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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.

PINK – Colour 12 x12 Challenge

Aotearoa Quilters 12×12 Colour Challenge – PINK

Overview

Aotearoa Quilters invites Members and Non Members to enter the Colour Challenge, a 12 x 12 inch [30cm x30cm] quilt which is predominately Pink in colour. The theme and techniques used are the Quilt Makers own choice, however the quilt needs to withstand traveling to several venues. All entries must be for sale. The quilts will be exhibited at various venues arranged by Aotearoa Quilters.

Conditions of Entry

All conditions outlined in the Conditions of Entry and the Entry Form must be met to make entries eligible for judging.

Quilt details

  • The finished quilt must measure 12 inches by 12 inches [30cm x 30cm] and hung as a square. [Not on point]
  • The colour of the quilt is to be predominately Pink.
  • The quilt must not be mounted or framed with hard materials.

Hanging and Identification Details

  • A hanging sleeve 2 ½ inches wide, finishing ½ inch from either side and no more than ½ inch from the top edge of the quilt, is to be securely stitched to the top of the quilt.
  • The hook side of Velcro is to be stitched to the top edge of the hanging sleeve. [also ½ inch from the sides and top of the quilt] No stick-on velcro to be used.
  • Soft sided Velcro is to be named with the quilt title and maker’s name and attached to the hook side of the Velcro. [this is for protection of quilts when packaged for travel]
  • A fabric label with the quilt title, makers name, address and phone number is to be securely attached to the quilt, on the back bottom left hand corner, when viewed from the back.

Entry Details

  • Entrants may be Members or Non Members of Aotearoa Quilters. The entry fee is – Members $15 – Non Members $25 – each additional entry $10. It is preferable that the payment is made by online banking to ASB 12-3048-0289863-00 Reference: Pink and Your Name.
  • Entries must include a self-addressed courier/postage bag [no cartons] large enough for the return of the quilts. It is acceptable to send and return more than one quilt in the same bag [for return, please note this on the entry form]. Cardboard and other forms of packing [except a cloth bag] are not retained for return of quilts because of storage constraints.
  • Aotearoa Quilters reserves the right not to accept any quilts that do not meet the conditions of entry or that the Committee deems as not being a suitable entry.
  • Insurance of entries is the responsibility of the entrant. Whilst all care will be taken, Aotearoa Quilters will not accept liability for any loss or damage of quilts.

Exhibiting Details

  • All entries are for sale at $125. The Entrant will receive $100 and Aotearoa Quilters will retain $25 if the quilt is sold.
  • Unsold Quilts will be returned to the makers within 12 months, unless otherwise arranged with the Quilt Maker.
  • Quilts will be exhibited at a range of venues arranged by Aotearoa Quilters.
  • Quilts are not to be exhibited at any other venues prior to entering this challenge.

Photography Details

  • Partial photographs of up to 20% of the quilt may be shared on social media or any other public forum prior to the opening exhibition. The intention is to create an interest without revealing the main features of the quilt.
  • Aotearoa Quilters may use photographic images for promotional purposes. Quilt makers will be acknowledged.

Submission Details        PINK 12 x 12 Entry Form

Complete an entry form and entry fee payment online for each submission. A copy of the entry forms will be emailed to you. A printed copy of the entry form is to be sent with the quilt. Entry fees may be paid by cheque, however online payment is preferable.

  • Return addressed courier/postage bag large enough for return of quilts. For the protection of your quilt it should be submitted in a suitably sized cloth bag that is labelled with the quilt title and makers name.
  • Entries must be received no later than 12th July 2018. Late entries will not be accepted.

Courier address – Shirley Sparks, Aotearoa Quilters, 117 Motu Capri, Pauanui 3546.

Postal address – Shirley Sparks, Aotearoa Quilters, P O Box 211, Pauanui 3546

Notes on Sending Submissions

  • Postal entries- may arrive at any time prior to the final date, 12th July 2018.
  • Couriered entries-please do not send to arrive before the 2nd July 2018 as they will be unattended.
  • Please check with your courier company to ensure delivery by the due date [12th July 2018]. NZ Post and NZ Couriers deliver to Pauanui five days a week.

 

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10:00 am Kerikeri Quilters’ Exhibition @ Kerikeri Primary School
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An exhibition of members’ work, merchant stalls, raffles and challenges. Refreshments will be available.

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