New Zealand Quilt Symposium Update

I am looking forward to judging, teaching, speaking and exhibiting at Quilt Symposium in Christchurch from 5-10 October 2017. It’s not too late for you to be part of the fun! Preferential enrolment has closed but you can still sign up for Symposium lectures, classes and events including two of my workshops:

  • The Modern XThe Modern X (Saturday 7 October) – The Modern X is a fresh look at a classic quilting motif ? the X or cross block. This workshop covers a variety of improvisational piecing techniques; regular and irregular block compositions; and the effective use of positive and negative space. Suitable for all skill levels, this workshop is a great way to showcase the latest fabric ranges or treasures from your stash.
  • Bound to Please WorkshopBound to Please (Sunday 8 October) – Expand your quilt finishing repertoire and improve your quilts instantly! This workshop covers a range of quilt finishing techniques from the classic continuous mitred binding (without bulges!) to the ever useful pillow case escape hatch; the artful facing finish to informal satin stitch edging; the pop tart finish to prairie points and more.

I am also presenting a lunchtime lecture entitled The Art of Curating (Sunday 8 October) providing insights and takeaway tips for both experienced and aspiring organisers and artists. And on Tuesday10 October, I will be with the a matter of time exhibition at the Piano Centre for Music and the Arts. Join me if you can.

Call for Entries: Closing Date 15 June 2017

All quilters registered for the Symposium are eligible to enter the exhibitions. Along with Marianne Hargreaves and Philip Trusttum, I will be one of the judges.  What an honour! Categories include: Creative Construction – A Story in Textiles, Cultural Connection – Celebrating Our New Zealand Cultural Diversity, Recycled and an open category for quilts made after 1 February 2015. (There is also a  non-judged postcard challenge that is open to everyone –World War 1 – Postcards from the Front)

I look forward to  seeing you (or your work) at the New Zealand National Quilt Symposium 2017!