Newsletter March 2019

Greetings from Country Dawn Quilting

Hi Everyone

Well winter has finally arrived! So … that's a great reason to get all those crafty projects out with a clear conscience, as it's too wet and cold to do much else.

New arrivals - as requested we now have the complete range of Madeira Poly Neon in store … fabulous colours and well priced at $8.50 for the solid colours. We will be putting them on the web site this week.

We have a Baby Lock Sashiko machine in store which we’ve been having fun with, you can see a sample in the photo to the left. The quilting looks so much like hand quilting and has the same lovely soft feel - we think it’s a great alternative option to ‘regular’ machine quilting. Call in to see the machine and our samples , you’re more than welcome to try it - it’s so easy to use.

Thinking about knitting and crochet? Countrywide Yarns have a fabulous range of 100% wool, machine washable, 8ply at a great price - just $4.50 per ball for plain/solid colours and $4.90 per ball for the variegated and marl. For something more exotic we’ve got the gorgeous Countrywide Yarns Possum Merino … it's so cozy and light and knits up beautifully. We have a selection of lovely new patterns designed to go with the 14 colours, and it’s very well priced at $13.80 for a 30 gram ball.

What's New On Line? Click Here

Lot's of new fabrics have arrived ...

Meadowlark Pond – Kansas Trouble Quilters for Moda
Tula Pink - Pinkerville
Fabulous new colours in the NZ Bali’s
Old Guys Rule - Robert Kaufman
Bohemian Rhapsody - Dan Morris … a subtle ombre
Intergalactic Zodiacs - also by Dan Morris
Fairy Frost - Michael Miller
Morris & Co. - Montagu - William Morris from the archives of The Original Morris & Co

We have a great selection of classes lined up for you:

The Free Motion Quilting With Ruler classes are definitely popular! Janet has created a more challenging intermediate ruler class for you to move onto, see it here

Beginners Ruler Workshop with Janet Greeks – Are you keen to learn more about free motion quilting with rulers? To see more click here

Want to learn how to free motion quilt? Petra Pilkington will show you how with her Fun Free Motion Quilting Sampler, to find out more click here

Machine Embroidery with Tina Jensen – this is a fun fortnightly class, once a month Tina takes you through a project, once a month is play-day – anything you need help with or want to try out. More details click here

And for more advanced piecing techniques you might want to join Janet's new class Spinning Galaxy, see more about it here

What's New With Machines? Click Here

The Baby Lock machines are now on the website ... if you're thinking about an overlocker, coverseamer or a combination of both, take a look at the various Baby Lock options. Baby Lock produced the first home overlocker on the market. Then in 1993, the Baby Lock engineers developed the unique jet-air system which is now standard on all Baby Lock machines (except for the BL097), it threads the loopers by means of compressed air quickly, easily and automatically! For stress-free overlocker threading this is something you need to see ... we'll be happy to show you how easy it is on our demo machines.

To see the latest news and specials for …

Janome click here

Husqvarna click here

Brother click here

Elna click here

HandiQuilter click here

Upcoming Shows and Events:

Kerikeri Quilters Regional Day

Saturday 17th August 2019 -10am to 4pm at the Kerikeri Primary School Hall, Hone Heke Road, Kerikeri

Morning & Afternoon Tea and a light lunch will be provided

Guest speakers, Merchants, "Show & Tell" , raffles, spot prizes and a display of the Kerikeri Quilters' Regional Day Challenge Quilts

Tickets are $12.50 each and must be bought in advance as there will be no door sales. To purchase tickets please email Shannon ( or phone 021 171 4836 for details lnternet banking available

Back Up contact: Beryl Thompson 09 407 855

And a bit further away, but it won't take long to arrive I'm sure:

The National Quilt Symposium

'Illuminating Creativity'

1st - 6th October 2019

St Cuthbert's College Epsom

for more information:

Other News

Have you had your machine serviced lately? We recommend Robert Weenink Sewing Machine Repairs for efficient reliable servicing of any brand or model machine. Drop your machine in to us and Robert will collect and deliver in a matter of days. Standard Service Fee $85

Click Here to go to our Facebook page, share your Show 'N Tell - we'd love to see it, catch up with the latest goodies and other news!

Til next time

Happy Quilting, Stitching, Sewing, Crocheting, Knitting and Crafting!

The Country Dawn Team :) :) :) :) :) :)