BATIKS Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics

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Shop till you drop in Bali

photo from the Washington Post

Shop till you drop in Bali!  This is a fantastic article.  I’m going to take notes to carry with me on our Bali Trip.  Click here for the Washington Post article.  The article is by  Sadie Dingfelder, Published: June 24 | Updated: Saturday, June 25, 10:02 PM



Batik Lover’s Journey to Bali 2012



11 Days – May 4-14, 2012


Travel with Batiks Etcetera and Sew What Fabrics owner, Carol Britt, on our incredible journey to Bali, Indonesia.  As with Deb Roberts’ Tours past Bali excursions, World of Quilts Travel has prepared an incredible vacation experience – where one will not only enjoy the inspiring beauty of the island but will also enjoy a first hand experience for batiking ‘Bali Style’.  Fabric manufacture has been an Indonesian tradition for centuries, and Bali is a hub of fabric printing and shopping opportunities.  As an added bonus, our guide is knowledgeable in all facets of Bali’s arts and textile culture to lead us on every step of our journey around the island.  It is also our pleasure to offer an exclusive (to Deb Roberts Tours’) opportunity to visit the Hoffman of California Batik factory.  Come along, enjoy two opportunities to make your own batik fabrics, enjoy fabric shopping where batiks average $2.00 a meter and enjoy the colors, beauty and inspiration that Bali has to offer.

–  Roundtrip airfare from New York (JFK)
–  24 meals
–  24/7 Services of a full-time tour director, translator and cultural expert.
–  Deluxe 5 Star Resorts
–  Entrances, workshop and class fees per scheduled itinerary
–  All island transfers and scheduled travel by deluxe motor coach
–  Special Bali bag and surprise gifts.

For a video of a past trip to Bali click here.

I really look forward to sharing this adventure with my quilting friends and batik fans.  This really is an adventure not to be missed.  I can’t believe we will actually be going to the Hoffman Batik facility.  Sign up with a deposit now to save your space.  Then start saving for all the incredible batik opportunities.  Carol Britt

Fare(s) in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.   $3,649 does not include air international departure fees or government tax and fuel surcharges which will be added on at the time of final invoicing.  Those electing the ‘land only’ option of the tour will be responsible for their own air arrangements and airport-hotel transfers.  Deb Roberts Tours is not responsible for omissions or typographical errors.  Please refer to terms and conditions which apply when registration is received.

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Groovy Girls #2 is Coming!

Groovy Girls Sewing Club with Sally Martin
Monday Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, 2012, Feb. 13, 2012.
1 pm OR 6 pm.

The Groovy Girl Sewing Club will start in the shop in September. We will meet for a fun monthly session on the second Monday at 1 pm and 6 pm. Choose the time that works best for you!

Each month we will demo a new easy technique and a fun project. You will receive exclusive projects that make great gifts for friends or for yourself. Sally Martin will be the head Groovy Girl and she has been sewing up a storm getting ready for the first meeting. She is having a ball and can’t wait to share.

You will laugh, learn, and be inspired by creative ideas! How groovy is that! The Groovy Girl Sewing Club is $30 for 6 months of in store meetings, patterns, newsletters, door prizes, and lots of fun. Grab your favorite Groovy friend and join!

Groovy Girls Sewing Club is designed by Terry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs. We carry lots of Terry’s great patterns and her colorful zippers. One of our favorite patterns is Cash and Carry. Others include Big Bag Little Bag, Let’s Do Lunch, Yellow Brick Road, and lots more.

The Groovy Girls Sewing Club is an in-store-only club.


Help – There’s a Basketball Goal in My Booth!

What do you do when your booth at a quilt show comes complete with a basketball goal, bleachers, and wall structures that increase in size so you can't use full height on your backdrops? By the way, the lady in blue is looking at a quilt not the hoop - but her expression is about how I felt setting up! You get creative.

Notice the quilts hung from the basketball goal supports and lighting clamped onto the goal also!

The bleacher and wall challenges resulted in differing heights and more interest to the viewer. The booth was very busy and we had a ball. (pun intended)

Here are the happy, creative workers in our booth. From left is me Carol Britt, Susan Edmonson from Concord, NC, Joan Minnick who works at the shop, and Cindy Mostoller who helps for events. Susan helps in our booths periodically and we always have fun.