There will be lots happening over the Easter Weekend here at the Vineyard 28 with our annual Quilt Exhibition on at the Cellar Door.
Come along to catch up on all the latest works by owner, Pippa Nielsen, who has been making quilts for just on 20 years. There will also be new quilts on display and for sale from many other local Quilt Artisans from Harvey, Australind and surrounds. We’ll also have a Christmas table full of crafts just so you can plan ahead this year.
You can always check out our current quilt selection on our website
We are also looking forward to featuring hand painted miniatures by local Myalup Artist Graeme McPherson.
Myalup Easter Fair
Myalup Hall, Myalup – 10am to 3pm
The Myalup Easter Fair will take place on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 10-3pm. It will be a day of Good Old Fashioned Family Fun & community fundraiser for the Myalup area. Visitors can shop at the fabulous quality market stalls, have a listen to the bluegrass band, try their luck in side show alley, eat delicious food from local food trucks & enter their pets into the Pet Parade!! Be sure not to miss the amazing art display including the Youth Art Exhibition & Competition. Local artists will be contributing & judging on the day. Vineyard 28 will be their offering wine tastings and sales we would LOVE to have you come along and be a part of the fun!!
I started my sewing career as a child around the age of 7 or 8, in New Zealand, being taught by both my grandmothers how to make clothes. Working from the patterns of the 70’s and 80’s creating new outfits for myself, it not only taught me a useful skill, but I fell in love with fabric, textures and colours. In the early 90’s I saw my first quilt exhibition and just knew it was something I wanted to learn. In 1997 whilst my son was a baby I was able to attend classes in Bunbury and learnt how to make a Sampler Quilt. It teaches you different block designs, patchwork techniques and at the end you finish up with a whole quilt. That first quilt I made spent many years on my son, Bailey’s bed until he outgrew the design, and then as it slowly aged was adopted by our first family dog – Garvin.
Where does this word QUILT come from?
After doing a bit of a google search I discovered the word quilt actually comes from the Latin word ‘culcita‘ meaning a stuffed sack. It then made its way into the English language via the French word ‘cuilte‘. The actual origins and just when this all began aren’t totally known, but quilting, piecing and applique have been used in clothing and furnishings in many parts of the world since early times. It has been practised as a practical and decorative craft across the centuries.
What is a quilt ?
The quilt is the finished article and refers to an item made of three layers held together by the quilting or stitching of those layers together. The top layer is the decorative one, sometimes pieced, sometimes a whole piece of fabric or sometimes appliqued and embroidered. The middle layer is the wadding, in times past this was often what was at hand. Today we mostly use wool or cotton, although bamboo is becoming popular too. The final layer is the back fabric of the quilt, generally one piece, but sometimes this can be pieced as well.
Patchwork is a term that usually refers to the piecing of fabric together to make a whole. It can reference a vast array of designs and blocks that have come about over time, the names are often reflective of the era, origins or design of a block. Rural references such as the Churn Dash Block, Rail Fence, and Log Cabin; the myriad of star designs – Ohio, Evening and Mexican Star are just a few ; Flying Geese, Spinning Wheels and Nine Patch are yet more of the well known block designs. When these designs are combined with fabric choices and patterns, amazing patchwork quilt designs are the result.
Why do I Quilt?
Since 1997 I have embraced the patchwork and quilting world. Through this craft I have met many different people. I am constantly learning new things, and have made some lifelong friends. I’ve lost count of the quilts I’ve made for both family and friends. To me there is nothing better than getting together with like minded people and spending time creating with colour and fabric. There’s always lots of laughter along the way. I love making quilts for children, the brighter the better and I love needle-turn applique. (Cutting up small pieces into shapes and then appliqueing them onto a background to create a picture).
So I guess it’s not surprising that I found a way to connect quilts and wine. Our cellar door here at Vineyard 28 is a lovely warm and vibrant place, awash with colour and the creative works of some very talented quilters from my corner of South Western Australia. Our website features many of the quilts we have for sale at the cellar door.
