What happens at a Quilt Symposium?
A quilt symposium is an event where anyone interested in quilting is able to gather to attend workshops from local and international tutors, attend lectures, purchase quilt-related goods from a Merchants Mall, and generally mix and mingle with like-minded people and get to know new friends.
Who attends a Quilt Symposium?
Anyone can register, enrol and attend.
Do I have to be an expert to attend?
No, a symposium is a great place for a beginner quilter to attend as much as it is for experienced quilters - classes and workshops are for all levels of expertise, something for everyone.
How do I enrol or register?
The first step is to Register your Interest – this entitles you to receive updates and newsletters as the planning of the Symposium takes place. Registration is $35 for NZ residents and $60 for overseas residents. Approximately a year before the event, a Symposium booklet is published containing details of classes/workshops, lectures, events. The booklet is posted to all those who have registered their interest. When you have decided which events you want to attend, you will complete an Enrolment Form online selecting events you wish to attend, and other incidentals such as on-campus accommodation, sewing machine hireage, transport needs etc. Your enrollment details will be accompanied by a small Admin fee and payment for the events you have selected.
What if I don’t have internet access or an email address?
You will probably be reading this on someone else’s computer, so we suggest you buddy up with someone whose computer you can use and ask them to keep you informed of all online announcements.
When are the Exhibition Categories announced?
Usually no later than 18 months before the Symposium so you have plenty of time to make your quilts.
Where is the Symposium held?
Auckland Symposium is being held at St Cuthbert’s College in Epsom, Auckland. Epsom is midway between the airport and the CBD. See details under the Venue tab.
Where can I stay?
Some accommodation is available on-campus at St Cuthbert’s College, and this will be allocated on request when you enrol.
There are many motels close to the venue – we suggest you search online using apps such as hotels.com, trivago.com, Airbnb.com etc to find the best deals.