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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.

Membership

Aotearoa Quilters, the national association of New Zealand quilters intends to promote high standards in quilt making, ensuring the past is preserved and the future is assured.

With your support  Aotearoa Quilters will host the following initiatives;

  • Establish Regional Representatives in all areas of the country
  • Professional development for quilting tutors  – the first being the Quilt Tutors Seminar in September 2015
  • Develop archives to record the history of quilting in New Zealand
  • Biennial National Exhibitions. The Great New Zealand Quilt Show will be held in Rotorua, May 2016. Entry will be open to Aotearoa Quilters members.
  • 12 x 12 Colour challenges open to all New Zealand Quilters. Green is our current challenge – Members receive discounts for exhibition entry fees
  • Travelling exhibitions. The Growth Challenge is currently touring
  • Cozy Kiwi Kidz -charity quilts collected for the benefit of New Zealand Children
  • Develop the Aotearoa Quilters website as the ‘go to’ place for  information related to quilting and textile arts in New Zealand
  • Host the Aotearoa Quilters Face Book page to connect New Zealand Quilters and provide opportunity for sharing information
  • Provide members with regular Newsletters to provide up to date information

We have a number of other exciting initiatives in the early planning stages.

We encourage you to join us – become a member today. Click here to join or renew your membership.

Upcoming Events
Apr
18
Wed
2018
10:00 am Christchurch Quilters Exhibition @ Pumanawa Arts Centre
Christchurch Quilters Exhibition @ Pumanawa Arts Centre
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm
Event Time 10 am – 5 pm
Apr
22
Sun
2018
10:00 am Christchurch Quilters Exhibition @ Pumanawa Arts Centre
Christchurch Quilters Exhibition @ Pumanawa Arts Centre
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
Event Time 10 am – 5 pm
Apr
26
Thu
2018
9:00 am Gloria Loughman Class @ Waitomo Sew Worms
Gloria Loughman Class @ Waitomo Sew Worms
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
There are two classes available at the Gloria Loughman workshop “Painted Landscape” – 2 day class (26th-27th April) Cost:$310.00 (food included) “Colour is Magic” – 1 day class (28th April) Cost:$150.00 (food included) Please email:[...]
Apr
27
Fri
2018
10:00 am Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition of Members’ Work, Special Exhibitions, Guest Exhibitor, Merchant Stalls, Challenges, Sales Table, Raffles, Cafe. EFTPOS available
Apr
29
Sun
2018
10:00 am Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Exhibition of Members’ Work, Special Exhibitions, Guest Exhibitor, Merchant Stalls, Challenges, Sales Table, Raffles, Cafe. EFTPOS available
May
4
Fri
2018
10:00 am Natural Wonders of the World @ Annies Country Quilts
Natural Wonders of the World @ Annies Country Quilts
May 4 @ 10:00 am – May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Entry is by Gold Coin donation. Exhibition will be displayed in the work room at Annies Country Quilts
May
5
Sat
2018
10:00 am The Auckland Quiltmakers Show an... @ Jubilee Building
The Auckland Quiltmakers Show an... @ Jubilee Building
May 5 @ 10:00 am – May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Special Exhibition “BLOG IT”: A Textile Art Series by Rosemary Rush with floor talk by Rosemary 2pm Saturday and Sunday Under 12’s free entry
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