Whether we like it or not, this happens every year, and the busyness never changes. But during this busy time we need to take the time to breath and remember how lucky we are in our little slice of covid-free paradise. Please join us in celebrating this and Christmas at our shared lunch on Friday […]
Well, what a ride this has been! Fantastic news that we can all resume life as “normal” now (except for any trips overseas, of course). Our team of 5 million has proven that by working together we can beat the odds. It’s sad that there have been repercussions from both the virus and the lockdown, […]
Katipatch will be reopening on Monday 18th under strict conditions in accordance with the government’s advice of Covid-19 Level 2. We will open from 9am – 4.30pm each day as usual, however there will be a limit of 2 customers in the shop at once, so you may have to wait outside. Before you enter […]
It is important at this time that we stay home, and for those of us who keep our hands busy to wile away the hours it is important that the accessories needed to do this are available. I am pleased to say that Katipatch fits all the criteria for an essential non-food service and I […]
It is with a heavy heart that I must notify you that I can no longer process online orders, as I am not considered an essential business. Even though I work alone from home, the collection and delivery by the courier drivers puts their lives at risk and in these times everyone deserves the right […]
The Covid-19 outbreak has caused us to close the Katipatch shop temporarily until all danger of transmitting the virus is passed. Because I work alone from home, our online shopping portal remains open as usual, so please feel free to shop in this way. We will notify our customers when we again feel free to […]
Be sure to pack your hat and sunscreen when you come along to our Garden Party as the weather is sure to be hot. Sunday 2nd February is the date to arrive sometime between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Allow yourself plenty of time to admire the 80+ quilts hanging on the clotheslines, sample the delicious food […]
Christmas Lunch All customers are welcome to join us on Friday 13th December for our annual pot-luck lunch, beginning at 12 noon. Christmas cake and beverages will be supplied, but I rely on your company for the merriment and good times!
Last week 11 ladies from Whangamata spent the morning at Katipatch and made a Christmas decoration for their trees. There was carrot cake for morning tea then they headed off to Chrome for lunch. Isn’t the Christmas season a wonderful time!
Currently hanging at the shop I have this beautiful queen sized bed quilt topper made by members of the Tauranga Patchwork & Quilters Group. Raffle tickets are being sold for $2 each and they are limited to 1000 tickets, so be in if you’d like to have a chance to win this adorable quilt. I […]
This weekend I am taking a break and will be closed for the duration, reopening on Tuesday at my usual hours of 9am – 4.30pm. Sorry for the inconvenience, but remember that my website is open 24/7!! I hope you all have a lovely weekend and with this wintry weather get in lots of our […]
The most-awaited day of the year for many customers is the annual Garden Party. This year the date is Sunday 3rd February. The gates open at 9.30am and close at 3.30pm. Along with Peter Thompson playing superbly on his guitar, and Picking Daisies playing their easy-listening music we will have the usual excellent display of […]
Katipatch is closed over the holiday period, reopening on January 3rd 2019 Thank you to all my loyal customers for a wonderful year, and I look forward to catching up with you all in 2019. Have a safe and happy summer holidays.
This block is a 9 inch Daffodil pattern, designed by Kohatu Patterns. Click on the link below which will download to your device. Daffodil Pattern The pattern is part of a six block series called Grandmother’s Garden. The remaining patterns in the quilt can be found here on Craftsy.
I have just pulled these beautiful French Generals from the box. These are the Jardin de Versailles fabrics. I know they won’t hang around here for long! They work fabulously with the other FG fabrics still on the shelf.😛😛
One of our Friday Friends regulars, Del Mattingly, has written a poem in Pam Ayres style and has given me permission to post it here. FRIDAY FRIENDS I go along to Katipatch on Friday every week. I go for inspiration and new fabric I must seek. I take at least four projects ‘cause I […]
The Easter Bunny is bringing me family members from New Plymouth and I will be spending every moment I can with them, so Katipatch will not be open over the long weekend. We will be closed from Friday to Monday, reopening Tuesday morning as usual. I wish you all a happy and safe weekend. Don’t forget […]
Del ran this class today and these were the gorgeous results. These two were really keen to go home and make more to fill their vases. Those who didn’t come missed out on a great class!
Wouldn’t you just love a vase of these to place somewhere that can brighten your day? Del will be running a one-day class to teach you how to make them. Let your imagination run wild and make them in the colours to suit you – afterall, sunflowers come in a variety of colours now! Check […]
I just love opening a newly-arrived box and pulling out these mellow fabrics – a mix of wovens and prints in the Japanese Neutrals, all from Lecien – Mrs March and Yoko Saito’s Centenary collections. Bags and quilts in these fabrics appeal to most of us and will be classics for years to come. Now […]
The weather was perfect on Sunday for our big event – there was high cloud which kept the heat from the sun to a minimum. The quilts hung beautifully for viewing as there was no wind either.
