Stitching for Suffrage

Inspired by Vinnies ReSew ‘Suffrage In Stitches’ which is now running at Wellington Museum, Queenstown Quilters and Patchworkers are a local group who gather weekly to stitch, share projects and support local charities. Last year, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand they began working on an exhibition celebrating the lives of those women and men who gave hugely of themselves to ensure that women won the right to vote.

Each panel within the exhibition is crafted to honour an historical role model for its maker and is made to be the size of the pages in the original 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition.

The exhibit will run at the Frankton Library from August 7 – 21st so join us here to admire the exquisite work of these women honouring those who came before them.

They will also be hosting a drop-in workshop on Saturday August 17th from 12-4pm where they will be demonstrating their talents and passing on the art of quilting, patchworking and sewing to a new generation. You might end up joining Queenstown Quilters and Patchworkers yourselves or you might just learn how to sew on a button or mend your favourite pants.

So come along to marvel at these artists at work, have a stitch and have a yarn!

Exhibition: August 7th - 21st 
Workshop: August 17th from 12 - 4pm