Festival of Quilts

Events and Activities

July 6-8, 2018 in conjunction with 
The Sewing, Stitching & Handcraft Show
Adelaide Showground


Anne Marie Serrano - Convenor
Ann Ewer - Secretary & Treasurer
Renee Amyot - Handbook & Entries
Jan Goulter - Raffle Quilt Coordinator
Sonia Holton - Hospitality
Amanda Kelly - Sponsorship
Emilie Knight - Sponsorship
Chris O'Brien - Special Exhibitions
Kathy Rossini - Publicity
Angela Yeates - Volunteers & White Gloves

Quilter in Residence 2018 : Prue Wheal

Online entry open now.

If you are planning on entering a quilt this year, please don't wait until the last minute! Early entry is a big help to the Committee with their planning.

This year, we are offering valuable early-bird prizes to two lucky winners, to be drawn at the April and May Guild meetings from all entries received so far (you don't have to be present to win). So, as soon as your quilt top if finished, or you have your blocks assembled on your design wall, take a photograph and enter right away. Even if you don't have the final measurements, a close approximation will be enough.

Please remember to use the reference: FOQ####, where #### is your membership number, when asked to on your online entry forms. This ensures that the Treasurer can keep a record of payments in the Festival of Quilts account.

Handbook (complete)

Handbook Introduction


Conditions of Entry

Preparing your Quilt


Challenge Theme: make it modern - no side longer than 100cm

Take a traditional, recognisable, block & transform it into a quilt with modern techniques, motifs or specifications. The traditional block must be recognisable in the modern format or reflected in the title of the quilt. (conditions of entry as per other quilt categories)

Art to Wear

A little different this year....the theme is still make it modern however the challenge is to 'up-cycle'! You need to take an existing item - garment, bag, hat, etc and the very first thing you must do is photograph it. Then you need to up-cylce & make it modern. The starting photograph will be required for your entry form and the finished project is what you will display.

The Puzzle Piece Project

Donate a 40 X 60 cms finished but unbound rectangle using a MODERN technique, style, or quilting motif that we will cut into a puzzle piece for QGSA’s Festival of Quilts 2018 – we will gather entries all year but all pieces must be received no later than June 7, 2018. More information here.

Festival of Quilts 2018 Raffle

1st Prize "Modern Dear Jane"
2nd prize Bernina 215 sewing machine
Tickets at $2 will be available from the QGSA meeting in February 2018
Proceeds of the raffle will go to Breast Cancer Network Association (BCNA)


Exhibition Convenor 2018 Anne Marie Serrano Email: [email protected]

*Don't forget : Quilt Bags are available from the Guild for $7 - ideal for your entry - pick one or two up at the show ready for next time.


Photo Gallery