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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.

Ailsa Craig – Tutors

Aotearoa Quilters is calling for tutors to make up part of a contingent representing New Zealand  at the annual Ailsa Craig Community Quilt Festival to be held on May 20 – 25th, 2019 in Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada. Final Selections will be made by the Ailsa Craig Festival Committee

For selected tutors Ailsa Craig Festival will provide the following:

  • Return economy airfare from New Zealand to London International Airport in London, Ontario (up to CDN $1,750 each) to be booked 6 months in advance through the recommended ACQFAF travel resource.
  • Return ground transportation from London International Airport to Ailsa Craig when travelling with the delegation.
  • Honorarium for teaching workshops as specified in individual teacher contracts and,
  • Accommodations and most meals with local families.

All members who visit will be expected to contribute fully to the running of the show and if not teaching will be expected to serve as either white glove exhibitor aids, work a sales desk or to give talks on New Zealand and its fibre tradition (or related suitable topics).

We are looking for tutors who are able to:

  • Teach classes that  are original
  • Able to give lectures/floor talks  – this could be an orignal topic, about the exhibition quilts exhibited, quilt and fibre art scene in New Zealand
  • It is an advantage if you have additional skills that are reflective of New Zealand textile arts ( eg. use of harakeke, wool and alternate fibres)
  • Preference will be given to Aotearoa Quilters members
  • Available to travel for the dates of the festival

If you are interested in this opportunity please complete and submit your CV and Workshop descriptions

Workshop descriptions  should include:

  • A brief outline of the technique, project or pattern to be taught.
  • Length of time for the class- Full day (5-6 hours), half day (2-3 hours)
  • Maximum number of students the teacher prefers to work with (example10,20)
  • One or more photographs of the technique or similar project (to be used for promotional purposes)
  • Where possible, a sample of the technique or project (to be used for promotional purposes).

Please also include topics and any lecture outlines you are able to provide. ( desirable, not essential)

Please complete this form and upload your documents using this form by the 5pm. 10th June, 2018

Ailsa Craig Festival - Expressions of Interest - Tutors

  • Upload your CV here.

Any queries email president@aotearoaquilters.co.nz

If for any reason you are unable to upload your documents please email directly to president@aotearoaquilters.co.nz

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