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Kaela’s Patch in Woodend, Queensland, is our Grand Prize Winner for Australia!

Read on to learn more about a business which started out selling fabric from home and grew into a lovely shop with a beautiful classroom space!

Please tell us your store’s story.

Our business started out with Kylie selling fabric at the local handmade markets and from home. Before too long she had outgrown these spaces, and our brick and mortar store opened in August 2016. Since then, we have expanded our space to include a classroom area.

Our store is owned by Kylie and her husband, Tom. They have two boys, Connor and Ethan, who are often seen in the store after school.

Kylie has been quilting and bag making for over 20 years and loves to share her passion and knowledge with all her customers both in store and via workshops.

Ann, Kylie’s mom, is also an important part of the team. Ann loves to do English paper piecing, quilting, and historical dressmaking. She is often found working on our front counter helping customers select the items for their upcoming projects.

Kylie’s mom, Ann
Shop owner, Kylie
Family photo

For those who have not seen the store, please describe it.

Our store is approximately 250 square meters and located in the heart of the Ipswich CBD and close to public transport. We are an open plan store with a classroom located within the store.

We stock a wide range of quilting fabrics, bag making supplies, and haberdashery.

Our team love to support local and Australian businesses where we can, from notions to patterns.

Our classroom activities include quilting and bag making workshops, along with social sewing and sip and stitch nights. Our team also love to visit local southeast Queensland craft groups with our pop-up shops and workshops.

Pop-up shop at St. Paul’s Quilt Show
Our classroom
Pop-up shop at Gold Coast Quilters

The historic area of Ipswich, Queensland is full of quality cafes and restaurants, beautiful boutiques and specialty shops, cultural experiences, art galleries, museums, and so much more. Our store is located within close walking distance.

— 2024 Contest Customer Comment —

“I can sit and sew in a beautiful atmosphere, and any time I need help the staff go above and beyond to help me.”


Please tell us about your staff.

Grand opening

Our store is run day to day by Kylie and her wonderful mum, Ann. They are often helped by Kylie’s dad, Keith and her husband, Tom.

— 2024 Contest Customer Comment —

“Friendly and very knowledgeable team members, fabrics for all tastes, and a great range of everything else one could possibly need for their crafting experiences.”


Please tell us about any upcoming special events at your store.

Our new workshop program for bag making, quilting, and in store retreats is being released this week. Our team will also be attending the Australasian Quilt Convention coming up in April.

Charity quilts
Craft show booth

In closing

When asked about the impact of the Local Quilt Shop Contest, Kaela’s Patch replied: “Our team are so excited to be part of this contest and it has allowed so many more clients to learn about our store and what we have to offer.”

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  1. Loris Violet Jeffery

    I visited the store on Friday 15/03/24 as was in Ipswich waiting for my hubby having eye surgery. I walked in and could not be happier with the welcoming I received. Just a very friendly atmosphere. It has everything and more. I will be visiting whenever in that part of Queensland. I think Ipswich and surrounding areas as so lucky to have such a wonderful place to shop and mingle.

  2. Em

    Oh my goodness Kylie Congratulations.
    I have only recently discovered this little Gem of a shop. It is lovely. Kylie and Ann are so generous with their time and experience.
    It is so lovely that you have been recognised in such a big way

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