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.
Our next Community Quilt Day is Saturday 22 September. Dianne will have varying size quilt tops to quilt and batting and backings have also been cut so are ready to be be pinned and quilted. There is lots of fabric available in the Community Quilt stash so try out that pattern you have always wanted to make. There are also a number of panels which can have quilt blocks added around the edges or cup up and individual blocks sashed.
There will be no charge for the day when you work on Community Quilts, then you can spend the evening working on your own project.
Come along and make or finish quilts which will be donated to the Community.
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
Camp in the City provides a whole weekend working on projects that you either want to start or complete. Friday 5.30 to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 9pm & Sunday 9am to 4pm.
We’ve found it is a great way to get together and have a whole weekend working on projects that you either want to start or complete while others also keen on quilting and patch working do the same – it couldn’t be better.
If you can not come for the whole weekend feel free to come along for the Friday night or either Saturday or Sunday. You could pop in for a few hours over the weekend. You can leave your machine set up over the weekend and come and go as it suits you.
It’s fair to say we have a lot of fun! Its a great way to check out what the others are doing.
Camp in the City Dates for 2018
Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November 2018
Bayfield High School, T Block
Friday 5.30pm to 9pm
Saturday 9am to 9pm
Sunday 9.30am 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, your lunch and tea- or buy it- its up to you.
A very successful techniques class has been held.
Here are the happy participants at the end of the day.
The September monthly meeting will be held on 13 September at Bayfield High School, Shore Street Dunedin in the technology block from 7.15 to 9.30pm
Remember to something for show and tell
New members very welcome