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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.

Quilt Challenge Galleries

2012 Challenge “CONNECTIONS”

  1. Stratification Jeanette Gilles Winner
  2. Six Wives Mary Transom Merit
  3. Well Connected Irene Anderton Merit
  4. The Long Road Kathleen Burford Merit
  5. Chained Helen Beaven
  6. Martin Family Connection Ruth Wheeler
  7. I Got My Wires Crossed Ros Taylor
  8. Disconnection Norma Slabbert
  9. Restoration Shirley Sparks
  10. Stepping Stones Ruth Nicholas
  11. Our Volcanic Chain Nancy Neilson
  12. It's All In The DNA Judith Ross
  13. Six Degrees of Separation Caroline Mason
  14. Critical Path Sheryl Anicich / Debra Delorenzo
  15. Party Lines Natalie Murdoch
  16. Active Neurons Sophie Wood
  17. Connecting Threads Juliet Fitness
  18. Clean and Green Jennifer Patterson
  19. Six Degrees of Connection Marilyn Muirhead
  20. Connecting The Dots Kathleen Burford

2011 Challenge ‘ON THE SURFACE’

  1. Marks on the Surface of TimeDi Partington Auckland Winner
  2. It's a Beautiful Day-isn't it?Catherine McDonald, Christchurch, Merit
  3. Garden of Peace and TranquilityMary Transom, Ohope, Merit
  4. Dancing with the StarsEllen Whitlock, Napier, Merit
  5. Kimona InspiredJeannette Gillies, Wanaka
  6. LeavesJennifer Patterson Stratford
  7. Liquification Broke My PathPenny Jameson, Christchurch
  8. Ground EffectsMerrilyn George, Ohakune
  9. The Sebkha MekergheneCatherine Lawes, Renwick
  10. PounamuKathleen Burford, Christchurch
  11. Drought at Waterholes 4 & 5Barbara M Hilford Katikati
  12. Autumn SplendourRuth Wheeler, Whakatane
  13. TrailingLyn Winter Rangiora
  14. Rags to Riches IIJudith Ross Christchurch
  15. Crossed WordsNatalie Murdoch, Mangatarata
  16. Here Comes the SunSheryl Anicich Lower Hutt
  17. Mexico 2010, East Cape 2015?Camilla Watson, Wellington
  18. Quiet on the SurfaceNorma Slabbert Hamilton
  19. Skin DeepDebra DeLorenzo, Wellington
  20. Black BeautyDebra DeLorenzo, Wellington and Sheryl Anicich, Lower Hutt

2009 Challenge ‘ILLUMINATION’

  1. 'Wintersweet', Lyn Winter, RangioraWINNER INNOVATIVE
  2. 'K is for Kelmscott', Natalie Murdoch, ThamesMERIT TRADITIONAL
  3. 'Blurred Vision' Kathleen BurfordWINNER TRADITIONAL
  4. 'Illuminated French Curves', Juliet Fitness, AucklandMERIT INNOVATIVE
  5. 'Night Light', Alison Laurence, AucklandROOKIE AWARD
  6. 'Jupiter's Spirit', Irene Anderton, Lower HuttHIGHLY COMMENDED
  7. 'Dance until the end of time', Chris Behersing, AucklandHIGHLY COMMENDED
  8. 'Symphony Finale', Barbara Bilyard, AucklandHIGHLY COMMENDED
  9. 'Full Moon', Kathleen Burford, ChristchurchHIGHLY COMMENDED
  10. 'Dawn', Debra Delorenzo, WellingtonHIGHLY COMMENDED
  11. 'Beacon' Jeanette Gillies, WanakaHIGHLY COMMENDED
  12. 'Starry Starry Night', Ros Lusk, Havelock NorthHIGHLY COMMENDED
  13. 'Mothlight', Sue McLennan, ChristchurchHIGHLY COMMENDED
  14. 'Gogli', Leigh Motion, TaupoHIGHLY COMMENDED
  15. 'Tranquility', Jennifer Patterson, StratfordHIGHLY COMMENDED
  16. 'And Darkness Has Never Put It Out', Helen Pedersen, WhanganuiHIGHLY COMMENDED
  17. 'Church Window', Maria van Buel, AucklandHIGHLY COMMENDED
  18. 'Clair de Lune', Maureen van Dam, AucklandHIGHLY COMMENDED
  19. 'Magic Lanterns', Annette Wilde Baxendell, ChristchurchHIGHLY COMMENDED
  20. 'Clarity', Debby Williams, BlenheimHIGHLY COMMENDED
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