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

Christchurch Quilters presents a lecture

by Judy Coates Perez

From the initial inspiration to the finishing touches, Judy takes you through her process of
creating award winning art quilts, giving special attention to products she uses and why,
various techniques, problems she ran into, how she resolved them and all the things she
learned in the process.

The Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street,
Riccarton, Christchurch
Thursday 30th January 2020

Cost: $5.00

All Welcome



Sit and Sew
Date: 15th February 2020
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


Judy Coates Perez

Paint and Print – A Palooza

Date:  1st and 2nd Feburary 2020

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Venue:Hophepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere, Christchurch

Cost: $205 for members, non members $220 + $50 kit fee

Learn numerous techniques for creating colourful painted fabrics, and explore the art of shibori or Japanese fabric pleating and folding to create a wide variety of patterns, using acrylics inks. Then learn how to apply additional pattern using a variety of different stamping techniques and printing with thermofax screens.

Student Supply List
one large plastic trash bag
rubber stamps, hand carved stamps, foam or wood stamps, large paint palette able to hold separate
colours of ink (plastic plates with dividers, plastic egg trays, or old muffin tins work great)
Litre size container for rinse water
permanent black marker

Class kit fee $50 NZD per student
includes: 1 yard PFD cotton fabric, large synthetic bristle paint brush, foam brushes, shard supply of: acrylic inks, textile printing inks, thermo-fax screens, various tools and supplies.

Judy Coates Perez



Judy Coates Perez

Tea and Ephemera

Date:  3rd Feburary 2020

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: Sydenham community Centre, 23 – 29 Hutcheson street, Christchurch

Cost: $105 for members, non members $120 + $45 kit fee

This class is like an action packed introduction to mixed-media techniques on fabric, everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to try on your own

Spend the day; using textile paint, printed paper vintage imagery, thermofax screens, coloured pencils, rubber stamps, paint sticks, tea bags and more, learn multiple mixed media techniques while creating fabric collage to take home and stitch.

Student Supply List

acrylic gel matte medium
small synthetic bristle brush
1” foam brush
fine point black permanent marker
scissors for cutting paper
container fro rinse water
plastic tray for paint
rubber stamps
stamp pad (optional)
2-4 used tea bags (tea removed)
collage ephemera*(Judy will also provide a large
selection of ephemera, so don’t worry if you don’t have things on hand)

Some examples of collage ephemera*
Phone books page, Old sewing patterns, Decorative tissue, decorative printed napkins, paper dry cleaner tags, paper tea labels, ticket stubs
Optional: apron

Class kit fee $45 NZD per student:

includes: prepared fabric, imagery, art papers, printed tea bags, CD with 12 pages of full colour handouts, use of coloured pencils, paint, stamps, pads, paintsticks,
stencils, screen printing inks

Judy Coates Perez



Mary – Jane Sneyd

Hand Portraiture

Date:  18 & 19 th April 2020

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: Hohepa , 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere, Christchurch

Cost: $125 for members only

Class level: For intermediate quilters.


I have never done art and I cannot draw to save myself.


Class size: Restricted to 10 people so each person gets individual attention.


• This is a technique class. I have chosen to make a hand because it is achievable and the techniques you learn can be applied to portraits, nudes etc. 

• We will be making a hand from a photo (and associated patterns) that I will supply. (During the class I can tell you how to make your own patterns but using mine saves a lot of time.)

• The finished hand piece will be about 12″ X 12″.

• On day one we will learn about colour value and make the collage, and on the second day we will go over the sewing, the details and the finishing.

• It is much easier if you do NOT try to make a realistically coloured hand the first time. It is much easier to choose to make one of red or blue or green or grey or purple. Yellow and orange are much harder to work with. 

• You will probably not have a finished hand at the end of the two days but you will have the instructions needed to complete it.


Our event calendar