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) *****

Sep 3
Speaker: Pam Holland - Plant seeds today for harvest later
Show & Tell: Story Quilts
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Not a flower in sight
Country Hart
Oct 1
Speaker: Pink & Pretty - Breast Cancer Screen Awareness
Show & Tell: Pink
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Pink
Wright Quilt Shop
Nov 5 Festival of Quilts Gala Presentation Night

Notes below - see also Notices

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QGSA biennial Market DaySaturday 19th September
Adelaide West Uniting Church, 312, Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park
Time: 10am-3.30pm
31 Tables of sewing related products for sale, Quilts, patterns, fabric, cushions and other sewing items.
Hot scones Jam & cream, Sausage sizzle. FREE ENTRY
All welcome

Festival of Quilts 
Enter Now *** Link to
Entries due by 18 September - late entries will not be accepted
Items must be delivered by 17 October
Drop off location details will be provided in an emailed Letter of Acknowledgment that will be sent after your entry is submitted.

Featured Shop: Riverlea Cottage Quilts

August Guild Meeting: Tara shared her Quilting journey with a focus on reproduction vintage quilts. What a delightful speaker, lots of laughs and outstanding intricate quilts. Patience is something Tara must certainly have. Thanks Tara. Thanks also to everyone who brought out thier 'Hexie' quilts, a nice array of the old & new take on this very traditional shape/block/technique.
Kerryn gave account of the 23rd Quilt Encounter - the 10th at Immanuel College. The committee is taking a well deserved short break before they start 2016 planning. $1027 was raised for Motor Neuron Research with the raffle of a quilt made by QE committee members, with donated fabric, a pattern by Rachelle Denneny & donation of quilting by Sally MacKenzie. The winner is Pam Hickman from Heart'n'Soul Patchwork, Pt Vincent. The QE challenge & sales of water brought in $327 to be donated to Legacy, in keeping with the 'Poppies' theme.

'Steampunk' arrived in person with thanks to Genna, Shane & Steph for their time & sharing their passion about this interesting movement. We look forward to seeing your entries in the Challenge &/or Art to Wear categories at Festival of Quilts.

Thanks to Lyn at Riverlea Cottage Quilts for bringing shop to the meeting & covering for Hettie's Patch who unfortunately could not attend.
Vicki had lots of notices, it was a very busy month!

Festival of Quilts 2015 Exhibition Handbook with online entry: www.qgsa.org.au
Challenge & Art To Wear Theme is 'Steampunk'
Diary dates: Entry Forms will be due 18 September. Drop off will be October Guild Meeting or weekend October 17/18.

CONGRATULATIONS to Melann's Fabrics & Sewing Centre - 20 years in business.
Thank you for supporting QGSA

Membership Fees are due 1st July. The new fee is $60 but will be a discounted by $10 if paid by August 31st. There will be friendly faces at Guild meeting to collect your $50 or pay by credit card. You can also make payment by direct deposit (with reference)

Who is busy with The Parrot Project? Remember they don't need to be included with your Festival of Quilts entries, they just need to be complete & handed in by October Guild meeting.

'The Parrot Project' is another initiative of Festival of Quilts Committee. A screen printed parrot designed by Val Giles will be available at Guild meetings for a gold coin donation (proceeds to Bedford this year). Embelish the parrot in whatever way you are inspired. The quilts will be displayed at FOQ in November (no entry-form required). Our thanks to Lloyd Curzon Textiles for the donation of white fabric that has been dyed & printed for this project by Committee members. Project Details

President handover : Vicki Hart incoming, Kay outgoing

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.

Mary Potter Hospice are happy to recieve quilts & have some basic instructions & size that can be accessed. Also Quilts for Heart Kids have appealed for quilts. Details are in Patches.

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).

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