Welcome to Threadbear!
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What a year we've all had ~ 2020 has been such a trial in so very many ways. As patchworkers we are so lucky to have such a positive and rewarding pasttime. Whether a project is finished or not it provides a focus and productive way to spend time. I hope you are keeping safe & well ~ surely 2021 has much better in store for all of us.
Recently I've returned to coordinating and packaging small quantities of fabric ~ something that was always very popular in the shop. If your personal fabric collection does need a boost ~ have a look at the pre-cut packs ready for you here. Or contact me and together and we can make a selection just for your next quilt. Check out our What's New on the website to see all the latest Click here to see the latest newsletter.
The quilt featured here is the centre my Celebrating Mary Brown. If you need a project to keep you busy for a while ~ this is for you ~ it's a Big quilt! Both pattern & fabric starter pack are available.
We love Reproduction Fabrics and our original quilt patterns are inspired by fabrics and quilts from the 1800s. We stock our favourite fabrics and specialise in those that suit our quilts in the style of the 19th Century.
As always, our aim is to assist you wherever possible. Please let us know if you need help selecting fabric for your next project.
Corliss, Kurt & Ollie
How to Order
Use one of the following methods:
1: Using our Shopping Cart make your selection and follow the instructions. Pay with your credit card through PayPal .
2: Post Threadbear with your postal and credit card details.
Post to: Threadbear
P.O. Box 534
Castlemaine, Victoria 3450 AUSTRALIA
To pay by direct deposit: please email us with details of your order and payment.
Account name: CJ Searcey trading as Threadbear Quilters
BSB number: 633 108
Account number: 1221 34752
Goods will be sent upon receipt of payment.
PLEASE NEVER EMAIL CREDIT CARD DETAILS TO ANYONE
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The History of Threadbear
Threadbear opened its doors in March 1992 and resided in a gracious brick building that housed a bakery in the 1870s in Central Victoria in Australia. This is very fitting as we specialise in reproduction fabrics from the 1800s.
For many years this building was shared with Castlemaine Antiques, owned & operated by my partner, Kurt, who specialised in stocking, restoring and reproducing Australian country furniture.
On May 20th, 2017 we closed our shopfront to begin another phase of our life ~ semi-retirment. We now operate on-line only stocking our very favourite fabrics that are in keeping with our original designs. Also in stock are original quilt patterns by Megan Carroll, Margaret McDonald, Robyn Falloon and myself as well our favourite haby items and books.
My personal history of stitching started with my grandmothers, Nellie and Dora, teaching me the basics of embroidery when I was a child. Nellie was a little messy with her stitchery while Dora was quite tidy and a prolific quilter. I think I inherited a bit from each and hope they are both keeping an eye on me from above.