27 Jun


Hello Everyone,

I think quilting weather has well and truly arrived, the rain here at Sawmillers this morning was torrential, but fairly short lived, although Kevin has issues with his telephone at the teahouse,faults are phoning back in 2 hours!!

As promised the long awaited details for our first set of classes can now be announced, the tutors have been very patient with us and I feel we have a truly diverse choice for all levels.

This quilt is called Stars Galore and pictured as a scrappy quilt, but Pauline Cave our very experienced tutor has suggested it be made in class in fabrics with light and dark values, perhaps creams and blues. You will learn a variety of techniques including Foundation Piecing, this sample is on display in Sawmillers along with a display of other fabric suggestions, the first lesson commences on Thursday 24th July at 7.00pm – 9.00pm and is a 6 lesson course held monthly and is suitable for Intermediate to Experienced quilters.

This quilted wall hanging is called Butterfly Medallion, and is an introduction to Applique, butterflies are so popular at the moment, so this is an ideal way to learn a new skill, the tutor is Dianne Barndon who has kindly offered to travel over from Titahi Bay to teach this class, she says it is an ideal project to showcase large floral fabrics, which we have a lovely selection of here at Sawmillers, the course consists of 2 classes, the first one being Thursday 28th August 7.00pm – 9.00pm and the final one is Thursday 18th September at the same time.

This would appeal to Advanced Beginners and above.

The Square Strips Wallhanging is another class taught by Dianne Barndon, this is ideal for using Sawmillers Strips and has proved a very popular class, there is a surprise element in the construction and is also taught over 2 lessons, the first lesson is on Thursday 4th September at 7.00pm – 9.00pm and the final lesson is on Thursday 2nd October at 7.00p – 9.00pm, this would interest Advanced Beginners upwards also.

Another course being held is our Sawmillers Beginners class, the table runner for this class is pictured at the beginning of this update, which we made up in our new Christmas fabric and is relevant to Sawmillers as we have used the sawtooth block, which is our logo, this is a very beginner class or for those that have very little knowledge of piecing or quilting, it will cover all the relevant points when starting this lovely pastime, it is envisaged this will be a 4 Lesson course, the first one being on Thursday 31st July at 7.00pm, and will be held weekly.

We have all the samples for these courses on display in Sawmillers along with another display of fabric suggestions, this includes our first shipment of Christmas fabric, come in, have a look and register for your favourite course or courses!!

The Suitcase Special this week are fabrics in Blue and Whites, they are all reduced by $2.00 per metre and there is no minimum apart the usual .20cm.

I can’t finish this weeks post without saying a big thank you to Julz, she has become a regular visitor here at Sawmillers and we are always very thrilled when she mentions us on her lovely blog, Thank You, Julz

We hope you all have a great weekend, don’t forget that Stonestead Devonshire Teas is open at the same time as Sawmillers, and the scones are made to order and are served with very scrummy home made jam.

Until our next update, Happy Quilting.


One Response to “Classes.”

  1. Kathy Gill 1 July, 2008 at 7:51 am #

    Loved Pauline’s quilt-What is the cost of the classes?

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