Australia & New Zealand Gammill Dealers
Elizabeth Machines Company
876 Lorimer Street
Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207
River City Sewing Machine Centre
74 Edith Street
Wynnum, Queensland, 4178
Lesley and Patrick O’Rourke
2467 Puketitiri Road,
Rissington, NAPIER. 4184
Phone (08) 00434796
Home Phone (06) 8395903
Mobile – Lesley (027) 4347967 Patrick (027)2322103
Working out of her bustling studio, the success of Quarryburn Quilting is evident in both the demand from Hawkes Bays thriving quilting community, and growing national recognition.
The realization of a long-held ambition, Lesley’s purchase of a fully computerized Statler by Gammill quilting machine in 2006 quickly tapped into a need, and business took off, resulting in the purchase of a second machine in 2008.
Quilting is a passion for Lesley, who has been sewing since she was a child. “My mother and grandmothers taught me to sew and knit, and I made clothing for both myself and my four children, as well as dabbling in many needlework crafts over the years.”
Lesley taught herself to quilt by reading magazines and watching “simply quilts” with Alex Andersen, and because she knows just how much effort goes into producing a single quilt recognizes the privilege and responsibility of being trusted with such precious work.
Lesley is the winner of several blue ribbons for quilts completed in her spare time, taking Excellence in Machine Quilting at the New Zealand Quilt Symposium in 2011, and having two quilts accepted for the World Quilt Show in 2010.