“Smash your Stash” guided scrap class Saturday 25 August 2018

On the Saturday of the August Camp in the City Daphne Wright is taking a free guided scrap class. The emphasis will be on accurate cutting and chain piecing, getting blocks made quickly with little fuss.

There are two patterns on offer- you can either choose one or both at the same time which is one of the joys of chain piecing.

Requirements:

Quilt 1 is made from 4 1/2″  patterned squares and 2 1/2″ strips of plain background fabric.

Quilt 2 is made from 2 1/2″ squares of patterned fabric and squares and 2 1/2″ strips of plain background fabric.

Come along with

lots of 4 1/2″ squares, 2 1/2″ squares and calico
Sewing machine, threads, scissors, pins and your usual sewing gear
cutting board and cutter
8″square ruler
long quilters ruler at least 3″wide
2 or 3 metres of bleached calico depending on the size of the quilt you wish to make

 

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

Quilt Till You Wilt

Quilt Till You Wilt is a good opportunity to work from 9am to 9pm without interruptions on your project/projects or get help, suggestions from others or just relax & chat while you sew

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. You can bring their own dinner, or go out for dinner- its your choice.

 

2018

  • Saturday 22 September
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Exhibitions

Bi-Annual Exhibition

The next exhibition will be in 2020.

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.

 

Community Quilts Day is 22 September 2018

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.

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