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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.

Challenge

International Challenge – Natural Wonders of the World

Exciting News! Natural Wonders of the World exhibit is here!

Moeraki Boulders by Catherine McDonald

Shiretoko by Paula Cole

Aotearoa Quilters members last year participated in an international challenge with French and Japanese quilters. Each quilter was given a topic – a natural wonder. The same topics were used in each of the three countries resulting in three different perspectives on each topic. The quilts have been exhibited in Japan and are now here in New Zealand. They will travel to France in August for their exhibition in September.

All the quilts from New Zealand, Japan and France, 30 from each country, will be on display at Cottage Flair, 1127 Fenton Street, 
Rotorua, the last weekend of this month, February. The shop is open on Saturday 24th February from 9 to 3 and on Sunday 25th February from 10 to 3.

The NZ quilts can be viewed here in the gallery on our website  but we haven’t seen the French and Japanese ones yet. This is a unique opportunity to compare styles of the 3 countries as the 30 subjects are interpreted in different ways.

The quilts are available for exhibition in New Zealand from now until August, when they head away to France. We will keep you informed about the touring schedule. If you have an idea where they could be displayed, please contact Mary, President@aotearoaquilters.co.nz.

Many thanks to our sponsors for the exhibition in Rotorua, Pfaff and HandiQuilter. Cottage Flair, the hosts for the exhibition, will have specials on both Pfaff and HandiQuilter machines for the exhibition weekend.

 

 

 

Aotearoa Quilters Travelling Exhibitions

Aotearoa Quilters are very excited to have a number of exhibitions availble to tour New Zealand over the next year. These quilts will first be exhibited at Symposium 2017 in October.

If  you have are aware of a gallery that would host an exhibition, (preferrably at no cost) have a quild or community event where any or all of these exhibitions could be shown please get in touch with Judi Schon who is co-ordinationg these touring exhibitions. events@aotearoaquilters.co.nz

 Availble Exhibitions

12×12 Colour Challenge  ORANGE  – 85 12 inch square quilts by New Zealand Quilters

Fragile Challenge – An Aotearoa Quilters members only challenge with the theme ‘FRAGILE” – an exciting exhibition with quilters interpreting the them in many different ways. Thirteen of the quilts were chosen to be feature quilts in our calendar and all quilts are included. Calendars are availble for purchase at the Symposium 2017 shop, and will be availble on our website after Symposium. ( image coming soon)

Aotearoa Quilters Touring Exhibition (previously know as the Travelling Suitcase Exhibition) – 20 quilts chosen from those exhibited at Christchurch Symposium 2017

Quilts will be sent with instructions re hanging etc. The exhibition host will be responsible to freight or transport the exhibition to the next venue.

Look forward to hearing from you.

YELLOW and Floral Challenges

Follow these links for Terms & Conditions.
YELLOW
FLORAL
Floral & Yellow Challenge Entry Form

Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Thu
2018
9:00 am Gloria Loughman Class @ Waitomo Sew Worms
Gloria Loughman Class @ Waitomo Sew Worms
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm
There are two classes available at the Gloria Loughman workshop “Painted Landscape” – 2 day class (26th-27th April) Cost:$310.00 (food included) “Colour is Magic” – 1 day class (28th April) Cost:$150.00 (food included) Please email:[...]
Apr
27
Fri
2018
10:00 am Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm
Exhibition of Members’ Work, Special Exhibitions, Guest Exhibitor, Merchant Stalls, Challenges, Sales Table, Raffles, Cafe. EFTPOS available
Apr
29
Sun
2018
10:00 am Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Quilt & Textile Art Extravaganza @ Forum North
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Exhibition of Members’ Work, Special Exhibitions, Guest Exhibitor, Merchant Stalls, Challenges, Sales Table, Raffles, Cafe. EFTPOS available
May
4
Fri
2018
10:00 am Natural Wonders of the World @ Annies Country Quilts
Natural Wonders of the World @ Annies Country Quilts
May 4 @ 10:00 am – May 6 @ 5:00 pm
Entry is by Gold Coin donation. Exhibition will be displayed in the work room at Annies Country Quilts
May
5
Sat
2018
10:00 am The Auckland Quiltmakers Show an... @ Jubilee Building
The Auckland Quiltmakers Show an... @ Jubilee Building
May 5 @ 10:00 am – May 6 @ 4:00 pm
Special Exhibition “BLOG IT”: A Textile Art Series by Rosemary Rush with floor talk by Rosemary 2pm Saturday and Sunday Under 12’s free entry

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