Taupo Symposium 2013 Fabric Art Festival
Welcome to the 15th National Patchwork and Quilting Symposium held in the beautiful
central plateau on the shores of Lake Taupo!
The Horn Cabinet Quilt Exhibition 2013
The New Year has arrived, the Taupo Symposium
year and things are heating up on the Exhibition scene. We have been amazed by
the response we have had to date, so if you haven’t done so already, now is the
time to start organising your entries. Your entry form and photos need to in
by 28 March 2013 (please note this is only selection entry, your quilt does not
need to be sent in at this stage)
We are very pleased that the entire Symposium Exhibition will be in the one location at the Taupo Great Lake Centre right in the heart of down town Taupo, just a stone throw away from the Taupo Museum which is where you will find our guest exhibitor Gwen Marston’s Sketches Exhibition.
Whilst we don’t encourage quilts that have been shown prior to Symposium in the ‘Challenge’ category, we believe the onus is on the quilter to read and understand the rules and conditions.
Please note that the close off date for entries has been moved forward by a couple of days due to Easter. You will need to have your entries submitted to us by 28 March 2013.
All Entry forms and Conditions of Entry can be located by clicking the Challenges tab.
Web Challenge voting opens on-line on the 1 May 2013, mark this date in your diary.
Have a go just imagine the thrill of entering and winning a prize.
The New Zealand Patchwork and Quilting Charitable Trust is the convener of
the Taupo Symposium 2013 Fabric Art Festival. We will be bringing you some of the
most talented tutors from around the globe to share their remarkable talent with
you. We have tutors signed up from America, UK, Africa, and Australia and of course
our talented Kiwi tutors.
Traditional patchwork with a twist, new techniques, the latest tools of the trade
and a whole lot more will be offered to you over 5 days. There will be:
- 250 workshops
- 30+ merchants stalls
- Quilt Exhibitions and Challenges
- Catching up with old friends and making more new ones
- And we mustn’t forget the scrummy food and evening entertainment
Your registration of interest will entitle you to newsletters, the class registration
book, and priority for class allocation. The earlier you register the more likely
you are to get into the class you want. We have some amazing tutors coming so demand
for classes will be high.
New Zealand Patchwork and Quilting Charitable Trust
The Trust has been established to use the profit from symposium and any other donations
(yes donations will be tax deductible as the Trust is registered as charitable with
the IRD) to promote the advancement of Patchwork, Quilting and Fabric Art in New
Zealand. Some of the things it will do are:
- Bring overseas Tutors to NZ for all New Zealand patchwork & quilting groups
to have access to.
- Offering sponsorship to send our “up and coming” quilters and fabric artists overseas
to learn more and bring their skills back to New Zealand to pass onto all of us.
- Scholarships to enable young fabric artists to study and develop their skills
This is a National Charitable Trust so the benefits will be available to the whole
of New Zealand.