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) *****

Nov 5

Festival of Quilts Gala Presentation Night

Dec 3
Christmas Party - Dress: Sparkle...eat, drink & be jolly
Show & Tell: Celebration
Fat 1/4 Raffle: Celebration
Whyte House Gallery
Jan 2016 No Guild Meeting

Notes below - see also Notices

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Festival of Quilts
Entries are closed
Items must be delivered by 17 October
Drop off location details are provided in an emailed Letter of Acknowledgment sent after your entry was submitted.

Featured ShopWright Quilt Shop

Dare to Differ Invitation Exhibition now open at Gallery M until October 25.
Congratulations to the winners for Most Innovative Textile, sponsored by Brother International (Australia) - Pamela Manika & also The Encouragement Award, sponsonred by Sue's Sewing World, Margaret Knapp. Congratulations to everyone selected for the Exhibition & all those who entered their quilts.

Heart’n Soul Patchwork at Port Vincent is changing hands. The new owner is Michelle White. A pre-sale before the final clearance is on from now until end of October.

October Guild Meeting : Thanks to Karen Woodcock, Promotions & Education Manager from Breast Screen SA. Thanks also to Bron Atkinson VP at the microphone for Vicki (on holidays). Lots of charity quilts on show & also several small quilts from the recent workshop with Pam Holland. The Craft & Quilt Fair will be here in November, featuring our own 'Festival of Quilts' members exhibition. Guild meeting will be a special awards presentation, hope to see you there.

September Guild Meeting: Pam Holland shared with us her thoughts on the creative mind & we watched her wonderful movie about really 'seeing' and the inspiration that it brings. Keywords: Perseverance; Patience & Practice. Thanks Pam for your excellent presentation 'at home'. So many of us are able to enjoy travels through your eyes. Dare to Differ opens at Gallery M on October 2nd. Place in your diary now. 42 innovative quilts will be on show for 3 weeks. Thanks to Brother & Sue's Sewing World for sponsorship. A reminder that QGSA Festival of Quilts entry deadline is looming. Special thanks to Country Hart for bringing the shop from Port Pirie to Guild Meeting.

'Steampunk' arrived in person in August with thanks to Genna, Shane & Steph for their time & sharing their passion about this interesting movement. We look forward to seeing your entries in the Challenge &/or Art to Wear categories at Festival of Quilts.

CONGRATULATIONS to Melann's Fabrics & Sewing Centre - 20 years in business.
Thank you for supporting QGSA

Membership Fees - At Festival of Quilts in November, 1/2 price membership will be available to new members or those returning after 2 years.

Parrot Project's were due at October Guild meeting.

'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

President handover : Vicki Hart incoming, Kay outgoing

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