Country Forum

Events & Activities


Fun & Fellowship for all country members

The 2020 Rural Roundup will be held in Cleve on 17 October 2020.
The theme will be The Colours of Eyre Peninsula.

Country Forum March 2021 in Adelaide - full details to be released.


Country Forum 2019

Theme: Preserving the Past - exploring the past, learning how to cherish the old, and preserving quilting traditions in the 21st century.

Guest Speakers were: Curator, Ayres House - Dancing Dollies Quilt; Mary Jose - Textile Preservation; Chris O'Brien - Quilting Vintage Linen; Anne Marie Serrano - The Birmingham Quilt Show; Heather Ford - Provenance

Shops: Miss Marple's Craft Shoppe; Barossa Patchwork with Running Hare Designs

Thanks to Otto & Penny's Sewing Centre for donating a 215 Bernina sewing machine won by Julie Gasson from Tamworth. Runner-up prize was won by Irene Lovell.  Raffle proceeds were presented to Angel Flight at the April 2019 Guild Meeting.

Patron Mrs Lan Le with Convenor Anne Marie & President Chris

Members ready for the afternoon session

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Country Forum 2017

4 March, Theme: Investigate, Speakers: Rachelle Denneny, Heather Ford, Lara Motta, Jill Radcliff.  Catering: Orange Tree Quilters.  Shops: Pennylane Patchwork & Quilters Quarters. Thanks to everyone who assisted with demonstrations in the afternoon & all who attended.

Orroroo Quilters at Country Forum 2017

Country Forum 2015

'Celebration' was the theme for this years' Country Forum. Held at Adelaide West Uniting Church on Saturday, March 14th. Nearly 200 Country members celebrated the Guild's 30th Birthday, our 2014 National Award winners, Michele Hill and Faye Packham and the ladies of Orroroo winning their third 'Pear' award. Our grateful thanks to Judy Benda, Group Liaison executive member for coordinating the day and to everyone who worked so hard to make the day a great success.

Faye Hitch and friends from the Orroroo Quilters brought along their third Glass Pear Award to show off at Country Forum. Faye explained that the South Australian Regional Awards are held annually to showcase and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have made significant contributions to regional South Australia. Having won for the third time, the group is now in the SA Regional Awards Hall of Fame. Well done ladies, here's to number four.

Country Forum 2013 was held at Fullarton Park on Saturday March 16th 9.30 - 4.30pm

Theme: Tantalising Textiles

Country Forum 2011 was held at Fullarton Community Centre, Unley Rd on Saturday 12th March 2011 with 240 participants enjoying the theme 'Out of the Blue!' - Embelishing your quilts.

The committee:

Country Forum 2009 - The theme was 'M & M's' (Mediums and Make-overs) and offered four demonstrations to change fabric by printing, painting, colouring etc. With full catering, two onsite shops, a visit from the red fairy, guest speaker Cathy Brown and a wonderful display of show and tell, we all enjoyed ourselves very much.

The committee:

Thanks for travelling from all over to make our day a success.