Heirlooms is the sponsor of the following Needlework Retreats -


PT  Class




A Day With A Designer

Timeless Treasures Needlework Retreat

Needlework Retreats by other sponsors -


NZ Sampler Gathering




The Great Escape

Embroidery School


PT Class  -  Peace & Tranquility Class

Enjoy stitching in peace and tranquility at the Heirlooms Needlework Gallery
and refresh y
ourself with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee

  • Bring your own needlework project
  • Bring a friend or meet them at the Gallery
  • Stitch at a time convenient for you
  • Stitch for a little while or for as long as you can
  • Bring your lunch if so desired

Inspiration and friendly support & encouragement guaranteed

Every Friday  *   

Heirlooms Needlework Gallery
Wyndom House
1821 Pakowhai Road,   R.D. 3,  Napier

10am  ~  4pm 

*  Fridays in 2017 when the Gallery will be closed -

14 April  -  Good Friday

5 May   -  Attending & exhibiting at 'Celebration of Needlework' retreat, Nashua,  NH,  USA

12 May  -  Attending & exhibiting at 'Celebration of Needlework' retreat, Nashua,  NH,  USA

15 July  -  My Annual Holiday

4 August  -  Attending 'Sampler Gathering' retreat at Taupo

20 October  -  Hawkes Bay Anniversary Day

22  &  29 December  -  Christmas Holiday


There's nothing better than a NATTER and to stitch with friends!



There's nothing better than to stitch with a friend,
To soothe away tensions and help you unbend,
To stitch and to natter is such a treat,
So come with a friend, or there's new ones to meet,
Bring your needles and threads and whatever is needed,
And time will fly by, your troubles unheeded.

                                                            ©  Keith Whiteman   2000


NATTER   ~   Last Sunday of every month   ~   NATTER

Enjoy a day stitching at the Heirlooms Needlework Gallery

  • Bring your own needlework project
  • Bring a friend or meet them at the Gallery
  • Stitch at a time convenient for you
  • Stitch for a little while or for as long as you can
  • Bring your lunch  -  tea & coffee provided

Inspiration, fun, laughter and friendly support & encouragement guaranteed!

Last Sunday of the month  *
(except December)  
* Some adjustments
due to exhibiting overseas

Heirlooms Needlework Gallery
Wyndom House
1821 Pakowhai Road,
R.D. 3,

From 11am  ~  4pm
(come : at a time convenient for you
leave : at a time suitable for you)  

No Reservation Required

Any queries  -  please telephone Sherelyn  :  06  878  1260


Needle  And  Thread  Together  Equal  Relaxation


26 February  :   26 March  :  23 April  **  :  28 May  :  25 June

30 July  :  27 August  :  24 September  :  29 October  :  26 November

** NOTE:  Change of date due to being away in the USA on the 30th of April


The Timeless Treasures Needlework Retreat  logo and signature verse are -


In the valley where the lily grows
Peace and joy are yours to know
With needle, thread and time apart
Stitch Timeless Treasures  from the heart
                                           ©  Keith Whiteman  1995


Treat yourself to a fabulous weekend of stitching enjoyment
and relaxation at our needlework classes,
lectures and quiet time to sit and stitch with friends

  • Learn beautiful new stitches and techniques
  • Create elegant decorative needlework pieces
  • Meet renowned and respected needlework designers and tutors
  • Class positions are limited
  • Meals included
  • Come with a friend or make new ones
  • Come with your husband and stitch while he plays golf
    or samples the Hawkes Bay wines or whatever

Note:  Alternative to classes

You are welcome to come and enjoy the weekend without attending classes

Sit and stitch your own project during class time
but be a participant in all other aspects of the weekend


Timeless Treasures Needlework Retreat

is a stitching experience to treasure forever
as you begin to create the heirlooms of tomorrow


Details of the next Timeless Treasures Needlework Retreat  have yet to be finalised

WHEN:   2017   (no specific dates as yet)

WHERE:   In the Hawkes Bay

WHAT TIME:   Friday, Saturday and Sunday

TUTORS:  To be advised

COSTS:   To be advised




A One-Day event sponsored by Timeless Treasures was enjoyed by a select few in March 2014

Needlework designer& tutor, Ellen Chester of 'With My Needle' (& her husband, Tom) came and stayed at our home
for a few days before beginning a tour of Australia and New Zealand
Keith and I had a wonderful time with them during their visit.

Ellen graciously gave up one of her holiday days to teach one of her beautiful designs - Fruit of the Vine Sampler Huswif.

 Fetured below are the pieces that she taught.  Absolutely stunning!


Noted Designer.  Respected Tutor.
Only two of many titles which apply to Ellen.
Her needlework designs all have
her very distinctive signature.
Her wonderful original sampler inspired pieces
of needlework contain historical motifs
- many of them Quaker motifs -
and her reproduced historical samplers
and projects are from antique pieces
in her private collection.


Details of the event for future reference -

When:         Friday,  14 March 2014

Time:                 9am  -  5pm

Venue:         Mission Estate Winery
       198 Church Road

       Taradale,  Hawkes Bay

Cost:             $ 385.00

Cost includes:
Tutor -
  fee & expenses
Needlework kit
Lunch, morning & afternoon teas

Class Size:      Limited to twenty    




The Mission Estate, established in 1851,
is a unique, historical venue,

incorporating New Zealandís oldest Winery
with a world class Restaurant,

a Cellar Door offering wine tasting, tours and sales,

Conference Facilities, and a Craft Gallery

in one magnificent, extensively refurbished complex

with expansive views over the vineyards and city.

Needlework Retreats by other sponsors -

New Zealand Sampler Gathering

A weekend where like-minded needlewomen gather to share their love of samplers


Another weekend is planned for the first weekend in August of 2017 at Taupo

VENUE:   Manuels   (Millennium Resort)                     DATES:   4  -  6  August 2017

          REGISTRATION COST:   To be advised
Will include the following -
 Lunches  (Saturday & Sunday)
Morning & Afternoon Teas  (Saturday & Sunday)
Lectures & Tutors Fees

Needlework Fabric & Threads  (for class projects)
Dinner  ~  Friday Evening  (optional)          To be advised
Dinner  ~  Saturday Evening  (optional)          To be advised
NOTE:  Special accommodation rates are available at Manuels & Oasis Beach Resort

TUTORS:  To be advised

Choose one class
Cost is included with registration
List of class requirements, with instructions for any pre-class preparation, will be sent to you prior to the event
Finishing options will be discussed in class


The contact person for Sampler Gathering is -

Judy Clearwater
2 Ravenwood Drive
Forrest Hill
Auckland   0620

Phone:  09  410  9403
Fax:  09  449  1425


33rd  -  Wanaka Embroidery School  -  2017

Contact:  The Registrar
OEG Wanaka Embroidery School
23 Centennial Avenue
Dunedin   9010
Registration enquires  ~  Pearl Stenhouse  :  Phone:  03  475  2247  
or  Email:

Friday, Saturday  &  Sunday   

Mount Aspiring College
Plantation Road,  Wanaka


17 - 19  March 2017

24th GREAT ESCAPE  -  2017

Friday, Saturday  &  Sunday   

Orewa College
Riverside Road,  Orewa


March 2017

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