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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.

The Great New Zealand Quilt Show – Biennial Exhibition

The Great New Zealand Quilt Show

6th – 8th May, 2016, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua

The Great New Zealand Quilt Show is over for 2016. We have had a wonderful time, seen an amazing exhibition of New Zealand Quilters work, enjoyed the members breakfast & Award evening, spent money in the Merchants Mall, collected and quilted many quilts for Cosy Kiwi Kids – all in all a great weekend.

We want to say a ‘HUGE’ Thank You to all those who have helped to make this show a great success – without you we could not have had such a wonderful show.

We would like to congratulate the following Prize Winners;





Best in Show Bernina NZ Ltd. Sue Flego Mrs. Billings Returns
Best Bed Quilt Quilters Lane Sue Flego My Nearly Insane Journey
Bed Quilt Merit Tulis Textiles Jocelyn Thornton Millifiore Paperweights
Best Wall QuiltUnder 75cm Felted and Stitched Marilyn Muirhead Hayden
Wall Quilt MeritUnder 75cm Florence and Mary Ngaire Dawson In the Cave
Best Wall QuiltOver 75cm Fabric by Three Catherine Parkinson Jesus is Love
Wall Merit QuiltOver 75cm Tulis Textiles Valda Sutton Ottoman Odyssey
Best use of Colour Mallee Textiles Marge Hurst Long Hot Summer
Best use of Quilting Patchwork Passion Bev Smart Fire Island Hosta
Judges ChoiceNorma Slabbert Quiltique Anna Hicks Honeycomb Spin
Judges ChoiceMarion Manson Quiltique Carol Newsham Fabulous Feathers
Viewer’s Choice Florence and Mary Jean McLean Silence
Flight Challenge Sewezi Jeanette Gillies Gone
Flight  – Merit Cottage Flair Mary Transom Leaving
Flight – Merit Cottage Flair Shirley Sparks KL1963 Departing Amsterdam
Flight – Merit Wright FabricsAotearoa Quilters Camilla Watson I’m Flying
Flight Challenge EntrantsLucky Draw Quilting and Beyond Jacqui  Hale

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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