When Shirley Mayfield was diagnosed with a chemical allergy in 1984 and was advised to use pure organic cotton bedding, she couldn’t find any! Exasperated, Shirley decided to experiment with different types of cotton and material herself and after 5 years of trial and error and scientific assistance, “Supzily Cotton Quilts” was born. Shirley went on to produce exceptional chemical and allergy-free cotton bedding for many years. Decades on, licensees within Australia are determined to continue Shirley’s dream.
In 1996 Peter and Kath Lakey, third generation farmers at Shelbourne in Central Victoria, took out the very first license with Shirley and manufactured Supzily Cotton Quilts for 15 years.
In 2011 we took over the license from Peter and Kath when they retired, and are now manufacturingSupzily Quilts on our farm near Boort in North Central Victoria. We take pride in continuing to produce quality allergy and chemical free cotton quilts; filled with pure local wool and quilted with organic cotton covers.
Who are we?
We’re Riley and Layla Gibson and our families have been farming for generations. We’ve got 5 grown up kids scattered around Victoria, 8 grandkids, several very spoilt cats, some noisy geese, some happy chooks and a crazy cockatiel that sings the Collingwood theme song!
We employ a fabulous team of people from our local Boort community and love the rural life that we have the privilege to live.
We’ve farmed lots of different things over the years and we still grow cereal crops along with green tomatoes for our other manufacturing operation.
There’s never a dull moment on the farm, we can assure you! But in all things we do our motto is“Take small steps, and think big!”
Please be sure tocontact usif we can help you with anything or indeed, if you’d like to visit the farm, we’d love to see you!
Come and see our on farm attractions. We are RV approved, so settle in for a night or two!
“WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU COMBINE WOOLLY SHEEP WITH GREEN TOMATOES?”
Well jump in the car and come and see us, you’ll be amazed!
Take a tour, meet the menagerie, enjoy lunch or morning tea in the gorgeous 1880’s homestead gardens and indulge in a little retail therapy!
PLUS, we’re an RV friendly destination!
You can come and stay at the farm in your self-contained motor-home or caravan and enjoy the peace and quiet of rural life. Wake up to the birds and potter around to your heart’s content, use our BBQ and fabulous enclosed outdoor entertainment area for your happy hour, it doesn’t get any better than that.
While you’re here, explore beautiful Boort, including the lakes, wildflowers, significant indigenous sites, olive groves, the museum and the amazing Spanner Man’s sculpture garden. If you’d like to visit with a group, check out our day tours. We love hosting coaches, in fact it’s our specialty!
So whether you you’ve got a car load or a coach load, give us a call and pop out to the farm. We’re easy to find, just an hour’s drive north of Bendigo.
Please do be sure to call ahead to make sure we’re not off down the paddock though!
We’ve simply got it all to give you the best time!
Joan & I have just returned from our excellent Boort Escape package… Our first contact was when Jane, from the Boort Newsagency, called on Tuesday to ensure we knew the address of the Banyandah Retreat & invited us to call into the newsagency to meet her.. She explained what Boort was all about & contacted the Spanner Man & Simply Tomatoes to advise them we were on our way..What a story, John the spanner man told & how good is his work, birds & gardens..Next we met Layla, Riley & Robyn at Simply Tomatoes & enjoyed a nice afternoon tea & great chat..Joan is involved with a craft group where we live so the Aussie Wool Quilts was of great interest..I bought a new pillow there & now sleeping well..Afternoon tea at Frank’s Café was delightful but Joan left her car keys there & Graham has arranged for them to be posted back to Ballarat..Just another indication of “no worries”..Afer a good nights sleep at the retreat & small breakfast at Frank’s we were off to Salute Oliva where we met Marlies & the her little dog Maxie..Another pleasant hour or so spent with a very interesting lady..Then we called at the Railway Hotel & although Andrew & Kerry are Collingwood / Hawthorn supporters, we still managed to have a great meal & good chat..Finally we went to Wycheproof, where my father was born, & then back to Ballarat.. We had a wonderful time, met many very nice people & would like to thank you all for organising a terrific Escape Package.. Loddon Shire has a lot going for it.. Thanks again Brian & Joan Francis