You are not currently logged in.

» Lost your Password?

Aotearoa Quilters Facebook


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.

Marge Hurst

Marge Hurst       Life Member 2009        www.margehurst.com

Marge was a founding member of NANZQ and was President and Newsletter Editor from 1996 to 2000. Under her leadership, membership grew to close to 500 members.

During her time as President, NANZQ began two of our most valuable activities, the biennial Challenge, and the Master Class.
Marge is a winner of many awards and is well known in both the quilt and the art world, for her stunning quilts.

Marge has been making quilts for more than 25 years and teaching quiltmaking for much of that time. She has exhibited quilts in New Zealand, USA (the most prestigious being Quilt National 1995), Canada, England, France (invitational), Germany (invitational), Japan (invitational) and Australia. She has taught in New Zealand, USA, Canada and Australia where she was the first overseas tutor sponsored by the Barbara Meredith Trust to teach in Australia. Her styles have changed over the years but have been predominantly abstract and using nature as inspiration.

Marge has won a number of awards, the top Innovative Bed Quilt in the ENZED Competition in 1991, Best of Show at the 1993 Wellington Symposium and the 1997 Hamilton Symposium, other awards at various Symposia, 2nd Best of Country at World Quilt one year and a number of awards at club level over the years.

Marge is also a Foundation member of Coastal Quilters, Porirua (which she began with Sue Bracken) and an Artist Member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

Starnet by Marge Hurst

  1. Marge Hurst Image 1 cropped
  2. Marge Hurst image 1
  3. Marge Hurst Image 2

Upcoming Events

10:00 am Natural Wonders of the World @ Reyburn House Art Gallery
Natural Wonders of the World @ Reyburn House Art Gallery
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm
An International Exhibition. See 90 quilts from 30 Quilters from Aotearoa, Japan and France. Opening times of Reyburn House: Tuesday-Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday & Sunday 10.00am – 2.00pm Closed Mondays
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[...]
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[...]
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…
10:00 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[...]
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