Tote and Gloat

8 May

Hi Everyone,

Well, what a wonderful day yesterday was, Sawmillers attended the Rose City Quilters Tote and Gloat as a merchant.

I am continually amazed at the talent we have in this lovely art, the ‘gloat’ part of the day was terrific and some beautiful examples were on display.

The response from all the quilters that attended was wonderful and I was able to catch up with many familiar faces, the day passed very quickly, and we were very lucky to be placed between two very nice quilt shops, Quiltworks of Waipikurau and Quilters Lane of Masterton, I have got to know the ladies from these shops very well over the past few months and we intend to work together in the future over various projects, details will be released as they come to hand.

The guest speaker was Yvonne Brown from England and despite having to stop her talk part way through due to the terrific downpour which prevented us from hearing her, she continued giving us a power point presentation of her work along with a synopsis of how she got into quilting and the type of work she has done and is currently doing, most interesting and I am sure the ladies who are participating in her classes over the next few days will come away full of idea and techniques.

The trip home was uneventful, but packing the car in Palmerston to come home was rather a trial for all the merchants, as the heavens opened once more and we all got soaked, but being typical quilters everyone helped each other out.

The fabrics are now back in Sawmillers and we are waiting for a another delivery from USA which will be very exciting.

So until next time,

Happy Quilting


3 Responses to “Tote and Gloat”

  1. Julz 10 May, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    It sounds like you had a great day, except for the downpours 😦 Your stand looks lovely and very much liking the Sawmillers standing flag. See you soon, hugs Jxx

  2. Brenda Hilston 22 May, 2011 at 5:53 pm #

    Hello just a quick note to say I visited your lovely shop on Friday with my sister and we thought it was an awsome shop. Sorry I didnt get back for the pink cutting matt but I hope to come over in an other 3 weeks, so all going well I will get one then. We found your shop very inspiering and your service second to nun. Thankyou for a lovely start to our day.Plus can you send our thanks to your other half for the lovely date scones and cuppa that had set us up till two oclock when we started to feel peckish. Thanks again —– Brenda

    • Yvonne Matthews 22 May, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

      We really enjoyed having you visit, even if the ‘official greeters’ were inefficient!! Call whenever you want & I shall have a mat ready for you.
      Thank you for your kind words, Yvonne

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