Looking for Quilting Groups In Northland, New Zealand

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A reader asks

I will be staying in Ruawai, near Dargaville from Dec, Jan and Feb 2016 and would like to join/be associated with a quilt group within a 45 min drive. Have you any suggestions?

What a wonderful idea to make new friends when visiting a new place or staying with family. I searched our directory for Quilting Groups In Northland:  we have one quilting group listing in Northland: Marsden Material Girls – Whangarei. That’s a long way from Dargaville!

Readers do you know of any other  groups in Northland?

It doesn’t matter if you are small group.  Please leave a comment on this post to let us know or contact us at Quilting Focus with your group. I know quilting is alive and well in the north! Or if you are a keen quilter in the area where our reader will be staying, and you are willing, I can pass your details on to our reader: contact us.

Another option is to visit the local quilting shop in the area.

What do you do to connect with quilters when travelling?

And on the topic of travelling quilters, here are a couple of videos where quilters share how they bring along their projects.

Quilting on the Go Travel Tips from Cheryl Sleboda.

And from the Gournmet Quilter



Tarnya is Quilting Focus' webmaster and a beginner quilter who hasn’t ventured much outside pre-cuts and quilting in the ditch. She is excited by modern short cut quilting techniques which makes quilting so much more achievable for those who are quite short on time. She enjoys making quilts for her children who she says do not notice mistakes and feel loved by what she makes. "I appreciate how learning and improving my quilting, cross pollinates into other creative areas of my life: for example colour, balance, proportion are important to quilting, but they are also important to web design."


  1. There is the Kerikeri Quilters who meet the fourth Tuesday of every month (except November and December) at Kingston House, Hone Heke Road, Kerikeri from 10am till about 1pm, visitors welcome

    • Thanks Ms Lottie!

      • twemyss@orcon.net.nz' Tina Wemyss says:

        There is an amazing quilt shop in Dargaville, walking distance from my friends home and ask them if there is a quilt group. Alternatively go to the community house and ask if you can set up a group. I got to the Titirangi one, called Waitakere Quilters and we get together and have a lot of fun, laughter and sometimes sad if someone ‘s family has a death but we support each other! I learned to quilt there and now am still mediocre at it but try hard. My family is sick of my quilts so I do them for hospice and age concern!

    • helen.tristram@gmail.com' Helen Tristram says:

      Thanks for the response but its too far from where I will be staying.

  2. Did you ask your quilt shop in Dargaville and the material shop on the main drag? Alternatively try the community house, they might have a room you can use and they can advertise it on their website! I go to a quilting group in the Titirangi Auckland area and its lots of fun! Good luck!!

  3. Dargaville have a quilt group.

  4. loishughesetc90@gmail.com' Lois Hughes says:

    I have Kaipara sewing group in Dargaville for stitching,quilting,patchwork,craft. We are a very friendly group, we meet every Tuesday and Friday 10am- 4 pm.
    Everyone is welcome.
    Contact Lois. 0274730598
    loishughesetc90 @gmail.com

  5. I suggest you give ring Lyn the President of Otamatea Quilt Group a ring. I use to belong to this group when I lived over at Maungaturoto – they are a very friendly group (I now belong to Marsden Material Girls).

  6. There is a lovely quilt shop between Dargaville and Whangarei called The Country Yard and they have a group of ladies who meet to stitch and machine sew and chat every Thursday from 10 am – pm. Everyone is welcome. They will be closed over the Christmas New Year break.

  7. There is one in Dargaville, and also one based at Paparoa. Marion at the Dargaville Sewing Centre will know the details – 09 439 8540

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