Thursday, January 21, 2010

Archie's Quilt

a trip to Amitie 2 weeks before Christmas resulting in me purchasing the fabrics to make arch's quilt. i had been to a few shops and nothing stuck out, i knew the colour scheme, but didn't love any of the fabrics i saw. with a few free hours one Saturday morning i went to Amitie. as i walked around i found the top fabric and fell in love, but the colours i wanted for Archie's room were red, navy and white. i must have had a confused look on my face, because Jenny, the owner came over and asked if i needed any help. i explained my predicament that i loved material in the first photo but wanted to do a quilt in the above mentioned colours, i need some help, i cant find anything i love..... Jenny took me under her wing, and it didn't matter that i was a complete beginner and that i needed help. she treated me like i was a long lost friend. nothing was too much trouble. she showed me how to work out how much fabric i needed, suggested the square size and found all the materials for me. when i wasn't sure on one or another she would find another, till eventually we had what you can see in the photo. Jenny didn't once tire from my stupid questions, or lack of commitment with certain fabrics. she had a horribly sore back and went home after she finished serving me, but she gave me her all and for that i am extremely happy with the quilt i am going to make. and as for the first fabric i loved she suggested i back the quilt with it and its almost a 2 in one quilt.

i can't recommend Amitie highly enough, even their other customers and staff made me feel worthy of making a quilt. although its a hike across the other side of town i will be back.

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13mimosa said...

They are lovely there aren't they - I agree, you feel so welcomed and important, not just a customer. I also go to Patchwork on Central in Malvern, predominantly because it's a little closer, but the staff there aren't as nice, a different attitude somewhat. I think if you're older and a beginner you'd be okay, but otherwise they can be a little snooty. Also Amitie has such a lovely bright space. I've thought I should do a course there one time, have you seen they do classes?

PS - the fabrics look great, all of them.

Lisa said...

I couldn't agree more re Amitie, I always have a great experience there - all the ladies are lovely & helpful. I'm sure your quilt is going to be beautiful, I love your fabrics.