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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.

About

The Association was established in 1994 to promote and lead the development of patchwork, quilting and textile art within New Zealand.

It is our mission to provide New Zealand quilters the opportunity to expand horizons, to share work, and to learn.

We aim to support quilters and textile artists at all levels through offering a variety of classes, exhibitions, regional meetings and professional development opportunities.  Membership is open to anyone wishing to keep in touch with the New Zealand Quilting and Textile scene.

History

The formation of the National Association of New Zealand Quilter (NANZQ) began in Auckland. A small group of quilters began discussing the increasing need for NZ quilters to know what is happening internationally, what was happening throughout NZ and the enormous topic of information sharing in all its facets. This was before the World Wide Web and the common use of the internet. Meetings were held in Auckland to discuss the concept and information was sent to guilds and groups around NZ seeking their opinion.

At the Nelson symposium the first meeting was held for representatives from throughout NZ. A draft constitution had been prepared and this was debated at the Nelson breakfast meeting along with election of the first committee.
The Association was incorporated and a newsletter was begun.

See more on our committee, sponsors and life members.

Privacy Policy

We collect personal information from you, including information about your:

  • name
  • contact information (email address, phone contact number, and address. The address is so we can let you know of any local event in your area.) Our main point of contact is your email address.

We collect your personal information in order to:

  • send out newsletters and other event details
  • invoice you for subscriptions
  • contact you about quilt-related matters

Besides our committee members, we don’t share this information with anyone else.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at membership@aotearoaquilters.co.nz, or you can do it yourself on our website, using your own password, or by writing to Aotearoa Quilters Inc, PO Box 83, Thames 3540.

Upcoming Events

Jul
11
Wed
2018
10:00 am Cre8: Diversity @ Odlin Gallery
Cre8: Diversity @ Odlin Gallery
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm
Open Day/Meet the Artists: Sunday 15 July 10am-4pm Cre8 is a group of 6 textile artists. Margaret Davidson and Gayel Downes from Upper Hutt, Karen Johnston and Brenda McPartlin from Horowhenua, Pam Lorimer from Carterton[...]
Jul
21
Sat
2018
9:00 am Coast to Coast @ Coast Community Church
Coast to Coast @ Coast Community Church
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Guest speaker is Ellen Giggenbach, designer for Nutex Fabrics. Exhibition of Challenge Quilts, Show & Tell, Merchants Mall, Spot Prizes, Raffles and more .. To purchase tickets send $15.00 with SAE to: Kapiti Quilters, PO[...]
Jul
30
Mon
2018
11:00 am Bojagi – Korean Patchwork in Aot... @ Thistle Hall
Bojagi – Korean Patchwork in Aot... @ Thistle Hall
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm
Exhibition to show modern interpretations of traditional Korean patchwork or wrapping cloth – Bojagi 30 July 2018 – opening party @ 5.00pm at Thistle Hall Workshops: Wednesday 1st August 2018 4.30 pm Saturday 4 August[...]
Aug
4
Sat
2018
10:00 am Keirunga Quilters Exhibition @ Havelock Convention Centre
Keirunga Quilters Exhibition @ Havelock Convention Centre
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm
Our Charity this year is “Heart Kids”, a local community supported charity. Excellent Sales tables. Come explore the area…
10:30 am International Quilt Expo and AQ AGM @ Caccia Birch
International Quilt Expo and AQ AGM @ Caccia Birch
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibitions on Show: Final outing before heading off overseas is the “Wonders of the World” Exhibition, 90 quilts on display – 30 quilts from France, Japan and New Zealand, by 30 quilters from those same[...]
Aug
10
Fri
2018
10:00 am Patchwork Unlimited @ Ngatea Hall
Patchwork Unlimited @ Ngatea Hall
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm
This is the clubs major exhibition, and will also feature the Aotearoa Quilters “Orange” and “Fragile” Exhibitions along with the Quilts on Tour, 20 quilts chosen from Christchurch Symposium 2017. Entry fee includes a cup[...]
Aug
11
Sat
2018
10:00 am “Quilted” by Capital Quilter’s @ Lower Hutt Events Centre
“Quilted” by Capital Quilter’s @ Lower Hutt Events Centre
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm
Quilt Exhibition and Pop-Up Shops 14 years and under free entry

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