Archive | July, 2013

More Moda

26 Jul

Hi Everyone,

I expect by now everyone will have returned from Symposium in Taupo and we hope you had a great time and have returned very inspired from seeing the exhibits and attending classes.

It has been a hectic time at Sawmillers with the new computer up and running and finally we now have all the emails addresses that hadn’t been transferred over from the previous one! A bit nerve wracking though.

We have a lovely range of French General in now ‘La Belle Fleur’ on large bolts so there is plenty for you to make your project with including a beautiful floral for borders this comes in the traditional French General Red we all love but also in a delicious Blue.


Here you can see the fabrics made up in the quilt that is being taught at Sawmillers later this year.

The other new fabric we have just received is ‘Noteworthy’ by Sweetwater this is so new I haven’t got images of it yet, but you can go through to the Moda site & see it, the cream on cream is beautiful

The classes are going really well and at the moment we have a Wait List for the Stack n Whack class as this is now full, don’t forget we have Chris Kenna teaching her Mariners Compass, New York Beauty & Beyond Meander ( Machine Quilting) classes, so go through to the class list and have a browse, these are all reasonably priced classes and you get to spend the day stitching in the 1860 cottage with the Pot Belly Stove to keep you nice and cosy as well as the famous Devonshire Teas that you can order for your lunch.

So until next time, Happy Quilting, and keep an eye out as we have lots of exciting new events to tell you all about.


We’ve Gone Dotty and Modafied!

9 Jul

Hi Everyone,

The title of this post is quite correct, as you will see from the picture below we have some lovely spots just arrived this is very reasonably priced at $23.99 a metre. and with Symposium coming are a very useful addition to your needs.

IMG_0027As many of you know we have been waiting and waiting for an order, we had hoped to receive the first delivery in March, but that wasn’t to be, but now it has arrived not just one range but 4!!

Wednesday was the day we received 13 cartons, you couldn’t move in Sawmillers, but Kevin and I got it unpacked, checked off and ready to display.



So we now have two full ranges displayed, both beautiful, one is ‘Jubilee’ by Bunny Hill Designs, this comes in 2 shades of Pink, Blue, Grey and a delicious Mauve/Aubergine.

IMG_0024IMG_0022The other range now on display is ‘Lario’ by 3 Sisters, this comes in 5 colourways Yellow, Pale Blue, Pink, Ivory and Red



The other ranges will be displayed once the pre cuts have been done, but as a taster one of the ranges is exclusive to Sawmillers so you won’t be able to get anywhere else in New Zealand.

All the fabrics are from Moda and are available in Fat Quarters, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes (10″ Squares) and

Charm Squares (5″ Squares) and of course metereage, don’t forget we also have the Moda ‘French General’ range in 2 colourways too.

Why not call and have a look and also say hello to the Official Greeters.

IMG_0026Pictured here at Kevin’s dancing school, where they greet too.

So until next time, Happy Quilting


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