Hasn’t it been a horrible winter for so many people, but at last we can see the beginning of Spring with warmth in the sun. With Spring comes my return to the Matakana Market as I always take 3 – 4 months off in Winter so I will be back in my corner of The Old Dairy Factory from Saturday 1 October.

I am looking forward to seeing old friends, returning customers and of course new ones. I will have my tables laden with Kiwiana items – the favourite Six-Patch table runners (1.25m long), and the ever-popular Mixed Bird sets of 4 table mats as well as the colourful table centres (75cm), and the other 11 styles of table mats. There are wall hanging which can also be used as table centres.

As well as a large assortment of Children’s Quilts including I Spy, I Spy Storyline, Baby Love and Kiwiana there are panel quilts for children as well. All Children’s Quilts are $95.

A customer asked me if I ever had Lap Quilts suitable for someone who is in a wheelchair or maybe a recliner for long lengths of time, so I made her one and I now have a few in stock. They are long enough to cover down to the feet of a seated person and one or two have Kangaroo pockets to put small items – tissues, remote, keys etc or to keep hands warm.

I am looking forward to my new season, and don't forget how light the table runners and table mats are for posting or travelling overseas.

See you at Matakana at the Old Dairy Factory.

Posted: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Welcome to the Greenleas Handcrafts website.

 I sell only from the Matakana Market or directly from home - see the Contact Us page for details.

 All items are made by me in my workroom in Snells Beach from very good quality cotton.

The Art Quilts are original one-off pieces. They are sometimes appliqued, sometimes they are collage with beading, painting, or  layered fabrics. Every one is unique and has a sleeve at the back for the insertion of a rod for hanging.

 The Children's Play Quilts are also individual and colourful made from hardwearing cotton. They are all fully  machine washable.

Kiwiana tableware (table mats and table runners) and wallhangings are attractive, lightweight but hardwearing.

I look forward to seeing you at the Old Dairy Factory, Matakana Market .