June 12th 2017
Sarita has finished her latest quilt, its
May 17th 2017
Anne from the Wednesday club has been busy again!
April 26th 2017
Diana helping Anne from our Wednesday club choose
the backing fabric for her latest quilt:
April 18th 2017
You can see some images taken at the Malvern
Quilters exhibition by clicking here.
April 15th 2017
We have created a pick-a-mix kit to make an
Arcadian Check Quilt measuring 60" x 70" (150cm
x 178cm). You choose 14 different fat quarters from our range
of Japanese woven fabrics plus 40cm of one fabric for binding
and using our comprehensive instructions you can make a lovely
quilt like the one below. You will need to provide your own
wadding. The kit costs £50.
April 8th 2017
Our local quilting group - Malvern Quilters
has its annual exhibition this weekend, lots of beautiful
quilts to admire at Colwell Village Hall, Malvern, WR13 6EQ.
Stitch45 will be there selling a range of fabrics so if you
live close by please drop by and say hello to Diana. We will
post images from the event here, in the meantime you can see
images from the 2015 show by clicking here.
April 6th 2017
The new Lewis and Irene Down by the River
collection featuring otters, swans, herons, kingfishers and
water lilies has arrived, we stock the full range:
April 4th 2017
Diana enjoyed a day off at a Saori weaving workshop
with Wayward Weaving in Stroud and came home with this impressive
February 28th 2017
Irene had promised to bring in her Japanese
influenced quilt with Sushiko blocks when she had finished
it, she came in today and our Tuesday club ladies loved it,
well done Irene!
February 25th 2017
Someone brought in an image of our shop from
way back in 1905 when it was Elizabeth Pullen's Fancy Depository
so the good people of Malvern could have bought fabrics and
embroidery threads back in those days as well.
February 25th 2017
We are displaying the Malvern Quilter's Chairman's
Challenge quilt which is the major raffle prize at their annual
exhibition on the weekend of April 9-10 2017 at Colwall Village
Hall. This is a beautiful 2m x 2m quilt with blocks made by
members of the group. The quilt is shown below together with
a close up image of one of the blocks. Raffle tickets are
available at the shop.
February 18th 2017
The new Salisbury range from Lewis & Irene has arrived
and we also have three new animal fabrics.
January 18th 2017
The Malvern Quilters invited us over to one
of their meetings. We had an interesting evening making embroidered
sketchbook covers inspired by the designs on African fabrics.
January 4th 2017
Some of our Wednesday Club ladies showed us their Christmas
challenge quilts, well done everyone!
December 22nd 2016
We will be closed on Christmas Eve and re-open
after our Christmas break on Tuesday January 3rd.
December 13th 2016
Our Tuesday club ladies brought in the results
of their Christmas challenge. The eight ladies had been asked
to make something quilted from the same eight red, grey and
white Christmas fabrics:
December 10th 2016
Our annual Winter Sale starts today, lots of
fabrics off the bolt and in fat quarters reduced in price,
some to £4 per metre.
November 18th 2016
A new range of fabrics has arrived from Lewis
and Irene - To the Moon and Back:
November 14th 2016
We still have advent calendars in a number of
designs, you can buy a panel and make the calendar yourself
or we can make one up for you.
November 11th 2016
Sue who is on our Exploring Machine Quilting
course brought in a lovely quilt that she has nearly finished.
October 18th 2016
A lovely sunny morning so Mike photographed Sue's latest
October 17th 2016
I've got my shop back! Mike was very pleased
with how the pottery exhibition went, over 60 pots found new
homes and we met a lot of interesting people.
October 3rd 2016
We had lots of visitors to the pottery exhibition,
some locals and collectors from as far afield as Mansfield
October 1st 2016
The workshop table is filled with the pots ready
the pottery exhibition which starts tomorrow, we will have
a busy evening transforming the shop!
September 10th 2016
We are excited to be hosting a pop-up pottery
exhibition in October on Sundays and Mondays, the days we
are usually closed - you can find more details here
or ask Mike at the shop. If you know someone who may be interested
please let them know.
