considering an upgrade or update of your current machine, now’s the time to talk to us at MK’s Sew-Able. I know we run specials at the Quilt Shows but I am not confident that those prices will match the current specials available.
PLEASE NOTE: The class originally scheduled for Curved rulers, Poinsettia, on 30th August has been postponed due to the delayed delivery of stock. I apologise for the inconvenience to everyone who has been waiting so patiently for this class.
Sit’n’Sew every Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. Cost is $3 per day. This group is sewing, crocheting, knitting, diamond art and sew much more. New friends welcome any time.
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE:Mug Rugs and Sashiko club will be held on this coming Saturday 18th August. I will send email and/text to participants.
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: ‘Grose on You’  Block 5 class will be held on the 4th Saturday 25th August. I will send email and/text to participants.
SOFTWARE and MACHINE EMBROIDERY Club will be held on Thursday 30th August. We will be using Software Designs, Motifs and Lettering to create a Pin Cushion and Thread Bag.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Pin Cushion and Thread Bag; If you don’t have an Embroidery machine and would like to join a class in this project, I am looking at Thursday 6th September. Please contact MK’s to put your name down.
We held a day for the Junior ladies during the July school break and we had a wonderful time doing Monica Poole’s Appliques. My grand-daughters certainly enjoyed their day and are quite excited about coming in for another holiday at the end of the September break. I will try to set-up a little project for the Juniors again.
How the months are flying!!! It is just 6 weeks to the Carnival of Flowers and the Toowoomba Quilt Show 22nd September to 28th September, this year’s theme is ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful”. We are busy at MK’s, making samples, cutting pre-cuts and kits. A little change to our stall this year with a new approach to stocking the stand, but don’t worry, there will still be lots of the ‘normal’ stock on show. I hope to show a different  ‘Bali Wedding Star’ Runner each day, the ladies have produced stunning results and it will be a pleasure showing them to you. We have also had a tremendous response to Monica Poole’s Animal Applique designs, so we will have quite a few samples and kits for these as well. A great attraction  to our stand this year, Cath Quinlan from Blessington (Cath from PFAFF) will be at my stand Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th September. Cath will be showing the brilliance of the new PFAFF ICON Embroidery / Sewing and Quilting machine. This is truly an amazing machine, easy threading, so much space, vision and beautiful in-built Stitches and Embroideries. We will of course have the Sweet 16, Expression 4.2 and the Passport machines available for demonstration as well. I haven’t locked a day with Chris Dowell but I am sure we will welcome her for a sit and show day.
I will, of course, have English Paper Piecing stock and displays, we will be showing a few of our Mug Rugs but also some of the new “Classics”, which will be introduced as our monthly club projects from October. I will also have at least one block of Sue Daley’s newest release, block of the month, “Abbie”. This also has a delightful fabric range and I hope to also have some pre-cut packs to suit. Visit our stand for a demo if you aren’t quite sure how to get started. I love showing the Sue Daley way.
Sashiko Club has grown to a surprisingly big group, see what we’ve been doing and opt-in to join us. Samples of our club work will be on display.
I will hang Pam’s wonderful ‘Friends’ from William Morris, we had it up last year but now it is quilted and finished.We may also hang Pam’s Singer quilt “Isabella”, this is going to be a block of the month option for 2019.
The “Grose on You” quilt is going along well with great attendance numbers. You will see samples for this great Quilt as You Go, 9 block Sampler.The colours are fabulous.

The shop has been quite busy with many new faces arriving daily. Newcomers are surprised at the size of MK’s and certainly surprised by the range of fabrics and the diversity of stock we carry. The range of Sue Daley designs and accessories is always a talking point. Especially, the lovely bright colours of the Lace Zips that are used in many of Sue’s bags etc. We have sold a lot to the ladies using the Veronica Appleyard Pretty Pocket pencil cases.
The full range of Karen Kay Buckley Scissors are now available with the new Orange template scissors on the shelf. Check these great scissors at a great price.

Michele Hill with William Morris is also well represented with both the Morris Applique books available, plus Afternoon tea with May Morris and the beautiful Beatrix Potter book.
Sets of Missouri Star Quilt block books are available but stocks are selling fast. Don’t miss out.
If you enjoy Paper foundation patterns, we have a good variety of Judy Niemeyer designs.
Along with the brilliant range of Batiks, we stock the Batik Australia panels and stripes. We also have a great range of Australian Indigenous fabric and Australian Icon fabrics.
Have you checked out our Sashiko stock lately? We now have new Samplers, Panels and Fabric, as well as a good variety of Threads and Accessories.
The DMC stranded embroidery thread is well stocked and now includes the 35 new colours. Check our Stitchery patterns by Leah Paech, The Birdhouse, Crabapple Hill and many more….

I recently took a 2 week home break and I am proud to say that I don’t think I was missed all that much either. The ladies on staff, Leanne and Janine, with Kate backing them up, have done a wonderful job of holding the fort. It’s great to take time out knowing that I have such competent people taking care of things for me. Thank you ladies, I am enjoying my working days with you.
Well it’s time to get this in the send box, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or check the blog through my website,  I will sign off with my normal good thoughts and a quote of unknown origin, ” If you see someone without a Smile, Give them One of Yours”. You know it costs nothing but normally it makes you and the receiver feel good.
Happy Sewing. Safe Travel.
Marilyn at MK’s Sew-Able
MK’s Sew-Able
16b Prescott Street (opposite pillowtalk) Toowoomba
Ph: 0746 388 288

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