Nestled in a beautiful garden setting with towering trees and it’s own babbling brook, Sawmiller’s Quiltery is the ideal place to inspire creativity. Located less than an hour from central Wellington, Sawmiller’s is more than just a fabric store, it’s a destination.

Sawmiller’s Quiltery is the brainchild of Kevin Bold. After buying back the family home, where he watched his sons grow up, Kevin was inspired by visits to the UK and USA to create a “destination” on the grounds of the historic Stonestead Cottage. In 2007, Kevin opened the Stonestead Tea House and patrons have enjoyed the beautiful grounds and location. After much investigation, Kevin with the help of Yvonne Matthews decided to move forward with the next phase in the project – a quilt shop, but with a difference.

Kevin and Yvonne spent almost a year investigating options to create the perfect environment for the shop. The shop is situated in a building that was relocated and restored onsite especially for the Quiltery. Trips to Australia and the USA, helped with determining the unique direction of the shop, but going to the International Quilt Market in Houston was the defining moment as it gave them access to information and fabric straight from the manufacturers and designers.


11 Responses to “About”

  1. Peta Blake 1 July, 2008 at 3:56 am #

    Hi there – a month or so ago i brought some Japanese style fabric with little kimonos over it. It was in red – do you have any left?

  2. Anne Dodson 22 September, 2008 at 9:24 pm #

    would it be possible to send me some of the white background material of the hungry caterpillar. It has little caterpillars and writing on. We cannot get this in England. Could you let me know the cost per metre plse.

    Many thanks
    Anne Dodson.

  3. Kay Downie 11 January, 2009 at 8:43 pm #

    I was wondering if you have any of the colourful spotted fabric of the very hungry caterpillar. If you haven’t have you got the one in the message above with little caterpillar and writing on.

    Kay Downie

    • Yvonne Matthews 15 January, 2009 at 8:45 pm #

      Hi Kay
      Great hearing from you, I have just an End of Bolt piece 1.05cm of the spotted fabric remaining, I also have some of the numbers fabric with yellow, green & blue backgrounds & three of the blenders, unfortunately all the caterpiller fabric has been sold. Let me know if you would like me send to you, Thanks Yvonne

  4. Kay Downie 15 January, 2009 at 11:28 pm #

    Hi Yvonne

    Great to get your email. I will take the spotted piece please. How much is there of the numbers fabric? I am wanting a piece for the backing which measures 38″x58″. If you have anything in the caterpillar fabric that would be great. I have made the top and I am just wanting some fabric to finish it now. Is it safe for me to put my credit card particulars on here or if you give me your phone number I will give it too you then. Thanks Kay.

  5. Jenny Benton 12 March, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    Hi Yvonne

    Great to see the article in the Leader this week about the quilt show and the amount raised for the Hospice. It was cewrtainly a great day seeing all those quilts hanging in the sunshine.


    • Yvonne Matthews 12 March, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

      Thank You, Jenny

  6. Yvonne Cottier 6 July, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    Will you have photo/photos of your Shop Hop quilt available sometime. A group of us from the Wairarapa are definitely interested, if we can decide which quilt we want to make!

  7. Virginia Clemas 1 August, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Myself and a friend want to sign up for the shop hop, but you’re not open till the 4th. Can we still join up then?

    • Yvonne Matthews 2 August, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

      Hi Virginia
      It would be preferable to phone me at the shop on Wednesday evening & register then, be sure to look at the quilts so I can register them, tel: 04 526 2517 7.00pm – 9.00pm


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