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
2016 Full year program of Guild meetings (864kb)


*Any changes to the flyer program will be reflected below or on the workshops page


Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Tracey Browning ; AMQ Festival
Show & Tell: Oldest UFO that has been finished recently
A mystery shop ???
Jun Speaker: Di Ford Hall 
Journey with Broderie Perse & Fabric Design
Show & Tell: Broderie Perse & Hand Pieced Quilts
The Secret Drawer - Robe
Jul Speaker: Sue Morely, The Thread Shed
Community quilting & textile art
Show & Tell: Community/charity quilts

The Drapery - Fullarton

Notes below - see also Notices

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Featured Shop - Widebacks

QGSA AGM - Notice is hereby given that The Annual General Meeting of the Quilters'Guild of South Australia Inc. will be held on Thursday 5th May 2016 at 8pm. Burnside Community Centre, corner Portrush & Greenhill Roads, Tusmore. Nominations for election to the Executive Committee are encouraged and welcomed.

New to Patchwork & Quilting? Are you browsing the web & ended up here? Please email infoline@saquilters.org.au if you would like to get started but don't know what to do next.

A volunteer opportunity to share your skills.YWCA's Crossing the Bridge group have gathered up some older donated sewing machines that the women have been able to take home to practice in between classes. There is one teacher for the class. VOLUNTEERS are needed to be part of supporting the women to master the art of using the machines and how to trouble shoot when things get stuck with the ones they have at home. The group meets at the Australian Refugee Association office, Henley Beach Rd, Underdale every Thursday morning.
For more information please contact Esther Simbi 8203 9400 or esther.simbi@ywca.com.au   http://ywca.com.au/programs/crossing-the-bridge/

Quilt Encounter is almost full, some day vacancies

Festival of Quilts 2016 Challenge Theme: Mandala. Click here for more detail

Festival of Quilts Exhibition Committee has a call out for any 'Orphan Blocks' you might like to donate. In particular they are seeking Modern & Applique, for a special display.

APRIL GUILD MEETING - Last minute speaker for Guild Meeting was Margaret Sampson who introduced ladies representing groups that make quilts for the Cranio Facial Unit as well as a number of other items for charitable purpose. Campbelltown Quilters, The Ricky Mouse Club & Log Cabin Angels. More than 500 quilts have been donated. A lovely show & tell. Some quilts are sold, some are raffled, but most are given to the children for their journey through the unit. Bags to carry belongings & 'wonky dolls' are also treasured. Brenda & her team gave us an excellent show & tell run down of the class quilts offered at the shop Widebacks.

MARCH GUILD MEETING - Lots happening with the presentation of raffle proceeds to Bedford & announcement of Quilt Encounter Lessa Scholarship 2016. Helen Campbell shared her crafty, quilty, very busy life story to where she is now with her long arm quilting computer. Scholarship & Country Grant applications are due in April. The Morialta Trust was seeking a quilt to auction & one has now been offered (at the April meeting)

Festival of Quilts 2015 Raffle Presentation of proceeds  'Floral Fantasy' was donated by Michele Hill & raised $4500. Meanwhile the 'Claytons Committee' were busy fundraising & selling more quilt kits collecting $6200. A cheque for $10,700 was presented to Nathan representing Bedford. Great job everyone involved & thanks to everyone who bought tickets, kits & anything else that was on offer. Bedford continues to change lives every day. Pictured Faye (Bedford Ambassador), Michele (Quiltmaker), Nathan (Bedford), Vicki (QGSA President) & Lessa (for the Claytons Committee)
In the background, Guest speaker Helen Campbell's lovely quilt.

FEBRUARY GUILD MEETING A great start to 2016. Nearly 200 members were entertained as Mike Barton shared his quilting journey to date. With Tapestry mastered, his loom in storage & knitting way down on the list, I'm sure he will be quilting for some time to come & fairly recognisable at meetings! Thanks so much Mike, we look forward to seeing you at future show & tell.                                

Generally at one or two Guild meetings each year, the speaker will be of general interest rather than relate to a quilting or textile topic. October 2015 the guest speaker was from Breastscreen SA. This spurred one of our members to get her MMG. She was diagnosed with breast cancer & is currently receiving treatment. Literally, the meeting speaker that night has saved her life & our member wants us to remind you all - don't delay, get your check up!

Viewers Choice 2015 - Congratulations Joan Abrahams with 'Flowers from my garden' quilted by Lizzy Hentze. Photo: Lizzy (centre) with Joan.

Festival of Quilts 2015 Raffle winners - Congratulations 1st Lyn Wilkinson, Hackam - 2nd Dolores Hombsch, Gawler East - 3rd Lorraine Butcher, Arno Bay.

Beautiful Quilt made by Michele Hill on it's way to Lyn:

Pam Holland has given her 1776, Heartache, Heritage & Happiness Quilt to the International Quilt Study Center University of Nebraska.

Membership Fees - 1/2 price membership available now to new members or those returning after 2 years for the remainder of the Guild year (July-June)

Interested in 'Modern Quilting'? If so please email info line@saquilters.org.au to express your interest & we will endeavour to arrange a meet-up (in 3D &/or online).

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Festival of Quilts Best of Show 2015



Lisa Maree Davis

'Meeting Michele'

First Place: Predominantly Applique, Large, Amateur

205 x 205cm

All photos : 2015 Photo Gallery