We are excited to be hosting the International Challenge for its final showing here in New Zealand on the 4th & 5th August in Palmerston North. Hosted at the historic Caccia Birch House this will be a stunning exhibition of the quilts from Japan, France, and New Zealand. In addition, we will be showcasing the work of quilters and textile artists from around New Zealand.
In Palmerston North at the Expo you will see:
Come along first thing on Saturday ( 10:30) for the announcement of the Pink and Art Deco prize winners – Judged by local quilter and judge – Dianne Southey (Village Books and Crafts)
Over the weekend AQ committee members Liz McKenzie and Shirley Sparks will be available to give you a guided tour and floor talk sharing their perspectives and insights into the creative processes and works displayed as well as answering any queries you may have.
“Introduction to traditional Tivaevae” sample classes will be available – you can sign up here. ($25 including materials)
On Sunday afternoon we are planning a team competition. The Golden Thread Quiltathon sponsored by Tiffanies Treasures 4/5 teams of 3 or4 will be required to produce a cot size quilt within 90 minutes using the fabrics and materials provided. Come along and support a team – audience votes for the winners! This event will be MC’ed by Robynne Fellowes and will be great fun! More Details to follow
The completed quilts will be donated to Cosy Kiwi Kids .
If you have quilts that would keep a child warm this winter that you would be willing to donate to this worthwhile cause please bring them along over the weekend.
Tea and Coffee /hot soup will be available through the weekend at the venue.
Dinner is available @ 7pm on Saturday evening – you are welcome to join us for $40- BYO Drink ( PS you do not have to attend the AGM to attend the dinner ;-))
We are looking forward to hearing quilter, blogger & artist Charlotte Scott as our Guest Speaker at the dinner.
Aotearoa Quilters Members
The AGM is on Sat. 4th @ 5pm @ Caccia Birch House. Please RSVP here.
Nominations for new committee members are now open
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