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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.

Education Seminar 2018 -Judging at Quilt Shows

Jenny Bacon

Aotearoa Quilters is pleased to welcome Jenny Bacon, award winning quilter and international judge as our tutor for our 2018 Education Seminar – an intensive three days  focused on developing your skills as a quilting judge.

The 3 day residential seminar will be held at the:

 Capital Gateway Motor Inn, Wellington

on Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May, 2018

Costs: Expected cost – AQ Members – $600 for three days – this includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, MT, AT for three days  (Non Members $675)

Plus accommodation – these costs will vary according to your choice of single, double, triple or quadruple shared rooms.

See details about the seminar from Jenny here below. If you are interested in attending please complete the Expression of Interest form which you can find here, and pay online the $25 non-refundable deposit. If you then go on to register for the full event the $25 will be deducted from your total.

Expressions of interest are required so that we can gauge interest – there is a minimum number of participants required to make this event viable. Those who have completed an Expression of Interest will be given preference if we have more people than places. You will find the form here

Judging at Quilt Shows

  • Find out what happens in a judging/jurying sessions
  • Learn what standards might apply
  • Is it different for art, traditional and modern categories?
  • How to set the standards you want for your group show
  • Learn how to critique quilts made by yourself or other

These are a sessions for anyone who has ever wondered how people become judges? What were they thinking of? Why do we sometimes get back comments that may or may not be useful? If I enter overseas will the system be the same as I am used to?

We will practice critiquing, jurying and judging various elements of quiltmaking including design, technique and visual impact.  You will participate in mock judging/jurying sessions.

I have spent more than 8 years tracking down opportunities to work and practice with jurors and judges in Australia, USA and Great Britain and to investigate their training and philosophy. After more than 2 years of study, I am an Accredited Judge with the Quilters Guild of the British Isles.

Now I am sharing with others what I have learnt, and passing on my experience to you

Requirements:       Notebook and pencil

1 or 2 small quilts for us to practice the judging process on.

Please do not bring your prize-winning  masterpiece, we will be moving these around a lot,  folding them and holding them up. So simple and small is best.

We are not the ‘quilt police’ but will be working to encourage and support while we learn, and everything we discuss will be confidential.

Jenny Bacon

www.jennybacon.com.au

 

 

 

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Feb
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2018
9:00 am International Exhibition @ Cottage Flair
International Exhibition @ Cottage Flair
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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25
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10:00 am International Exhibition @ Cottage Flair
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Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
a Challenge between Japan, France and New Zealand Quilters. A unique opportunity to compare styles from 3 countries as they interpret 30 subjects. Sponsored by Pfaff and Handiquilter
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2018
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14
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2018
10:00 am Western Quilters’ Circle Inc, Op... @ Kelston Community Centre
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