Saturday, July 28, 2018

Aotearoa Quilters : International Quilt Expo

Formed in 1994 as the National Association of New Zealand Quilters (NANZQ), Aotearoa Quilters support quilters and textile artists by offering classes, exhibitions and professional development opportunities. Membership is open to anyone interested in the NZ quilting and textile scene. 
We are excited to be hosting the International Challenge for its final showing here in New Zealand on the 4th & 5th August in Palmerston North. Hosted at the historic Caccia Birch House this will be a stunning exhibition of the quilts from Japan, France, and New Zealand. In addition, we will be showcasing the work of quilters and textile artists from around New Zealand.
In Palmerston North at the Expo you will see:
  • International Challenge -90 quilters, 30 themes, 90 quilts. Quilters from 3 countries interpret the same themes in different ways – fascinating to see the results!
  • PINK  – the latest in the series of the Aotearoa Quilters 12 X 12 Colour Challenges. Up to 100 quilts in one colourway look stunning when hung together are represent the work of quilters from all around New Zealand – from novice to experienced. These mini-artworks will be on sale for $125 each with $100 going directly to the quilter.
  • Art Deco – An Aotearoa Quilters members only challenge. Given the theme of Art Deco, participants must represent the theme within the given dimensions. A great variety of style, colour and technique. 
  • Aotearoa Quilters Touring Exhibition – selected quilts from the Symposium 2018 Exhibition available to tour. These quilts represent the work of many of New Zealand’s most talented quilters and textile artists. 
  • Hoffman – the annual Hoffman Challenge provides a Hoffman fabric for participants to use to produce a quilt/textile artwork. Twenty of these are chosen to tour the country for exhibition
Check out more details of the weekend events HERE.

Celebration of Quilts : October 2018

The club's "Celebration of Quilts" show is held every 2 years and will be the weekend 6-7 October 2018 at Palmerston North Girls High School, 238 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North.

Entry fee remains at $5 and under 14s are free when with an adult.
  • Open 10am-4pm daily
  • Members' quilts on display
  • Club quilt challenges "Once in a Blue Moon"
  • 6 x Vendors on site
  • Guest exhibitions 
  • Quilt and other raffles
  • Cafe on site
  • Ample free parking
UPDATED : Closing date for Entry Form to show quilts to be sent to RCQ by Friday 14th September
Quilts to be dropped at collection points by Friday 4pm 21st September

Awards this year:
  • Best of Show (sponsored by Fox's Cottage)
  • Best Traditional (includes whole cloth, crazy, partial applique, hand and/or machine pieced)
  • Best Contemporary/Modern (including those inspired by traditional block structures but reinterpreted using non-traditional layouts)
  • Best Applique (quilt to be predominantly appliqued)
  • Best Art Quilt (to be an original design made predominantly of fabric)
  • Best Pictorial (to be an original design and a representation of a person, place or thing)
  • Best Two-Person/Group Quilt (the entrant's top, commercially quilted by another)
  • Life Members' Choice Awards (awarded by our 6 life members to the quilt of their choice)
  • Viewers' Choice for the Challenge (sponsored by Village Books and Crafts)
  • Viewers' Choice for Exhibition (sponsored by Aimee's Homestead Quilts)

Monday, July 2, 2018

July Meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 23rd July.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
It's our Birthday meeting ♥
Our charity this month is Ozanam House and our Guest speakers are The Special Olympics Indoor Bowling Team.

Saturday Sewing this month is 21st July. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.