Archive | February, 2016

Quilt Festival Placegetters

28 Feb


The results for Challenge, Beginner, Intermediate & Professional categories are now available on the Stonestead site


New Fabrics

27 Feb

Hi Everyone
Here is a  picture of some of the latest fabrics to arrive at Sawmillers, this is the Nautical display, having been in the Royal Navy myself I have a fondness for all things nautical, these fabrics would be great for male quilts

The next picture is of one of the classes we are holding this year, it’s called Enhance & Mellow & is made up of 2.50″ strips or a Jelly Roll it’s being held on Saturday 20th August
The next picture is of some new 30’s fabric that has just arrived, everyone likes Scotties, Bunnies, Lambs etc so here are the Scotties, great for a 30’s style quilt or for children

The next  email will be pictures of more Quilt Festival entries
Until next time

8th Annual Stonestead Outdoor Quilt Festival

20 Feb

Hi Everyone
What a wonderful day it was on Sunday at the Stonestead Outdoor Quilt Festival, the atmosphere was buzzing and everyone looked so happy, thank from all the volunteers to those that came on the day

Here is a breakdown of the costings

We took $460.00  for the quilt registrations & then we deducted the following

Catalogue Printing                                                                           $215.63
Printer Ink & Card for Certificates & In Store Registration Forms          $106.98
Posters & Flyers
Paper for above                                                                               $15.50
Flowers, Card, Food for Volunteers & Judge                                        $66.08
Bottled Water for Volunteers                                                              $20.00
Rosettes                                                                                          $87.22

Total                                                                                               $511.41

Shortfall of $51.41  
Donated by Kevin Bold to cover above                 Balance                  $00.00

Gate Donation to Te Omanga   $830.00

This year was the most successful year for Challenge Entries & the comment from our Judge was it was a fabulous day, all the photographs will be published over the next few weeks, starting with the place getters first

Plans for next year will be underway in a few months time, so get stitching, 2017 will be a busy year for those who also enter the Symposium, so now is the time to look into what you would like to register for next years festival, but above all remember all proceeds go to Te Omanga

Happy Quilting

Oh, yes, Kevin aka The Boss, has recovered from his mishap & the stitches are being removed next week!

Tomorrow is the day!

13 Feb


IMG_1235Come & see the quilts on display in the paddock, see the doves, chooks & bees all working, we have also had a delivery of one beautiful brown chick, courtesy of “Wilfull1”, get bargains at Sawmillers,  & a Devonshire Tea with homemade scones & jam tomorrow Sunday 14th February






Quilt Festival Update

5 Feb

Hi Everyone,
Well, we only have 9 sleeps to go before the quilt festival, so now is the time to get the registrations in so Wanda can get the catalogue done & off to the printers, we have had a much better response to the challenge this year, but the we need more quilts to make this a success, don’t forget that whatever you decide to register will be inspiration to new & experienced quilters & don’t forget to invite your families & friends to come & see your work, you don’t have to bring the quilts up until Saturday 13th & registration by Wednesday 10th

Everything we take on the gate from the Gold Coin donation goes directly to Te Omanga Hospice, Brian Wood from the Hospice has been today & brought the buckets & stickers & this year we also have banners, also in attendance will be Glenn & Lynette from Wellington Sewing Services they always bring out their machines & are more than happy to discuss your needs, we shall also have Trish Barry our local longarm quilter & she is more than happy to give advice & also some idea of costing for your project

So we encourage you all to get those quilts in & lets see if we can exceed what we had last year

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday

Happy Quilting

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