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
2015 Full year program of Guild meetings (635kb) *****

Apr 2
Speaker: Diane Wood; Buttons 
Show & Tell: Fun with Embellishments
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Buttons & Bows
Strathalbyn Sewing & Quilting
May 7 AGM 8pm
Show & Tell: Carnival
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Maypole
Jun Speaker: Lyn Uppill
The Japanese Adventure
Show & Tell: Japanese
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Japanese

Notes below - see also Notices

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Featured ShopBarossa Quilt & Craft Cottage - Congratulations Heather for providing 25 years of service to Quiltmakers, especially in South Australia

‘Celebration’ was the theme for this years’ Country Forum, held at Adelaide West Uniting Church on Saturday, March 14th. Nearly 200 Country members celebrated the Guild’s 30th Birthday, our 2014 National Award winners, Michele Hill and Faye Packham and the ladies of Orroroo winning their third ‘Pear’ award. Our grateful thanks to Judy Benda, Group Liaison executive member for coordinating the day and to everyone who worked so hard to make the day a great success.

Faye Hitch and friends from the Orroroo Quilters brought along their third Glass Pear Award to show off at Country Forum. Faye explained that the South Australian Regional Awards are held annually to showcase and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have made significant contributions to regional South Australia. Having won for the third time, the group is now in the SA Regional Awards Hall of Fame. Well done ladies, here’s to number four.

If you would like to donate goods to Backpacks for Kids please bring along to any Guild Meeting. Follow the link to a list of of items that are needed. What can I donate? and share the .pdf with your friends.

It was wonderful to present a cheque for $7000 at the March 2015 Guild Meeting. Thanks to Rachelle Denneny for making the first prize quilt and nominating Backpacks for SA as the recipient of proceeds. 
Here are the two Rachelle's with some donated backpacks.

2014 Festival of Quilts Raffle quilt, drawn 4/12/14
Proceeds to Backpacks 4 SA Kids
First Prize, 'Ruby Roses' a quilt by Rachelle Denneny - Colleen Slattery, Laura
Second prize by QGSA members 'Pearlesque' (1.5mb) pattern generously supplied for your use by The Virtual Quilter Judy Butcher http://virtualquilter.wordpress.com - Michelle Holden, WA
Third prize: overlocker donated by Bernina - Helen Campbell, Modbury

March Guild Meeting : Guild members Lara & Jill offered an interesting insight into their Online Quilting experiences (discoveries) and an overview of the various Social Media platforms available as well as the Modern Quilting movement. We learned about Quilt Club Australia & Quilt Club SA, both Facebook groups. Block swaps, Fabric swaps, QAL (Google it), Blogs, Feedly, Facebook, Instagram, E-Magazine, You-tube, Pinterest and there is more! The girls also know the value of belonging to a local quilt club (Coromandel Valley Quilters) and of course QGSA, and are happy to answer questions at Guild meetings.

Interested in 'Modern Quilting'? If so please email info [email protected] to express your interest & we will endeavour to arrange a meet-up (in 3D &/or online).

February Guild Meeting : Fantastic start to 2015 with 221 people (24 visitors) at the Guild meeting last night....and 495 fans on Facebook! 
Michele Hill gave us a delightful glimpse into the American Quilt Museum,UK and also a musical snippet of the museum's Kaffe Fassett exhibition last year. Thanks Michele.We had a surprise visitor Stuart Hillard who appeared on The Great British Sewing Bee, Season 1. Some people are born to entertain! Stuart began by stepping onto the stage & observing that he must look like an 'art installation' in the white box that is our stage! Sharing a little about his early years, filming & being involved in the Sewing Bee, his life since then meeting celebrities and being one...the laughs just kept on coming. An impromptu visit Stuart had no quilts to share, maybe next time? Come visit with us again. 
Thanks Pam Holland for inviting Stuart to visit with us.

Western Daily Press

Stuart Hillard

December Guild Meeting : Roaring 20's Christmas Party - Thanks to everyone who added Diamonds, Pearls & Feathers to the evening, dressing in style & especially to our wonderful Exec committee for their organisation. Lots of people participated in the Hexagon challenge from last year & everyone went home with a new 1/2 hex challenge for next year. Show & Tell revealed a 1920's quilt and also an inspired modern quilt.  I learned that the heads & tails game, commonly played at quiz nights is actually based on two-up, who knew! Thanks Rosie for mastering this in a short time. A quiz & crossword to excercise our brains & a lefty righty shambles to finish off before a delish supper all made for a fun night.
Thanks also to Whyte House Gallery who travelled from Victor to show their wares.  We meet next time on Feb 5th and hope everyone has a Happy Christmas, see you in 2015.
Exhibition Viewer's Choice & Festival of Quilts Raffle, Backpacks 4 Kids SA - see separate notices

2014 reveal of Hexagon Christmas Challenge

We hope members attending the December meeting enjoy their Christmas gift of a half-hexagon template. This template is designed for use with (but not exclusively for) Jelly Rolls. Visit the Moda Bake Shop, or Pinterest online to whet your appetite for ways to use your template creatively, ready for December 2015, Show & Tell. If you weren’t able to visit with us at the December meeting, feel free to purchase any of the templates through our wonderful Merchandise lady, Pauline.

1/2 price membership special from November 2014. For new members & those who are re-joining after a gap of 2 years or more.

2015 Scholarship & Grant Application Forms - Apply Now

Fat Quarter Theme - This will be a regular activity each month at Guild
What is a Fat quarter raffle? Bring along a fat quarter of fabric with the chosen theme. You will give your fat quarter to receive a raffle ticket and depending on the number of entries, there will be 1,2 or maybe even 3 draws, the prize being a bundle of the fat quaters for you to take home.

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Festival of Quilts Best of Show 2014

*more photos coming soon


Rachelle Denneny

'A Touch of Blue’

First Place: Traditional, Open

Special Award:

Excellence in Domestic Machine quilting

220 x 220cm

All photos : 2014 Photo Gallery