From the outset we have been a dynamic group participating in and enjoying a broad range of activities. These include a variety of classes, addresses from speakers (both local and international), sewing days and exhibitions. We now have over a hundred members.

Our Kapiti Guild was well represented on the committee responsible for organising and running the highly successful Quilt Wellington Symposium, in 2009. Our share of the profits from this symposium has since provided subsidies for classes and bus trips for our members. We have more recently held our own exhibition biannually since 2015.  

Community involvement is an important focus for us.  Some of our members have been involved in making quilts for the community on a Saturday of alternate months of the year. A few also gather in small groups in homes to finish off the final stages.  Amongst others, more recent recipients of our quilts have been the Women's Refuge, Cosy Kiwi Kids, flood and fire victims, IDEA (supporting adults of all ages with intellectual disabilities to live in their own homes and be part of their local communities) and people in wheelchairs.

So while several small groups of quilters continue to meet in the community, our Guild has achieved our aim of enabling quilters on the Kapiti Coast to meet and share their passion for the craft, on a larger scale.

Committee 2018-19

Front row from left: Barbara Bailey, Jill Hammonds, Maree Luckman & Jeanne Boland
Back row: Sandy White, Wendy Hatley, Chris Bongiovanni, Gail Butler & Judy Boyle
Absent but added on left: Barbara Hanaray