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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.

Junior Challenge

The 2013 Junior Challenge had the theme Cross Cultural.

The quilters embraced this theme and produced inspiring works for their age group.

There was a winning prize  of $100 and 2 merit prizes of $50 each.  The prizes were selected by online voting.

The 2013 junior challenge quilts

  1.  Monika Prasad 14 yrs Childhood MemoriesChildhood Memories This is about the cultural changes from childhood in Fiji to the snow culture of the mountain town Techniques: Applique, hand and machine quilting Materials :Cotton, netting,
  2.  Monika Prasad 14 yrs Childhood Memories detailChildhood Memories This is about the cultural changes from childhood in Fiji to the snow culture of the mountain town Techniques: Applique, hand and machine quilting Materials :Cotton, netting,
  3.  Samantha Reyes 13 yrs Winter EscapeWinter Escape This is about the culture of this mountain town, when in winter it comes alive with mostly people escaping from the city for enjoyment on the mountain. Techniques: Applique, hand and machine quilting Materials :Cotton, netting,
  4.  Samantha Reyes 13yrs Winter Escape detailWinter Escape This is about the culture of this mountain town, when in winter it comes alive with mostly people escaping from the city for enjoyment on the mountain. Techniques: Applique, hand and machine quilting Materials :Cotton, netting,
  5.  Joanna Dowman 13yrs Bird of paradiseBird of paradise This is about the beauty of our wild life. Techniques: Applique, hand and machine quilting Materials :Cotton, netting,
  6.  Daniel Wylie 15 yrs Stars and stripesStars and Stripes The reference is a flag, and the culture of raising the flag also belongs to the army life and the stripes that mean advancing Techniques: Applique,piecing, hand and machine quilting Materials:Cotton, netting,
  7.  Daniel Wylie 15 yrs Stars and stripes detailStars and Stripes The reference is a flag, and the culture of raising the flag also belongs to the army life and the stripes that mean advancing Techniques: Applique,piecing, hand and machine quilting Materials:Cotton, netting,
  8.  Tom Couper 13 yrs HuntingHunting and Fishing This is about the life in the outdoors and how it has a culture of its own. Techniques: Applique, hand and machine quilting Materials :Cotton, netting,
  9.  Tom Couper 13 yrs Hunting detailHunting and Fishing This is about the life in the outdoors and how it has a culture of its own. Techniques: Applique, hand and machine quilting Materials :Cotton, netting,
  10.  Steven Haitana 13 yrs We are blackWe are black This is about the culture of wearing black. It stands for pride Techniques: Applique, machine quilting Materials :Cotton, polyester, netting,
  11.  Steven Haitana 13 yrs We are black detailWe are black This is about the culture of wearing black. It stands for pride Techniques: Applique, machine quilting Materials :Cotton, polyester, netting,

Note: there is a detail and a full size photo of each quilt. If you click on the image you will get a larger photo. Each quilter has also included an artist statement explaining their quilt. This should appear by hovering the mouse over the photo

 

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Upcoming Events

Oct
20
Fri
10:00 am Otamatea Quilters’ Group Annual ... @ The Kauri Museum
Otamatea Quilters’ Group Annual ... @ The Kauri Museum
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm
Free with admission to The Kauri Museum 9am-5pm daily
Oct
21
Sat
9:30 am Quilts Galore @ Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters
Quilts Galore @ Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm
 
10:00 am Whangamata Patch and Quilters @ Whangamata Memorial Hall
Whangamata Patch and Quilters @ Whangamata Memorial Hall
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
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23
Mon
9:30 am Quilts Galore @ Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters
Quilts Galore @ Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters
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