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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)

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May
AGM; 30 year celebrations
Show & Tell: Early years exhibition entries & winners
Fat 1/4 raffle: Party Fabrics; Diamonds or Pearls
The Secret Drawer
June
Speaker: Barb Mullan
Show & Tell: Eastern Influence quilts
Fat 1/4 raffle: The exotic East
Patches distribution night
Patchwork By Sea
July

Speaker: Suzanne Gummow, D2D
Show & Tell: Early Dare to Differ entries
Fat 1/4 raffle: Mostly Grees

The Patchwork Cow

Notes below - see also Notices

Website update 15/4 - AQC results - 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: Widebacks

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

QGSA Inc. Annual General Meeting - Thursday 1st May 2014 8.00pm Burnside Community Centre
Nominations for election to the Executive Committee are encouraged & welcomed. 2013 Annual Reports Booklet is contained with Patches April/May 2014. Please address any queries to Executive Committee before 23rd April. The Guild meeting will follow AGM. Members are invited to dress in theme' for 30th year Celebration 'Diamonds & Pearls'.

April Guild Meeting - The Festival of Quilts Committee dressed for the occassion & displaying 'Diamonds & Pearls' launched the 2014 Handbook as part of the coming 30th year Celebrations. 

Irene Blanck was a delightful guest speaker sharing how she became a quilt 'designer'. Her message to all is: 'If I can do it, you can do it' - Everything is possible - Start with something you love & shoot for the stars. Irene welcomed us to the process she termed 'fondling of the quilts'. Thanks Irene for your story & quilts. Images

Quilt Encounter Committee have had a fantastic enrolment response. There are vacancies in about 1/2 of the 30 workshops now available to day students (which means 1/2 are completley full!).  

Show & Tell was 'Quilts that make you smile' and they did. See separate note re AGM next month.
206 people attented. Thanks to Brenda & team from Widebacks (see Featured Shop, above)

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


Congratulations

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