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
2014 Full year program of Guild meetings (819kb) *****
Nov 6
Gala Night: Festival of Quilts Award presentations
*Note this is prior to Craft & Quilt Fair 13-16 November
no shop
Dec 4 Christmas at Guild - Roaring 20's, Diamonds & Pearls
Show & Tell: 20's inspired (or original?)
Fat 1/4 Raffle:Art Deco or solids
Whyte House Gallery
Jan No Guild meeting - See you Feb 5 2015

Notes below - see also Notices

Website update 28/10 - FOQ 2014 Photo Gallery ready & waiting - please let me know if you spot any error - Use the free service www.changedetection.com to be notified of changes to website

Featured Shop: The Drapery & Umbrella Prints

AQC - Melbourne - April 2015 - Online registrations open Tuesday 28 October

October 2014 Guild Meeting - Like a breath of summer breeze across our stage - How wonderful to see a new generation working with fabric - designing, creating, having fun in the 'play', promoting, distributing and building business. We heard from Amy & Carly who make up Umbrella Prints and Jane & Fiona from The Drapery. Check out the links above to look and learn more about what these girls are offering.
Next month is Festival of Quilts Gala night. For the first time (in recent history) winners will be announced before the exhibition (November 13-16) which will make for an exciting night full of surprise. We are also hoping to welcome home President Kay. Vicki has done a great job hosting our meetings these past months.

The Royal Show, Quilt Secton, Novice Award - sponsored by QGSA was presented to the Dernancourt Friendship & Craft Group for their entry 'The Farm Life Quilt'.

Fat Quarter Theme - This will be a regular activity each month at Guild in 2014
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.

2015 Scholarship & Grant Application Forms now available.

Lessa Scholarship for Quilt Encounter 2015 - apply now - also register for a QE mailout to be sent in February

Ozquilt Network - Adelaide Escapade 24-26 October 2014. Events for members & non-members. Scholarships available. Information

2014 Festival of Quilts Raffle quilt tickets will be available at Festival of Quilts. Rachelle Denenny has designed and made this stunning quilt. Proceeds will go to Backpacks for SA Kids - a charity Rachelle has selected. See also Facebook Photo (below) behind the Bedford presentation.

QGSA Raffle Quilt 2014 second prize Quilt Pattern 'Pearlesque' (1.5mb) has been generously supplied for your use by The Virtual Quilter Judy Butcher http://virtualquilter.wordpress.com

Please reveal your Bedford Quilts at facebook.com/saquilters This one is Faye's...

Bedford Mystery 2014 - The cheque has been presented $103,443.70 - what a FANTASTIC effort. Thanks to Faye, Lessa, the Claytons fundraising team and everyone who contributed in any way to the success of this brilliant fundraising effort. Those who attended workshops and bought kits need to know that Bedford changes lives every day and you have helped in that process. 1230 kits were cut and only 30 remain. After 4 events Faye confirmed this was the last Mystery. The committee will continue to sell Plaid & I Spy kits, fundraising in other 'smaller' ways - famous last words I wonder? Until the next bright idea....

Presenting the cheque to Bedford representatives

Claytons Committeee (about half)

QGSA Inc. Annual General Meeting - Thursday 1st May 2014 - accompanied by thunderous rain, Kay managed to be heard and the business of the meeting was completed. We welcomed new committee members & farewelled those retiring. Festival of Quilts Raffle prizes were revealed and cupcakes were enjoyed by all. Bronwyn Atkinson was awarded well deserved Life Membership and is pictured here with President Kay, sporting diamonds & pearls for the 30 anniversary AGM. Congratulations to the members on this achievement. Our gratitude goes to the founders who had a dream and the courage to begin the Guild in 1984.

Faye with the Lut-Da Award & Michele with the Rajah Award, presented at AQC. Very excited to share with the members of their home Guild.

Screams of delight & excitement were heard coming from the QGSA cheer squad in early April when Michele Hill was presented with the Rajah Award and Faye Packam received the Lut-da award at Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne. Information about these prestigious awards can be found here. The shining light award (junior quilter) went to Clare Marshall and the Bernina National Quilt Award to Janet Treen, NSW for the quilt Rings & Roses. Expertise Events created a fabulous show celebrating 10 years of AQC. Well done & congratulations to everyone. More on Facebook

Michele, Judy Newman (Expertise Events) & Faye 

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Festival of Quilts 2013 Best of Show


Michele Hill

'16th Century Fantasy’

Category - Predominantly Applique, Open

Applique, Domestic Machine quilted

188 x 228cm

Michele has won 3 previous Best of Show Awards with QGSA

2005 My Walk in Melbourne

2007 Footsteps from the Past

2011 More Morris Magic

We think this might be an Australian record?

All photos : 2013 Photo Gallery