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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.

Julia Arden

Special General Meeting and Dinner

During the Education Seminar over the weekend of 25-27 May, there will be a Special General Meeting at 5 pm on Saturday 26th May. That will be to ratify some changes to the Constitution, mainly connected with electronic transactions.

After that meeting, there will be a dinner at the Capital Gateway Motor Inn,  Newlands, Wellington. The dinner consists of 3 courses, with a cost of $45. Guest Speaker – Jenny Bacon speaking about “My Journey into Quilts and Art”

Jenny Bacon

We look forward to seeing you all there!

The Natural Wonders exhibition will be on display for the entire weekend, and you can combine seeing that exhibition with coming to the meeting and the dinner.

RSVP for the dinner, please, so that we can arrange the tables and catering. RSVP using the  form here

Aotearoa Quilters Dinner, 4 August 2018, RSVP

Dinner is available after the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 4 August 2018, 7pm at Caccia Birch House, Palmerston North. The cost will be $40 a head, buffet style meal. BYO Drink. Everyone Welcome Please complete the form to let us know you will be attending the dinner.
  • Please specify the number of people who are attending with you, and for whom you are making payment
    Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.

Please make your payment of $45 after submitting the form. Make payment into the Aotearoa Quilters account ( ASB 12-3048-0289863-00) with the reference ‘ AQDinner’ and your name.

The Fragile calendar photos apart from the main pages.

You can order calendars featuring these pictures online HERE – $20 & $5 postage and packaging within New Zealand. If purchasing 2 or 3, the postage will still be $5. If you would like more to stock them in your shop, or for your guild please contact Felicity Ellison directly  secretary@aotearoaquilters.co.nz

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Fragile quilts featured in the Aotearoa Quilters 2018 Calendar

If you click on the image, you will be able to read the maker’s name and title of the piece.

These are the 13 featured quilts. All quilts enterd in the Fragile challenge are included in the calendar.

You can order calendars online HERE – $20 & $5 postage and packaging within New Zealand. If purchasing 2 or 3, the postage will still be $5.

In choosing the main images, the selectors were guided by the need to display a variety of quilt styles, and to choose quilts that photographed well. All the quilts were of a high standard and we thank all the contributors for making the exhibition and the calendar a success. [gallery_bank type=”images” format=”masonry” title=”true” desc=”true” responsive=”true” animation_effect=”bounce” album_title=”true” album_id=”65″]

Upcoming Events

Jul
30
Mon
2018
11:00 am Bojagi – Korean Patchwork in Aot... @ Thistle Hall
Bojagi – Korean Patchwork in Aot... @ Thistle Hall
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm
Exhibition to show modern interpretations of traditional Korean patchwork or wrapping cloth – Bojagi 30 July 2018 – opening party @ 5.00pm at Thistle Hall Workshops: Wednesday 1st August 2018 4.30 pm Saturday 4 August[...]
Aug
4
Sat
2018
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…
10:30 am International Quilt Expo and AQ AGM @ Caccia Birch
International Quilt Expo and AQ AGM @ Caccia Birch
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibitions on Show: Final outing before heading off overseas is the “Wonders of the World” Exhibition, 90 quilts on display – 30 quilts from France, Japan and New Zealand, by 30 quilters from those same[...]
Aug
10
Fri
2018
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[...]
Aug
11
Sat
2018
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
Oct
4
Thu
2018
10:00 am Kerikeri Quilters’ Exhibition @ Kerikeri Primary School
Kerikeri Quilters’ Exhibition @ Kerikeri Primary School
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm
An exhibition of members’ work, merchant stalls, raffles and challenges. Refreshments will be available.

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