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) *****

Jun 4
Speaker: Lyn Uppill
The Japanese Adventure
Show & Tell: Japanese
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Japanese
July 2
Speaker: Wendy Thiele - I respect
Show & Tell: Christmas in July
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Christmas
The Sewing Sanctuary
Aug 6

Speaker: Tara Sniedze - My journey as a vintage style quilter
Show & Tell: Handwork & Hexies
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Traditional

Hetties' Patch

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Featured Shop: Widebacks

QGSA Annual General Meeting, Thursday 7th May 2015, 8pm. Burnside Community Centre.
171 members & guests was a very encouraging number for an AGM. New executive members stepped in for those who completed their terms of office. Vicki Hart is now our Guild President. Kay will have some time to do gardening. Candy Walker was awarded Life Membership. On completion of business, Librarian Christine introduced herself & gave us an enthralling talk & slide show about her trips to Madagascar. Thanks to Brenda & her girls fro bringing us the Wideback shop & always to those who bring Show & Tell.

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.

Coming Soon: Festival of Quilts 2015 Exhibition Handbook with online entry. 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

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.

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