Saturday, May 23, 2009

A Material Obsession

Today was to be my next class with karen on my sampler, somehow dates got confused and we had no teacher, anyway on my way home feeling a little disappointed I rang a friend of mine and we agreed that we would meet at Material Obsession in the Sydney suburb of Gladesville and have a bit of a catch up and a coffee. Sometimes things just turn out for the better. I was so pleased we decided to catch up as the divine 'Miss Kathy' was in the house and we had such a lovely catch up.

Material Obsession is a great quilt store and if you have the opportunity to pay a visit do so.
I know Kathy is going to have a stand at the quilt show at Darling Harbour in June (June 10-14) but her store is not that far from Darling Harbour easily accessible by bus or car and she has the most eclectic range of fabrics. I managed to part with just a little money to purchase these gorgeous fabrics, how divine for fussy cutting, or whatever.

I couldn't resist this one either

I am sure that those of you that read Kathy's blog will have already seen the stunning work that is produced between these walls, but I thought I would just give you a little reminder.

Even if you are trying to resist the urge to splurge, let me say it will be impossible.

This quilt is featured in the latest edition of Quilters Companion magazine, it is so lovely to see these quilts in real life.

Some more of kathy's quilts and in the background the lovely 'Gypsy Kisses'. I think all of that cut fabric might be going to Darling harbour, if it lasts that long.

Plenty of notions to be had along with inspiration, inspiration , inspiration as well as the most friendly welcoming service.
What more could a couple of girls want on a wet miserable Saturday afternoon.

I'll be back soon with an update on the progress of my sampler, along with the girls in my class.
Until next time happy sewing


Janet said...

Thanks for the tour of the shop. I haven't been there since they moved. I bought the same red Grand teint fabric not so long ago, isn't it lovely! Looks like you knew how to make up for the dissapointment of the missed class. Which shop do you go to for it?

CabbageQuilts said...

Oh I would love to go there. And to have Kathy there too, you lucky thing. Thanks for showing us around her shop.

Michelle said...

It's always nice shopping with a friend... I adore the teal blue and deep apricot fabrics on the table.

Janet said...

Your lucky to have such a wonderful shop close by. Living in USA, I curious how quilt prices compare to those in Australia. Quality fabric from a shop like this would be $8-12 a yard while JoAnn's sell some as low as $3-6/yd. I tried shopping in Norway and the prices converted to $20/meter and up.

Maree said...

Thanks for the Tour of the Shop..sorry won't be able to catch up on the Friday Night...plans have changed...But will get a chance to go over the weekend & looking forward to seeing what MO have at their stall...