What’s in the Box Mystery Quilt 2016

This video introduces the What’s in the Box Mystery Quilt 2016.

“What’s in the box Mystery Quilt Event 2016”:
the mysterious,
the delicious,
the amazing…….!
What’s in the Box Mystery Quilt Event 2016
with the GourmetQuilter.

“What is it?” – it is an opportunity to participate in an on-line fun filled mystery quilt that you make yourself.

“Who can participate?” – you can, wherever you are in the world!

“How can I participate?” – there will be opportunity to register in May 2016, yes there will be a fee, and following your registration, a box will be sent out to you in June 2016.

“When can I sign up?” – right here and now, there are a few options depending on where you are and whether you would like to register only or purchase some, or all, of the fabrics suggested.

You may have gathered by now that there is a Mystery to be Solved! To be part of the detective team you will need to register, with payment, during the month of May 2016, then in early June 2016 “The Box” will be mailed out to you, wherever you are in the world! The Mystery will be solved during the month of July 2016 via 8 emailed clues. There will be some occasions where you will need to report in with some of your results in order to collect the next clue, so keep an eye on things…!

There will be Facebook Group page for registrants so that you can chat and share aspects of the mystery as you go. We ask that you don’t post photos etc anywhere else on the internet, including personal blogs, Facebook etc until the mystery is solved. We thank you for your co-operation in this and know that you will understand the need to keep the mystery findings under wraps until the mystery is solved.

Participation in the “What’s in the Box Mystery Quilt 2016” requires a once only registration payment.

“The Box” that is mailed out will have information on fabric requirements and other useful, and necessary, items that will help solve this mystery.

Registration has been set up to include the mailing out of The Box, because of this there will be different requirements for postage, so to simplify things we have set up 3 different regions – New Zealand, Australia and World Wide.

As well as that we have added a couple of options to include some, or all, of the fabrics suggested for the quilt top.

Fabrics suggested are Batiks by Hoffman and the thread we are using is by Aurifil. There is, of course, no obligation for you to use these fabrics, however we have tested them and know they work!

To register simply click here.

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The QuiltyBox.com Challenge!

This is so much fun! I was recently challenged by QuiltyBox.com to make something, and a video, from the box of goodies, so here goes!I just love receiving the box each month, it is a monthly subscription, and this month was full of delicious fabrics from Andover and goodies from ByAnnie.com, so I have made a small Travel Project bag, there will be a pattern coming soon!

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Happy New Year!

Wow! Time is going so fast! We are enjoying a wonderful summer just now, with just enough days of less sunshine to remind us that we live in the land of the long white cloud! It does, of course, keep everything nice and green most of the time.

I am very happy to welcome into the world two new grand babies, one local and one on the other side of the world. Such a great thing to become new parents and possibly even greater to become new grandparents!

I have been fairly busy lately getting the Block of the Day 2016, That Town and Country Quilt, up and running with many enthusiastic quilters taking part and sharing their blocks on the dedicated Facebook group! It isn’t too late to join in the fun, registration is on my website here: http://www.gourmetquilter.com/pages/block-of-the-day-2016

Below is a video of a sample block for the quilt.

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Quilty Box has arrived!

I am thrilled to have received a Quilty Box from QuiltyBox.com! It arrived in my mail box, looking so innocent, however the inside is quite delicious! Thank you QuiltyBox. QuiltyBox.com is something you can subscribe to, and in return they will send you a Quilty Box each month containing delicious new products – so exciting!

So here is how it happened:


and then the opening began, the tension is mounting:


will I ever see what’s inside?


oh my goodness, all this packaging! whilst keeping everything safe, is preventing me from seeing what’s inside!


and there it is, lots of delicious goodies!


and inside are some exciting new fabrics by Angela Walters, and also a book that she has co-authored that requires further reading, some fabulous Aurifil thread and acrylic templates for a drunkards path block, plus some interesting information. All in all, a scrumptious treat, thanks QuiltyBox.



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Introducing ……..Block of the Day 2016 – That Town and Country Quilt

This video is an introduction to the new project for 2016, Block of the Day 2016, That Town and Country Quilt. This is going to be such a fun project making little applique blocks throughout the year and building up your own Town and Country! There is so much opportunity for embellishment and personalizing the blocks to make it you own!

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How to make some Quick & Fun Gift Bags from a Fat Quarter – Quilting Tips & Techniques 181

This video shows how to cut and make fun little gift bags starting with a fat quarter. Great idea to have on hand for those times when you need to wrap a gift, any time, any season, great for birthdays and special occasions.

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