One of the nicest quilt shops I had ever been to had moved, so a visit to Cottage Flair in their new premises was high on my list of things to do in Rotorua. And I wasn’t disappointed. The friendly staff welcomed me into the shop, and were happy for me to snap some photos too. The new shop is just as nice as ever, but much bigger, with a lovely light and airy feel to it.
Just in the door was a great display of quilts with New Zealand icons, from sheep, flax, a kereru, and tiki. A selection of NZ patterns and the fabrics for visitors to our country to make their own masterpieces were nearby.
And look, just around the corner is a cafe where you can park your husband while you continue to browse this lovely shop. Called “Coffee and a Yarn”, Robin was quite happy sitting reading the local newspaper while I continued getting my quilty fix of the morning.
Fabric, patterns, books and magazines, there was so much to look at. And all was so beautifully displayed.
It’s no secret that I love Christmas things, so I spent a lot of time in this festive corner. As I looked at all the samples and patterns I kept thinking, oh, I like that, and that, and that one is so cute too!
There was such a lot to see, and I especially loved the quilts artfully hanging from the ceiling, and the pretty bunting everywhere. The shop has a great selection of wool, buttons, felt, and everything that you would expect to find. Do check it out if you are passing by, or go to their website at www.cottageflair.co.nz