Everyone had a great night on Tuesday 7th with lots of socialising, fun and laughter. It is greatly appreciated by Hobbysew Figtree to be able to give something back to this wonderful quilters organisation, the Illawarra Quilters who continually support our community. Thanks to the staff, and former staff member Jenny Hancock, who all volunteered their help on the night.
A Sudoku puzzle is a grid made up of 9 rows and 9 columns. The grid is divided into groups of nine boxes, giving a total of 9 blocks. Each block must have the same 9 numbers but the catch is that no row, column or block can have the same number repeated. If you like a puzzle, why not sign up for Rose Frezza’s class at Hobbysew Figtree to make your very own Sudoku quilt. Lots of fun to make and puzzle over afterwards. Phone Hobbysew Figtree on 4229 8188 for more details of this class.
Thinking about a new embroidery machine or looking to upgrade? Or do you just want to see what the Janome MC12000 can do?
Isabella, the Janome Sales Educator will be visiting our Hobbysew Penrith, Figtree, Top Ryde City, and Kings Park stores to help and teach you about the magnificent MC12000 machine and help you along with your FREE Test Drive!
Bookings are essential as places are limited so contact your Hobbysew today!
Free Test Drives are avalable at the following stores and dates:
Mon 4th March
1.30pm – 3.30pm
P. 02 4731 3061
Tues 5th March
10am – 12pm
P. 02 4229 8188
Hobbysew Top Ryde City
Wed 6th March
10am – 12pm
P. 02 9877 5067
Hobbysew Kings Park
Fri 12th April
10am – 12pm
P. 02 9621 4000
Hobbysew Figtree is pleased to announce that Community Cancer Link in the Illawarra recently held a stall selling a range of delightful goods that have been made from donations such as those which are put in the big Pink Bin in-store. $2,630 was raised for equipment for Wollongong Hospital!! Just shows what scraps can be worth. Items that are made for fundraising include quilts, bags, cushions, aprons, coffee mug holders, wheat bags, ironing board covers, beautiful hand knits and crocheted articles (yes, you can donate wool in the Pink Bin). Community Cancer Link group holds 4 fundraising booths per year in Wollongong Mall.
Learn from a master – Merilyn Pearce. In a six class workshop you will create 4 stunning square blocks (25.5cm/14”) using needle turn applique, which can then be turned into a beautiful lap quilt or wall hanging. Or you may choose to do only one block. Either way the blocks are just breath-taking! For more details, click on Figtree classes.
Hobbysew Figtree have a big pink ‘Donations Bin’ located inside the store to accept donations of all kinds:- fabric, ends of spools of thread, wadding etc. These donations are then sent to either:-
- Illawarra Community Charity Quilt Projects
- Community Cancer Link Projects
where they are made into quilts, applique projects (using small fabric scraps), even soft toys and other craft projects. The finished items are then sold, raffled or offered as prizes at various functions as a form of fundraising. No scrap is ever wasted!