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OUR GUILD:

Situated on the beautiful Kapiti Coast of New Zealand we are a diverse group of quilters and fibre artists with the love of quilting as the thread which brings us together. Meetings are held twice a month at Waikanae Bridge Rooms, Elizabeth Street, Waikanae. This means we have both a day and an evening meeting to suit the needs of all members. Interesting speakers, Show and Tell and helpful hints mean we are always inspired at our meetings over the year.  Day meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at 10a.m.  Evening meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7.15pm.  A Saturday Quilting & Craft day is held on a Saturday on some months of the year.  Next meeting dates are advertised in the relevant section of the website - see sidebar navigation.

Membership of the guild costs $35 per annum with a $5 discount if paid by May 31st each year and can be paid to the treasurer (Gail Butler) at meetings, by posting a cheque or preferably through internet banking - Account: 01-1167-0013764-00.  Be sure to put your name in for reference and fill in a membership form to give to a committee member at your next meeting or email to judyboyle67@gmail.com

The first subscription for members who join:
- between August and October will be 66% of the normal annual subscription (rounded to the nearest dollar $23);
- between November and March will be 33% of the normal annual subscription (rounded to the nearest dollar $12). 

 You can download the Membership Form hereKCQ Membership Form.pdf 

Visitors are welcome to our monthly meetings- $2 door charge 

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

Classes are held throughout the year where we can learn new techniques or  'relearn'  them as the case may be.  Classes cost $15 for members or $40 for non members where spaces are available.

Community Quilts Group - Our Community Quilts project makes quilts which are available when a crisis or time of hardship happens in the community.  These quilting days are held every two months on a Saturday from 10am - about 2.30pm but you can attend for all or part of this time.

Your Committee

The AGM is held in June and a committee of up to 10 are elected to run the organisation.  In 2019-20 your committee are:

Chris Bongiovanni                        905 5108            Convenor
Maree Luckman                           293 5778            Secretary
Gail Butler                                   293 1848            Treasurer
Jill Hammonds                             297 2132            Website Editor
Jeanne Boland                             293 1637            Library
Sandy White                                293 6975            Community Quilts
Barbara Hanaray                      06 362 6153            Almoner, Raffles
Pat Fouhy                                    293 1140
Kathy Petrie                           021 030 5988


 
 Image courtesy of www.cecily.co.nz


The Patchwork Quilt - a poem by Helen Lowrie Marshall

Life isn't given to us all of a piece,
It's more like a patchwork quilt -
Each hour and minute a patch to fit in
To the pattern that's being built
With some patches light - and some patches dark,
And some that seem ever so dull -
But if we were given to set them apart,
We'd hardly know which to cull.
For it takes the dark patches to set off the light,
And the dull to show up the gay -
And, somehow, the pattern just wouldn't be right
If we took any part away.
No, life isn't given to us all of a piece,
But in patches of hours to use,
That each can work out his pattern of life
To whatever design he might choose.
 





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