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Welcome to Aotearoa Quilters

Formed in 1994 as the National Association of New Zealand Quilters (NANZQ), we support quilters and textile artists by offering classes, exhibitions and professional development opportunities. Membership is open to anyone interested in the NZ quilting and textile scene.

General Meeting – 25th May, 2018

Proposed changes to the constitution to be discussed at the General Meeting can be found here AQ Constitutional changes May 2018

You can refer to the constitution here

Ailsa Craig Festival 2019 – Call for NZ Tutors

This week the Ailsa Craig Festival kicks off in Canada with Iceland as their guest. Next year it will be New Zealand’s turn to be welcomed to the festival.

Part of the group going to Ailsa Craig next year will include a number of tutors – a wonderful opportunity to see another part of the world while tutoring.

You can see further information here

International Exhibition Update

The International Exhibition will be featured at Annies Country Quilt Store in Ashburton for the next three days. See 90 quilts from 30 quilters – Aotearoa – Japan – France. There is an article in the Ashburton Courier here

Following Ashburton the quilts will be shown in Otago – See the article in the Otago Daily Times

The quilts will then be shown in Wellington, Capital Gateway Motor Inn 25th – 27th May, sponsored by Bernina. …then will be off to Taranaki 30th May – 2nd June 10am to 4pm – 10 Devon Street, New Plymouth. Cushlas Village Fabrics will have a pop up stand with the exhibition. You can see the article in the Taranaki Daily News promoting the exhibition and the work of Life Member Paula Cole who has co-ordinated the exhibition for Taranaki  – Taranaki Daily News 

Member Cindy Dobbin is also featured with her quilt ‘Shilling Forest’ in the Opunake and Coastal News Pg. 13 http://www.opunakecoastalnews.co.nz/pdfarchives/March 30 2018.pdf

Upcoming Events

May
24
Thu
2018
all-day Aotearoa Education Seminar @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
Aotearoa Education Seminar @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 24 – May 27 all-day
Education Seminar – 2018 “Judging at Quilt Shows” featuring Jenny Bacon, Australia More information to come on www.aotearoaquilters.co.nz
May
25
Fri
2018
9:00 am International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 25 @ 9:00 am – May 27 @ 4:00 pm
90 Quilters – 30 Themes – 90 Quilts France – Japan -New Zealand Sponsored by Bernina NZ
May
26
Sat
2018
7:00 pm Aotearoa Quilters Dinner Event @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
Aotearoa Quilters Dinner Event @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Aotearoa Quilters Dinner Event @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn | Wellington | Wellington | New Zealand
Come and hear our speaker Jenny Bacon  – International Quilter and Judge
May
28
Mon
2018
9:00 am International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
90 Quilters – 30 Themes – 90 Quilts France – Japan -New Zealand

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