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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

Special General Meeting and Dinner

During the Education Seminar over the weekend of 25-27 May, there will be a Special General Meeting at 5 pm on Saturday 26th May. That will be to ratify some changes to the Constitution, mainly connected with electronic transactions.

After that meeting, there will be a dinner at the Capital Gateway Motor Inn,  Newlands, Wellington. The dinner consists of 3 courses, with a cost of $45. Guest Speaker – Jenny Bacon speaking about “My Journey into Quilts and Art”

Jenny Bacon

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The Natural Wonders exhibition will be on display for the entire weekend, and you can combine seeing that exhibition with coming to the meeting and the dinner.

RSVP for the dinner, please, so that we can arrange the tables and catering. RSVP using the  form here

Aotearoa Quilters Dinner, 26 May 2018

Please let us know if you are able to attend the Members Dinner & AGM, Saturday 7th October @7:30am. This event is open to Aotearoa Quilters Members and prospective members.
  • Dinner is available after the Special General Meeting on Saturday 26 May 2018, 7pm at the Capital Gateway Motor Inn, Wellington. Everyone Welcome Three course meal, price $45.
  • Please specify the number of people who are attending with you, and for whom you are making payment
    Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.

Please make your payment of $45 after submitting the form. Make payment into the Aotearoa Quilters account ( ASB 12-3048-0289863-00) with the reference ‘ AQDinner’ and your name.

Judging at Quilt Shows – Education Seminar 2018

Registration forms are now available for our 2018 Education Seminar.

Registration FORM

This year we are joined by Jenny Bacon, well known quilter and international judge based in Australia. If you want to develop and hone your skills as a judge, this three-day residential workshop is for you!

You can see further details and the class description Jenny has put together here. 

We are also pleased to announce that the International Challenge quilts will be exhibited at the Education Seminar venue for the duration of the seminar – Sponsored by BERNINA

There will be aspecial general meeting for members  – 5pm Saturday evening and Saturday night dinner event – details to follow.

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

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
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
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
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