Stealth post

6 Mar

Sybil here!


While Kay is off on her 4 day quilt retreat (the lucky duck), I decided to share with you a couple pictures of a quilt show I went to today here in Australia.  It was quite a small show but there were a couple gems.  Also, the vendors…..well, you quilters know how that goes.


I discovered 2 new products today from Sewline.  Now, you USA quilters probably already know about them but they are certainly SLICK!  The first one, my favorite, is a needle threader.  My eyes are aging and I’ve become very frustrated when trying to thread a needle.  I’ve tried all the standard needle threaders and sometimes I can’t even get the ‘thingy’ through the eye.  So, I now have in my possession a $20 needle threader.  If this doesn’t work – I’m giving up on hand work and going back to coloring books.


The second Sewline product is their fabric glue pen.  It is absolutely THE BOMB for using with English Paper piecing.  No more basting of fabric onto little pieces of freezer paper – now with a quick swipe of the pen and a press of the fabric, I have securely fastened the sides down and can whip stitch my paper pieces together.


In June I’m going to the Sydney Quilt show which is FAB-U-LOUS!  If Kay doesn’t change her password by then, I’ll come back and share with you pictures from that show.  I went a few years back and was absolutely blown away by the artistry.


Ok…..on with the show….







14 Responses to “Stealth post”

  1. Tammie R March 6, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    Thanks, Sybil! Glad to hear Kay gets a retreat! I’m with you on the needle threader. Keep us posted on how it works!

    • Sybil March 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

      I know – I’m glad too……she needs her getaways!

  2. Jan March 6, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Oh I love it when her blog gets hijacked!!! 😀 Thanks for the morning eye candy!! And the heads up for shopping!!

    • Sybil March 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

      No problem, Jan. And, isn’t that last one a stunner? Major eye candy. I could have stood and stared at it forever. The colors reminded me of a Jenny Beyer quilt – it just glowed.

  3. sammi March 6, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Oh Sybil … thank you so much for sharing these beauties! They make my quilts look like they are straight from a coloring book … colored outside the lines! Thank you again.

    • Sybil March 6, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

      My pleasure Sammi – and I’m sure your quilts are gorgeous!

  4. grapegrower March 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    and while this was all going on, the driver was sitting quietly by the banks of the shoalhaven river studying his new d&k new york travel guide. well he was supposed to be doing his italian language class homework but you know how it goes 😉

    • Sybil March 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

      Punishment will be forthcoming, Mr. W.

  5. Jody March 8, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    Is that a Dear Hannah?!?

    • Sybil March 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

      I think it is, Jody. It wasn’t labeled but I did a quick google search and it sure looks like it.

  6. Karen March 8, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    How fun to see a post from you on Kay’s blog! Love it! And I love the photos – the quilt show looks like a good one. And thanks for the tip about the glue pen – I’m going to look for one for my hexagon project!

    • Sybil March 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

      I think you’ll like the glue stick. I’ve finished over 75 diamonds in the last couple days and am now ready to start whip stitching them together. Pretty darn slick!

  7. Kelly March 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    I like glue guns – oh I mean pens, maybe I could learn to quilt… probably not! Give me a 4 day dog show anyday……..

    • Sybil March 9, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

      yeah…..I don’t think we have enough patience to teach you to quilt. :o)

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