Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Make a Wish Come True!

Craft Land and Brother joined together to make the wish of 14-year old Emirati Fatima Qambar come true. Fatima suffers from a rare disease, but doesn't let that get in the way of her dream - to make beautiful embroideries. But she missed something...a machine to make them on!

Soichi Murakami, Managing Director Brother Middle East (left) presents 14-year old Fatima Qambar (centre) with her wish. Anu Das (right) of Make a Wish UAE gives thanks.

Make a Wish UAE contacted us to see if we could help. Brother kindly donated a wondering sewing and embroidery machine and craft land donated threads, stabiliser and lessons to get Fatima on her way to making the embroideries she dreams of.

Fatima - we wish you all the best - and we look forward to seeing your creations!

And the winner is...!

Quilt Art 2012 was a wonderful display of locally crafted quilts. Thank you to everyone who took part. To view all of the quilts that were on display - head to our facebook page:


(sorry for the long link, but it gets you to the right place!)

Congratulations to Suzet Pont - the winner of the Viewers Choice Award. Suzet's quilt was the overall favourite receiving nearly 20% of the total 1,000+ votes.

Suzet Pont - Winner of the Viewers Choice Award

Suzet's quilt was a technical masterpiece with fabulous crystals on top - a beautiful work of art.

The winner of the Beginners Quilt Award (that's for those who had been quilting for 1 year or less) was Alexandra Lunz - congratulations Alexandra!

Alexandra Lunz with her Happy Easter winning quilt

In the Kids category the judges had a hard time deciding; awarding Lea Smit and giving a special mention to Kara Roy and Hannah Evans - well done girls!

Lea Smit with her Winning Design

Junior Quilters Hannah Evans (left) and Lea Smit (right)

Well done to everyone who took part - the show was fantastic - start work on your entries for next year!! And remember - its Quilt Art - so it can be anything quilted - the wackier the better!!

CL xx

Monday, May 21, 2012

Quilt Art 2012 - Make and Take

Discover the joy of quilting at Quilt Art 2012. You can join the Make and Take and walk away with your very own quilted masterpiece - for just AED20 and under and hour of your time.

Make and Take Sessions:

Monday 21st May 11am – 2pm

Wednesday 23rd May 11am – 2pm

Friday 25th May 12 noon – 5pm

Saturday 26th May 10am – 4pm

Accuquilt Now In Stock!!

Our wonderful Accuquilt cutters are now back in stock. Don't miss out they sell out fast!

And don't miss Quilt Art 2012 - display of locally crafted quilted items - closes Saturday 26th May!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What's in a Name? Enter...Quilt Art 2012!

Same show, new name. Dubai Quilts 2012 is now Quilt Art 2012 - don't miss it!! Starts this Friday!

CL x

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hannah and Kara Finish their Quilt!!

Craft Land's craziest kid sewers, Hannah Evans (11) and Kara Roy (10), yesterday completed their amazing quilt!!

The best-friend team of two worked diligently on the quilt for months - putting the final touches to their masterpiece just in time to enter Dubai Quilts 2012!

Hannah Evans and Kara Roy - exhausted from their quilting endeavours!

The girls will enter their quilt in the under 16s category of Dubai Quilts 2012 and stand a good chance of winning the category's best quilt prize...a cool Brother sewing machine!

Don't miss Dubai Quilts 2012 - runs from Friday 18th to Saturday 26th May at Town Centre Jumeirah!

CL x

Brother Sewing Machine Award!

Craft Land was proud to be presented with the Brother award for Sales and Marketing 2012.

Riana Auret - General Manager Craft Land receives the award from Brother's Managing Director Middle East - Mr Soichi Murakami.

Craft Land is a distributor for domestic Brother sewing machines in Dubai. We stock only the tried and tested models and offer our customers the opportunity to try out different machines before they buy. We also offer free classes for customers who buy a new sewing machine from us, and we offer maintenance and technical support.

CL xx