Monthly Meeting

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

There could be:

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

2020 Block Challenge

The 2020 Challenge is Strippy. It will be a circle, minimum 30cm, maximum 50cm diameter. You can make it in any combination of strips you like, in any colour, as simple or as complicated as you wish. The quilts must be completed for the November meeting where they will be displayed and as usual, the winner will be decided by members’ votes.

Photography's for inspiration only

Block of the Month May

Here is May’s block of the month

Bring your 2 blocks back to the next meeting and go in the draw to win all of that month’s blocks.

For July we have a cute little dogs block. choose any colour you prefer, more details are available with the instructions

 Junes’ block is for a 12 1/2 square – 12in square when sewn. You are free to choose one (or more) of these designs. A drunkards path in the arrangement in the photo, or one big circle –  machine stitched, or an attractive arrangement of lots of circles as in the photo. I have provided a photo for colour inspiration. The blocks don’t have to have all of these colours, just some of them, if you so choose


Sit and Sew at Hohepa

Sit and Sew
Date: On hold till further notice
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

Bunnies by Griet Lombard

Christchurch Quilters Retreat 2020

 Date: 17th July – 19th July 2020

Venue: Rangi Ruru School, Christchurch

Cost: Varies, please refer to registration form

Retreat will be a whole weekend sit and sew.  A time to relax, sew in the company of like-minded people, finish UFOs, work on community quilts and share a laugh.  Great opportunity to meet other members.

It will start with a dinner on Friday night.  Then relax or back to sewing.  The food is wonderful and the accommodation is very comfortable. You are not obligated to stay if you prefer not to.

This year our only class will be with Griet Lombard making her Bunnies

Fun with Faces

Date: 22nd August 2020

Venue: Opawa Methodist church Hall, 3 Aynsley Tce, Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022

Cost: Free for Members

Maria Rohs and Kirsten Tritt are to run  Fun with Faces class – like Katharine Roumanoff ( permission given)

Machine Applique with Kirsten Duncan

Date: Saturday 19th September 2020 and Saturday 17th October 2020

Time: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm

Venue: Hohepa – 23 Barrington Street, Christchurch (River end)

Cost: $50 for members. 

Machine Applique : one day, confident beginner-advanced, machine sewing

Let me show you ways to refine your machine sewn applique so that you produce crisp, stitch perfect results! We will focus on satin stitch (and how to get that tension just right) but also look at blanket stitch and some of those fancy stitches on your machine. Learn about needles, threads, tension, new ways to choose colour and fabrics. The class sample is an updated version of my well-known quilt Effleuressence.

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