New Quilts for Old Beds – Quilt Exhibition at Highwic

In September, Highwic joins with The Point Chevalier Monday Modern Quilt Group to show their quilts throughout the house.

This Pt Chevalier group is one of the more than 150 international guilds linked to the Los Angeles based ‘Modern Quilt Group’ founded in October in 2009.

According to the MQG website ( ‘Modern quilts are primarily functional and inspired by modern design. Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt. These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work. “Modern traditionalism” or the updating of classic quilt designs is also often seen in modern quilting.”

What: New Quilts for Old Beds
When: September 18-29, 10.30-4.30 (NB Highwic is closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Where: Highwic (a New Zealand Historic Places Trust property), 40 Gillies Avenue, Auckland (entrance off Mortimer Pass)
Admission: $10 per adult; children and NZHPT members free
For more information: Contact Highwic (

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