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.

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Brother NZ Quilt Challenge

Brother NZ Quilt Challenge 2020 winner

Today Christine from Brother NZ and I surprised Sheryl Meech in Levin with a visit to tell her she had won this years Brother NZ Quilt Challenge. She was very surprised and loved her prize which is a PQ1500SL, semi industrial sewing machine ideal for quilting and piecing.
 here are Sheryl (left) and Christine (right) being socially distanced.
Enjoy using the machine Sheryl, it is a beauty.
Congratulations and thank you to Brother for running this competition.


Thursday, December 10, 2020

Cracker Snaps

 Are you thinking of making your own Christmas Crackers this year? If so we carry Cracker Snaps so you get the "bang" in your crackers. Still only $4 for a packet of 10 snaps, discount if you buy 5 or more packets. They are really easy to make and you get what you want inside, so you can theme the gift to your guests. 

New Pattern

 I designed a new pattern a couple of weeks ago that has proved very popular. I do have patterns or kits available.

It is about 15" x 27" and makes up very easily. Patterns are $12 and kits are $48, they contain everything you need to make it including batting, backing and binding.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Quilters Road Trip

 Quilters Road Trip, this weekend Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 October 10am - 3pm. Visit each of the 5 stores in the region - Village Books & Crafts, Amiee's Homestead Quilts, Fox's Cottage Quilts & Wool, Cherry Pie Bernina and Plume Art + Stitch. Each store will be offering specials/ or a sales table, plus each store will have quilts on display, lots of goodies and a couple of hidden letters that you need to look for. There are 2 sets of 2 letters hidden in each store, find them, write them down and then decipher what the words are. Complete the entry form and leave it at one of the stores. You are then in with a chance to win one of 5 gift baskets. Have a wonderful time travelling around on your Road Trip and Good Luck. 

I will have Wendy from Wombat Crafts with her wonderful Mosaics on site displaying and selling her lovely pieces. Mosaic and patchwork go hand in hand don't they.

Love to see you this weekend. New stock just in - some wonderful landscape fabrics and some new fabric covered button style jewellery.