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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.

Sponsorship

Aotearoa Quilters,  the National Association of New Zealand Quilters, is an Incorporated Society funded through membership subscriptions, occasional grants and sponsorship.

Sponsorship is sought from the community for;

  • Hosting national quilt show events, such as the biennial Aotearoa Quilters’ Challenge which travels the country for approximately twelve months; An exciting new event “The Best of New Zealand”, and our 12 X 12 colour challenges.
  • Providing prizes for exhibitions and national challenges
  • Support the development of quilting in New Zealand through promotion, and education
  • Developing an archive to record the quilting history of New Zealand
  • Providing support to future symposia organisers
  • Charity to keep New Zealand kids warm

Recent past sponsors for these events have been:

Bernina NZ ltd New Zealand Quilter
Cushla’s Village Fabrics Sewezi Tables
Cottage Flair Towrags (No website)
Distressed Threads  Tulis Textiles
Dye-it Fabrics (No website) Wright Fabrics (website under construction)
 Expertise Events 2Dye4
 Kiwithreadz Quilt Shop – Tirau
Patch and Quilt  Stitch
Wonderfil Threads Resene

Aotearoa Quilters,  the National Association of New Zealand Quilters, is grateful for this support and looks forward to building strong long term relationships with sponsors on an ongoing basis.

If you would like to become a sponsor of Aotearoa Quilters,  the National Association of New Zealand Quilters, please contact us for details.

Upcoming Events

May
24
Thu
2018
all-day Aotearoa Education Seminar @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
Aotearoa Education Seminar @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 24 – May 27 all-day
Education Seminar – 2018 “Judging at Quilt Shows” featuring Jenny Bacon, Australia More information to come on www.aotearoaquilters.co.nz
May
25
Fri
2018
9:00 am International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 25 @ 9:00 am – May 27 @ 4:00 pm
90 Quilters – 30 Themes – 90 Quilts France – Japan -New Zealand Sponsored by Bernina NZ
May
26
Sat
2018
7:00 pm Aotearoa Quilters Dinner Event @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
Aotearoa Quilters Dinner Event @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Aotearoa Quilters Dinner Event @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn | Wellington | Wellington | New Zealand
Come and hear our speaker Jenny Bacon  – International Quilter and Judge
May
28
Mon
2018
9:00 am International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
90 Quilters – 30 Themes – 90 Quilts France – Japan -New Zealand

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