You are not currently logged in.

» Lost your Password?

Aotearoa Quilters Facebook


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.

Mary Culver

2018 AGM

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Aotearoa Quilters committee – we have two vacancies. See details here

You can RSVP for the AGM here and the AQ Dinner with Guest Speaker Charlotte Scott here

International Quilt Expo

Mark your diaries, book your flights – we are going to have a great weekend here in Palmerston North at Caccia Birch House. 4th & 5th August.

We will have the final showing of the International Challenge, the first showing and prize giving for the Pink and Art Deco Challenges, The Hoffman Challenge and the Aotearoa Quilters Touring Exhibition ( ex Suitcase exhibition).

We are arranging Tivaevae sample classes (Register Here) and the Golden Threads team competition – Sponsored by Tiffanies Treasures.

The  merchants  include Brother  Fabric by Three & Plume Art

Charlotte Scott

We will also have the AGM where we will be looking for new committee members, followed by Dinner with Guest Speaker, Charlotte Scott.

You can see further details re the AGM here. 







The Shop Hop http://villagebooksandcrafts.blogspot.com/ will also be on in this region so if you are travelling around the area visiting each shop be sure to call in to see the International Quilt Expo 

Cosy Kiwi Kids

With the advent of the freezing weather this week it is a salient reminder that many young people in New Zealand do not have adequate bedding to keep them warm. We are putting out a call to all New Zealand Quilters to donate quilts to Cosy Kiwi Kids to ensure no child in New Zealand goes cold. Donated quilts need to be suitable for toddlers, children and teenagers – so a range of sizes is appreciated.

We are currently focusing on providing quilts to the south – Invercargill – and to Kainga Ora in Auckland. We work together with local Social Workers to ensure that quilts are delivered to those who need them.






Quilts can be delivered to:
North Island Co-ordinator: Bobby Duncan – Fabrics By Three, 17 Fleetwood Grove, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast 5036.
South Island Co-ordinator: Marie Williams – 94 Elizabeth St. Ashburton, 7700 (Back section if hand delivering)
Or bring them along to any AQ event, or pass them along to any AQ committee member.




If you are not able to donate quilts we appreciate contributions to assist with the costs of freighting quilts to their destinations.
Donations can be made to our Bank Account 12-3048-0289863-00 Ref: CKK Donation

You can see here on Stuff the article about quilts donated to children in Waitara

Upcoming Events

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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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