Our webmaster has been busy and a new look website has been established. The aim of the site will be the same a the last one – to keep our members and interested visitors up to date with club events, information on how to join, guild history and more.
We’re also working on adding more photography to the new website and this new design will allow for that. Your feedback and comments on the changes are most welcome.
Quilt Till you Wilt starts at 9am and goes through until 9pm. Held at Bayfield High School, it costs $10 for the day – bring your lunch and something to share for morning and afternoon tea. Tea and coffee are supplied. Sometimes people bring their own dinner, or go out for dinner- its your choice.
It’s a good opportunity to meet up with friends and make a concentrated effort on your current project, or get help and suggestions from others, or just relax and chat while you sew.
Natural Wonders of the World
Quilters and Patchworkers of Otago were excited to recently host an exhibition of “Natural Wonders of the World”, an international quilt challenge.
Aotearoa Quilters were invited to participate in the International challenge by NHQG – a Japanese quilting group. Thirty quilters from New Zealand, France and Japan are involved, ninety in total.
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, were displayed in Dunedin in May 2018.
Our latest bi-annual exhibition was held Friday 23 February to Friday 2 March 2018. The next exhibition will be in 2020.
Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago make quilts for give away to individuals and community groups that need the extra comfort a quilt can give. We give away approximately 60-80 quilts a year. While most of these quilts are given to organisations which give them to needy families in their care some are also given to charities for fundraising raffles.
We receive lovely letters back from the recipients many of whom receive a quilt often at a time when they are feeling at their most vulnerable.
Members make the quilts using donated fabric and giving of their own time.
Fabric and batting is available if you would like to work on Community Quilts.
2018 Challenge “Monochromatic”
The completed quilt is to be handed in by our September meeting so that judging can occur and the prizes will be handed out at the AGM in October.
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