Newsletter October 2018

Greetings from Country Dawn Quilting

Hello Everyone

Well it looks like we’ve seen the last of winter, it’s certainly warming up and we’re starting to think about Christmas, summer days and all the fun that entails.

We are excited to be getting ready for the big show on the Quilter’s calendar – the Auckland Festival Of Quilts – formerly known as Calico Christmas.

Not long to go now - the dates this year are November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, same great venue - Auckland Netball Centre, 7 Allison Ferguson Drive, St Johns, Auckland. Admission $12.

So many inspirational quilts to see, demonstrations to watch and shopping to be had! This year we have Christine Stavrovska from Brother on our stand and we will be demonstrating some of the fabulous Brother products that we have available along with some great show discounts.

Show discounts will also apply for our Janome, Husqvarna Viking and HandiQuilter machines.

We’ll also have plenty of specials on our fabrics and kits and some really cute Christmas ideas!

If any of you are interested in joining the Whangarei Quilters bus trip to the show let us know and we will pass your details on to Audrey who has a short waiting list. You don’t need to be a member of the club to book a seat, cost is $65 for bus and entry to the show.

What's New On Line? .... Click Here To See What's New On Line

We’ve had a lot of new fabric lines arriving lately –

To name a few of them:

Chromatic from Robert Kaufman

Artic Flannel from Elizabeth Hartman

New Grunge from Moda

Pearl Luxe from Henry Glass

Chalk Board Cloth from Moda


What's New In Class?

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

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

The new Brother Luminaire Sewing/Quilting/Embroidery machine - demo day with Christine Stavrovska to learn more click here


On this long weekend … the annual Otamatea Quilters Show at Matakohe Museum. Always a lovely day out to see the work done by this club's members.

We’ve got vouchers available for a $5 entry to the quilt show and the museum which is great value – and for those not interested in the quilts the museum is well worth a look!

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 :) :) :) :) :) :)