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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.

Cosy Kiwi Kids

As winter sets in it is timely to remember not all New Zealand children have access to warm bedding  – Cosy Kiwi Kids was set up in response to that aiming to ensure that no child in New Zealand be without a quilt or blanket for warmth.

We have now donated hundreds of quilts into the Porirua area, Rotorua and surrounds, Northern regions, the latest donations have gone to the Hurinui District to be distributed to children and young people affected by the Kaikoura earthquake. You can see snapshots below of some of the wonderful quilts donated by generous New Zealand Quilters.[gallery_bank type=”images” format=”thumbnail” title=”true” desc=”true” responsive=”true” animation_effect=”rollIn” album_title=”true” album_id=”23″]

We continue to call for donations of completed quilts for Cosy Kiwi Kids. North Island donors can send quilts to :

Bobby Duncan, Fabrics By Three, 17 Fleetwood Grove, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast 5036.

Aotearoa Quilters is very appreciative of Bobby’s assistance in coordinating Cosy Kiwiw Kids. We will confirm a contact/co-ordinator for donors from the South Island soon (Please contact me if this is something you would like to do.( president@aotearoaquilters.co.nz).

From now on we will where possible coordinate quilts within each island to minimise costs of distribution, as the cost of transporting quilts across the Strait is quite expensive – money that could be put to better use.

If you are unable to donate a quilt but are able to donate money towards cost of batting and backing ( for previously donated quilt tops we are quilting), or to freight quilts to their intended destination please contact us – we would appreciate your assistance in this way.

Mary Culver

President

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Upcoming Events
Feb
24
Sat
2018
9:00 am International Exhibition @ Cottage Flair
International Exhibition @ Cottage Flair
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
a Challenge between Japan, France and New Zealand Quilters. Unique opportunity to compare styles from 3 countries as they interpret 30 subjects. Sponsored by Pfaff and Handiquilter
Feb
25
Sun
2018
10:00 am International Exhibition @ Cottage Flair
International Exhibition @ Cottage Flair
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
a Challenge between Japan, France and New Zealand Quilters. A unique opportunity to compare styles from 3 countries as they interpret 30 subjects. Sponsored by Pfaff and Handiquilter
Mar
1
Thu
2018
10:00 am Changing Threads @ Refinery Artspace
Changing Threads @ Refinery Artspace
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm
Mon-Fri 10.00 am-5.00 pm Saturday 10.00 am- 2.00 pm Closed Sunday Changing Threads Contemporary Fibre and Textile Awards
Mar
2
Fri
2018
10:00 am Pizza Cutter? That’s my paintbrush @ ArtsPost
Pizza Cutter? That’s my paintbrush @ ArtsPost
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm
A section of my recent works, semi-abstract, machine-sewn, each created to tell a story, designed for both the wall and th bed. For the whole of Easter, I will be an Artist in Residence creating[...]
Mar
16
Fri
2018
10:00 am Quilts Across the Ranges @ Kelston Community Centre
Quilts Across the Ranges @ Kelston Community Centre
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm
Children Free Annual show featuring quilts and wall-hangings made by club members, plus annual Challenge. Merchants including Wrights Fabrics, trading table, raffle quilt (tickets $2.00 each, 3 for $5.00) Wheelchair access. Delicious refreshments
Apr
14
Sat
2018
10:00 am Western Quilters’ Circle Inc, Op... @ Kelston Community Centre
Western Quilters’ Circle Inc, Op... @ Kelston Community Centre
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Demonstrations by Western Quilters’ members, including Barrie Ashton of Wonderfil Threads. Barrie will also demonstrate the Westerlee Rulers
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
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