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 (635kb)
Show & Tell: Carnival
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Maypole
||Speaker: Lyn Uppill
The Japanese Adventure
Show & Tell: Japanese
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Japanese
Speaker: Wendy Thiele - I respect
Show & Tell: Christmas in July
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Christmas
|The Sewing Sanctuary
Notes below - see also Notices
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Featured Shop: Strathalbyn Sewing & Quilting
QGSA Annual General Meeting, Thursday 7th May 2015, 8pm. Burnside Community Centre. Nominations for election to the Executive Committee are encouraged & welcomed. 4 vacancies
April Guild Meeting - With the Easter holiday begun we welcomed a smaller gathering of 142 quilters this month. The Clayton's Committee displayed 48" square charity quilts that they are making. As they make the quilts they are cutting extras for sale at $40 with proceeds to Bedford, & the quilts to other charities. There are also some Bedford Mystery Quilts that have come to the surface & are avaialble. Quilt Encounter is in it's 23rd year & there are 150 registrations so far, 30 workshops & 16 tutors. 16 workshops are full & places are now available in 14 for a stay... or a day. The Lessa Scholarship recipeint for 2015 is Rita Blake of Paringa in the Riverland. Rita has made a notable contribution in service to others in her community & is very excited to attend her first Quilt Encounter. We enjoyed a fascinating talk by Dianne K Wood (the button lady) about the history of buttons. Dianne will have a stall selling buttons at QGSA Spring Fair in September, one of 30 tables that we are pleased to report all filled. Mark your diaries & come along to Adelaide West Uniting Church, September 19th, to enjoy the bargains & the scones! Thanks to the lovely ladies from Strath Sewing & Quilting (see Featured Shop above) for show & tell & interesting raffle prizes. Thansk also to members who brought along their 'buttons & bows' quilts.
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.
Festival of Quilts 2015 Challenge & Art To Wear Theme is 'Steampunk'. Of interest might be an exhibition at the National Railway Museum May 30 & 31
Festival of Quilts, Diary dates: Entry Forms will be due 18 September. Drop off will be October Guild Meeting or weekend October 17/18. There are a few changes this year with full informaton coming in June. More opportunities for Amateur Awards; return of First Time Entrant Award; Return of Innovative category; a stand alone Miniature Quilt category; Small Quilt Category moving to Traditional & Applique categories; a new 'Modern' category & the introduction of online entry forms. (members will still be able to complete hand written forms if required). Exciting!
'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
‘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.
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).
2015 Scholarship & Grant Application - Announcement May AGM
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
'A Touch of Blue’
First Place: Traditional, Open
Excellence in Domestic Machine quilting
220 x 220cm
All photos : 2014 Photo Gallery