Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Visit to Amitie in Melbourne

I am planning to post about my trip with my dad to the Great Ocean Road this week as soon as I am not on the brink of using up my download limit for the month.  We had a great trip and saw quite a bit in just a short period of time.  Lots of driving for me though, plus dropping my dad off at the airport in Canberra has made me very tired!  Now I am just trying to catch up with all my customer quilts and then will try to catch up on bees next! 

This photo is of what I acquired from my visit to Amitie in Melbourne.  Wow! Can I just tell you how inspiring this shop is?  It was probably the most inspiring shop I have ever visited.  The projects, the fabrics as well as the people!  I was lost amongst the fabrics as soon as I entered the shop.  It felt like I had been there 10 minutes, but in fact my dad mentioned that I was in there for over an hour.  Ooops.  What I liked best about the shop is that there are plenty of fabrics to be found that one does not find easily on the internet.  Many of the fabrics are Japanese, but there is also a substantial supply of Liberties, linens and eclectic styles of fabrics.  Right at the entrance, the Steampunk quilt by Jen Kingwell was displayed in all its stunning glory!  It is quite something to behold in real life and I could not resist buying the pattern for it.  It is now high on my must do list!!! 

If you ever get a chance to visit a quilt shop in Melbourne, I really recommend a visit to Amitie!

9 comments:

Jeannette said...

Ooooh I love this pattern and the fabric too! I must get that pattern. I visited that shop when i was there and you are right it is awesome. Congrats on your pattern being in the magazine too! I emailed last week I hope you are doing well.

gilly said...

Lucky you, that looks like a great haul! Have fun creating with it,
xx

Kirsten said...

Amitie looks like such a lovely shop to visit, and looking forward to seeing your Great Ocean Road trip too - we did it a few years ago on the way home from Tassie!

Chris said...

Congrats on your quilt in DUQ. Well done and keep up the good work!

MsMidge said...

I visited Amitie a few weeks ago! I had my 4 year old with me so actually did not buy a thing! But I will definitely go back solo so I can have a proper look.

Jess said...

Oh yummy stck! You've sucked me in, buying the pattern and thinking about fabrics, very excited!

Jess said...

Ah yummy stack... Not sure what happened to my auto spell ;o)

wombatquilts.com said...

My next trip home (to Oz) is schedule to have a side trip to Melbourne. I am sooo excited to visit Amitie after your post. Thanks.

yespositively said...

What is the third fabric down? I kind of love it!

Also, you talked me into the Steam Punk quilt. Bought the pattern today. :)

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