About Us

We are a club of around 40 enthusiastic quilters and still growing. We welcome new members whether you are a new quilter or an experienced

quilter or somewhere in between.

Our aim is to promote quilting and related crafts, to provide education, to share our skills, to foster friendships and have a lot of fun.

How to Find Us

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at the old Women’s Bowling Club Rooms, Shoesmith Street, Warkworth at 10.00am.

Key Contacts

Chairman                            Jean Gardner                4225016

Secretary                            Heather Pearce              422 2314



Our Website Address is http://sites.google.com/site/warkworthquilters/


We provide a monthly newsletter which is available by post, email or from the website. The choice is yours. All you have to do is inform our 

membership secretary and newsletter publisher Jean Gardner (422 5016 or via email wwquilters@gmail.com  or alreoch@gmail.com)

of your preferred method of receipt. Those who request postal delivery should provide self addressed envelopes for the newsletter.


If you have an article or a snippet of quilting news you would like published in the newsletter call or email the editor ( Ferelyth Roffey 425 6169 

or ferelyth@xtra.co.nz) by the 1st of the month in which you would like your snippet published.


If you have something of interest to quilters that you would like posted on the website, or you have problems accessing our website, our

resident technician is Jean Gardner 



What do we Do


Monthly Meetings:    At our monthly club day we try to keep the business brief. We then have a speaker, or a merchant, or a project for 

everyone to work on. Bring your lunch, unless otherwise notified.  Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided at every meeting.

Members are rostered to do kitchen duties or set up. The roster is published in the newsletter which is available monthly in advance of the 

meeting. Margaret Sinclair  manddsinclair@clear.net.nzmanages the roster. If you have any health issues which would make it difficult for you 

to help with set up please let Margaret know. Set up includes lifting tables and chairs and cleaning up afterwards.We have been trialing a

fill-in your own roster duties  for the past few months which seems to be working quite well.

We have a Meet and Greet Table at the door at every meeting. Here you will sign in and purchase your raffle tickets. If you are new just tell

the greeters and they will introduce you to some other members.) is in charge of meet and greet and helping her at the table is a great way

of meeting other members. If you’d like to take a turn just put your name on the roster that is available at the club meetings.

We have a raffle at every monthly meeting. The raffle costs $1:00 a ticket and the prizes are really good. Tickets are available at the door. 

The proceeds from the raffle help to pay for visiting tutors, enable us to purchase gifts for speakers at our meetings, and help us purchase 

batting and backings for the community quilts we make. The surplus enables us to have a mega raffle at Christmas when we have around 

six or eight super prizes.

At our meetings we also have “Show and Tell” where you bring a project you would like to show to the members. This project can be a finished

quilt, or related item or anything quilt related you think may be of interest to the members.

There is a Trading Table at every monthly meeting. You can bring items you would like to donate such as quilting items of any kind plus veges, 

jams, plants and so on. You can purchase any item on the trading table for what you think it is worth if it doesn’t already have a price on it. For 

more information contact Margaret Clayton (randmac@xtra.co.nz or Glenys Wild  gawild@clear.net.nz)

Finally, do feel free to bring a handwork project or even your knitting to the monthly meetings if you feel inclined. The scheduled activities are not 

compulsory. If you would like to bring your machine please do and one of the members will assist you with any problems you migh be having.



Bi-Monthly Workshops: These are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month and run from 9:30am to 3:30 pm.

The workshops are advertised at the monthly meetings where you sign up and pay the $20.00 to secure your place. When you sign up 

you will be given a supply list for the project being taught.Heather Pearce   hepearce@clear.net.nz)

If you have any requests for education or any queries on forthcoming workshops contact her.

Friendship Quilts: Our members make 7” blocks mostly with hearts of some description but sometimes any pieced blocks. The blocks

should have a light background and can be completed in any colour you like. They can be pieced, appliquéd, embroideredor use any

technique you choose as long as the blocks can be sewn into a quilt.

these blocks are collected at the meetings and assembled them into “Hug” quilts. These quilts are then quilted and bound and given to

any of our members who have lost a loved one or who are suffering a personal crisis. They are presented as a warm hug from fellow members.


Community Quilts: We also make quilts for our local community. To date we have donated quilts to the following causes:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Society (60” x 60”)
  • Auckland Hospital Neonatal Unit              (42” x 42”)
  • Paediatric Neonatal Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care Unit at Starship Hospital (42” x 42”)
  • Birthing Unit at Northshore Hospital – Still born Baby Quilts (A4 size)
  • Warkworth/Wellsford Birthing Unit (Various Sizes)
  • Warkworth Hospice (Lap, Single, Double)
  • Warkworth and Amberley Rest Home and Hospitals
  • Heritage Rest Home  lap and single bed size
  • Members of the community who have suffered losses
  • Children who have suffered abuse

If you would like to contribute to the community quilts in any way contact  Angie Green (423 7959 greenshouse@xtra.co.nz  or 

Glenys Wild   gawild@clear.net.nz).


From time to time we will hand out kits for community quilts. If you would like to do the piecing,but can’t tackle the quilting or vice versa,

that’s OK too. All contributions are most welcome.



Library: We have a club library which is open on club day. The books are available to all members. Someone will be on duty at the Library 

to show you the ropes. If there is a particular book you think would be a good addition to our library contact Joan Willis (422 0546 or

email john-joan@xtra.co.nzor Georgina Christie   g.christie@xtra.co.nz

Our Almoner is Margaret Sinclair  manddsinclair@clear.net.nz). If you know of a member who is unwell, has suffered a family tragedy

or trauma and is in need of a kind word, just contact Sally and she will arrange a card, or a visit  -  whatever is most appropriate without being



Our treasurer is Joan Willis  john-joan@xtra.co.nz)She will happily accept your memberships fees or reimburse you for any legitimate 

club expenses you may have incurred.


Our Committee

Our committee meets once a month on the second Thursday of each month. If you have anything you would like discussed at a committee

meeting, contact Jean Gardner (422 5016 or Heather Pearce)


Our Quilt Show

Every two years we hold a quilt show where members can show their projects. This is not a judged show but we do have a range of viewer’

choice awards. This show is well known in the quilting community and well attended with people visiting from as far afield as Howick,Auckland

and Whangarei and sometimes further.

We also run a café at our show which is very popular with the regulars. All the goods are homemade by the members and we provide

filter coffee and various teas.

We have a trading table at the show, usually three or four visiting merchants and some demonstrations.

We raffle a number of quilts before and at the show to raise money for a local charity. 

The club committee organizes the quilt show with every committee member being responsible for some aspect of the show. 

The committee members call upon club members to help with various tasks so the show really is a full club effort.  We look forward to

your participation.


Finally, welcome to our club and we hope you enjoy it as much as we all do!