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Paula Cole

Paula Cole – Life Member September 2016

Paula ColePaula is a founding member of the National Association (Aotearoa Quilters) and has had a close involvement with its activities since joining the Quilts Aotearoa committee about 2003 to run the annual exhibition at the Hamilton Craft and Quilt Fair. On joining the National Committee in 2009, Paula has been the Newsletter Editor and have now taken over convening the Travelling Exhibition – the Growth Challenge, and this year the Flight Challenge.

Paula is an extremely supportive person in managing major exhibitions and has worked tirelessly.Paula is a go to person for information, very knowledgeable – got a difficulty – ‘go to Paula – she will have the answer’

Newsletter – took over newsletter, created a new look. Paula is great at creating posters, advertising etc,and gaining sponsorhip for prizes etc.

Prior to going on the main committee Paula was involved in the setup the then NANZQ exhibiting with Expertise Events at the Hamilton Quilt and Craft Fair as Quilts Aotearoa convenor, treasurer and on committee over several years – total service 12 years on AQ committee and Quilts Aotearoa

As a person Paula has been a kind and generous team player. Willing to put her hand up and get involved.

Back in Jan 2014 it looked like AQ was going to be wound up for definite but Paula voted against that motion as she was /is passionate about the National Association continuing and her vote is probably one of the reasons that Aotearoa Quilters exists today.