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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.

Life Membership awarded to Catherine McDonald

Aotearoa Quilters awarded Catherine McDonald an Honary Life Membership at their AGM.

Congratulations Catherine

Symposium Winners

Congratulations to all those who have won winning and merit prizes for their entries at Symposium 2017.

This includes the following Aotearoa Quilters current members:

Clare Smith, Wendy Ward, Ross Munro, Lynette Winter, Jeanie O’Sullivan, Sheryl Anicich, Robyn Croft, Valda Sutton, Rosemary Rush, Helen Beaven, Anna Williams,

Current members with quilts accepted for the Aotearoa Quilts on Tour: Anna Hicks, Catherine McDonald, Clare Smith, Janet Ryan, Anne Broomfield, Maria Rohs, Heather Mconie, Ruth Nicholas, Carole Sorrell, Natalie Murdoch

Well done everyone!

You can see the details of the winners on the Symposium 2017 website here



Silent Auction – Symposium 2017

We are very excited to bring you our Silent Auction 2017 – a fundraiser for Aotearoa Quilters Inc.

You can catch the first glimpse here of the 20 artworks and quilts that will be auctioned during Symposium.

We are extremely grateful to the people who have donated their work to this auction, and appreciate their support of Aotearoa Quilters.

Each item will be on display in the Exhibition area next to the Gourmet Cuisine Cafe throughout Symposium. Each item will have a price, with a paper run sheet wher you can add your bids throughout Symposium. You can check back throughout the week to see how the auction is progressing and it you are retaining the winning bid. Bids will close at 5pm Tuesday 10th October.

If you are not attending Symposium you may nominate another person to bid on your behalf. Payment must be received by Aotearoa Quilters Inc. before the quilt/ artwork will be released. Items will be availble for collection after Symposium’s closing ceremony. Eftpos will be availble.

If you are unable to collect your purchase it will be couriered to you during the week following Symposium. Additional cartage will be charged by arrangement if items are required to be sent to an overseas address.

All unsold items (items that do not meet reserve) will be returned to the maker ( unless an alternate arrangement has been made).

Details of the quilts and reserves will be added here over the 2-3 days prior to Symposium.

You can see the majority of the quilts in the gallery below. In addition to these items we have two quilts donated by Norma Slabbert.

Silent Auction 2017

Photographs provided by the makers.

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Upcoming Events

10:00 am Otamatea Quilters’ Group Annual ... @ The Kauri Museum
Otamatea Quilters’ Group Annual ... @ The Kauri Museum
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm
Free with admission to The Kauri Museum 9am-5pm daily
9:30 am Quilts Galore @ Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters
Quilts Galore @ Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters
Oct 21 @ 9:30 am – Oct 22 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am Whangamata Patch and Quilters @ Whangamata Memorial Hall
Whangamata Patch and Quilters @ Whangamata Memorial Hall
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm
Children Free Sunday 22nd October time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
9:30 am Quilts Galore @ Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters
Quilts Galore @ Golden Bay Patchwork and Quilters
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm