‘Retailer of the Year’ Nomination and Capital Quilters.

25 Jun

SawmillersQuilteryHi Everyone,

Well, what a wonderful surprise in the mail today, Sawmillers has been nominated for Retailer of the Year, what a huge surprise and honour too, a big thank you to those responsible, we are very grateful and it means that we may be on the road to achieving what we had envisaged when we were researching and planning the project the 3 years prior to opening Sawmillers last year.

It is a pleasure to be able to introduce newly released fabrics and all the other associated quilt and stitching products, and we are endevouring to continue this, especially by attending the recent wholesale quilt expo in Sydney and also later in the year at Houston.

We have a wonderful selection of visiting tutors whose classes are always friendly, inspirational, and very professional and we really enjoy having them here at Sawmillers.

The UFO, Thursday Stitchers and Thursday Evening Group of ladies are super, they are a constant source of loyalty and support not just to Sawmillers but each other too, and all have great senses of humour.

We shall now await the results which are being presented at a Gala Evening on 22nd July, but even if we are unsuccessful the thrill of being nominated is more than enough.

I also wanted to remind everyone that it is the Capital Quilters monthly meeting on Saturday at 1.30pm, so if you want to be inspired and meet like minded piecers and quilters, why not go along, you will be made most welcome.


I can’t finish this posting without making mention of Barney, Official Greeter and 2nd Assistant and Archie 3rd Assistant (Unpaid) there has not been a day since we opened that Barney has not kept me company, he is my devoted friend and loves meeting the visitors here, Archie is good too, but does suffer from attacks of idleness, which is when he stays in front of the heater at home and keeps Precious the Cat company.

Until next time,

Happy Quilting


4 Responses to “‘Retailer of the Year’ Nomination and Capital Quilters.”

  1. Catherine 25 June, 2009 at 10:12 am #

    Congratulations Yvonne. Your sunny personality and enthusiasm are reasons enough for your success to date – the fabrics are devine too! You deserve this nomination. Thanks for being so lovely every visit that I make to your shop. Regards, Catherine.

    • Yvonne Matthews 25 June, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

      Hi Catherine,
      Thank you for your kind words, we are very lucky that we have such lovely visitors who appreciate the fabrics etc.
      Have a good weekend & hope all your studies are going well too.

  2. Denniele 27 June, 2009 at 12:07 pm #


    What a well deserved honor it is for you and Kevin! It shows that people do know quality when they see it. Everyone is very fortunate to have your shop to supply their quilting needs. I will be keeping my fingers crossed! Denniele

    • Yvonne Matthews 27 June, 2009 at 9:09 pm #

      Thank You, Denniele,
      We are really thrilled, and we have even more lovely fabrics just in, whenever I look at the William Morris I think of you, I gather it is very hot with you, it isn’t here!! We had a great class with Dianne, I am learning lots. Thanks again, Yvonne

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