: April 2021

  • It is surprising how quickly this year is passing and now we are heading into the colder and wetter months of the year. It has been wonderful to see so many visitors to Matakana even when we have had torrential rain, but the welcome to the Market is always warm. I am in the process of designing some new stock - wall hangings and some different table runners. They will be introduced slowly over the weeks as I make them.

    Children's I Spy Cuddle Quilts have been a hit lately - so many of them destined to make a child very happy. They are so colourful and can be a fun teaching tool with colours, counting, identification and matching and of course story telling. I have other children's Cuddle Quilts too which change regularly from NZ Counting, NZ Alphabet, Trains, with Wheels on the Bus and Old McDonald making an appearance soon. They always bring a smile to passers by.

    I look forward to seeing you ... at the Market.
    Posted: Thursday 15 April 2021

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 .