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
||Full year program of Guild meetings (162kb)
||Speaker: Kay Lovell
Show & Tell: Welsh & Wholecloth Quilts
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Dark & Mysterious
||Sharon Parkinson & Panel for Q&A
Show & Tell:Finished - No longer a UFO
Demo: Battings - touch & feel opportunity
|The Sewing Sanctuary
Speaker: Wendy Williams
Show & Tell: Wool or tactile embelished quilts
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Christmas
Notes below - see also Notices
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Featured Shop: A Quilter's Odyssey - Modbury Triangle
Past President Nola Pearce has been interviewed by 'Our Time' Channel 44. Chatting about her quilts and the Guild. The episode will air on Monday 17 June 7.30pm with repeats on Wednesday 19th June at 1pm and Friday 21 June at 4.30pm http://www.ourtimetv.net
QGSA will attend the NEW Sewing, Stitching & Hand Craft Show at Adelaide Showground July 19-21. (Straight after Quilt Encounter). Discount vouchers for entry will be available at the June Guild Meeting. If anyone would like to be involved with our display to promote Quilting and QGSA please email Candy at firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will be held in conjuntion with the Building & Home Improvements Show and the Tools & More Show - a 3 in one good deal!
May Guild Meeting & AGM - What a night, so much happening. Fistly it was A-MAZE-ing as the keys were not available to unlock the big dividing panels with the result that activities were in different rooms - a bit different but we managed. The AGM was very smooth welcoming 5 new pre-nominated committee members and farewelling 4 with grateful thanks. Jean Deere became our newest Life Member. Wonderful. See other notes for more activities.
Scholarships & Country Grants for 2013. All applicants were successful and we are pleased to Congratulate Julie Haddrick, Nola Pearce & Mary Williams who received scholarships. We look forward to hearing about their endeavours. The following country groups will receive grants to assist with various activities: Broughton Rainbow Quilters, Gawler Quilting Circle, Burra, Cleve, Crystal Brook, Mt Remarkable, Strathalbyn & Northern Yorke Peninsula Quilters. Well done everyone and thank you for taking the time to submit applications and support this initiative of QGSA.
We enjoyed a presentation by the Valuation Panel consisting of Fluff, Facts & a Demo. Thanks ladies for your long term commitment of time & energy to improve this exacting process, most informative.
Following the AGM we welcomed Jacinta from Young Carers SA to accept the proceeds of the Festival of Quilts Raffle. Here she is (on the left) with Michele Hill who kindly donated the quilt, receiving a cheque for $6800.http://carers-sa.asn.au/how-can-we-help/young-carers
Congratulations Rachelle Denneny. 'Golden Ivory' a very special quilt (see below) and winner of QGSA Best of Show 2012 and AMQA First Prize has been announced WINNER of the Bernina National Quilt Award, also affectionately known as 'BEST OF AUSTRALIA'. Brilliant News! Winner of the Rajah Award is Jenny Bowker and Ruby Houston has won the Lut-da Award. Three well deserved recipients. Thanks to Expertise Events, Bernina and the supporters of AQC and the Craft & Quilt Events.
(part) of the QGSA support team at the Gala dinner, AQC
AQC NEWS: Congratulations to 2013 AQC Challenge winners!
Cash prizes were awarded and announced at the AQC Cocktail Party.
First prize $3500: Galloping Wild and Free by Helen Godden
Runner Up $1500: I am Nujood and I am Free! by Gillian Shearer
The Viewers’ Choice prize of $500 will be announced at the end of the event.
This year’s entries were received from every state in Australia as well as New Zealand and Canada.
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Royal Adelaide Show Quilt Challenge Theme: A Two color, two fabric quilt, any size.
June Fat Quarter Raffle - Dark & Mysterious - 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 2012 Best of Show & Viewers Choice
Bernina National Quilt Award 2012 (Best of Australia)
AMQA Best of Show 2012
Category - Traditional, Open
Wholecloth, Domestic Machine quilted with
Trapunto and free motion, gold thread embroidery
234 x 229cm
All photos : 2012 Photo Gallery