On Sunday 4th February we will be holding our ninth annual Garden Party. Keep your fingers crossed for fine weather as we cannot hang quilts in the rain. So, as long as it’s fine, we open the gates at 9.30am and send everyone on their way at 3.30pm. We will have quilts airing on the […]
I am closed over the Christmas period from Saturday 23rd December and reopening on Wednesday 3rd January. I hope you all have wonderful experiences during this magical time of the year. i will be spending all of my break with family and that means more to me than anything else I do. Hopefully I’ll also get […]
Today I opened yet another delivery of Grunge fabrics. What is Grunge, you may ask, if you haven’t come across them before. The Oxford Dictionary describes Grunge thus: Informal Grime; dirt. A style of rock music characterized by a raucous guitar sound and lazy vocal delivery. Example sentence: The fashion associated with grunge rock, including […]
I just love Yoko Saito’s work and the beautiful fabrics she designs. I have just unpacked a box of seven of these beautiful yarn-dyed woven fabrics in the neutral earthy colours she is recognised for. Delicious!
If you didn’t make the Garden Party yesterday, you missed out on a very special day. The weather could not have been better – it was sunny with a very light breeze and the temperature sat around 27°. As the people poured in and the musicians hit their straps the atmosphere started to build and […]
Our big event of the year will be held on Sunday 5th February from 9.30am – 3.30pm Quilts hanging in the garden, live music, food and beverages available, craft stalls. It’s an event not to be missed! $2 entry. Plenty of off-street parking. If the weather is doubtful check back here for cancellation notice; we […]
I always get the same feeling when the postie arrives at my door with a box – that kid feeling you get at birthdays and Christmas. Oooh I wonder what’s inside…… Today he delivered these delicious precuts and I was excited! Find more information about Olive’s Flower Market here And about Darling Little Dickens here […]
Nutex Wholesalers have just released a new panel called Map of Aotearoa, which is now available from Katipatch. Nutex are running a challenge in conjunction with this release. Make a quilt using this panel and you could win a Mystery Weekend for 2 in New Zealand, including return flights for 2 people and 2 nights […]
Katipatch will be closing at 3pm on Friday 23rd December 2016 and reopening on Wednesday 4th January 2017 at 9am. Usual hours of 9am – 4.30pm apply. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. If you are travelling please keep safe on the roads. Patience and courtesy means everyone reaches their […]
Christmas is fast approaching! This is a time of gathering and enjoying each other’s company. Every year we invite all of our customers (and a friend, if you wish) to our annual Christmas pot-luck lunch. Just arrive at around midday on Friday 16th Dec with your plate and enjoy the conviviality of other ladies. We […]
To celebrate 270 years of threadmaking, DMC have created Mouliné 24K Golden skein Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set valued at $175.00. There are only 17460 created for the whole world and only 10 for New Zealand. These 10 will be won in a lucky prize draw. This is a unique opportunity for you to obtain one […]
I have just completed the second round of Cathedral Windows by machine – it has been one of the most popular classes I have run for a while. The ladies all worked really hard on their project and the results were stunning as you can see from the photos. I am sure they will have […]
Another successful Garden Party has now been and gone and already we are starting to plan for next year. Thanks to everyone who participated in some way – it wouldn’t be the same without you! I have posted photos in the gallery, so please take a look. If you were here busy with your camera and have […]
The sun is rising, the birds have had their say, and the rain has left everything looking fresh and green. The gates will open at 9.30am just as planned. We are all go! No other decisions to be made…………
Currently in Katikati the rain is coming down, watering the gardens and lawns and freshening up the trees so that they will look spiffy for the Garden Party! Being the optimists that we are, we are certain that the sun will be shining on Sunday. Should the weather be doubtful on Sunday morning I will […]
It’s only 2½ weeks until the Katipatch Garden Party! That’s 2½ weeks of panic about getting the weeding all done in time and stressing that we won’t get a sunny day, or I won’t have enough quilts or………a million other things, but somehow on the day most of these things don’t matter and it ends […]
Today, Tuesday 22nd Dec, is the last day for shopping at Katipatch in 2015. We are taking a break until 5th January 2016, when we will open the doors again, all refreshed for the new year. However, the website is available 24/7, so if you are desperate for anything, you can still shop! Thanks to […]
All Katipatch customers are invited to join us for our traditional pot-luck lunch on Friday 18th December to enjoy some conviviality of the season. Just bring a small plate of something to share and we will provide the beverages and Christmas cake. We usually get underway around midday. See you then.
A Katipatch customer has recently made one of our byAnnie bag patterns (Travel Duffle Bag) using one of our William Morris fabrics and we were blown away with the result. I thought you’d like to see the result. Lesley made some comments which may be useful to anyone making any of byAnnie’s patterns: I recommend (as […]
Just opened this morning and already on the website are the 2 new licensed Disney panels – Mickey & Minnie, and Mickey & Friends. The colours are outstanding! A quilt made with these panels will be much loved by children young and old.
Just arrived, a shipment of reproduced William Morris fabrics by quilt historian Barbara Brackman for Moda. A gorgeous range which includes “Strawberry Thief”, “Anemone”, “Willow Boughs”, “Grafton” and “Honeysuckle” as well as three delightful “Marigold” blenders.
