XLNews

"How To" Video Tutorial Series: Episode 2


 Using a selection of vintage, retro style fabrics by Denyse Schmidt and Amy Butler's contemporary fabrics Lynne shows how they blend beautifully in creating this scrappy style quilt.

"How To" Video Tutorial Series


With the Australian creative sewer in mind, XLN is pleased to present episode 1, "How to Make the Perfect 8 Point Star, of our series of "How To" tutorial videos featuring Lynne Wilson from XLN Fabrics. 


 


 

New Tula Pink collection available September 2016



The new collection will ratchet the excitement surrounding Tula's fabrics up another notch. 

Available this coming September at your favourite Australian independent creative handcraft store.

25 gorgeous new prints with the introduction of a delightful hare and tortoise.




Tula Pink: Australia, June 2016


As part of Tula Pink's June 2016 visit to Australia for the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair as a special guest of Bernina Australia, XLN is thrilled to announce that Tula will also be making appearances at the following stores; please contact them directly for full details. 

Please note that time constraints and contractual obligations limit the store visits to Queensland and Victoria.

Friday morning, June 17: Precious Time, Toowoomba QLD

Friday afternoon, June 17: Peppermint Stitches, Toowong QLD 

Saturday morning, June 18: Fifi's Fabricology, West Burleigh QLD

Saturday afternoon, June 18: The Quilters' Store, Salisbury QLD

Monday morning, June 20: Sewing Connection, Pakenham VIC

Monday afternoon, June 20: GJ's Fabrics, Fairfield VIC

Tuesday morning, June 21: Millrose Quilting & Gallery, Ballan VIC

Tuesday afternoon, June 21: A Little Different, Newtown VIC


Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably Australia 2016


XLN, in association with host partners, is delighted to announce that Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably will be touring Eastern and Southern Australia during February - March 2016.

The ever inspiring Kaffe and Brandon will be conducting workshops and presenting Kaffe's "Inspiration in Colour and Design" lecture with host partners over a 5 week period.

For full details of the events being held by our host partners please contact them directly. You can find their particulars here.


Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably: Australia 2016, Tour Dates


KAFFE FASSETT + BRANDON MABLY EAST COAST AND SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA

WORKSHOP AND LECTURE TOUR

FEBRUARY - MARCH 2016


Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7
Events: Workshop and Lecture

HOST
Kathy Doughty
Material Obsession
Drummoyne, SYDNEY, NSW

t: 02 9819 6455

Tuesday, February 9 and Wednesday, February 10
Events: Workshop and Lecture

HOST
Barbara Johns
Pot Pourri Cottage
The Junction, NEWCASTLE, NSW

t: 02 4969 7020

Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13
Events: Workshop, BM Knitting Workshop; Lecture

HOST
Karen Barrett
The Quilters' Store
Salisbury, BRISBANE, QLD

t: 07 3875 1700

Tuesday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 17
Events: Workshop and Lecture

HOST
Fiona Wright
Fifi's Fabricology
Tallebudgera, GOLD COAST, QLD

t: 07 5522 4007

Friday, February 19
Event: Lecture

Location: CANBERRA, ACT

HOST
Inspirations Magazine
Contact: Fiona Fagan

t: 08 8293 8600

Saturday, February 20 and Sunday, February 21
Events: Workshops

HOST
Jenny Adams
Addicted to Fabric
Phillip, CANBERRA, ACT

t: 02 6282 4494

Tuesday, February 23 and Wednesday, February 24
Events: Workshop and Lecture

HOST
Georgina Hambour
GJ's Discount Fabrics
Fairfield, MELBOURNE, VIC

t: 03 9482 5528

Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27
Events: Lectures

HOST
Sue Bartleman
Millrose Quilting & Gallery
BALLAN, VIC

t: 03 5368 2995

Monday, February 29 and Tuesday, March 1
Events: Workshop, BM Knitting Workshop; Lecture

HOST
Ann Alderslade
Frangipani Fabrics
Sandy Bay, HOBART, TAS

t: 03 6224 0244

Thursday, March 3
Event: Lecture

Location: ADELAIDE, SA

HOST
Inspirations Magazine
Contact: Fiona Fagan

t: 08 8293 8600

Friday, March 4
Event: Workshop

HOST
Lorraine Lovell
Hettie's Patch
Hindmarsh, ADELAIDE, SA

t: 08 8346 0548


The Quilted Crow Girls Designs Debut Collections


Internationally recognised designers and authors, Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel have been designing quilts for many years with a signature style that combines woven wools with rich cotton prints. 

They now bring their creative talents to fabric design and we are thrilled to announce the release of their first fabric collections for Marcus Fabrics: Pomegranate Lane, a 12 piece collection of 100% cotton prints and a unique companion collection: The Seasons20 pieces of 100% gorgeous woven wool fabrics. 

   

                                       click here to see the individual fabrics                                                                                     Click here to see the individual wools

To add to the excitement there is also a fabulous 9 month BOM - The Seasons on Pomegranate Lane


Both fabric collections will be available from your favourite independent creative sewing and quilting store October and the Block of the Month November/December.


Introducing Wee Gallery for Dear Stella


Wee Gallery is known around the world for their distinctive art cards for babies, mobiles, wall graphics, temporary tattoos and now in collaboration with Dear Stella bring their wonderful whimsical world to fabric with their first collection "Wild".

Wee Gallery art is created from bold, whimsical, hand-painted originals that cater to a baby's visual strengths. The black and white images and their repeating patterns is captivating to them. 



Available in Australia from August/September. For more information about Wee Gallery click here and to see the full Wild fabric collection click here.



Kaffe Fassett Flannel Design Wall


On Kaffe Fassett's recent trip to Australia students were amazed at how working with the Flannel Design Wall enhanced their creative process. The Flannel Design Wall is now available at leading independent creative handcraft stores. 

“After the hit or mostly miss experience of my first dozen quilt designs, I stumbled on the idea of arranging my cut pieces on a design wall. That allowed me to view a new layout from a distance which eliminated any ripping out after sewing. You can view your new idea and quickly see if there are discordant notes to be adjusted. Most design walls are white, which, for me, is like working against head lights, so I recommend a neutral cloth which enhances the colour of the proposed scheme of any quilt idea and is easier on the eye. This grey wall is ideal and comes with a fine printed cream grid to aid alignment of patches. I do hope my students and patchworkers everywhere will enjoy this way of working. It has been such a compliment to my designing with colour.” 
- Kaffe Fassett 

Acacia by Tula Pink



The Tula Pink Booth at Portland Quilt Market showcasing her latest fabric group Acacia - one of the hottest Market releases. We will be releasing this fantastic collection at the Sydney AQM June 15-16. See the AQM website for more details. Don't miss out on this and other fabulous Free Spirit collections. 

latest news

social media