August 27th 2016
Today we are running our popular Stack, Slash and Shuffle
August 20th 2016
A full house today, 6 ladies came to the Flying Geese Blocks
August 16th 2016
Sharon's applique wok proved a hit with the Tuesday club
August 2nd 2016
The summer sale is now over, lots of bargains
were had, one lady boosted her stash with 48 £1 fat
quarters! Thanks to all the bargain hunters we now have enough
space for all our Christmas fabrics.
July 16th 2016
Sharon brought in the lovely heart quilt that
she has made using the paper foundation piecing technique,
well done Sharon!
July 2nd 2016
Jo and Emma had a great time making bunting for Jo's wedding,
we hope all goes well on the day!
July 2nd 2016
We have a left handed spinning wheel for sale, for more information
click on teh image below:
July 2nd 2016
We have a really nice log cabin quilt for sale in the shop,
please click the image below to see more.
June 4th 2016
Its World Textile Day in Banbury today, lots
of lovely fabrics from all over the world, have a look here.
There is another event at Hellens Manor in Herefordshire later
May 28th 2016
We have added lots of books to our bookshelves
- as always half price or less - all sewing related - patchwork,
quilting, embroidery, etc.
May 21st 2016
Cuckoos have arrived, British strawberries are
here so summer is approaching. We have some of our new range
of fabrics in our window display.
February 20th 2016
We found to wonderful early victorian quilt
in an antique shop in Hay-on-Wye, you can see it in our shop
or look online here.
January 30th 2016
I decided to get on with some sewing while waiting for the
crowds to arrive for the £1 bargains!
January 29th 2016
Tomorrow is the last day of our January Sale,
hundreds of fat quarters at £1 each and lots of fabrics
at £6 per metre.
January 23rd 2016
Five ladies came to our Making the Most
of Your Sewing Machine workshop and had a busy day learning
how to use their machines to their full capability.
January 16th 2016
Our sale continues with further reductions, the last day
will be Saturday, January 30th.
January 14th 2016
A new range of fabrics has arrived - Batiks, nautical, querky
animals and others.
January 6th 2016
We have published our learning program for 2016, have a look
and see if there is anything for you.
December 19th 2015
Our annual end-of-year sale starts today,
lots of reductions, come along and grab youself a bargain!
December 18th 2015
As usual, we will be closed for Christmas
week, re-opening on Saturday January 2nd:
- December 23rd - Closing early at 4:30pm
- December 24th to January 1st - Closed
- January 2nd onwards - normal opening hours
December 5th 2015
Today was our Christmas Decorations workshop,
the ladies worked hard and went home with a lovely set of
fabric tree decorations.
November 12th 2015
We had a Google camera team taking photographs
inside the shop today so in a couple of weeks time you will
be able to come and look around our shop via Google Street
November 6th 2015
Sharon's Dressmaking club is now up and running.
If you fancy trying your hand at making clothes come along
on a Wednesday afternoon to meet everyone and see how we work.
September 11th 2015
We have two new clubs starting in October,
Dressmaking on Wednesday afternoons with Sharon and Hand Embroidery
on Friday afternoons with Diana, check the Learning
page for details.
September 10th 2015
Stitch45 will be closed for an end of summer
break from lunchtime on Friday September 25th opening again
on Saturday October 3rd.
August 28th 2015
We went on an Introduction to Basketmaking
course with Clyde of Wild Wicker at Wobage Crafts near Ross-on-Wye.
A very enjoyable day and we came away with a basket each.
Stage 1 completed
August 15th 2015
New learning programme for the autumn and
winter seasons including a Making the Most of your Sewing
Machine in January 2016 to help lucky ladies with new
April 20th 2015
We enjoyed visiting the Malvern Quilt Show on Sunday, you
can see some images of the show by clicking here
March 20th 2015
New fabrics have arrived from Lewis and Irene - April Showers,
SPring Lane and Safari Park ranges:
March 19st 2015
We are changing our opening hours after Easter
and will no longer be open on Mondays so
our revised opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 9:00
January 31st 2015
The Charity Scrap Bag Challenge! It was a
very busy day, lots of ladies came to help and at the end
of the day Alison from the Worcestershire Association of Carers
went away with around 30 patchwork tote bags to help with
Today was also the last day of our January
sale, frenzied activity around the £1 fat quarter boxes!