About Our Shop
Perfectly located at the end of Avenue Road East Hastings, in the busy vibrant K Mart Shopping area, Counting Stitches stocks a fantastic range of bright vibrant fabrics, patterns, and Kits. The store is spacious and bright, with plenty of room for classes, workshops and get-togethers for quilters to exchange ideas.
Valmae Garner of Counting Stitches has been quilting for more than a decade, with more than 30 years sewing experience. Sewing for her children and other family members, she always dreamed of opening a store to provide locals with an extensive range of products and to cater for the local and the influx of tourists that visit the beautiful region all year round.
Counting Stitches is a welcoming haven for all and with workshops , Classes and demo’s to showcase whats to come from this newly establish crafters Haven. Selling Janome, Elna and Baby lock sewing machines, Valmae loves introducing new people to sewing and quilting. Listening to what people want and continually expanding her range of products to delight her customers, Valmae loves sharing her knowledge and passion of quilting to enable the craft to grow and thrive.
Valmae loves all batiks and cannot get enough of the Free spirit range she particularly loves Tula Pink , Anna Maria Horner and Kaffe Fassett. Valmae is a menber of the Hawkes Bay Patchworkers and a committee member of Wine Country Quilts who’s next exhibition is March 2020.
In November 2018, Valmae completed training with Joanne Wearing ,Australia and New Zealand’s facilitator of Quiltworx .com ,to become a certified quilt shop. Quiltworx certified shops have exclusive selling and teaching rights over certain Quiltworx patterns, Valmae is passionate about teaching the art of paper piecing and will be stocking many Quiltworx patterns, doing in store demonstrations, conducting Technique of the month classes, and assisting customers in fabric selection. The first exclusive program completed by Valmae for certified shops is the Dinner Plate Daliha quilt, which is now available. There is only one Quiltworx certified shop in New Zealand
Counting Stitches is located at 117a Avenue Road East, Hastings, New Zealand. Open 6 days a week from 9.30am to 5pm Monday – Thursday, 9.30am to 4.30pm Friday and 10am to 4.00pm Saturdays. Phone 06 8789083 or email info@countingstitches,co,nz. Facebook-counting Stitches.co.nz
Valmae’s website is www.countingstitches.co.nz where you can find the latest class offering and workshops.
Sorry, there are no classes scheduled for Counting Stitches at this time.