Colours of New Zealand is the latest Kiwiana book panel to arrive in the shop. This follows on from the very popular Learn to Count…New Zealand and follows a similar theme. The pictures are all Kiwiana with the words in both English and Maori. The book panels are very easy to make up with full […]
We are pleased to announce that we are now agents for Bernina Tauranga Service and Repairs. Graeme has 28 years experience repairing Sewing Machines and Overlockers and is continually being trained in the latest technology. Service and repair for all brands and models. Scissor sharpening available. Just drop your machine into Katipatch and we will notify you […]
Good news for everyone! The high that the NZ dollar reached in the last 12 months has finally had an effect on the fabrics I am receiving, so I am passing this benefit on to all of my customers. And to make it easier for me and my staff, I have reduced everything!! So, all […]
Whenever I get bunting panels in they disappear very quickly, and I’m sure this one will be no different. Ahoy bunting is in the traditional seaside colours of red, white and blue and comes as a 60cm panel. Each panel has 16 flags with 8 featuring pictures of lighthouses, beach huts, yachts, an anchor and […]
We have been given the honour of hanging Melanie Martin’s award-winning quilt at our Garden Party tomorrow! Melanie won the Best in Show Award at the 2015 Aotearoa Quilters’ Exhibition at National Symposium in Palmerston North last week with her quilt, “Is It Art?” Melanie based her design on graffiti which she had photographed over […]
Sunday 1st February is fast approaching! My team of volunteers is alert and at the ready, the quilts are beginning to arrive for hanging early on the day, the craftspeople are organising their gazebos and products for sale and display, the musicians are tuning their guitars and voices, the church ladies are planning the food, […]
At the end of the year I am ready for a break, so Katipatch will be closed from Wednesday 24th of December and reopening on Monday 5th January, 2015. I would like to sincerely thank all of my customers, clients and friends in the industry for a wonderful, sometimes challenging, but always interesting year. Thank you for your […]
Christmas is not far away now, and although I’m not in panic mode yet, I am beginning to think it’s time to plan. A few pressies have been purchased, but very little organisation has taken place, so the lists need to start! We aren’t having the full family time this year, but that means that […]
He has been eagerly awaited by many Grandmothers and mothers, and finally he has arrived! Thomas and his friends, Gordon, Percy and James have chuffed into Katipatch in the form of a dear little book celebrating colours and numbers, a scenic fabric, number balls and a lovely border print. See them at https://katipatch.co.nz/product/thomas-tank-engine-range/ and https://katipatch.co.nz/product/book-panel-thomas-tank-engine-colours-railway/
The arrival of this package has got me more excited than usual! We have been without Steam-a-Seam II for about a year with the problems in production, and although there were options offered from other companies, nothing quite matched up. Well, it is back in stock and has even more! For the same price as […]
This is about the most beautiful hydrangea fabric you could imagine. The colours are soft mauve, through wisteria to deep purple. The main fabric has delicious bunches of hydrangeas set on a pearlised ivory background. The matching script and roses fabrics are to die for! See them on the website under Fabric, metreage
Last year it was Paris structures in black and cream. This year it’s Italy! This fabric range is stunning with sepia-toned pictures of Italian monuments, bridges, towers and notable architecture, interspersed with maps, stamps, place names and plump, juicy grapes that look like they could be plucked off the fabric. These grapes also feature on […]
Commonly known as BOMs, I have recently added FOUR to my list, including From the Coast With Love by McKenna Ryan, as mentioned in a previous post. The three others are Garden Home by Kathy Schmitz https://katipatch.co.nz/product/garden-home/ , Daisy Chain Cottage by Lynette Anderson https://katipatch.co.nz/product/daisy-chain-cottage/ and Blooming Fantasy by Helen Stubbings https://katipatch.co.nz/product/blooming-fantasy/. At this stage the only […]
As the winter chill sets in, my mind heads towards a spell in warmer climates. This fabric arrived on my doorstep and instantly I wanted to head off to Africa! The pictures are digitally printed, so are absolutely outstanding. The matching blender is batik-like and would create the perfect background for the animal blocks. The […]
When the nights draw in so early and you need to wrap your scarf around your neck to keep warm, the thought of wrapping up warm in a cuddly quilt always gets my mind into more sewing! My enthusiasm for sewing yet another quilt (or two!) is always renewed at this time of the year […]
I have ordered this stunning new set of patterns from McKenna Ryan. I was blown away when I first saw them – they could be any coast around NZ! I haven’t ordered the otter, as he seemed wrong to me – the colour isn’t right for the other subtle blocks.The set comes with instructions for […]
There has been an influx of books arriving recently. Some are for the patchworker, some for the embroiderer, and some just because….. First up is Pillow Pop, a book filled with 25 pillows and cushions of modern style by 20 different designers. These are truly gorgeous, fun and inspirational. Block, Borders, Quilts! is filled with […]
We recently ran a class with Joan Hamilton making what she calls her “Posh Little Bag”. Joan dyes her own threads and wool fabric to make a variety of items and the range is stunningly vibrant. The attendees learnt to do a mix of embroidery stitches and got lots of tips from Joan. She is […]