Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Zealand, here I come!

I got a fabulous invitation last week! I’ve been asked to teach at Taupo Symposium 2013 Fabric Art Festival in Taupo, New Zealand. This symposium in New Zealand is held every two years, and typically draws 1,500 participants to its quilt show, special exhibitions, and a broad range of classes.

The 2011 event is called Remarkable Symposium 2011, and it is being held in Queenstown, NZ, April 18-23.  If you click on the “Timetable, Classes and Tutors,” you can see all the instructors and classes they are offering this year. 

Taupo (population 21,000)  is known for its beautiful lake, trout fishing, skiing, geothermal phenomena, waterfalls, and rock carvings at Mine Bay. I can’t wait!


  1. Congratulations! This will be an exciting adventure.

  2. OK, as a kiwi I am biased, but New Zealand is wonderful and the symposiums are great events.

  3. Oh that is just wonderful, I hope you have a great time. NZ is so nice.

  4. Do you need someone to come along and carry your bags?! Congrats on becoming famous worldwide!

  5. Hi Susan

    What great news! I might get to meet you in person. My friend and I are off to the Remarkable Symposium in April and we are certainly planning to attend Taupo in 2013. It is about 2 1/2 hours from where I live. Brign some warm clothes. In winter the windof the mountains can be cold. You will love New Zealand, but, of course, I am biased :-)

  6. Helen,
    I hope to meet you, too! I've always wanted to visit New Zealand... cold weather won't be a deterrent. In fact, it might seem wonderful to leave Charlotte's hot, humid summer for a while! :-)

  7. You will love New Zealand. It is one of the best places I ever visited.


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