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 Quilt project

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.

Dianne has a variety of 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.

Come along and make or finish quilts which will be donated to the Community.

2018 “Monochromatic” Challenge Winners and entries

The  awards were presented at our AGM in October 2018.

Prizes to be awarded:

  • The Prue Paape Award for overall excellence to Isabel Neilsen for “Scented Lotus”
  • The Liddy Rekker Cup for machine quilting to Debbie Pettinger for “Heading for the Hills”
  • Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Award for hand quilting to Jill Allan for “Red and White Squares”

    Scented Lotus

    Heading for the Hills

    Picnic Blanket

     

     

Ally

Mocca Mix

The Long Pathway

Caught Red Handed

Chocolate Caramel and Creme

Lola by Swoon

Triangles

Camp in the City: 22 to 24 February 2019 dates

Camp in the City provides a whole weekend working on projects that you either want to start or complete and you get to go home and sleep in your own bed.

Camp in the City operates from Friday 5.30pm 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 2019

22 to 24 February 2019

Venue

Bayfield High School, T Block

Times

Friday 5.30pm to 9pm

Saturday 9am to 9pm

Sunday 9.30am to 4pm

Cost

$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.

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