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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.

Travelling Quilt Challenge – GROWTH

Aotearoa Quilters have a  travelling exhibition where we select 20 quilts to travel for 12 months. All quilts are for sale.

Bernina Aotearoa Quilters challenge 2014

“GROWTH”

Bernina 350PE QuiltA huge thank you to Bernina for sponsoring this challenge including a  Bernina 550 PE (valued at over $4000) for the winning quilt.

Twenty quilts based on the theme GROWTH will be selected to tour  New Zealand for the following 12 months.

Mother Earth

Mother Earth

Congratulations to Kathleen Burford, Christchurch, the winner of the GROWTH challenge with Mother Earth.

Other winners were:

Merit: Natalie Murdoch, Thames – Darling Buds of May

Merit: Jennifer Patterson, Stratford – An Abundance of Gum Blossoms

Merit: Debby Williams, Timaru – Prognosis; Hope

Judges choice – Fyvie Murray, Wellington – Waste and Renewal, Valda Sutton, Thames – Seasonal Changes

Others selected to travel

Ruth Wheeler, Whakatane – Martin Family Tree

Kathleen Burford, Christchurch – City Skyline

Anne Groufsky, Whangarei – In a city

Mary Transom, Ohope – Algae Blooms

Maria Van Buel, Auckland – Letting Go

Helen Beaven, Wellington – Increasingly Modern

Melanie Martin, Tauranga – Under Construction

Nancy Neilson, Whakatane – How does a quilters stash grow? Piece by piece.

Merin Davis, Morrinsville – Regeneration

Sophie Wood, Christchurch – Crystal Cave

Di Partington, Orewa – Urban Sprawl

Catherine McDonald, Christchurch – Strength

Debra DeLorenzo, Wellington – Help! My blocks are growing and growing!

Shirley Sparks, Pauanui – Rural Invasion

Congratulations to those who were selected to travel and thank you to all who entered and supported the Aotearoa Quilters challenge.

See Calendar for dates and venues where these quilts will be exhibited.

view all the quilts

Thank you to all of our sponsors:
Bernina

Stitch

NZ Quilter

Resene

Tulis Textiles

Patch and Quilt

Wonderfil Threads

Please support these wonderful sponsors who enable us to put on challenges and exhibitions.

View previous  challenges

Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Thu
2018
9:00 am Gloria Loughman Class @ Waitomo Sew Worms
Gloria Loughman Class @ Waitomo Sew Worms
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
There are two classes available at the Gloria Loughman workshop “Painted Landscape” – 2 day class (26th-27th April) Cost:$310.00 (food included) “Colour is Magic” – 1 day class (28th April) Cost:$150.00 (food included) Please email:[...]
Apr
27
Fri
2018
10:00 am Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition of Members’ Work, Special Exhibitions, Guest Exhibitor, Merchant Stalls, Challenges, Sales Table, Raffles, Cafe. EFTPOS available
Apr
29
Sun
2018
10:00 am Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Exhibition of Members’ Work, Special Exhibitions, Guest Exhibitor, Merchant Stalls, Challenges, Sales Table, Raffles, Cafe. EFTPOS available
May
4
Fri
2018
10:00 am Natural Wonders of the World @ Annies Country Quilts
Natural Wonders of the World @ Annies Country Quilts
May 4 @ 10:00 am – May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Entry is by Gold Coin donation. Exhibition will be displayed in the work room at Annies Country Quilts
May
5
Sat
2018
10:00 am The Auckland Quiltmakers Show an... @ Jubilee Building
The Auckland Quiltmakers Show an... @ Jubilee Building
May 5 @ 10:00 am – May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Special Exhibition “BLOG IT”: A Textile Art Series by Rosemary Rush with floor talk by Rosemary 2pm Saturday and Sunday Under 12’s free entry

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