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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.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is available for Groups and Guilds.

$50 per year for Associate Membership

Aotearoa Quilters financial year is from 1st May  3oth April each year. Membership fees are due on the 1st May.

Your guild will pay one $50 fee per year to become an Associate Member, and to receive the following benefits;

  • Newsletter detailing news of events and challenges, exhibitions, regional days.
  • Your guild or group’s news and exhibition information can be posted on the website.
  • Opportunity to host touring exhibitions.
  • Keep updated with National Quilting events and opportunities.
  • List your group information on the website.

Join Now
Members of clubs and guilds which may be Associate Members are encouraged to join as Individual Members to access the full benefits of membership, which include;

Your membership and support will enable your National Association to:

  • develop and nurture quilting and textile arts in New Zealand
  • keep you up to date about exciting new developments
  • contribute to our involvement in keeping the youngsters of New Zealand warm
  • ensure we are able to guide and help future national symposia organisers
  • help develop and maintain an archival record or quilting and quilters in New Zealand
  • continue to support the education and professional development of our member quilters
  • provide opportunities for quilters to participate in exhibitions of their work (you will need to be an individual member to pay members rates for challenge entries)

The Association produces a regular Newsletters and Mini-news that highlight news, key exhibition dates, news, events  and exhibition dates with links to more detailed information; provides entry to our member-only travelling exhibitions; discounted entry to the 12″x 12″ Colour Challenge;the opportunity to discuss issues with other quilters on our Yahoo discussion group;connection with other quilters via our Face Book page,

Associate Membership of your guild does not give members the benefits of individual membership eg. Discounted entry fees

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Upcoming Events

Jul
11
Wed
2018
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[...]
Jul
21
Sat
2018
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[...]
Jul
30
Mon
2018
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[...]
Aug
4
Sat
2018
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[...]
Aug
10
Fri
2018
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[...]
Aug
11
Sat
2018
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

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