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

Sit and Sew at Hohepa

Sit and Sew
Date: February 2023

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

Gaining Confidence with Free Motion Quilting. Verina Thirwell 2023

Date:   March 18th 2023

Venue:  Hohepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere 

Price: $40.00

 Gaining Confidence with Free Motion Quilting        Verina Thirlwell 2022


During this day long session you will hopefully learn

         how to set up your machine for FMQ

         how to sort tension issues

         how to prepare your sandwich for startng– separating the spaces using various methods

         how to start quilting

         how to change from one design to another

         a variety of FMQ designs



         8-12 Quilt Sandwiches approx 12” square top fabric, 14” square batting & backing

         Sewing machine with a new needle, FMQ foot or Darning foot or    Embroidery foot.

         Good quality thread on spool and bobbin


         Marking pen or pencil or Hera marker.

         A spare needle for your machine (90/14 or quilting needle)

         A great attitude and a willingness to step outside your comfort zone



Community Quilt Day

Hohepa, Saturday 15th April

Quilting friends, and your friends are invited to join us  to work on our community quilts.

Many hands make light work, any friend with any skill will be welcome.

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.