Login

You are not currently logged in.








» Lost your Password?

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.

Cosy Kiwi Kids

As winter sets in it is timely to remember not all New Zealand children have access to warm bedding  – Cosy Kiwi Kids was set up in response to that aiming to ensure that no child in New Zealand be without a quilt or blanket for warmth.

We have now donated hundreds of quilts into the Porirua area, Rotorua and surrounds, Northern regions, the latest donations have gone to the Hurinui District to be distributed to children and young people affected by the Kaikoura earthquake. You can see snapshots below of some of the wonderful quilts donated by generous New Zealand Quilters.

Cosy Kiwi Kids - Hurinui

We continue to call for donations of completed quilts for Cosy Kiwi Kids. North Island donors can send quilts to :

Bobby Duncan, Fabrics By Three, 17 Fleetwood Grove, Waikanae, Kapiti Coast 5036.

Aotearoa Quilters is very appreciative of Bobby’s assistance in coordinating Cosy Kiwiw Kids. We will confirm a contact/co-ordinator for donors from the South Island soon (Please contact me if this is something you would like to do.( president@aotearoaquilters.co.nz).

From now on we will where possible coordinate quilts within each island to minimise costs of distribution, as the cost of transporting quilts across the Strait is quite expensive – money that could be put to better use.

If you are unable to donate a quilt but are able to donate money towards cost of batting and backing ( for previously donated quilt tops we are quilting), or to freight quilts to their intended destination please contact us – we would appreciate your assistance in this way.

Mary Culver

President

ORANGE 12 X 12

Aotearoa Quilters invites Members and Non Members to enter the Colour Challenge, a 12 x 12 inch quilt which is predominately in Orange colour. The theme and techniques used are the Quilt Makers choice. Entries must be received by 11th September 2017.

All entries must be for sale. The quilts will be exhibited at Quilt Symposium Christchurch 2017 then in various other venues as arranged by Aotearoa Quilters. See details here

Congratulations – Merrilyn George

Aotearoa Quilters wishes to congratulate member Merrilyn George on the receipt of the Queens Birthday honor – Queen’s Service Medal for services to education and the community. Merrilyn has contributed widely to the textile art and quilting community in New Zealand, and is a long term member and supporter of Aotearoa Quilters.

See additional information at link below.

Merrilyn Frances George, of Ohakune

Join Aotearoa Quilters
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty

Upcoming Events

Sep
2
Sat
all-day Coastal Quilters Exhibition @ NZ Craft & Quilt Fair
Coastal Quilters Exhibition @ NZ Craft & Quilt Fair
Sep 2 – Sep 1 all-day
An exhibition of Members quilts and also a challenge “Scrap”
Sep
11
Mon
12:00 am 12×12 Orange Challenge
12×12 Orange Challenge
Sep 11 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
Closing day for entries to be delivered to: Shirley Sparkes Aotearoa Quilters 117 Motu Capri Pauanui 3546
Sep
22
Fri
10:00 am Quilts-a-Plenty @ Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
Quilts-a-Plenty @ Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Featuring Quilt Exhibition, Merchants, Club Quilt raffle and much more Refreshments available facebook.com/taurangapatchworkandquiltersgroup/
Sep
23
Sat
10:00 am Quilts-a-Plenty @ Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
Quilts-a-Plenty @ Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Featuring Quilt Exhibition, Merchants, Club Quilt raffle and much more Refreshments available facebook.com/taurangapatchworkandquiltersgroup/

Archives