Getting Started with a Paper Piecing Sampler and Easy Precut Applique Sampler

January 24, 2011

“Getting Started”,   the hand piecing and machine piecing group that was launched last year, by The Quilt Fairy and Lavender Quilt, in response to public requests, has a new improved meeting venue:
The Library at  Swanleigh Residential College,
Yule Avenue (off Roe Hwy) ,    Middle Swan

***Venue change  March4th    Due to storm damage at Swanleigh we will meet at The Bruce Douglas Pavillion, Brown Park, Swan View for March 5th and 19th

We thank our loyal ladies of 2010 and can’t wait to continue in friendship this year … more sewing, more learning, more talking and more fun.  

Beginners are most welcome … we would love to  get you started   If you would like to have a go at English Paper Piecing or Buttonhole Applique  email:  or some new Machine Piecing projects email:  to register your interest.


We meet every second Saturday afternoon for a relaxing sewing afternoon  from  1.30 – 4.30pm. There is a  small cost  of $12
You can try some of our projects or just come for  “social sewing” make new friends and work on your existing projects.
We hope to have  Charity Quilts on the go this year for you to be part of, if you wish.

We will be starting on Feb 5th, 2011.
Retreats are in the planning process for May and September. More information will be given soon. You may be interested in our inexpensive, informal  ” Sharing our Skills” workshops and demonstrations  that will be held at our retreats.
See the calender of meeting dates  in “Come and See Us” section of this website

This year,  The Quilt Fairy has two sampler quilts for you to try.
Neither quilts need a large financial outlay to get started. They are both “pay as you sew” … buy the blocks as you need them … you set the pace.
The blocks start at $15 and as they are Quilt Fairy projects they are precut and  ready to sew.  Or… choose from any other Quilt Fairy kits

Easy Applique Sampler ... new and traditional designs

Easy Applique Sampler … new and traditional designs

Paper Piecing Sampler ... Precut Piecing Papers and Fabrics

Paper Piecing Sampler … Precut Piecing Papers and Fabrics









“Getting Started” will also be able to supply you with Backing fabrics,Wadding, Rasant Thread and other Sewing Notions. Lavender Quilt Fabrics will be there each Sewing Day to help with your fabric requirements.