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December 2017

A Note From Judy

What a week it has been with the weather. We could have had our Tuesday meeting but it was better to be safe than sorry and I am just pleased we missed the worst of the cyclone. I know our thoughts are with the people everywhere who were affected by the weather. My garden is looking rather battered after last night’s rain. However if the weather is still fine in March I am happy to try again for our quilting in the garden day.

Don’t forget if you want to go to Pukeora to the Wine Country quilt show there is still time and space to put your name on the list. We now have 35 people going.

Some interesting classes are coming up and all still have places available. The beginners’ class is full at this time but Wendy will have a waiting list if anyone pulls out.

Our Thursday meeting was very well attended and Glynn, our speaker from Bernina, was interesting and willing to share tips for maintaining machines. He has offered to come again and speak to our day meeting so if you missed him this month there will be an opportunity later to catch up. I think we all went home and cleaned our machines after his talk!!!  Check out the night meeting page for the key messages from his talk.

We have 103 members in the guild and a new list is now ready to go. I will send it separately from the newsletter so it is not published on the website.

A number of us attended Jenny Eagar’s funeral and at the service Blanche Charles read a poem called “The Patchwork Quilt”, by Helen Lowrie Marshall, which Jill has put on the home page of the website. It is well worth reading and thinking about.

I have left the calendar on the end of the newsletter and will keep it updated as things change.  Jill has also put a calendar on the website which will be easier to keep up to date as and when things change.  you will see the link on the navigation bar.

Keep quilting and keep safe.   


What's Next


Please check if you are on the roster. If you are on supper duty you need to be there by 7.15pm to put out cups etc.  ready for supper and do the dishes after. Hall duty involves covering the tables with plastic and then making sure the room is tidy at the end of the evening. If you are unable to be there please organise for someone else to do your duty. If we all do our little bit life is much easier for everyone.

1 March

Sara Boland will be speaking and showing us some of her fabulous work. It is great to be able to see the work and talents of our own members. Thank you to Sara for agreeing to do this.

5 April

Lisa Call –some of you may remember she showed us some of her quilts at an evening meeting- will be the guest speaker.

Bus Trip to Wine Country Quilts Exhibition

The bus is booked and ready to go on Saturday March 24th. We will leave from the Bridge club at 8.00am and aim to be back by 6.00pm so it is a full day. The cost will be $15.00 for the bus and there will be a $5.00 entry fee when we arrive.

The brochure I received says “the exhibition includes both traditional and contemporary patchwork from wall hanging size to large bed quilts. For your retail enjoyment a merchants’ mall and food and wine tasting on site.”

For more information and a list of the merchants attending visit the website

We need to know by Friday 9 March if you are going and have paid by then.  It is a fun day out so think about going. 


We will continue with retreats this year but have sometimes put classes in place of them. Please check the dates. Our next one is Saturday 3 March.

Coast to Coast

Planning is well underway and will be held on 21 July in the Coast Church in Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu.

We have had lots of interest in the challenge and as a result have had to get more of the fabric. A raffle quilt has been made and is being quilted at this time. We have a number of merchants  already signed up for the day.  We will have several other raffles so can you all check to see what you have to contribute and bring a contribution along to one of our meetings over the next few months.


Our AGM will be in June and it is time for a convenor, secretary and treasurer to be elected. Both Chris and I have held these positions for 3 years and in our constitution this is the maximum time to hold these offices. Please think about becoming convenor for the next term or joining the committee as some members of the committee will be stepping down.

Provisional Calendar for Kapiti Coast Quilters 2018

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