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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.

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Upcoming Events
Oct
5
Thu
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.[...]
Oct
20
Fri
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
Oct
21
Sat
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
Nov
19
Sun
all-day Otamatea Quilters’ Group Annual ... @ The Kauri Museum
Otamatea Quilters’ Group Annual ... @ The Kauri Museum
Nov 19 – Dec 19 all-day
9am – 5pm daily Free with admission to The Kauri Museum
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