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) *****

Aug 6
Speaker: Tara Sniedze - My journey as a vintage style quilter
Show & Tell: Handwork & Hexies
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Traditional
Riverlea Cottage Quilts
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

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Featured Shop: The Sewing Sanctuary

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.

Market Day September 18: All tables are booked - exciting!

July Guild Meeting: Wendy Theile shared with us a most interesting journey to produce her quilt 'I Respect' tracing back to time spent in the APY Lands as a young child with her family. Amongst other things I learned that Aboriginal Art is made to inform - minimal line; maximum information. Thanks Wendy, a wonderful talk. The Quilt appeal for Catherine House resulted in 67 items being avalable. Sincere thanks from Jenny. Not long now until Quilt Encounter - 150 participants with 38 first timers - they are in for a treat. Dont forget Dare to Differ entreis are due 10 July. Suzanne has an exhibition at Gallery M herself opening on 10th 'Flowers Always'. Big changes ahead for The Sewing Sanctuary forming a Creative Makers Hub at Yankalilla with pop-up shops, something to check out. Vicki's little closing advice: Life is like a Camera, Focus on improvements, Capture the good, Develop the Negatives and if it doesn't work out - Take another Shot. 186 people attended - very good for a cold night in June. See you next month.

June Guild Meeting: New (but experienced) President Vicki opened the meeting by describing the new Executive's aim to strive for 'approachability' - it is your Guild & they would like to hear from you anytime about anything. Lyn Uppill gave an interesting talk about Japan with wonderful slides & quilts that have many of us placing the Tokyo Quilt Show firmly on our 'bucket' lists. Christine is looking for two new library helpers. Only 5 weeks until the 23rd Quilt Encounter (10 years now at Immanuel College). Dare to Differ entries are due in July & Suzanne encourages you to enter. If anyone has any spare quilts to offer for Catherine House, please email infoline this month.

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.

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.

'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.

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