Welcome to otagoquilters.org.nz

Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago is based in Dunedin, New Zealand.  We are a group of enthusiastic quilters who enjoy monthly meetings, regular workshops, quilt days, extensive library, exhibitions and much more.

We welcome new members and enjoy meeting visiting quilters. Please feel free to browse our website.

Check us out on Facebook  https//www.facebook.com/pages/Quilters-and-Patchworkers-Dunedin

Address for correspondence: Quilters & Patchworkers of Otago, PO Box 5332, Dunedin 9058

 

About our Hobby..

Quilting is the stitching which holds the three layers of the quilt ‘sandwich’ together while forming a decorative design.

Quilting can be done either by hand or machine. Hand quilting is usually done in a quilting ‘hoop’ or on a quilting ‘frame’ using special needles, called ‘betweens’, and quilting thread.

Machine quilting is usually done on a regular sewing machine, using a ‘walking foot’ to help all the layers feed smoothly though the machine. ‘Freehand’ or ‘free motion’ quilting is done with a ‘darning foot’.

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