Vineyard 28 will welcome two local artists from the Shire of Harvey to showcase their talents.
Yvonne Chapman, a renowned local artist from Harvey, will again be demonstrating her wonderful artistic talents. Yvonne works not only in traditional mediums such as oils, pastels and watercoulours, but also creates wonderful textile art. A great opportunity to chat with Yvonne and see her creating in watercolour.
This year she will also be joined by Myalup local artist – Graeme McPherson who is well known for his works in both acrylics and pastels. Graeme will demonstrate in pastels on the day, but will also have his well known miniature acrylics on sale.
Don’t forget to catch this special event on Sunday September 24th 2017 at Vineyard 28 Cellar Door from 10am to 4pm.
Enjoy a day with these artists showcasing their talents. You can bring a friend or two or the entire family to enjoy this show. Please contact Vineyard 28 for more info.
Vineyard 28 – Cellar Door – Saturday 3rd June to Monday 5th June 10am to 5pm each day.
A wonderful weekend to celebrate the start of winter here in WA. The Bunbury Creative Knitters will showcase all their beautiful handcrafts. Baby items, scarves, beanies, rugs, tea cosy and more. If it can be made in wool – then we may well have it being showcased.
There will be an impressive range of handcrafts – knitted, crocheted, rugs and more on the display table. You might find an item or two that will take your fancy. Or maybe, you’ll end up buying more!
Don’t forget to drop by at the Vineyard 28 – Cellar Door on Saturday 3rd June to Monday5th June from 10am to 5pm each day.
2016 Annual Quilt Exhibition is Saturday 26th November to Sunday 4th December
Christmas is fast approaching which means it is almost time for The Vineyard 28 Annual Quilt Exhibition.
We are showcasing a gorgeous range of handmade gift items and art which may just be just the gift you are looking for. Why not top up your wine supplies ready for the big day from our range at the cellar door.
Don’t leave your shopping until the last minute. If you are looking for something specials, unique and handmade; then Vineyard 28 is the perfect place for you.
Christmas shopping really is easy at Vineyard 28.
Christmas is fast approaching and here at Vineyard 28 we have all your gift giving covered.
Artisans at Work come down on Sunday 25th September
Cellar Door 10am to 4pm
Come along and meet two of Vineyard 28’s artisans and great friends. See and experience how they create their individual works.
Yvonne is a renowned local artist, who works not only in traditional mediums such as oils, pastels and watercolours, but also creates wonderful textile art. An opportunity to chat with Yvonne and see her creating in watercolour.
Vineyard 28 Owner & Quilter. Pippa has been making quilts for 20 years now, and loves to work by hand.
Pippa will demonstrate some of the traditional techniques she uses, and have some of her own work on display.
Saturday 4th June to Monday 6th June at the Vineyard 28 Cellar Door – 10am to 5pm each day.
Showcasing the talents of the local knitters, crocheters and felters. A great way to start the Winter Season.
An opportunity to not only see some wonderful creation made from wool, but a great chance to purchase gifts. From Tea Cosies to fairies, hand knitted baby items to clothing for adults too. Felted items as well.
Saturday 12th March to Sunday 20th March Open Daily 10am to 4pm Gold Coin Entry
A celebration of all the quilts and crafts completed by members of the Harvey District Creative Arts Centre in the last 2 years as well as our 1950’s House & Apron Challenge. Expect to see some of the beautiful handmade items that made homes so beautiful in the 50’s era. Vineyard 28 owner, Pippa will be exhibiting some of her work there.
Licensee : Cumbers WA Pty Ltd Premises Name : Vineyard 28 License Number : 6180088658 Class of License: Producer’s License
Warning: Under the Liquor Control Act 1988, it is an offence to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on a licensed or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or attempt to purchase liquor on a licensed or regulated premise. Cellar Door is open 10am to 5pm – Thursday to Monday. Bookings are required.Or Order wine online, via phone or email.