Houston Info Evening and Winners

16 Nov

Hi Everyone,

I am sorry I have been so slow getting this post done, but we had a great evening on Saturday, when those visitors to Sawmillers who filled out our survey during October were invited to our Post Houston Info Evening and their names went into a draw for a Houston Goodie Bag, the winner was Adele Nicholson who has just become a regular visitor and class participant too at Sawmillers, she is a new quilter, so it was great that she won the big prize.

IMG_8782The Runner Up was Heather Harding, she has just held a Hand Quilting class at Sawmillers which everyone thoroughly enjoyed, so it was especially nice that she should win.

IMG_8783Throughout the evening we also had about 6 Spot Prizes of Fat Quarters and other little quilting gadgets and these were won by guests from throughout the Greater Wellington area. Dianne Barnden did a great job demonstrating the X Blocks pictured below, we brought back from Houston, so well in fact we sold out, and I have just reordered more, which should be with us by next week.

IMG_8769IMG_8770The main event for the evening was the presentation we did to show everyone what it was like to go to Houston Quilt Market, this gave everyone an insight into the workings of the event, how it was run, the designers who attended, the lectures, the wholesale floor and of course the exhibition, despite a few technical hitches the night before, everything went very well and all those who attended seemed to really enjoy it.

We had a display of goodies that we brought back from Houston with us, these included the new Creative Grid Rulers by Rachel Cross, Wallhangings by Rachel Pellman, Patterns by Debbie Caffrey and Jackie Robinson as well as a myriad of other patterns and kits and the highlight were the Jim Shore ornaments pictured below that only arrived from America the night before!! We still have some of these available and are currently on display at Stonestead.


Kevin and I would like to thank all those who attended and what a great night it was, I couldn’t finish this posting without thanking Dianne, Julie, Cheryl, Carol and Mamie and also my Official Greeter and 2nd Assistant Barney who was wearing his USA Bow Tie a gift from Samantha and Samantha herself for her idea.

IMG_8776Until next time,

Happy Quilting


3 Responses to “Houston Info Evening and Winners”

  1. julz 16 November, 2009 at 9:54 am #

    – you seem to be “missing” from the photo’s Yvonne! I will have to disable the function on your Apple to crop photos !!

    It was a fantastic night, and really great to see all your customers supporting you and Kevin for having the best little quiltery in the Valley.

    Hugs Jx

  2. Denniele 16 November, 2009 at 11:24 pm #


    Looks like you had a wonderful celebration of all things Houston! Sounds like your prize winners received lovely items as well. Thanks for sharing. Denniele

    • Yvonne Matthews 16 November, 2009 at 11:27 pm #

      Hi Denniele
      It was great, we had such fun, even the presentation seemed to go OK too! Dianne did a great job as well

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