Quilters' Guild of South Australia Inc

Quilters' Guild of South Australia Inc was formed in 1984 and has grown to encompass over 500 individual Guild members with over 100 city and country groups now affiliated with the Guild Read more

You are welcome to join us at our monthly meetings held
at Burnside Community Centre on the first Thursday of each month from February to December at 7.15pm for 8pm start

QGSA Guild Meetings - Visitors always welcome

Dates Focus Shop
2017 Full year program of Guild meetings 
*Changes made 2 May
Jul 6
Speaker: Brian Whitehead - Japanese Textiles
Quilt Encounter 
Charity Quilt Raffle: Festival of Quilts
Riverlea Quilts
Aug 3 Speaker: Jeannie Gregory - Insight into a Clumsy Quilter's World 
Show'n'tell: Quilts that needed fixing after you’ve made a mistake 
Charity Quilt Raffle: Gawler Quilting Circle
The Quilting Room
Sep 7 Speaker: TBA
Show'n'tell: Modern Quilts
Charity Quilt Raffle: spot available
Miss Marples Craft Shoppe

Website update 26/6 - FOQ updates - please let me know if you spot any error - Use the free service www.changedetection.com to be notified of changes to website

Shop of the MonthWidebacks

Festival of quilts - 56 first time entrants - fantastic, 199 in total plus special exhibits - exciting!
Quilt drop off days are Friday 30th and Saturday 1st July, this week - except for Tricia’s which is Saturday only. Please refer to your acknowledgement email for specific details.
Quilts can also be brought to Guild next week.
Please try to stick to these times - remember that the FoQ Committee is extremely busy in the lead up the the Festival and they also have a family life to try and maintain some control of!
Thanks for your co-operation
Stitch faster if you are on the home stretch 

INVITATION to all Guild Members & Guests, Festival of Quilts Opening Ceremony *note the special time slot

DISCOUNT VOUCHER to Sewing, Stitching & Handcraft Show (includes FOQ)

Please return all Festival of Quilts RAFFLE BOOKS at or before Guild Meeting July 6

Merchandise - Acrylic templates & needle reminders are ON SALE - Patterns for the templates are available

Membership fees are due 30 June. It would be appreciated if you can make payment promptly & certainly before August 30. New forms now available - Thanks in advance from the Treasury. Individual ; Group

June Guild Meeting: 21 years ago 'Little Quilts of Love' was begun & managed in SA by Jean Pearce, followed 14 years later by Jan Goulter & now Wendy Heap. Wendy coordinated a wonderful night of guest speakers including Jean's daughters & representatives from the major Adelaide hospitals. Each person shared a part of the journey, explaining changes in grieving care, of support & partnership, and of the positive, ongoing impact of Little Quilts to families who have lost a child at or around the time of birth. Thank you to everyone who made time to make this evening very special.
More in Patches next month but here is the Quilt, instigated by Wendy & assembled with her helper Roz from almost 700 Tiny Tiles. Inspired by the Monarch Butterfly. Heather Ford was awarded Life Membership, a surprise as she wasn't at the AGM & none of us knew there was to be an announcement. 

AGM May 2017 - The meeting ran efficiently with 5 retiring members, thank-you ladies for your service, and 3 pre-meeting nominations to Executive, welcome to the new girls! With two vacancies, please talk to a committee member if you feel it is your time to learn about the workings of Guild & help out where you can. We welcomed Otto from Otto & Penny's Sewing Centre as a speaker & enjoyed hearing about his life in Switzerland and how he became our local Bernina dealer (1985). Little did he know, this was a ruse to get him to the meeting & bestow an Honorary Life Membership. Kay Wilson, has worked across various areas of Guild over many years, most recently with Southern Comforters and was also rightly awarded Life Membership. Congratulations to you both. (photos)
Other notes: Thanks to Cynthia's Ark; Day vacancies at Quilt Encounter; Festival Quilting Bee now open to all quilters; Arrive promptly next month for 'pre-entertainment' prior to the Little Quilts of Love meeting

Absolutely thrilled for Rachelle Denneny representing South Australia with her quilt 'Modern Movement', Best of State, QGSA Festival of Quilts 2016 & now winner of the
Bernina National Quilt Award - Best of Australia 2016
Congratulations Rachelle.
Thanks to Bernina Australia for sponsorship of this prestigious award.
Thanks also to Expertise Events who arrange the Australasian Quilt Convention & the award presentation.

Each year, Expertise Events recognises Australian quilters with three special awards, presented at the Australasian Quilt Convention. The awards are designed to acknowledge people who have made an outstanding contribution or achievement in the area of quilting.
Congratulations to the winners for 2017
Shining Light Award : Laura Kristina Kleine Butron
Lut-Da Award : Jane Gibson & Marie Lee
Rajah Award : Lynn Hewitt

Guild Meeting April - Bronwyn Chant, from Craniofacial Australia spoke about the work that the Craniofacial teams have done for over 40 years. We were able to see amazing results in the slide show. Supporters brought lots of quilts to show & Bronwyn expressed thanks & explained the impact of quilts, bags & arm splints supplied by many local quilting groups. 

We had an unexpected guest in Cathy Miller, the Singing Quilter, who generously took to the stage & sang for us acapella. Thanks Cathy, enjoy the rest of your trip.

Claytons Committee have been working hard on a new type of Mystery 

Guild Meeting March - Michael Barton’s Sewing Workout – what an asset that will be to our sewing days. Mike is skilled in stress management & last night gave us all the tips on how to make the most of our sewing marathons by keeping our brains & bodies up to the task. Thanks Mike.... & Breathe 

Catherine Butterworth with her Best of Show Quilt

Rachelle Denneny with her Best of State Quilt 

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Festival of Quilts Best of Show 2016


Catherine Butterworth

'Flowering Star'

First Place: Traditional, Large, Professional

236 x 236cm

Bernina Australia National Quilt Award 2016
Best of Australia

Festival of Quilts Best of State 2016


Rachelle Denneny

'Modern Movement'

First Place: Modern, Professional

184 x 192cm

All photos : Photo Gallery