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SEWEZI Flight Challenge

SEWEZI Flight Challenge – UPDATE

Aotearoa Quilters’ Traveling Quilt Exhibition

Taupo Museum, Niven Room 15 April to 8 May

Easter and the school holidays are coming up and while you are planning what to do during the holidays, why not schedule in a visit to the Taupo Museum where the SewEzi Flight Challenge quilts will be on exhibition.

This travelling exhibition is coming to an end so this is your last opportunity to see the art works in a public gallery setting.  Take a look at the quilts and see the many, varied interpretations of the theme “Flight”.

The exhibition comprises 20 quilts all measuring 75 cm square.  All quilts are for sale.  There are stunning birds and butterflies and a wide variety of other designs such as Shirley Sparks’ aerial view of the tulip fields of Amsterdam.  Jeannette Gillies from Wanaka was the winner of the Challenge with “Gone” – a beautifully presented silk, hand-dyed art piece representing a Turkish door where the occupants had locked up and gone!  This quilt will stir your emotions as you question who has left, why they have gone and where are they now?



SECOND TO LAST stop for the exhibition will be at ‘Positively Patchwork’, a show hosted by Eastbay Quilters and Cotton Pickers, Whakatane 

on 9, 10 and 11 June  

Hours 10 am–4 pm Friday and Saturday, 10 am– 3 pm Sunday.

Venue War Memorial Hall, Short Street,  Whakatane.

Entry $5


After the Whakatane show in June, the exhibition will now go back to Rotorua to Rainbow Quilters’ show for the weekend of 17th – 18th  June.  The quilts will then be returned to their owners after that weekend.

Don’t miss this exhibition of work by members of Aotearoa Quilters, the National Association of New Zealand Quilters.

Gone by Jeanette Gillies;

Aotearoa Quilters – Bernina NZ Education Seminar 2017

Well the time has finally come – I for one am feeling excited and really looking forward to the weekend away in Auckland with Aotearoa Quilters and our tutor for the weekend, Lisa Call. Based at Vaughan Park Retreat Center it promises to be a great weekend of learning, developing new skills and meeting up with friends – old and new.

Great weekends such as this come together with a lot of hard work and dedication on the part of the commitee, and the support of our sponsors.

We are very appreciative for all you work and support and wish to thank the following Sponsors for their support:

Bernina NZ

 Wonderfil Threads

Liquorland Northcross

 Whitcoulls Albany

Howard Storage – Albany

 Warehouse Stationery Albany

Z Petrol Station Northcross

 Exquisite Stitch – Takapuna

Bennetts Chocolates

 Dee Weber – USA

Typo – Albany

 Look Sharp Outlet – Albany

Cotton On – Albany

 Northern Property Managers

We will keep you posted as to how the weekend goes.




2017 World Quilt Competition

See news from Anne Scott, World Quilt Competition Co-ordinator -further information and entry form here New Zealand_2017_Entry Form

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