Quilt Festival Results

Hi Everyone

We have just posted the results of the Stonestead Outdoor Quilt Festival along with some pictures on our sister site



Quilt Festival Update # 4

Hi Everyone

Once again we all ready for this years Outdoor Quilt Festival and despite last weekends hitch we shall be hoping for great weather, if just like today will be wonderful.

In the event of poor weather, we have decided that we shall cancel the festival altogether, but we shall post the cancellation details on this blog, Sawmillers, and also on the Sawmillers website, let us all hope that won’t be the case.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


Quilt Festival Postponed

Due to poor weather conditions here at Te Marua we have postponed the quilt festival to Sunday 16th February 10.00am – 4.00pm

Quilt Festival Update #3

Hi Everyone

Just another quick update for you all, Sawmillers will be open on Thursday 6th February (Waitangi Day) so we can still take delivery of your quilts if they have to be delivered on that day and up until 4.00pm on Friday too.

We have had a great response this year, with a variety of quilts, some art quilts, some embroidered quilts and of course a great range of quilts made for a variety of reasons, I am sure some will make you quite emotional.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday and remember all proceeds go to Te Omanga Hospice a very worthy cause and one which I am sure we have all had contact with over the years.

Should the weather not be on our side, check back here and on the Sawmillers blog as I shall update as soon as a decision is made, the important thing is that we will not jeopardise the quilts that are in our care for the day.

Until Sunday


Quilt Festival Update #2

Hi Everyone

Another quick update for you, don’t forget that we have a category for ‘young’ people, so if you know of any youngsters who have begun quilting get them to enter, we have one already from a young man, so get the thinking caps on.

Also Sawmillers is open as usual on Waitangi Day, so if you want to drop off quilts that day we shall be here, and of course if you want to enter a quilt or quilts you can scan your registration forms and send them to us.

There will be some great fabric reductions on the day too as well as some other ‘specials’ more to come on that nearer the time.

Until next time

Happy Quilting

2014 Quilt Festival Update # 1

IMG_9583Hi Everyone

Well, everything is coming together now, the bouncy castle for the junior attendees is ordered, along with  fine weather, not too hot or too windy, so lets keep positive about that, bearing in mind the weather has been less than kind to us so far this year!

We, have had our final meeting so all the volunteers are raring to go, don’t forget to get those registrations in, this event is just a lovely relaxed country affair, the quilts are hung to inspire existing and perhaps new piecers and quilters to create great things, and after all all the donations go straight to Te Omanga so what better charity could we select.

The CR8 group of ladies ( and maybe men too!) will be having a display too, I think it is based around the 4 Elements so should be very interesting and they enjoy displaying their creative efforts to everyone.

Stonestead will as usual be open, and the merry band of helpers will be there to ensure you don’t have to wait too long, as usual too Kevin will have his famous Devonshire Teas available, where else do you get such good value for money not only home made scones but all his jams are too, you will often see him beavering away late at night making jams for us to enjoy, he also has clotted cream now, so the cream teas are even more authentic.

Sawmillers will also be open, Yvonne will be ably assisted by Trish and Cheryl and there will also be some quilts for sale, these will be displayed in the front of the property and shall have notices on them too.

So, enough for now, I hope we have given you some encouragement to participate in this one off event, get those registrations in and let us have another fun day at Stonestead.

See you all soon

FYI: The Official Greeters will be in attendance, sleeping I hope!


2014 Stonestead Outdoor Quilt Festival

Hi Everyone,

We hope you have all had a great Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, it doesn’t seem possible that it is almost February which means the quilt festival date is drawing near!

All the details you require for entry are on the downloadable form which you will find at the right hand side of this posting, should you require any more information contact Yvonne on Tel:04 526 2517 or email enquiries@sawmillersquiltery.co.nz

You will see we have created a new category this year, “Professional” the definition of this is

” A person who is a tutor or has been a winner at the NZ Symposium/International Quilt Event”

Don’t forget to register those quilts that you have been working on, it is always amazing the wonderful variety we receive each year, there are always ‘Oohs’ and ‘Ahs’ when the ‘girls’ prepare to hang them, so remember all the work you have put into these projects are a great inspiration to a huge audience that come to see them, the added benefit is that the donations we receive all go to Te Omanga Hospice

So until the next post, get those bindings on, download the form and get it to Sawmillers, don’t forget you can scan the form and email it, and providing we get the registration in time to put in the catalogue we don’t need the actual quilt until 4.00pm Friday 7th February.

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