Sunday, March 27, 2022

Class list and latest info

 Although I am no longer open 10-5 5 days a week I am open By Appointment. You only need to give me an approximate time and I will try and be there for you. I have had a relaxing time since December and now feel like teaching a few classes so below are the classes I have scheduled for April and May. If you are interested in participating then please call or message me and I'll pass on the details.

Applique Raw Edge - postcard Wednesday 20 April 6:30pm - 9:30pm 

Dianne will show you how you can make a small item like a fabric postcard) using a raw edge fusible design and machine stitching. The techniques you learn on the small project can be used for larger projects as well. Choose your own design or from Dianne's selection, you'll also learn how to colour to enhance your design.

Inktense Pencils - how to us them on fabric, choice of 2 classes one night or one daytime
Thursday 28 April 6:30pm - 9:30pm OR Friday 29 April 930am - 12:30pm
Dianne will share her knowledge of using these wonderful Inktense pencils on fabric, with Textile medium which makes them like a watercolour, great for blending. You can create your own designs and also use on existing preprinted fabrics. If you don't have the pencils you can use Dianne's for a materials fee.

Cathedral Window Patchwork - Tuesday 17 May 6:30pm - 9:30pm OR Saturday 21 May 10am - 4pm

Dianne has a super easy technique for making cathedral window patchwork using squares of fabric from 2" up to 8". Learn the "technique only" in the shorter night time class or spend a whole day creating lots of blocks to use in a bigger project, or get a small project mostly done in class.

Making Your Mark on Fabric - Sunday 29 May 10am - 4pm
Dianne loves to make her own designs on fabric and has a large selection of techniques to share with you. You will paint on fabric using a variety of household objects, stencils, stamps, textures, sun printing and more. You can paint fabric with your own designs and also colour over an existing preprinted fabric that you no longer like, making it much more modern and usable rather than throwing it out.

Please call, email or message Dianne for more details and to book your place in class, here in Palmerston North.
Look forward to hearing from you 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Retiring Sale

 I have decided to semi retire, so our last day of being open as a "bricks & mortar"store will be Saturday 4th December. 

Almost everything in store is 40-50% off original retail price. There are a few exclusions (batting, Brother sewing feet and machines, magazines). I will still do some online sales and will continue with teaching (both local and around NZ) and will still design and create patchwork patterns and kits.  I will not be open 5 days a week anymore. From about February/March 2022 I will also do some machine quilting for other people as I will then (hopefully) have time, but I do not want a full time occupation doing this so this will be limited. I will still have some batting and backing fabrics available for this. We will be open Tuesday 30 Nov to Friday 3rd December 10-5pm and Saturday 4 December 10-1pm (or later if you contact me ) and then we will close the doors.

Because of my teaching I will also continue to sell some of the more unusual items such as the Inktense Pencils and Blocks (there will be more classes using these); fabric paints and pens; handpainted fabrics; I will also still sell Brother machines and accessories, Scan n Cut machines (and run a couple of classes in using these); handmade lampshades kits and a little more. 

My contact details all remain the same and we will still live on site as we currently do.

Wishing you all the best for the Christmas and New Year.


Thursday, October 21, 2021

Sale this weekend only

 We are having a 25% off sale, for almost everything in store, this weekend Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October 10am - 4pm. Exclusions are sewing machines and feet, batting, magazines, gift vouchers and items already on sale. We'd love you to come and visit and see what there is. Selected fabric panels are marked at HALF PRICE.

This weekend is also Rose City Quilters "Celebration of Quilts" Exhibition at the Leisure Centre, Ferguson St Palmerston North, Sat 23 and Sun 24, 10am - 4pm Entry only $5. Why not visit the quilt show at the Leisure Centre and check out our sale at 318 College St Palmerston North and stock up with bargains.

Best wishes to all, remember to wear your masks. 


Friday, September 24, 2021

Quilters Weekend Out

 This weekend, 25th & 26th September, is the Quilters Weekend Out. Visit Village Books & Crafts and Amiee's Homestead Quilts in Palmerston North, Fox's Cottage Quilts & Wool in Foxton and Cherry Pie Bernina and Plume Art + Stitch in Levin. We will each have specials and offers for this weekend and you will collect a FREE house block design from each store, so by the time you have been to each you will have 5 different house blocks to use in any way you choose. Each shop will also have a finished project as a pattern and possibly a kit for sale.

I have made a Funky House Bench Pillow using 3 house blocks in both modern Kaffe Fassett fabrics (called Fassett Street) and a more traditional country style version (called Hilltop Lane). Both are available as a pattern $10 and limited kits available for $50 which have the pattern and all the fabrics to complete it.

A fun weekend, visiting local quilt shops and checking out what each shop is doing. Have fun, see you soon. 


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Club Meeting 27 September 2021

 Rose City Quilters’ Club night will still go ahead on Monday, 27 September 2021.

If Palmerston North is still in Covid-19 Level 2, then there will be a maximum of 50 people allowed in the venue (you will need to register at however the meeting will be livestreamed and you will be provided with a link.  More details will be given after we have heard the Covid Level announcement next Monday, 20 September.


If Palmerston North moves to Covid-19 Level 1, the Club meeting will be held as normal unless the government has some new Level 1 restrictions.  Again, we will provide details  after 20 September.


In the meantime, please make sure you look after yourselves.


Kay Booth,

President, Rose City Quilters

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

More new stock

 My order from Australia has finally arrived after 1 month delay. So we now have in stock the Rotating Cutting Mats. A 30cm x 30cm Mat is $44.80 and the 45cm x 45cm is $97.00. These make life so easy as you don't have to turn your fabric, just the mat, and you don't have to run around the table to cut from the other side. 

Also in the box was a Birch Mini Crafting Iron which is not even as big as my hand, so portable and easy to use. $45.30

More stocks of the Magnetic Handbag Buttons arrived in as well. Small in nickel and antique brass  ($4.90) and large in antique brass ($5.20)
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.. We close at 5pm tonight (Christmas Eve) and have a 4 day break, then we reopen on Tuesday 29 December, Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st December 10am - 5pm, then close for another 4 day weekend and reopen on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
Best wishes to one and all, thank you for an interesting 2020.

Monday, December 21, 2020

New stock in for Christmas

 Some new items have just arrived in from the US, but they have taken quite a long time to get here, unfortunately. Check out these wonderful Silicone Iron Rests from Gypsy Quilter, $14 each 10.5" x 5.5" in a colourful selection of lime green, purple and red. These are great because when you are doing a lot of ironing you can leave the iron face down on them without damaging your ironing board.

Another item in the parcel were Keychains for Quilters. These have 2 different images on them - Sewing Bee and Quilter. Only $12.50 each.

Frixion Pens are back in stock, black only $7.50 each for fine. These are great for use on fabric but really should only be used on very light colours (white & Cream) as when they are ironed to remove the black markings they do leave a faint white line (due to the gel pen component they use in the pen).
We also got more of the Inkjet printable fabric sheets in , so have plenty of those for you over the holidays. Only $4 per A4 sheet.
Wishing everyone a Lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year. We do hope you get some time for yourself to create, enjoy. Dianne