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About Country Dawn Quilting

Welcome to Country Dawn Quilting and Patchwork. 

The name Country Dawn was chosen partly for my love of all things 'country', but mostly in memory of our much-loved Mum, Dawn - a very talented and versatile lady who died of cancer in 1996 at 59 years of age. While sadly leaving behind many unfinished quilt projects, happily she passed on her love of fabric, colour and attention to detail, among many other things.

Country Dawn originally opened as an internet-only website business on the 1st of July 2008, based on our dairy farm in rural Northland, New Zealand - which is why a little black cow follows your mouse around on the front page of this website and the black rubber farm boots (known as gumboots here in New Zealand) are on most of the website pages somewhere. While I was so grateful to be able to combine two such diverse business adventures, in a lovely peaceful setting, and having the encouragement and support of some truly wonderful people, I am now enjoying being able to focus solely on Country Dawn and all the wonderful opportunities and people that it brings into my world.

We are now a 'bricks and mortar' shop located on Port Road between the Countdown and Warehouse entrances at Okara.  Free parking right outside the front door and unlimited free parking around the back.

We are now the local authorised sewing, quilting and craft machine agency for Janome, Husqvarna Viking, Brother, BabyLock, HandiQuilter, Elna and Tailor Made sewing cabinets.  We have a large selection of the latest demonstration machines available to test drive if you so wish.

Our 'Bricks and Mortar' Shop Hours at 55 Port Road :


Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday Closed

We hope you enjoy browsing amongst all the beautiful fabrics and wonderful patterns on the website. Please feel free to send us an email if you'd like any further information on something that catches your eye.

All fabric listed is sold in metric increments, if you'd like to order:

- a fat quarter please enter .25 in the quantity box
- half a metre enter .5
- three quarters of a metre enter .75

Happy Stitching

Sue, Chrissie and the Country Dawn Team