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Happy New Year to one & all! It wasn't hard to say good bye to 2020 ~ we are so looking forward to a better time in 2021. Still ~ the need to be careful is still with us ~ aren't we lucky to be a happy at home stitching!!
Threadbear starts this new year with lots of new fabrics to consider for your next project. As alway, new fabric packs are being created to make your choices easier. 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 Auntie Tess quilt ~ something for lovers of both piecing and applique. 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.