Monday, April 26, 2010

Embroidery Conference 2010

Deadline: 6 May 2010 (RECEIVE)

Embroidery Conference 2010

Association of New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guild
Hamilton, New Zealand
9th to 16th July, 2010

The Association of New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guild Conference 2010 is to be hosted by The Waikato Embroiderers Guild.

It will be held at Waikato Diocesan School for Girls, River Road, Hamilton from 9th to 16th July, 2010. It will include exhibitions, displays, merchants mall, guest speakers, awards dinner and approximately 40 workshops.

Theme for conference 2010: "The Power of the Stitch"

The inspiration was taken from the powerful Waikato river that flows through the centre of Hamilton. The exhibition titles are all based on this theme.

Open - The Might of the Stitch
Members' - The Courage of the Stitch
Miniatures - The Magic of the Stitch
Young Persons - The Exploration of the Stitch

OPEN EXHIBITION: ‘The Might of the Stitch’ {Selected}
Open to all embroiderers and craftspersons. Work must be original in concept and design. Multi-media entries with a good percentage of stitch content, by hand or machine, would be considered. Presentation of work must be an integral part of total work. Entries must not have been exhibited previously at any exhibition. Work must have been created within the last two years. All work in this open exhibition must be for sale – a gallery commission will apply.

YOUNG PERSONS: ‘The Exploration of the Stitch’ {Non-Selected}
Any young person under 18 years of age at 30 June 2010 may submit work for this exhibition. Entries to be no larger than 60cm square and must be able to be hung. The definition of embroidery for this exhibition is hand or machine stitching with fabric and thread.

Conditions of Entry
  • All entries must be the entrant’s own work and completed within two years prior to June 2010.
  • Entries must not have been previously exhibited at any exhibition.
  • All entries will be subject to selection except those for the Young Persons’ exhibition. The Selectors’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection of entries.
  • All entries must have a major stitched content, whether by hand or machine. Except Open Exhibition – see specific conditions.
  • All entries intending to be hung must have secure means of hanging.
  • Insurance of entries in transit and during the exhibition is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor. All reasonable care will be taken.
  • Work may be for sale – a gallery commission will apply. Note: all Open Exhibition entries must be for sale.

  1. Send Section A of your entry form and entry fee to arrive no later than Thurs 6 May 2010. No entry forms will be accepted after the closing date.
  2. Up to three works per person per exhibition may be entered, each with a separate entry form - please photocopy as required.
  3. One stamped self-addressed envelope per entrant, plus completed Acceptance Advice Form must accompany submissions for all exhibitions.

The entry fee is $20 for each work submitted, except for the Young Persons’ Exhibition where the entry fee is $5 for each work submitted.

Grand Prize Across All Selected Exhibitions: $3000 Sponsored by BERNINA New Zealand Ltd


Exhibition Entry Form
Exhibition Category Definitions
Exhibition General Conditions

Visit Conference website: for complete details.


Janet Bell
Conference Convenor,
Conference 2010,
P O Box 875,
Hamilton 3240
Phone: 07 825 2142