Our Biennial Exhibition, Airing of the Quilts was held in the first week of September in the Dunedin Community Gallery
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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 Biennial Exhibition, Airing of the Quilts was held in the first week of September in the Dunedin Community Gallery in Princes St.
Our group showcased our quilts and demonstrated a wide range of quilting techniques. Visitors had the opportunities to vote for their favourite. The below quilt was chosen as ‘Viewers Choice’.
The winners of the raffle prizes during the exhibition were:
- Raffle Quilt winner: Emma from Dunedin
- 1000 x 5 inch square raffle winner: Sally from Dunedin
- a Quilting Supply raffle winner: Wendy from Invercargill
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.
Bayfield High School, T Block
Friday 9am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 8pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm
$25 for the full weekend (or individual cost of $10 for Friday, $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!
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.
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