It wasn’t too long before I came across my first quilt shop of the trip. Tucked away in the middle of vine growing country in Blenheim, we found “The Vines Village”, boasting amongst other shops a quilt shop, and a fudge shop. The men made a bee-line to sample some fudge, I checked out the quilt shop.
I always ask permission to take a few snaps, which was happily given. This shop has a great range of New Zealand fabric, patterns, and kits. Hanging on the wall was a similar “New Zealand Postcard” quilt which I made and presented to my UK pen friends during our trip several years ago.
There was a huge range of batik fabrics too, which I adore. This fabric is so nice to work with.
Fancy a mini quilt show? Just walk down the adjacent hall and there they all are, waiting to be admired.
We’re moving on to Kaikoura and I’ve heard there is a lovely quilt shop there, so ‘hopefully I’ll be able to check that out as well. So, watch this space. And don’t forget, you will be able to follow our travels and adventures on our South Island Odyssey Trip on our Travel Blogwww.romanyrambler.blogspot.com