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

Friday, December 18, 2020

Club Member wins NZ Quilt Challenge

 Earlier this week club member Sheryl Meech was announced as the winner of the 2020 Brother NZ Quilt Challenge. Congratulations to Sheryl. Here is a photo of her quilt and being presented with her prize - a Brother PQ1500SL sewing machine, which she has had a play with and loves.

Maybe next year more of you might enter too. I know there were at least 3 entries from our region this year. We have a very good record of success from RCQ. 
Wishing you all the best for the Christmas season from the committee, Rose City Quilters.