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: 15th June 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

She Wore Red by Catherine McDonaold

Christchurch Quilters 30th Anniversary Year Retreat

If you are new to a ChCh Quilters sewing retreat at Rangi Ruru School or haven’t attended one for a few years, be assured you will be extremely well fed and there is plenty of space for everyone, great company and plenty of time to sew with no distractions other than looking at other people’s work.

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.

Lovely rooms are available for those who wish to stay but you are more than welcome to go home at the end of the day.

Date: 19th – 21st July 2019 The venue is available from 5pm 19th July
Venue: Rangi Ruru School Rhodes Street Entrance

This year we have 2 X 2 day class options for you:

Catherine McDonald – “She Wore Red” Cost:$130

Create your own mini-series in any size based on your theme. Using a series of individual words to inspire each individual piece based on your theme will result in a cohesive series. Use any technique you like but come away with some ready for quilting and others designed to continue with at home.Choose a theme e.g. about a person, an animal or a series of events and pick a colour scheme that you want to work in. The final blocks can become either a whole quilt or a mini-series.

Laura Heine Collage Class as taught by Sue Roper Cost: $160 + kit fee of $44.90 or $49.90 depending on pattern choice

I have been teaching her techniques for the past year, and have taught 14 classes so far, ranging from 1 – 23 students in each class. Class size is only limited by classroom space.

The class is much better if it can be taught over 2 days so that more of the collage can be completed, and there is more time to discuss backgrounds and finishing.

  • NO sewing machine required.
  • A good pair of medium sized scissors required for cutting motifs.
  • Steam a seam is used to fuse the motifs. No other fusible web is suitable.
  • A wide range of floral motifs is required in a range of small, medium and large scale.
  • At least half a trestle table is needed for each student, but a full is ideal and preferred.
  • Class size is determined by the space we have available.
  • All scissors, some cut-able floral fabrics and steam a seam are all available for purchase at class.
  • All pattern orders need to be in at least 2 weeks before the class so they can be ordered.

Please email us at for registration form and more information

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.


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