One of the treats when visiting a new city is the opportunity to visit quilting shops. As I was staying with a friend based in Melbourne, we were able to drive out of the city where we headed for the mountains to Patch n Quilt. It is located at 14 Prince Street, Gisbourne.
The brightly lit shop was well organised, full of inspiration and a great assortment of fabric designs, kits and haberdashery. You can click here to explore this shop.
One of their featured teachers is Irene Blanck who is producing some amazing appliqué quilts. I have been introduced to her work by a Singapore friend who is working on one of her designs. You can find more of her work here on Focus on Quilts.
At the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Show I attended a talk by Monica Poole who is the designer of 'Quilt as You Go' patterns. Monica has produced a selection of patterns that have been cleverly put together and I really enjoyed her talk on the different ways she has designed quilts that can be made piece by piece and then seamed together to create a large quilt. Her work can be found here under Moonshine by Monica Poole.
Do you have a favourite Quilting Shop in Melbourne?