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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.

International Challenge

The International Challenge is now in Whangarei! It can be seen at Reyburn House from the 19th June until 1st July – See calendar for details.

Ailsa Craig Festival 2019 – Call for NZ Tutors

This week the Ailsa Craig Festival kicks off in Canada with Iceland as their guest. Next year it will be New Zealand’s turn to be welcomed to the festival.

Part of the group going to Ailsa Craig next year will include a number of tutors – a wonderful opportunity to see another part of the world while tutoring.

You can see further information here

International Exhibition Update

The International Exhibition will be featured at Annies Country Quilt Store in Ashburton for the next three days. See 90 quilts from 30 quilters – Aotearoa – Japan – France. There is an article in the Ashburton Courier here

Following Ashburton the quilts will be shown in Otago – See the article in the Otago Daily Times

The quilts will then be shown in Wellington, Capital Gateway Motor Inn 25th – 27th May, sponsored by Bernina. …then will be off to Taranaki 30th May – 2nd June 10am to 4pm – 10 Devon Street, New Plymouth. Cushlas Village Fabrics will have a pop up stand with the exhibition. You can see the article in the Taranaki Daily News promoting the exhibition and the work of Life Member Paula Cole who has co-ordinated the exhibition for Taranaki  – Taranaki Daily News 

Member Cindy Dobbin is also featured with her quilt ‘Shilling Forest’ in the Opunake and Coastal News Pg. 13 http://www.opunakecoastalnews.co.nz/pdfarchives/March 30 2018.pdf

Upcoming Events

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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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