• Bernadette Hoy

December 2020 Newsletter - Merry Christmas

My Sewing Supplies

208 Princes Highway NSW 2224

02 9522 2340

23 December 2020


… And just like that it is Christmas … I blinked and missed November and December. I just wanted to quickly touch base to finish the year.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy the time with your family and friends. Thank you all so much for your support this year, both for our business and our staff. It’s been a big one. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you 2021.

Here are our Christmas and New Year trading hours and closure times

24 Dec 2020 – Closing at 11am

25 Dec 2020 – Closed

26 Dec 2020 - Closed

27 Dec 2020 - Closed

28 Dec 2020 - Closed

29 Dec 2020 - Closed

30 Dec 2020 - Closed

31 Dec 2020 – Closed

1 January 2021 - Closed

2 January 2021 - Closed

3 January 2021 - Closed

4 January 2021 - Closed

5 January 2021 - Closed

6 January 2021 - Closed

7 January 2021 - Closed

8 January 2021 - Closed

9 January 2021 – Closed

10 January 2021 – Closed

11 January 2021 – Opening at 9am - ish

Yes, we are taking a break. It is definitely time to refresh and restart.

New - Q16

The new Bernina Q16 sit down, long arm quilting machine is in store and we currently have stock. It is a fabulous machine. If you are interested in seeing or purchasing this machine, please contact us in January to book a demo or make a purchase. Save your Christmas gift money …


We do have lots of new fabrics in store. I did not get time to photograph them all sorry. Come in for a visit to see them all.


If you want to make an early start on planning 2021 here are some options.


We have started to call people re classes for 2021. We are taking this slowly as we want to be able to speak to everyone and explain our new process. This is to keep everyone safe and be able to react quickly should we need to – in COVID speak terms 😊

Both the teachers and ourselves are excited about this. Hip hip hooray !!!!

If you want to make sure we contact you or have an interest in doing a certain type of class please use the link below to make contact or email separately to

My sewing supplies, about us sydney

Please do not respond to this email as it will get lost in the bulk of answers.

Classes will be smaller in number and the price is rising slightly, but it will not be excessive.

Important dates for Sydney Quilt Show 2021 Have you started your entries for the Sydney Quilt Show 2021, to be held (COVID-19 permitting) from 23-27 June at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Summer is a great time to get that new quilt underway. To keep you focussed on it, here are the important dates for the 2021 show. Monday 1 February 2021: opening date for entries Monday 8 March 2021: closing date for entries Friday 30 April 2021: acceptance letters dispatched Friday 11 June 2021: deadline for quilts to be delivered to the drop off person Wednesday 23 - Sunday 27 June 2021: Sydney Quilt Show Sunday 4 July 2021: deadline for quilts to be collected from the drop off person In addition to all the usual categories you can enter, there is also the special 2021 theme of blue and white.

You can find details of the special theme at

Sydney Quilt Show - QuiltNSW: The Quilters' Guild of NSW

The Template and the QuiltNSW website will have details of all the entry categories.

Should you get a chance to hit the road…

Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Awards 2020 In Tamworth in December and January? Why not visit this exhibition produced and presented by Australian Design Centre in partnership with the Seed Stitch Collective. The 2020 competition attracted 49 entries from NSW textile artists and the exhibition features outstanding works by 25 finalists. Materials used vary from waste to silk. Works address themes from artificial intelligence, the environment and the COVID-19 pandemic. Where: Tamworth Regional Gallery, 466 Peel Street, Tamworth When: 28 November 2020 - 2 February 2021 Tensions 2020 Tamworth Textile Triennial National Tour Taree is hosting the Tamworth Textile Triennial until mid-February. This exhibition showcases the best of textile art from across Australia. It attracts participating artists from all states in Australia. Tensions 2020 has been curated by Vic McEwan. It is touring regional and smaller galleries until 2022. Where: Manning Regional Gallery, 12 Macquarie Street, Taree When: 18 December 2020 - 14 February 2021.

Fusion: NCEATA - Timeless Textiles, Newcastle

The Newcastle Creative Embroiders and Textile Artists (NCEATA) are presenting an exhibition that is a fusion of personal experiences and artistic influences, a mixture of blending of materials and techniques. The result is described as a collection of vibrant and diverse textile artworks. Timeless Textiles is a commercial gallery dedicated to fibre art and artisans. Each year it hosts four local, four national and four international exhibitions.

Where: Timeless Textiles, 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle When: 23 December 2020 - 31 January 2021, Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 3pm