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Motueka Library: Origins Whakapapa Quilt

Wednesday 1st June-Friday 30th September 2022

Whether you’re a new migrant or tangata whenua, lived in Te Tauihu / The Top of The South for 500 years or closer to 5, we want to celebrate your origins or whakapapa with our community quilt.

You can be any age, of any sewing ability to take part. All you need to do is make some marks relating to your origins or whakapapa on a piece of fabric – that we provide!

In fact it’s not even necessary to stitch on your piece of fabric. Painting, knitting, crochet, applique or other mark-making is totally fine. The most important thing is that you tell us a little bit about your origin or whakapapa.

Simply pick up your entry form and fabric from Richmond, Motueka, Murchison or Tākaka Library, add your story to the fabric, and then return it to us by 30 September. We’ll then transform all our amazing community stories into a giant community quilt.

Contact with any questions.

Family Friendly Free


June 1–30
July 1–31
August 1–31
September 1–30


Usual opening hours


Mapua / Moutere / Motueka


Motueka Public Library
12 Pah Street, Motueka 7143

Tickets, Bookings and Entry


Ph. 03 528 1047

Additional Info

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