Monday, 17 February 2020

Charity patterns


Hello to everyone!
Glad you've joined me today.

I wanted to talk about the Donations we've given over to the Aussie Wildlife charity.
The Kangaroo pattern for January really took off very well and we were able to send them around $2000.

Then it was the Koalas in February and it seems that people have run out of steam on this with only a handful being sold to date.

SO.... Im calling it a day and ending the project.

The wildlife fund where we send the donations has also changed how you send them the cash and now they want me to send it through my credit card which I'm not going to do.


Thank you to everyone who participated!! It was really awesome of all of you to join me with this project.
This wasn't just me sending them a donation, this was everyone who participated with these patterns. Thank  you!!


I will be making the other 2 patterns for the Australian Quilt and you will find them in my shop as soon as I can get to them.


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Saturday, 1 February 2020

February Block of the Month


Hello everyone!

Today I'm really happy that we have electricity. These days they (Evkom) can put off the power any time they choose and you sit and wait. Paid or not, they have this convenient excuse about there not being enough power for everyone...

On with the show!
Today we have 2 lovelies to show...



First up is the new
Koalas Pattern (24" - 62cm) and will be this months contribution pattern to go to the Aussie Wildlife Rescue (WIRES).
The Kangaroo will still be in my shop.


On this pattern I will be donating $4 and keeping $2. Paypal takes a portion of every sale and I paid over the Kangaroo monies in full by adding that fee back again out of my own pocket.






For the Kangaroo - In January we sold 235 patterns and made $1880 that we sent to WIRES. Thank you to everyone who participated. You Rock!!



Now for the Second show and tell...
This is the February Block of the Month


This is a 'Nagapie' or also known as a Bushbaby. There was already a B so it had to go under its Afrikaans name. Directly translated it means - Night Monkey.

All the alphabet letters are on their own section of the pattern. If you choose not to add the letter, then just make that section a solid colour.









Our cute sewn up block was made by Joan Wintersgill of Texas. 
Thank you!! its wonderful. I love this cute 'lil guy!

The BOM is free for the month it is released and can be found in my shop. If you've missed any they are in the BOM blocks category in the shop where you can pay their bail.

You can find the Nagapie in my Online Shop.

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Monday, 27 January 2020

Kangaroo Joey Pattern


Hi there everyone!

Today I wanted to give another update on our Donations to WIRES (Wildlife rescue in Australia)

First - This is a finished pattern from Roxanne Ludwig. Really Awesome! Love this one!


The pattern measures 24x36" and is $8. All proceeds from this pattern is going to WIRES.


This is a screen shot of the whole of January summary for the Kangaroo Joey Pattern.    For January we have sold 213 patterns and made $1704.00 total that went to WIRES.









Last week we made $583 and sold 198 patterns. I added the info to FBook for all to see.
This past week we made $120 (sold 15 patterns this past week) and with the exchange we donated AUD$169.

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated and participated.





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Monday, 13 January 2020

News on the donations


Hello everyone!

I hope you're all as excited as I am about donating the proceeds from the pattern to WIRES (Aussie wildlife animal rescue).
The Kangaroo Joey pattern has been very well received and I have good news for everyone.


The pattern was added to my shop on the 8th of January and started going out on the 9th.
Since I added the plea for donations for the Aussie Wildlife you have all opened your hearts to them and donated US $1016.00 (127 patterns sold) in only 5 days. Patterns have gone out to every corner of the world. Thank You all for helping with this project.





Each week I will pay over their donations - to keep my paypal account and my own sales from the shop from getting in each other's way. I just find the conversion of the currencies a pain in the .... U Know What .... and our first $1000 was converted according to their info and came out at $999.99. So we still have $16.01 in our purse to go to the next donation to them.






The Kangaroo Joey Pattern will be available for the whole of January at $8 and all the proceeds of this pattern for the month of January will go to WIRES. After that the new pattern of the Koalas will be available in February and that will be the new focus.

Once Feb. is here the Joey pattern purchases will be for my shop and only the Koalas will go to WIRES.

Thank You once again to everyone who generously donated!!



The quick link to the January Kangaroo Joey PDF pattern is HERE...



I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your continued support and encouragement of my patterns and shop.








PLEASE NOTE:
To everyone who bought the Pattern -

*The Glue Edges of the pattern on Piece L1 seem to be missing a #8 glue edge.

*Piece B5 the glue edges #22 and #20 seem to be mixed up (The piece with the clip on it)

I have no idea why the software does this time to time. I don't have any control over where it breaks the pattern up or the number on the glue edge it give. All I can do is say sorry!!



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Thursday, 9 January 2020

Patterns for Ausie Wildlife Charity


Hello to everyone

Im sure you're all aware of the devastating fires in Australia and how so many animals have been killed, hurt or orphaned.
It really breaks my heart! I feel so helpless to do something for them.

soooooo........
I will be making 4 patterns with Australian Animals to be sold and then the proceeds donated to WIRES - an Aus. wildlife rescue.(wires.org.au).

