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St Peters Group

The St Peters group is not confined to patchwork and quilting alone – we have knitters, teddy and toy makers, embroidery, cross stitch, bag makers as well as anything in the craft world. While we don’t teach classes, there everyone is only too willing to help or advise someone on how to get started on a project and sharing their knowledge.

The St Peters group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the each month except during December and January in the St Peters Church Hall on the corner of Hillside Road and Baker Street, South Dunedin from 10am until 2pm.

Bring your own lunch and whatever you are working on.

Tea and coffee are provided with good facilities for heating up your lunch in the winter.

Feel free to join this warm and friendly group. Every one is welcome! You do not have to be a member of Quilters and Patchworkers of Otago (Inc.) to join the St Peters group, and we invite you to join the group and do any hand craft. Cost $4.00 to attend the day, please ask for Cynthia Duncan on arrival.

Coral and Jade Challenge 2020

This year, as it is the club’s 35th anniversary, the challenge will be ‘Coral and Jade’. The quilted piece must be in jade and/or coral colours, OR portray jade (the green ornamental mineral) or coral (the reef builders in tropical oceans) in any form.

Any size and any techniques welcome, but it must be THREE layers and quilted. Bags, table mats, wall hangings etc acceptable as long as they comprise of the three layers and quilted. Challenge items to be handed in at the September meeting.

We will present the following awards for the challenge entries at our AGM in October 2020.

Prizes to be awarded:
The Prue Paape Award for overall excellence
The Liddy Rekker Cup for machine quilting
Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Award for hand quilting

This year we have added a new award:

Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Award for First time entry

Camp in the City 2021

Camp in the City provides a whole weekend for those wanting to escape the chores at home! Maybe you want to start a new project, or finish that one that has been sitting in the cupboard for a while.

Camp in the City operates from Friday to Sunday at Bayfield School, Technology block.

We’ve found it is a great way to get together and have a whole weekend, working on your projects, picking up some tips and tricks from other members, enjoying a cuppa and a chat while working.

You are welcome to set up your sewing machine for the whole weekend, and come and go as it suits you. If you are unable to attend the whole weekend, feel free to pop along for a few hours either the Friday night, Saturday or Sunday.

Its a great way to check out what the others are doing, and get some inspiration for your next project. It’s fair to say we have a lot of fun!

Camp in the City Dates for 2021

12-14 March 2021

21-23 May 2021

12-14 November 2021


Bayfield High School, T Block


Friday 5.30pm to 9pm

Saturday 9am to 9pm

Sunday 9am to 4pm


$20 for the full weekend (or $5 for Friday night, $10 for Saturday and $10 for Sunday)

If you have any queries contact us!

What to Bring

Something to share for morning and afternoon tea, your sewing machine and plenty of projects. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch and dinner or feel free to pop out for either – its up to you!

The Welsh & New Zealand Exchange

Lynda Somerville, from Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Inc, organised an exchange along with her friend, Brenda Howell from the South Wales Ceredigion Quilters Guild, to showcase the international relationship and beauty of the craft.  Lynda sent over 23 quilts from the Dunedin area groups, all with a New Zealand theme, in exchange for Welsh ones.

Ours arrived last year and were on display at Tremain, Cardigan and will be on display again, as part of their annual exhibition, at Cardigan Castle for the month of April. The New Zealand themed quilts have also been shown at various quilting groups abroad.  The Welsh quilts will be taken by Lynda to show at as many Quilting groups as possible, before being distributed to those who partook in this exchange.

2020 Exhibition

We had our biennial 2020 exhibition from the 28th February – 8th March at the Dunedin Community Gallery. With 62 quilts on display, show casing a variety of techniques in both traditional and modern style quilting.

We welcomed over 750 visitors to the Exhibition from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to vote for their favourite quilt on display, learn about new techniques that were on display and the opportunity to ask questions on quilting.