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.
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.
The awards were presented at our AGM in October 2019.
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 you will buy a kit which will have a selection of fabric with spots- these fabric must be visible in you entry. You are able to add as many other fabrics as you like. When you hand in your completed entry at our September meeting you will get your money back.
The entry can be of any size and could be a bed quilt, wall hanging, table runner, small quilt, bag or anything you like provided it is made with 3 layers- a top, batting and a backing.
You will only be limited by your imagination.
Your entry is to be handed in at our September 2019 meeting.
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
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.