The 2009 prize winning quilts are displayed in our gallery. Best in Show was won for the 2nd successive year by our highly prolific and highly skilled member Ansa Breytenbach who was also responsible for the spectacular raffle quilt (won by Nola Philpott). We wish to acknowledge the support of our many sponsors who supplied the prizes for our show. We appreciate their interest in encouraging our members’ to display their skills in a competitive environment.

Visitors were also allowed to make their judgement and vote for their favourite quilt or artwork. The winner is announced and presented with their prize at our December Guild meeting. Dates are already pencilled in for our next show which will take place again at the North Harbour Stadium Function Centre on 5, 6 7, November 2010, when we can assure you of a new and exciting collection of quilts and textile art to delight the eye and inspire the mind. Last but certainly not least, usually at 11am as part of our meeting programme, we hold an occasional 'Gather Round' where someone with a technique or something else to share will give a free and informal class to anyone interested.

A series of informative demonstrations took place at regular intervals throughout each day of the show and exhibition goers were also able to indulge in a little retail therapy in our merchant’s mall which featured over 40 retailers from around the country. We received many lovely comments on our special exhibition dedicated to our 2009 convenor, Gloria Nickless, who sadly lost her battle with cancer in September before being able to see the results of her hard work come together in our best ever Calico Christmas. Sometimes we hold a 'Midnight Madness' class in which a tutor is invited to teach a class from 6pm until approximately midnight it is intended that one project is completed during this time. The cost of these classes includes dinner.