Minerva is a haven for textile lovers

Minerva is a craft, fashion, textile and quilter's bookshop located in Cuba Street, Wellington.


We have the French publisher Quiltmania's latest offerings in store. Rachael Daisy is currently touring, teaching classes in Palmerston North, Christchurch and Auckland. We have just received her latest book Whizz Bang. For Japanese magic, check out Pieces of my Life - an exquisite collection of indigo pieced quilts from this master. And for some great winter projects, medallion style quilts inspired by antique quilts, Susan Smith's Quilts: Somewhere in the Middle has 16 patterns - something for all tastes.


Our range of boutique magazines has broadened with the arrival of some interesting new titles. The Maker's Atelier is a new magazine with stylish patterns. Foodies will be interested to checkout The Gourmand while gardeners will be interested in The Plant. We have new airfreight-speeded issues of Kinfolk and Selvedge and the new issue of Simply Moderne has just arrived in store.


Banish the winter blues with some home cooking inspired by the lively eating houses of the street. Cuba Street - A Cookbook. Celebrating the restaurants and characters of this unique street, there are reciptes, photographs of local identities and lots of stories.


Our customers tell us we have the best cards in Wellington - they are carefully selected from small - and not so small - publishers all over the world. We have loaded a few of the humorous cards on the website here but we have hundreds more so for the full experience, do pop in when you are passing and check them out! Just in store are a new range of extraordinary pop-up cards. Check out Hogwarts or for a special number birthday, we have some splendid dimensional cakes.


  New in store



New Zealand Quilter


A collector's edition, the farewell issue - issue 100 is the final issue of New Zealand Quilter. Includes a survey of quilting over the past 25 years.




Simply Moderne


The latest Simply Moderne has

arrived at Minerva.

Lots of eye candy with exhibition reviews and quilt patterns



Whizz Bang


   Rachael Daisy's eye-popping quilts have it all - texture, colour and movement. Our stocks of this book are flying out the door - with more expected shortly.












Cuba Street - A Cookbook


Capture some of the magic!

Celebrating the charaters and food of Cuba Street with photographs and recipes. For those with a sweet tooth, Fidel's Timtam cake is divine!



Embroidery M/A 2019   


Published by the British Embroiderers' Guild, this is an excellent bi-monthly magazine with insightful articles about stitched textiles.





Laine Magazine #7


This Finnish knitting magazine has divine patterns beautifully photographed. The latest issue takes a trip to London, and includes patterns for cardigans, sweaters, wraps, fingerless mittens, and vests. Techniques such as brioche stitch and fair isle are showcased. 


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