Coral and Jade Challenge 2020

This year, as it is the club’s 35th anniversary, the challenge will be ‘Coral and Jade’. The quilted piece must be in jade and/or coral colours, OR portray jade (the green ornamental mineral) or coral (the reef builders in tropical oceans) in any form.

Any size and any techniques welcome, but it must be THREE layers and quilted. Bags, table mats, wall hangings etc acceptable as long as they comprise of the three layers and quilted. Challenge items to be handed in at the September meeting.

We will present the following awards for the challenge entries at our AGM in October 2020.

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 we have added a new award:

Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Award for First time entry

The Welsh & New Zealand Exchange

Lynda Somerville, from Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Inc, organised an exchange along with her friend, Brenda Howell from the South Wales Ceredigion Quilters Guild, to showcase the international relationship and beauty of the craft.  Lynda sent over 23 quilts from the Dunedin area groups, all with a New Zealand theme, in exchange for Welsh ones.

Ours arrived last year and were on display at Tremain, Cardigan and will be on display again, as part of their annual exhibition, at Cardigan Castle for the month of April. The New Zealand themed quilts have also been shown at various quilting groups abroad.  The Welsh quilts will be taken by Lynda to show at as many Quilting groups as possible, before being distributed to those who partook in this exchange.

2020 Exhibition

We had our biennial 2020 exhibition from the 28th February – 8th March at the Dunedin Community Gallery. With 62 quilts on display, show casing a variety of techniques in both traditional and modern style quilting.

We welcomed over 750 visitors to the Exhibition from all over the world, giving them the opportunity to vote for their favourite quilt on display, learn about new techniques that were on display and the opportunity to ask questions on quilting.