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Another year begins.....

January 9, 2020

Farewell to 2019 it has been an adventful year.

Lets start 2020 with a possitive vibe.


Today I had a lovely customer come in and ask if I was closing? She had heard a rumour.

This year  I am setting a task LETS STOP THE BAD RUMOUR MILL!!!.

Yes we have four quilt shops here in the beautiful Bay. We can we all  get along happily.

LETS BE NICE TO EVERYONE my mum had the best saying and I want to live my future in this way" If you can not say anything nice then say nothing at all".

Lets not ruin peoples days with chinese whispers, we are all just trying to earn a crust to feed our families.

So heres the exciting times coming for you here at Counting Stitches!!!!

Getting Intimate- Machine Know How 

 This is a class designed to get you using all those spare feet and attachments you have for your sewing machines. How many of you have looked at all those stitches and thought what will I use that for. block Heres the Block Course for you run over 6 months this course will include Quilting, Fusible applique, Couching,Candlewick stitching, Pintucking, Piping. Using accessories such as: circular attachment, cording foot, button foot, beading foot, pintuck foot and piping foot. Not only can they be used to embellish quilts but are used in dressmaking too.

Perfect for the beginner and those not so new to sewing.

Three colourways: Black White and Red, Beautiful Batiks and Kaffe and friends

Class Starts: Friday 24 January 2020

other dates: Feb 14 & 28, March 13, April 3 & 17, May 1 & 22, June 5 & 19 and July 3 & 17.

Please not I did not make the sample quilt and our fabrics will not be the same.


Every Day Classes 

Tuesday 10am -   2pm                          Sewing Gossip

sit n sew bring your machine and what your working on we're here to help

Wednesday 6pm-9pm                         Sewcialites Evening

bring your machine or hand work sit sew and work ethic is optional

Thursday 10am - 2pm                     Twsted Threads

hand sewing time  bring your handsewing project in and share with others tips and trade 



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