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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.

Aotearoa Quilters Travelling Exhibitions

Aotearoa Quilters are very excited to have a number of exhibitions availble to tour New Zealand over the next year. These quilts will first be exhibited at Symposium 2017 in October.

If  you have are aware of a gallery that would host an exhibition, (preferrably at no cost) have a quild or community event where any or all of these exhibitions could be shown please get in touch with Judi Schon who is co-ordinationg these touring exhibitions. events@aotearoaquilters.co.nz

 Availble Exhibitions

12×12 Colour Challenge  ORANGE  – 85 12 inch square quilts by New Zealand Quilters

Fragile Challenge – An Aotearoa Quilters members only challenge with the theme ‘FRAGILE” – an exciting exhibition with quilters interpreting the them in many different ways. Thirteen of the quilts were chosen to be feature quilts in our calendar and all quilts are included. Calendars are availble for purchase at the Symposium 2017 shop, and will be availble on our website after Symposium. ( image coming soon)

Aotearoa Quilters Touring Exhibition (previously know as the Travelling Suitcase Exhibition) – 20 quilts chosen from those exhibited at Christchurch Symposium 2017

Quilts will be sent with instructions re hanging etc. The exhibition host will be responsible to freight or transport the exhibition to the next venue.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Annual General Meeting and Members Breakfast

We look forward to seeing you at our AGM and Members Breakfast in Christchurch. Saturday  7th October @  7:30 am, Gourmet Cuisine Cafe – Creative Construction – Symposium 2017.

This event is open to Aotearoa Quilters members and prospective members.

For an indication of numbers for catering please RSVP below asap ( preferably prior to 23rd September).

AQ AGM 2017 & Members Breakfast - RSVP

Please let us know if you are able to attend the Members Breakfast & AGM, Saturday 7th October @7:30am. This event is open to Aotearoa Quilters Members and prospective members.



Natural Sites and Wonders of the World

Details for participants can be found here


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Upcoming Events

10:00 am Quilts-a-Plenty @ Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
Quilts-a-Plenty @ Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Featuring Quilt Exhibition, Merchants, Club Quilt raffle and much more Refreshments available facebook.com/taurangapatchworkandquiltersgroup/
all-day Creative Construction Quilt Symp... @ St Andrews College
Creative Construction Quilt Symp... @ St Andrews College
Oct 5 – Oct 10 all-day
The biennial NZ quilt symposium is being held in Christchurch this year. It will run for 6 days and includes classes, lectures, exhibitions and merchants mall. You will find all details on our website www.quiltsymposium2017.org.nz.[...]
all-day Otamatea Quilters’ Group Annual ... @ The Kauri Museum
Otamatea Quilters’ Group Annual ... @ The Kauri Museum
Oct 20 – Nov 19 all-day
9am – 5pm daily Free with admission to The Kauri Museum
10:00 am Whangamata Patch and Quilters @ Whangamata Memorial Hall
Whangamata Patch and Quilters @ Whangamata Memorial Hall
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
Children Free Sunday 22nd October time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm