Anne Scott began stitching her first hexagon coverlet when she was at school. A patchwork class in Singapore in 1988 taught her the basics and she has been making quilts ever since. In 1992 she started New Zealand Quilter magazine – a quarterly publication of just 24 pages – four in colour. By 2017, the magazines had grown to 72 pages full colour. However, after 25 years and 100 issues she retired to run Minerva bookstore in Cuba Street Wellington.

In between, Anne served on the Advisory Board of the International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska, USA, taught sewing skills to women with HIV in Laos, took exhibitions of New Zealand quilts  to Australia, Canada, the US, the UK and France, curated travelling exhibitions and challenges and facilitated New Zealand’s annual contribution of quilts for the World Quilt Show.

Anne was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in 2018 for services to Quilting. She still makes quilts.


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