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) *****
Oct 2
Speaker: Amy Prior & CarlySchwerdt
Show & Tell: Modern Quilts
Fat 1/4 Raffle:Mostly violet, purple permitted
The Drapery
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
Show & Tell: 20's inspired (or original?)
Fat 1/4 Raffle:Art Deco or solids
Whyte House Gallery

Notes below - see also Notices

Website update 17/9 - Competitions, meeting report - 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: Hetties Patch

Royal Adelaide Show - Quilt Competition Results - congratulations to everyone involved

2015 Scholarship & Grant Application Forms now available

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

Need a lightbox? Guild member Emilie has generously offered members & friends the free use of a large light box at Leadlight Design & Repair, 60 Lamber Rd, Royston Park. Ph 8363 4770 or email [email protected]

September 2014 Guild Meeting - Thanks to Deb from Whyte House Gallery at Victor Harbor who gave a most interesting talk about Batik. This fascinating and time consuming technique dates back to the 12th century and the name means 'cloth with dots or spots'. Deb's particular interest is the batiks from Bali where she has travelled many times beginning in the 70's. Cotton used is from China with a high thread count to manage the multiple steps of processing. Batik fabrics are wonderful to work with for quilters, offering no 'fray' and crisp points.
Anne-Marie spoke about the 'mini floor talkers' a new initiative for Festival of Quilts. Quilt entries will be received at October Guild or at the delivery venues specified in your confirmation letter. 
Time to start thinking about the 'Roaring 20's' theme for the Christmas meeting.

2014 Festival of Quilts Raffle quilt tickets will be available at the next Guild Meeting. Rachelle Denenny had 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

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)

A huge thankyou to Convenor Kerryn & the wonderful Quilt Encounter Committee & helpers for another successful Encounter. There were 48 'first timers' and 103 who stayed for the entire week. Others attended in various combinations of days. Record breaking numbers.

Beating around the Bush - October 2014. Special offer with class vacancies - for Guild members only - email [email protected] or phone 82938600

LOADS of exhibitions in Adelaide this month : Thanks to TAFTA for this schedule

Valuation Panel has a vacancy. To apply please contact Heather Ford

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.

Scholarships & Country Grants for 2014 - The following country groups will receive grants to assist with various activities: Aldinga Quilters, Broughton Rainbow Quilters, Crystal Brook Quilters, Kapunda Quilters, Masonic Quilt & Craft Group, Pt Elliott Quilters, Vine Patch Quilters. Well done everyone and thank you for taking the time to submit applications and support this initiative of QGSA.

Thanks Clare, Shirl, Niki & Suzi for your service to Guild as members of Executive committee

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 

New Library Books

See the 'Full year Meeting Program' above & start planning for The Roaring 20's next December and your 'Template' creation. If you were unable to attend the December Guild Meeting, Templates are available from Guild at $4.

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.

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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