Anne Scott, of Wellington, MNZM, for services to quilting
Anne Scott has been editor and publisher of the quarterly magazine New Zealand Quilter, which she founded. She was inaugural Secretary when Wellington established its first quilting guild. She established Minerva Books, a craft, fashion, textile and quilting bookshop. Through Minerva Books and New Zealand Quilter, she has donated awards to recognise quilters’ creative excellence. She has curated touring exhibitions of New Zealand quilts for Canada, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and France. She served on the Advisory Board of the International Quilt Study Centre at the University of Lincoln, Nebraska. For many years, Ms Scott travelled to Laos to teach quilting and sewing skills to disadvantaged women.