Monthly meeting

First Tuesday of the Month
Time:  7:30pm
Venue: Philatelic Society Rooms, 67 Mandeville Street
Parking is on the street.

There will be:

  • Show and tell
  • Raffles 
  • Library
  • Guest speakers
  • Demo of new techniques and equipment
  • Sales Table

Christchurch Quilters Inc

Will be celebrating their anniversary with an event  on

Saturday- 7th September 2019

Register your interest to attend the High Tea by emailing Christchurch Quilters ( with the following details by 1st June

  • In the subject line put  REGISTRATION – HIGH TEA
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email address
  • Phone Number

The high tea will cost $30.00 per person. Information about purchasing a ticket will be sent to the list of registered people. Due to limited space this is for past/present members only – no partners or friends.

Please share with past members as we do not necessarily have their contact details.




Sit and Sew
Date: 25th May 2019
Venue: Hohepa – 23 Barrington Street, Christchurch (River end)

Sit and Sew is held in the Artemis activity Centre.

It is like a retreat in the city. We have the facility from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

What to bring: Lunch, a coffee mug, extension cord and multi-box. Sewing machine and all
associated things you need . Most importantly your charming personality.

Sit and Sew: Held each month, bring your own work and make sure you bring everything you need.
No charge

Sew a post Card in a Day By Kathryn Harmer Fox


Sew a Post Card in a Day with Kathryn Harmer Fox

Date: 7th June 2019 9.30am – 4.30pm
Venue: Cracoft Guiding Centre – 151 Cashmere Road , Cashmere Christchurch 

Cost: $130 member’s (includes $40 kit fee)

This is a project driven workshop, in which you will create your own fabric and thread post card in 1 day. You can choose from a selection of my line drawings of various fauna and flora with which to embellish your post card.  

 After translating this drawing onto your pre-printed “Post Card”, you will learn how to flesh it out using a choice of netting, snippets of fabric and variously coloured sewing threads.  

Once your image is in place on your canvas in full colour, you will draw your lines, write your message, sign your name and add the various “stamps” or any other preferred postal instructions.  

 You may also choose to paint a surround around your chosen subject before stitching the fully completed post card face to its own particular backing material.  

Sew a Picture using Fabric and Thread by Kathryn Harmer Fox


Sew a Post Card in a Day with Kathryn Harmer Fox

Date: 8th June 2019 9.30 am – 4.30pm
Venue: Cracoft Guiding Centre – 151 Cashmere Road , Cashmere Christchurch 

Cost: $130 member’s (includes $40 kit fee)  Limited spaces available

“Sew a Picture” is an intensive 1-day workshop in which I teach all of the techniques that I have accumulated over the past couple of decades in developing  my own style of textile art.  

As the time is limited, I will provide a drawing of my own (the student will be able to choose from about 6 different subject matters) and I shall show each student how to translate the subject from paper to canvas. Once the basic drawing is stitched to their own canvas, then each student can begin to develop my simple lines into an image of their own; intricate, colourful and full of tonal depth. 

Once the student has mastered the basic tenants of “fibre embedment using scribble stitch” and “free motion machine embroidery” he/she can build their own pictures by transforming dress material and thread into texturally rich images of their own.  

Aotearoa Tote Bag with Charlotte Scott


Aotearoa Tote Bag with Charlotte Scott

Date: 25th August 2019

Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: Hohepa Centre – 23 Barrington Street, Christchurch

Cost: $70  for member’s 

Aotearoa translates to New Zealand, land of the long white cloud.  In this project-based class, participants will learn a clever positive/negative technique of fusible applique, and with New Zealand themed applique patterns, will create a beautiful placemat, or, in the longer class, a funky tote bag.

There are multiple applique patterns to choose from so every student can personalise their project to their own liking and every student will receive a full bag pattern to take home.

Botanicals and Birds with Charlotte Scott


Botanicals and Birds with Charlotte Scott

Date: 26th August 2019

Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: Hohepa Centre – 23 Barrington Street, Christchurch

Cost: $70 plus $10 kit fee for member’s

Dip your toe into the world of sheers bu trying this one day class. Designed for attendes who like to have a finished project, you will nearly complete an A3 sized quilted wall hanging. Experiment with a layer of luscious and translucent hand-dyed silk organza to see how it can alter the mood of you composition. Learn tricks and tips for dealing with this lovely, but light and filmy fabric.

Students will use the tutors pre-designed applique patterns of plants and birds to design their own compositions in a mix and match manner. They will need to bring a small selection of cotton fabrics to use as base fabrics and applique fabrics. Attendees will then experiment with using different colours of hand dyed silk organza overlays and base fabrics to see how the colours work together and change the ‘mood’ of the quilt etc. There will be a small additional cost for the layer of silk organza and the preferred fusible that will be supplied by the tutor. Students should all get to the quilting stage and this can be free-motion or walking foot as individuals prefer.


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