Each month I will add up the amount of patterns sold and we as a 'paper piecing group' will donate to them as our way of 'helping' or 'doing something'. I will screenshot and show all proceeds for this project to keep things transparent.





The Kangaroo Joey (24x36") is one of the first patterns I've finished and will be sold for $8.

The pattern can be made with either a solid background or with the double colour  background.





The quick link to the PDF pattern is HERE...

As the month goes on and between finishing commissions, I will show the new patterns in the "Donations Needed" group.




I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your continued support and encouragement of my patterns and shop. Now we need to all give a little too.







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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

2020 Block of the Month


Happy New Year to everyone!!
I hope its a year full of love, peace and joy for each one of you
of course... and loads of quilting.





 Our Animal Alphabet will continue this year and we will be doing blocks M to X.
This is our line up we had last year with blocks A - L.


Each block will be 12" (31cm) on the intermediate level.
So far we have blocks A to L finished and you can find these in my shop if you have missed one.








Today we start off with Block M
Its a Meerkat - from a really nosey colony.




This was the block tested and sewn up for me by Joan Wintersgill from Texas. 
She finished this block and then 2 more for the magazine - and on time too. 
Joan you're a Rock Star!! Thanks for all your hard work.


You can find your Meerkat pattern in my Online Shop.

 Go and get yourself a copy, download and save straight away. Don't open, take a look, close it. That counts as a download. Each pattern will have 3 download chances.

As usual the block will be free for the month it is released and then be in the shop 
where you can pay its bail.




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Friday, 20 December 2019

Christmas already...


Hello everyone!
Wow, can you believe its already the 20th of December.


I wanted to talk about the Paper Piecing Magazine today.



The magazine is a digital ezine that comes out on a quarterly basis and has patterns that aren't usually in the shop.

You can get the magazine as a single issue PDF from my shop along with all the back issues too -

 OR

you can Subscribe to the magazine and get your 4 issues for the year as they are released sent to your email address.


The information is on the blog on the top header bar. 
I've closed down the other site where the magazine info was kept. 
Now its all here in one spot.


Each time there is a Flip Book for you to see which patterns are in that particular issue.

Take a look at the Flip Book of Issue #23





Online Shop: www.quiltartdesign.com



Thanks to everyone for your support, help and encouragement during the year. I really appreciate it!



I wish each of you a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I hope your festive season is peaceful and full of joy.






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Saturday, 14 December 2019

Center Block - 12 Days


Today we have the last of the 12 Days of Christmas blocks

This is the center block for the Elves blocks.


The pattern measures 16" (41cm) and is on the Intermediate level


You can find the Elves patterns in my Online Shop.


Thanks to everyone else for your participation and the kind words of encouragement.
 I really appreciate it.


Have a lovely day!

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

12 Days of Christmas


Hello everyone

I have rather sad news

I found out last night that a group on FaceBook (Dr Who Quilt) had added my Elves patterns as files to be downloaded by the group for free and were illegally distributing my PDF's.

This really breaks my heart. I feel like I was kicked in the stomach by a donkey.
They have 220 members - so that makes it $3 per pattern x 220 = $660 per day x 8days = $5280 that they have stolen from me.

I clearly stated on each day that they would be free via my google drive for 24hours and after that I would be selling them in my shop.

It was a closed group and I applied to join but was denied, so they knew it was wrong but done it anyway with the excuses that it fit into their theme of their group.
I never gave permission for any of it to be used in this way, not even as images with links to the shop that apparently were also there of other patterns.

I asked that it was removed via messenger and thankfully it was ( I have a spy in the group that told me and went to check up afterwards too )
Im just really surprised that others who also knew didn't tell me but watched it happen and were okay with that.


I think I'm going to call it a day with the free patterns for a while. It seems I get burned every time.



Thanks to everyone else for your participation and the kind words of encouragement.
 I really appreciate it.


Have a lovely day!

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Day 9 - 12 Days



Hello everyone


Its already Day #9 of our
'12 Days of Christmas' giveaways

Im really glad you're all enjoying the little 'Elves'





This is Elf #9
The pattern measures 8" (21.5cm) and is on the Intermediate level.






The pattern is FREE for 24 hours of my publishing it, after that it's available in my shop.
The link will be changed each day - so make sure to download and save your pattern.

Have a lovely day!

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Monday, 9 December 2019

Day 8 - 12 Days


Its already the start of the second week of our -

12 Days of Christmas


and we're having a great time with the Elves.












This is Elf #8 and there's always time for a quick snack break from making all those toys...

The pattern measures 8" (21.5cm) and is on the Intermediate level.





The pattern is FREE for 24 hours of my publishing it, after that it's available in my shop.
The link will be changed each day - so make sure to download and save your pattern.

Have a lovely day!

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