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 - September.

For September we have a easy to make snow ball. Using a large floral print in the centre. a Kaffe Fassett print looks gorgeous but any large floral will do.


Sit and Sew at Hohepa

Sit and Sew
Date: 21st &  22nd November 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

Hand Portraiture with Mary - Jane Sneyd

Date: 21st and 22nd November 2020              CLASS FULL, WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

Time: 9:30-am – 4:30pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere

Price: $120

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.

Shaded Four Patch with Kirsten Duncan

Date: Saturday 20th Febuary 2021        CLASS FULL, WAITING LIST AVAILABLE

Time: 9:30-am – 4:pm

Venue: Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere

Price: $50 for members


Shaded FourPatch blocks have all the magic tricks necessary for making
scrap quilts that zing – smallish pieces, opportunity for light/dark interplay and the
best thing of all – a diagonal line. This allows the block to be set in countless
different ways creating many interesting secondary patterns. They also have
TRIANGLES. Little ones. Bias edges that stretch and wriggle as you sew. But there is
an easy way to make them that involves only squares and rectangles and in this
class we’ll use that technique and (best of all!!) we’ll have a SWAP PARTY while
we’re doing it!

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