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: 24th- 25th August 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

Imagery by Stencil by Charlotte Scott


Imagery by Stencil with Charlotte Scott

Date: 24th August 2019

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

Cost: $75 (includes $5 paint fee)  for member’s 

Students will work with freezer paper and flora and fauna themed patterns
to create stencils, which they will then use to create their own unique
compositions. We will experiment with positive and negative stencils,
layering images and reversing.

Botanicals and Birds with Charlotte Scott


Botanicals and Birds with Charlotte Scott

Date: 25th 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.



Lucy Boston

A Class in Fussy cut English Piecing with Kirsten Duncan

Date: 21st September 2019

Time: 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
Venue: Hohepa Centre – 23 Barrington Street, Christchurch

Cost: $30 for member’s

Lucy Boston was an English novelist and quilt maker whose
Patchwork of the Crosses quilt has, in recent years, inspired a
resurgence of interest in this fascinating block. Her work has been so
inspirational that the Patchwork of the Crosses block (the traditional
name) is now just as frequently known as a “Lucy Boston”.
The aim of this class is to guide and inspire you to explore the
fascinating possibilities of what is, in fact, a simple block entirely made
of one repeated shape, the honeycomb. Using the traditional English
method of paper piecing makes construction simple even for relative
beginners to hand sewing. “Fussy cutting” (selectively using repeated
motifs from the fabric to create kaleidoscopic effects) these blocks
makes them even more exciting to sew and provides limitless
opportunities for creating something quite magical.
Each block becomes it’s own, very satisfying mini-project, so
even if a whole quilt feels like an unrealistic goal to you, just making
one block can be a fun and achievable project.


Kim Thittichai

A New Starting Point

Kim’s most popular workshop

Date:  12th & 13th October 2019

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: TBA

Cost: $230 for member’s, non members $250

Discover and develop the redemptive qualities of old newspapers, maps, music and books. 

Create fascinating surfaces on which to print and stitch. Using painted Bondaweb/Vliesofix and all manner of sparkle, we will explore the possibilities of layering textures, ending up with exciting surfaces which can be further embellished with print and  stitch.

If ironed onto a firm interfacing these gorgeous pieces of work can be used to make boxes, vessels and brooches.

Kim Thittichai

Kim has written 4 books – Hot Textiles, Experimental Textiles, Layered Textiles and Reclaimed Textiles.  Now living on the West Coast of County Clare in Ireland. Having taught most techniques and processes, Kim now specialises in drawing, print and stitch. Website:

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