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) *****

Feb 5 Speaker: Michele Hill
American Folk Art Museum, Bath UK
Show & Tell: Kaffe & Colourful
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Kaffe & Colourful
The Patchwork Cow
Mar 5 Speaker: Lara Motta & Jill Radcliffe
The Online Quilting Experience
Show & Tell: Modern
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Modern

Barossa Quilt & Craft Cottage


Apr 2 Speaker: Diane Wood; Buttons
The Online Quilting Experience
Show & Tell: Fune with Embellishments
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Buttons & Bows
Strathalbyn Sewing & Quilting

Notes below - see also Notices

Website update 22/1 - Updates - please let me know if you spot any error - Use the free service www.changedetection.com to be notified of changes to website

Happy New Year - hope it's a productive one for all Quilters

Featured Shop: Whyte House Gallery

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

Festival of Quilts 2014 - Viewer's Choice Awarded to Margaret Sampson for M is for Mast & M is for Mackenzie. Congratulations, Margaret & Helen Campbell (quilter).

See Competitions for information about the Royal Adelaide Show 2015 Challenges.

Members may be interested in a new Creative Arts Retreat in SA - Belair April 2015

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

Proceeds from the Raffle will go to Backpacks 4 Kids SA. We will also be collecting goods for the Backpacks & encourage you to bring something to the February Meeting. Please follow the link to a list of of items that are needed. What can I donate? and share the .pdf with your friends.

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.

Thanks to all the Sponsors of Fesival of Quilts & Expertise Events for bringing the Craft & Quilt Fair to Adelaide once again.

Festival of Quilts - Winning Entries are now featured in the 'Photo Gallery'.
Read the note about how to access the Mini Floor Talks, a new initiative at the show & on the website.

An enormous 'Thank You' to Convenor Bron, the Festival of Quilts Committee, guest artists and demonstrators, and all those who worked behind the scenes to bring us a wonderful exhibition at the Craft and Quilt Fair. The standard of work was outstanding and only goes to prove we have incredibly talented quilters and textile artists here in SA!

Lessa has found more Bedford kits also one plaid kit and several I spy kits - contact details: Bedford page

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

2015 Scholarship & Grant Application Forms - work on them now

Lessa Scholarship for Quilt Encounter 2015 - apply now - also register for a QE mailout to be sent in February

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.

Become a QGSA Facebook Fan today - www.facebook.com/saquilters

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