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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.

NZ Quilting

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.

 

 

 

ORANGE 12 X 12 Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our ORANGE 12 x 12 Challenge.

“Is Orange really the New Black” By Liz McKenzie

 

“Halong Bay Sunset”                        By Gloria Scanlen

 

“The Thinker” By Camilla Watson

“Lookout” by Kat Martin

Viewers Choice winner will be announced at the Symposium Closing Ceremony.

A huge thank you to our SPONSORS

Bernina NZ – Winners Prize

Mallee Textiles – 3 Merit Prizes

Tulis Textiles – Viewers Choice Prize

Please support our sponsors  – they are generous supporters of Aotearoa Quilters

New Committee – November 2016

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Aotearoa Quilters Committee 2016   Left to Right; Julia Arden, Judi Schon, Liz McKenzie, Donna Cumming, Ruth Lewis, Marilyn Denton-Giles, Shirley Sparks, Mary Culver, Marie Williams, Felicity Ellison.

Aotearoa Quilters are pleased to confirm our new committee and roles:

President : Mary Culver Vice-President/Secretary/Archivist : Felicity Ellison
Treasurer : Marie Williams/ Liz McKenzie Minute Secretary : Ruth Lewis
Membership Secretary: Donna Cumming Sponsorship : Marilyn Denton-Giles
Event Management : Shirley Sparks Event Management : Judi Schon
Newsletter Editor : Julia Arden Advertising/Promotion : Mary Culver, Liz McKenzie
Website/FB : Mary Culver, Ruth Lewis, Julia Arden

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new committee has had it’s first meeting in Palmerston North this weekend, with a very full agenda. We look forward to working together to support Aotearoa Quilters members and promoting quilting in New Zealand.

We would also like to acknowledge the work of the previous committee and extend a large thank you to the outgoing committee members for all their work. The previous committee took the association from almost closing to the vibrant organsiation it now is. Our thanks goes to:

Catherine McDonald Paula Cole
Valda Sutton Bobby Duncan
Natalie Murdoch

Watch out for further information and our newsletter within the next couple of weeks.

Upcoming Events

May
24
Thu
2018
all-day Aotearoa Education Seminar @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
Aotearoa Education Seminar @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 24 – May 27 all-day
Education Seminar – 2018 “Judging at Quilt Shows” featuring Jenny Bacon, Australia More information to come on www.aotearoaquilters.co.nz
May
25
Fri
2018
9:00 am International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 25 @ 9:00 am – May 27 @ 4:00 pm
90 Quilters – 30 Themes – 90 Quilts France – Japan -New Zealand Sponsored by Bernina NZ
May
26
Sat
2018
7:00 pm Aotearoa Quilters Dinner Event @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
Aotearoa Quilters Dinner Event @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Aotearoa Quilters Dinner Event @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn | Wellington | Wellington | New Zealand
Come and hear our speaker Jenny Bacon  – International Quilter and Judge
May
28
Mon
2018
9:00 am International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
International Exhibition @ Capital Gateway Motor Inn
May 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
90 Quilters – 30 Themes – 90 Quilts France – Japan -New Zealand

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