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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.

Life Members

NANZQ/Aotearoa Quilters was formed in 1994, and in 2009 the first Life Membership was awarded to Marge Hurst.

In 2013 at the AGM held at the Taupo Symposium two members were awarded Life membership

2016 Life Member recipients are Nancy Neilson and Paula Cole.



In 2017 a Life Membership was awarded to Catherine McDonald

 See more about each of our Life Members on their pages:











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Upcoming Events

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[...]