A caravan rally at Levin? Oh goody, now I have the chance to call in to see Cherry Pie Quilt Patch, situated in the main road, at 294 Oxford Street, Levin. I had previously visited Cherry Pie several years ago when it was at a different address out in the country. The shop sold about a year ago, and moved from rural surroundings to the present position.
The former owner of Cherry Pie works at this shop a couple of days a week, and was there when I arrived. Her speciality is “crazy patch” and there were lots of kits, beautiful threads, and bits and pieces to chose from to make your own lovely creation. I loved this gorgeous crazy patch quilt which was hanging up in the shop.
The shop supplies kits for many different “block of the month” quilts, and this golly quilt has been one of the most popular, I was told. I can see why, imagine stitching this for a little girl, or maybe keeping it for yourself?
There were shelves and shelves of patchwork fabrics, the choice is very wide so there would be something for everyone. The whole shop glowed with colour. Shelves of notions, buttons, zips and patterns too, as well as a selection of dress fabrics.
But of course it is the quilts on the wall which set the scene in a quilt shop and customers just love to see them in all their different varieties. I loved the quilt featuring both stitchery and pieced blocks. And those sports panels would make wonderful quilts for a young boy.
And talking of stitcheries, I found this beautiful Bronwyn Hayes Christmas Baskets stitchery pattern in the shop. This designer produces beautiful patterns, and as I love anything “Christmas”, it was no surprise that I just had to take this pattern home. It is a lovely shop with friendly staff only too happy to help. Do pop in if you are passing by.
On Sunday morning our friends Robyn and Barrie called into the Motor Camp for a visit. It was so nice to see them, and Robyn brought along a plate of lovely home baked scones with apricot jam for our morning tea.
Robyn is also a quilter, and Kathryn had brought her memory quilt “Remembering Graeme” along to the caravan rally to show all the other members. (Graeme and Kathryn had spent many happy years attending caravan rallies with our club.) Would Robyn like to see the new quilt, she asked. Of course she would, and they stood together admiring the quilt as Kathryn pointed out all the different pieces of clothing used to make it.