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
2017 Full year program of Guild meetings 
*Changes made 2 Sept
Oct 5
Speaker: Emilie Knight - European Quilt Show, Maastricht
Show'n'tell: Art Quilts
Charity Quilt Raffle: Orange Tree Quilters
Sue's Sewing World
Nov 2 NEW: Focus on the Stitch
Members Demo night, patchwork stations 
Look, touch & learn: Dorset Buttons 
Show'n'tell: Quilts with Embellishment 
Charity Quilt Raffle: available
Cotton, Pins & Crafty Things
Dec 7 Christmas celebration
Show'n'tell: Christmas
Charity Quilt Raffle: available
Quilters Quarters

Website update 24/9 - Competitions - please let me know if you spot any error - Use the free service www.changedetection.com to be notified of changes to website

Shop of the Month: Miss Marples Craft Shoppe

Please note change to Guild Phone Number 0432 483 263

Little Quilts of Love - Charity Sewing Day - Saturday 21 October 2017 - Details

Dare to Differ 1-24 September
Congratulations to Rachaeldaisy, winner of the Most Innovative Award, sponsored by Brother Australia.
Wonderful show, special thanks to all those who made submissions in support of this exhibition.

The Puzzle Project  - take a look

September Guild Meeting: We were amazed at the skill of Julie Boyd from Embroiderers Guild of SA who brought exquisite examples of Japanese silk embroidery with a slide show to expand on the history & process. An interesting thing is that no colour wheel (as we know it) is used. The 'Seasonal colours' are utilised with certain colours for all year use. This process is strictly adhered to as the embroideries are very much part of the traditional culture. Thanks Julie for sharing. 
Di Fisher, curator of the Embroiderers Guild Museum also introduced us to the Signature Quilt project.

Inspired after a talk about modern quilting by Cassie, member of SAMQ, Sonia member at Gawler Quilters made this quilt, brought along to Guild for show & tell in September. 

August Guild Meeting: Jeannie had a chat with pictures, giggles & warnings about clumsiness & quilting. Thanks Jeannie, so entertaining! It was great to announce both the Viewers Choice & also the raffle winners. Ann Marie introduced us to the 2018 Festival of Quilts Committee and shared (with a tear), that the friendships she has made are lifelong & invaluable to her. A great testimonial to the sometimes overlooked benefits of stepping up to be part of a team & working with a group of like minded people. Margy, from Fauna Rescue gave us a brief but very interesting insight to the work of this organisation & we are so pleased that they are the recipients of the raffle proceeds this year. Please take a look at the Fauna Rescue website.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Festival of Quilts Raffle
1st prize...'Wanderings of a beachcomber" ....Sue Prothero
2nd Prize  Bernina 215 sewing machine....Ann Ewer 
Margy Maas from Fauna Rescue accepted a cheque for $3548
Thank you to everyone who supported our raffle this year

QGSA President Christine, Quiltmaker Cathy & Representing Fauna Rescue, Margy with the 2017 Raffle Quilt

Silent Auction: 'Modern Dear Jane'
As the reserve price was not reached, this quilt will become first prize in the 2018 Festival of Quilts raffle 

We are excited to announce the Viewers Choice Winner, Festival of Quilts 2017
My Caswell got Creative... by Tara Sniedze
Tara's Quilt is an interpretation of the Caswell Quilt by Corliss Searcey and also won Excellence in Hand Quilting. It was entered in the Applique Large Professional category
NEWSFLASH - This superb quilt has not only won a prize at the Royal Adelaide Show, but has also taken the honour of Best overall exhibit in the Art & Craft Section at the Show!

Festival of Quilts - wonderful event, thanks to everyone - Committee, Quiltmakers, Sponsors, Helpers in all areas, Kym Jones Exhibitions, Adelaide Showground - everyone who came to visit the show
TEAM WORK! PHOTO GALLERY & www.facebook.com/saquilters

Merchandise - Acrylic templates & needle reminders are ON SALE - Patterns for the templates are available

Membership fees are due 30 June. It would be appreciated if you can make payment promptly & certainly before August 30. New forms now available - Thanks in advance from the Treasury. Individual ; Group

Adriana Newton winner of Best of Show 2017 with Greg Alexander, Managing Director, Bernina Australia 

Best of Show Runner-up ?

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Festival of Quilts Best of Show 2017


Adriana Newton

'The Innocent'

First Place: Pictorial

size: 151 x 121 cm

All photos : Photo Gallery