New Zealand Quilter and Te Papa

 

Award winning quilter and quilt

Award winning quilter and quilt

We arrived in Wellington and were treated to a wonderful reception at Minerva hosted by Anne Scott, Editor of the New Zealand Quilter Magazine. Anne had invited several recent award-winning New Zealand quilters to come to the shop and share their beautiful quilts. This quilt was stunning.

 

Another winner

Another winner

This was a striking quilt and very graphic.

 

Just wonderful

Just wonderful

Anne Scott is helping to hold this wonderful award-winning quilt.

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New Zealand Quilter quilt

After being treated to an array of wonderful award-winning quilts, Anne Scott shared several quilts that were featured in the New Zealand Quilter magazine.

Let the quilt show begin:

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Beth Hayes, Anne Scott and me chatting away

Beth Hayes, Anne Scott and me chatting away

Anne was so gracious to plan such a wonderful evening for us. Our quilters loved seeing all the quilts and meeting these wonderful New Zealand quilters. Not to mention, Anne’s shop has the most amazing collection of quilting and needle art books I have ever seen. So…shop we did!

 

Maori building interpretation at Te Papa Museum

Maori building interpretation at Te Papa Museum

The next day we were off to visit Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. What a gorgeous building and the collections were just amazing.

 

Cook Island Quilt

Cook Island Quilt

We did spot a few textiles at Te Papa Museum. This pieced quilt was so colorful.

Now we were off to the airport to fly to Christchurch….Guess who we met there?

All the best,

Carol

3 Responses to “New Zealand Quilter and Te Papa”

  1. Jane Moxey Says:

    I interviewed Anne Scott for one of my PBS specials and we got to film some of those fantastic quilts which were on special exhibition at the Pacific Northwest Quiltfest in Seattle a couple of years ago! That “grey” one was so moving. What a trip you guys had! Thanks for sharing your adventures!

  2. Jeanne Harmon Says:

    Great blog about the NZ trip, Carol. You took better notes than I did! Now I am inspired to get my pictures organized.
    My Dad is quite enjoying his fat quarters!

  3. Carol Says:

    Thanks Jane and Jeanne for your comments. Jeanne, I am enjoying presenting this little travelogue of our trip. Great way to organize the pictures and the events.
    Jane, I agree, the “grey” quilt was so wonderful.

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