Our Fifth Year Anniversary

Would you believe it!  We are five years old this spring!  When Mhairi and Trudy sat at the kitchen table thinking out their plans, little did they expect that in five years we would be supported by a wonderful bunch of quilters, customers and tutors.  We are truly lucky to have you and so there is need for a big thank you to all those wonderful people who have been involved in the setting up of the Peacock and the Tortoise and those who are still supporting us now.

We hope to grow and prosper and be a feature in Perth for the foreseeable future!

We are celebrating with the Quilt Show in the A.K. Bell Library.  Read on for more information.




The Peacock and Tortoise Fifth Year Anniversary Quilt Show will run in the AK Bell Library, from 26 April to 10 May inclusive. All welcome.

On show will be quilts and other fabric objects made in the last five years in our classes.

The Library is open:

Monday:  Closed

Tuesday: 9.30 am – 8 pm

Wednesday: 9.30 am – 5 pm

Thursday: 9.30 am – 8 pm

Friday: 9.30 am – 5 pm

Saturday: 9.30 am – 1 pm

Sunday: Closed

Entry to the Library is free.  We will organise a rota of volunteers who are on hand to give information.

In the next few months we are holding a silent auction. Some time ago, we were given a number of vintage quilts, some unfinished. These are on display in our window and everyone can put in a bid. Most quilts have a reserve put on them. The highest bid wins and all the proceeds will go to our current charity: Barnardos.

For our Fifth Anniversary the Peacock and the Tortoise is organising a competition.  Buy a piece of this beautiful peacock fabric (£1, with instructions) and create a mini quilt the size of a sheet of printer paper.  Use at least 25% of the fabric (at most 50%) and create something that reflects the theme: FIVE.  All entries will be exhibited in the AK Bell Library and there are prizes to be won!

The Peacock and the Tortoise has won the award for the Best Independent Haberdashery in Scotland.

Thank you to all who voted for us!

One of our Quilty Pleasure groups recently won Bronze in the Group Quilt category in the Quilting Show in the SECC, Glasgow. Well done!

Our Activities

We run a range of workshops and day classes for beginners to experts…

Have a Wee Peek

Never been to our shop before and perhaps thinking of visiting? We are well stocked with fabrics, haberdashery, samples of items to make and inspiration. We are a tidy and roomy Aladdin’s cave of craft which is a pleasure to browse to give you ideas, inspiration and the items you need for that project you have been thinking about…..


Come in from now until Christmas and have a browse of our Fantastic Christmas dresser, full of all the materials, bits and bobs you need to get creative this Christmas! Read More about “Project”