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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.

National Quilters

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.

 

 

 

YELLOW and Floral Challenges

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

2016 – Upcoming Events

Hi everyone – you will shortly receive your latest Aotearoa Quilters newsletter. See below a table of upcoming events with deadlines for entries and links to more detailed information on the website. Best Traditional Wall Quilt. Maker Valda Sutton

We look forward to seeing you all at The Great New Zealand Quilt show in May. This will be an exciting event.

You can enter the FLIGHT Challenge  see details here – and quilts for the Exhibition – details here & AQ Members’ Entry Form 2016

We are very grateful to all our sponsors for making this event possible. Bernina NZ Ltd, Quilters Lane, Tulis Textiles, Fabric by Three, Mallee Textiles, Patchwork Passion, Quiltique, Felted and Stitched, Florence and Mary, Cottage Flair, Wright Fabrics, Quilting and Beyond, Tiffanies Fabric.

 You can contact us here if you have any queries or can lend a hand during the show weekend.

2016  Event Timeline

1st March

Challenge Theme:

FLIGHT

Size 75cm x 75cm

Further details here

 

SEWEZI Flight Challenge entries due to be with Regional Reps

SewEzi Grande FLIGHT Challenge Entry Form

Contact Regional Reps for local event details.

The Wellington Flight entries are to be displayed at Nancy’s Stitch Studio (www.nancys.co.nz), 261 Thorndon Quay, from Monday 7th March until Sunday 14th March.

19th March International Quilting Day

Complete a quilt for Cosy Kiwi Kids

1st April Quilt entries due :

The Great New Zealand Quilt Show

AQ Members’ Entry Form 2016

6th,7th,8th May

10am – 4pm

Entry $10

The Great New Zealand Quilt Show

Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Center, Rotorua

·       Friday 6th

5-30 -7pm

Award Evening @ Cottage Flair
·       Saturday 7th,

8-30 am

Members Breakfast @ Cottage Flair
Sat 7th May, 1 pm Talk by Norma Slabbert  

Year 60 Project

Friday 6th & Sat. 7th

11am and 2-30pm

Judges Floor Talks
 Open Daily Exhibition –

Best of Show – quilts from previous New Zealand Syposia

SEWEZI FLIGHT Challenge

Juried Exhibition of AQ Members Quilts

·       Daily Long arm Quilting for Cosy Kiwi Kids

Bring quilts to donate, or tops to be quilted.

·       Open Daily Merchants / Sponsors

Click on their name to follow the link to their websites.

Please contact us if you have any queries.

Upcoming Events

Apr
18
Wed
2018
10:00 am Christchurch Quilters Exhibition @ Pumanawa Arts Centre
Christchurch Quilters Exhibition @ Pumanawa Arts Centre
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm
Event Time 10 am – 5 pm
Apr
22
Sun
2018
10:00 am Christchurch Quilters Exhibition @ Pumanawa Arts Centre
Christchurch Quilters Exhibition @ Pumanawa Arts Centre
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
Event Time 10 am – 5 pm
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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