Welcome to otagoquilters.org.nz

Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago (Inc.) is based in Dunedin, New Zealand. We are a group of enthusiastic quilters who enjoy monthly meetings, regular workshops, quilt days, extensive library, exhibitions and much more.

We welcome new members and enjoy meeting visiting quilters. Please feel free to browse our website.

Our Activities

Camp in the City 2022

Camp in the City provides a whole weekend for those wanting to escape the chores at home! Maybe you want

2022 Stripes Challenge

This year, the committee have chosen ‘Stripes’ as the challenge. The quilted piece must contain stripes of fabric in any

2022 Exhibition

We will hold our biennial exhibition in September 2022. More info to follow later this year.

Camp in the City 2022

Camp in the City provides a whole weekend for those wanting to escape the chores at home! Maybe you want to start a new project, or finish that one that has been sitting in the cupboard for a while.

Camp in the City operates from Friday to Sunday at Bayfield School, Technology block.

We’ve found it is a great way to get together and have a whole weekend, working on your projects, picking up some tips and tricks from other members, enjoying a cuppa and a chat while working.

You are welcome to set up your sewing machine for the whole weekend, and come and go as it suits you. If you are unable to attend the whole weekend, feel free to pop along for a few hours either the Friday night, Saturday or Sunday.

Its a great way to check out what the others are doing, and get some inspiration for your next project. It’s fair to say we have a lot of fun!

Camp in the City Dates for 2022

24 -26 June 2022

Tea and Coffee will be available. Please bring your own lunch and tea.

Venue

Bayfield High School, T Block

Times

Friday 9am to 8pm

Saturday 9am to 8pm

Sunday 9am 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. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch and dinner or feel free to pop out for either – its up to you!

2022 Stripes Challenge

This year, the committee have chosen ‘Stripes’ as the challenge. The quilted piece must contain stripes of fabric in any form. You are welcome to create a challenge piece showcasing stripes as part of the fabric or make a design with stripes, or if you feel adventurous….BOTH!

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:

The Prue Paape Award for overall excellence

The Liddy Rekker Cup for machine quilting

Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Award for First time entry

Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago Award for hand quilting

Photo by patricia serna on Unsplash

St Peters Group

The St Peters group is not confined to patchwork and quilting alone – we have knitters, teddy and toy makers, embroidery, cross stitch, bag makers as well as anything in the craft world. While we don’t teach classes, there everyone is only too willing to help or advise someone on how to get started on a project and sharing their knowledge.

The St Peters group meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the each month except during December and January in the St Peters Church Hall on the corner of Hillside Road and Baker Street, South Dunedin from 10am until 2pm.

Bring your own lunch and whatever you are working on.

Tea and coffee are provided with good facilities for heating up your lunch in the winter.

Feel free to join this warm and friendly group. Every one is welcome! You do not have to be a member of Quilters and Patchworkers of Otago (Inc.) to join the St Peters group, and we invite you to join the group and do any hand craft. Cost $4.00 to attend the day, please ask for Cynthia Duncan on arrival.