Fabric Reductions and Quilt Festival

1 Feb


Hi Everyone,

We are having such a great time here, as we continue to receive  beautiful quilts for the Stonestead Outdoor Quilt Festival, I am constantly amazed at the terrific results that can be achieved with the most unlikely fabric and I am sure all those that visit us will be be really impressed with the standard of the works that will be on display. It will be great if we have visitors who are hoping to learn to piece and quilt or have no knowledge of this gentle art and they can see for them selves what can be accomplished as well welcoming all those piecers and quilters who I know will travel great distances to see display of work and glean inspiration too. So keep the quilts coming in we are still accepting them and we won’t close off until end of day, Thursday  5th February.

Now onto  exciting stuff, by which I mean fabric, because Sunday 8th February  is also Sawmillers Birthday, we want you to help us celebrate, and the way we have decided to do this is to give you, the visitors something. So we shall be reducing the  cost of the Heather Bailey ‘Pop Garden’ Range by a considerable amount, the only criteria is that there is a minimum cut of 50cm. you can see the range above, it is great not only for quilts, but also bags and clothes too, there  are just 2 Sawmillers Strips cut too & these will also be reduced.

There will also be other fabric specials including Ana Maria Horner, Denyse Schmidt and Jennifer Paganelli designs, we really need more space to accommodate the new ranges of fabrics we are expecting in and this way you the customer benefits too. Cheryl and Julie as I have said in previous postings will be here to help you and we shall also be taking bookings for the classes.


I expect you are all aware that we don’t stock many novelty fabrics at Sawmillers, we made the decision to do this prior to opening, as we felt that there are so many novelty prints available we just wouldn’t be able to do justice to all the lines as space would be the issue. But having said that, we couldn’t resist this Happy Hen fabric, it is a delight, I do have a soft spot for Happy Hens and always visit their home in Portobello, Dunedin when I go down

dscf0971The other semi novelty fabric we have just received is this lovely Dragonfly fabric, the colours are beautiful with pinks, azures, golds and mauves on a black background, all these fabrics will be on display in the shop on festival day.

For those that visit us regularly, you will know that my daughter Samantha is my advertising lady, she is the person that creates all of our advertisements and I can truly say she is very inspirational not only in the creative process but motivational process too, she and I spend many hours on the telephone brainstorming, but the exciting news is that I only have another 14 sleeps before Samantha and her husband Lance arrive from their home in Delaware, USA for a short visit home, she hasn’t visited Sawmillers yet and relies on pictures I send via email to keep her up with our happenings here, so it will be an exciting time for us both, especially as she is a quilter too, so if you are passing by on Thursday 19th February call in and meet Samantha as she will be spending the day here with me.

So until my next posting, Happy Quilting.


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