About Us

At Quilting Focus we’re quilters too, so we’re always on the lookout for new tools, great sales, and clever new ways of doing things that we can share with you. We are all based here in Auckland, New Zealand. Our objective is to provide a comprehensive resource for Patchwork and Quilters worldwide, starting with Australia and New Zealand. We will always provide free advertising for Quilting Groups to let everyone know about their Shows and Exhibitions. We envisage that you will use this Directory to assist you in your travel planning or when moving to a new area or just wanting to find your local Patchwork and Quilting Resources. Please assist us by adding your listings to the site and let us know if you would like to see other types of listings, remember this site is for you! All listings are moderated before being released on the site. We hope you find this site useful. Note that this Directory accepts paid advertising and accepts affiliate links.

Our Team

Carol in her favourite spot

Carol in her favourite spot

Carol  wears lots of hats at Quilting Focus including being a regular contributor. Read her posts

I love the world of quilting, the creativity and fun of always learning.  Wherever you go in the world, if you meet a quilter you find a friend.

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Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte is a regular contributor to Quilting Focus

I’ve been quilting for more than 10 years, making both traditional quilts and art quilts and loving both processes. I teach and write about quilting to help introduce more people to this awesome craft. I live in Northland on a boat with my husband, two children, a dog, a cat and two sewing machines – fabric and stitch are my escape!

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Mary | Quilting Focus

Mary

Mary is  regular contributor to Quilting Focus. Read her posts

I’ve sewn and fabric collected all my life and to combine both in quilting is a real joy. I’ve been quilting, teaching, pattern writing and selling fabric for the past thirty years and can’t think of a more wonderful and fulfilling creative outlet.

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Tarnya with 2 of her children and their quilts

Tarnya with two of her children and their quilts

Tarnya assists with web development at Quilting Focus.

I am a beginner quilting who hasn’t ventured much outside pre-cuts and quilting in the ditch. I am excited by modern short cut quilting techniques which makes quilting so much more achievable especially for those among us who are quite short on time. I am still discovering what I like and what I don’t. I make quilts for my children who do not notice any mistakes and love what I make. And I quilt for me, as an outlet: being creative is important to me and keeps me happy. I also 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.