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
Nov 2 NEW: Focus on the Stitch
Members Demo : patchwork stations 
Look, touch & learn: Dorset Buttons - see note below
Festival of Quilts Focus Group Meeting
Show'n'tell: Quilts with Embellishment
Charity Quilt Raffle: available
PennyLane Patchwork
Dec 7

Christmas celebration
Please wear your Christmas HAT!
Make a Christmas Placemat - see below
Show'n'tell: Christmas
Charity Quilt Raffle: available

Quilters Quarters
Jan No Meeting - Happy Holidays

Website update 10/10 - Frames - 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: Quilters Quarters

Please note change to Guild Phone Number 0432 483 263

Festival of Quilts FOCUS GROUP - please let Anne Marie know if you would like to participate in the Festival of Quilts focus group at the November meeting. Don't be shy if you haven't been a Guild member for long. If you have an interest in our annual exhibition then you may have thoughts & ideas to share.
There are a list of questions that you will be asked to think about so please get in touch today to get the questions, don't leave it until the meeting. Email: foqconvenor@gmail.com

November Guild Meeting - bring a friend. It will be demo night and what a line up! Great opportunity to bring someone who might be interested in learning about quilting. Check the Flyer for details.
Library- not open in November so borrowers have an extra month. Please return all books in December ready for stocktake.

Jen & Terry from Patchwork By Sea, now at Morphett Vale encourage us to get involved in their annual Charity project - Christmas Placemats. This will be the sixth year for a very worthwhile initiative. Mats are distributed to Griffith Rehabilitation Hospital and some local Aged Care homes. They are given to residents to keep and are sized to fit on the trays for breakfast & then Christmas dinner. There are working bees held at the shop & you can make contact for more details.
If you would like to make a mat at home or in your group, the size is 13" x 18" and you can take to the shop or bring along to November/December Guild Meeting and we will deliver. Please include some light wadding, any design, pillowcase style or bound, up to you. 
As well as the mats Patchwork By Sea also collect wadding offcuts used for teddy bears and small, unopened 'hotel' type toiletries for pamper packs. All donations are welcomed & valued. 

December Guild Meeting - start thinking about your 'Christmas hat' could be beautiful, ornate, interesting, crazy, your choice but come with a hat!

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

The Puzzle Project  - take a look

Festival of Quilts Challenge & Art to Wear info

October Guild Meeting - A fairly small Guild Meeting vs normal numbers, but with a fair few coughs in the house, we hope that everyone missing the meeting was not laid up with illness. If that's you, then all the best & get well soon. Our thoughts are also with meeting organiser Lesley who took a tumble & was testing out new RAH services. 
Thanks to member Emilie & her husband who gave us a presentation on the 20th European Patchwork, Maastricht. A good shared show & tell with lots of oohs and aahs.

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. 

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!

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

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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