July/August Newsletter


 July and August have been incredibly busy as Kiki’s will be moving to new premises: Birchwood Cabin, Smithy Heritage Centre, Lochcarron IV54 8YS. The Grand Opening is on 22nd August, and the new shop will be open 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays to Saturdays.

 New patchwork fabric, including some wonderful brushed cotton Christmas fabric, will be in next month’s newsletter, as well as our new selection of precuts: Bali Pops by Hoffman Fabrics.

 This newsletter is mainly a showcase of the beautiful quilts and bags made by the Lochcarron Quilters & Stitchers.

For the group’s ‘mini quilt challenge’, quilts were made ranging from 12 to 24 inches and everyone’s personalities shone through in their choice of fabric and design. Several of the quilts were in our previous newsletter; these are Teresa’s mini quilts:


Teresa also made a lovely Heart Quilt using several of our heart fabric by Stof:

And Keira was inspired by Moda batiks and some Rainbow quick bias tape:

At a recent Bag Workshop day in the Lochcarron Treehouse (!), the group had a wonderful day making various bags:


This is Jean’s bag, made using one of our Charm Packs, and her quilt in progress, based on the Jelly Roll Rouenneries Deux by French General:


The Lochcarron Spinners have been spinning at various venues and events, including the Lochcarron Market Day and Highland Games:


Looking forward to seeing you in the new shop!