Members often bring handwork to do at meetings. Meetings often include a speaker. Library books are available for borrowing. Complimentary tea and coffee are provided. During “show and tell” members will share items they have recently completed.
All meetings are held at the Christchurch Bridge Club rooms in Nova Place. Parking is readily available.
Our meetings are held on the First Saturday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and the Third Thursday of the month from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Block of the month
A block of the month or a special challenge is available at all meetings so that new techniques can be learned - Cost $1.
Raffles are held at each meeting (tickets $1) and the funds raised help to provide prizes at our biennial exhibitions.
These are published every two months and emailed to members. You can have a hard copy if you prefer. They are also available to members on this website. Information about classes, special events, challenges, and new library books are included as well as details of regular meetings. Members are welcome to contribute items of interest to the newsletter editor via the Guild email or direct to the Editor or a committee member.
There is an extensive library available to members at monthly meetings. The borrowing charge is 50 cents per item. Books can be borrowed for one month only.
The Guild has a badge available for $10 from the Treasurer or Librarian at meetings.
An exhibition of work is held every second year. Quilts not previously exhibited in Canterbury are eligible to be entered. There are a number of awards made, including the Edna Butcher Award for small piecing and the Betty Glanville Award for fine hand quilting honouring our two founders.
Classes and workshops are held several times each year, usually at Papanui High School textiles room. Details are in our newsletter.
There are classes for beginners available in the community. Risingholme, Night classes at some schools, private tutor Lynda Brocklehurst, and some local shops.