Tuesday 23 April 2013

Introducing: More than Fabric

If you've been visiting Show and Tell during April, you would have seen the gorgeous giveaway we have this month... a set of fat quarters from either one of these ranges...  Lovely isn't it?

This is possible because of the generosity of some very lovely ladies in Gisborne:  Fiona & Noeline from More than Fabric.

A little bit about them from Fiona:
We are a Mother and Daughter business indulging in the thing we love most - Patchwork and Quilting and all things hand made.

Noeline (Mum) was a creative sewer from school and made clothes for the family until we took over the task ourselves. I, Fiona, is a creative patchworker with an excellent eye for colour and fabric blending. 

I was living in the UK when a friend from New Zealand visited and bought her quilting with her. This was my first real introduction to the world of Patchwork and Quilting. I was hooked. My goal always from that moment was to own my own shop.

Mum joined Kevin and I in the UK 2005 and was quickly introduced to the highly addictive hobby and was very quickly hooked too.  While living in the UK I taught classes at Just Between Friends in Buckhurst Hill Essex. I love teaching and seeing participants eye light up when they get it!

Feedback has always been positive and depending on the project, folks usually left with a finished item or at best a block or three of a quilt.

JBF also had a wonderful community of like minded people. This is our goal in Gizzy! And during the five months we have been open for business we have met the most amazing groups of people here in Gisborne. Our Tuesday and Wednesday sewing night get-togethers are a great group of creative folks willing to share ideas. Our classes are gathering momentum and enquiries for classes for school children encourage us for the future.

Gizzy also has local craft markets which are well supported.  Craft is well and truly alive here. 

Go and have a look at their lovely online shop with a delicious range of goodies.  I'm sure you'll find something you cannot resist!  And tomorrow will be the last opportunity to link up and be in the draw for the yummy fat quarter set!

Thank you Fiona and Noeline for your generous giveaway!
L x


  1. Gorgeous fabrics and gorgeous ladies who I've been fortunate enough to meet :) in London and in Auckland . . . .
    This prize was my determination to enter Show and Tell every week this month - LOVE
    Thank you for sourcing such wonderful giveaways

  2. Love the range of fabrics and that they are building a craft community too.

  3. LOVE it! Eee, if I were to win I dont know which I would pick!!


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