Festival of Quilts

Events and Activities

All arrangements made for the 2020 Festival of Quilts have been deferred to the 2021 Festival. See below for full details.

Entries are open, so enter now to qualify for the early bird prizes, which will be drawn on 4th February and 4th March 2021.

Online entries are open.

Enter your quilt here.

Key Dates:

Entries close: Friday, 26 March 2021
Quilt Drop Off (Guild Meeting) Thursday, 1 April 2021
Quilt Drop Off (Showgrounds) Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Festival of Quilts 2021 Raffle

In February, the Festival of Quilts Committee unveiled their raffle quilt for this year and nominated DEBRA Australia as their charity of choice. Tickets were in the process of being distributed to groups when the pandemic brought a sudden halt to all meetings. Consequently to date we haven’t been able to sell many tickets, but we are hopeful that when meeting reconvene in the near future we might be able to sell more yet.

At the time, groups were advised of key dates for the management and return of tickets but after recent negotiations with the regulatory authority we can now announce updated key dates:

Closing date for sale of tickets - now 31/12/2020
Draw date - now 04/02/2021
Winners published date - now 11/02/2021
An email with this information has been sent to groups who currently hold ticket books.

Quilters' Guild of South Australia Inc would like to thank everyone for their support of our charity work.

Chris O'Brien
Funds raised to be donated to Debra Australia - a charity that supports individuals, families and carers affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa.  For more information go to


First Prize: Paws for a Cause quilt created by Chris O'Brien and quilted by Heather Hopkins.

Runner-up Prize: Bernina B325 sewing machine

Festival Entries
Now that you have time to finish all those UFO’s, we look forward to receiving lots of entries. The Festival will go ahead some time, if not on the planned date.

Quilt Carry Bag Pattern: Click here for instructions to make a large quilt carry bag pattern, for a quilt which is too large for the Guild’s quilt bags.

Committee - 2021
- Ann Ewer – Convenor
- Pauline Thoman - Secretary
- Renée Amyot - Handbook and Entries
- Jan Goulter - Volunteers and White Gloves
- Wendy Hunt - Demonstrations/Sponsorship
- Chris O'Brien - Quilting Bee Co-ordinator/Sponsorship
- Emilie Knight - Hospitality
- Prue Wheal - Special Exhibitions
- Anne Marie Serrano - Artistic Director
- Angela Yeates - Raffle Quilt Co-ordinator
- Kay Calder

Handbook (downloads) - 2021
- Handbook (complete)
- Handbook - Introduction
- Categories
- Conditions of Entry
- Preparing your Quilt
- Copyright
All dates in the Handbook are no longer valid, but they will be updated when the Festival is rescheduled.

Challenge Theme
Masquerade - no side longer than 100 centimetres.  Imagine carnivale, mardi gras, masquerade ball - do not be limited to the concept of a mask, it can be something mysterious.
Mask Parade Project
Click - The Mask Parade for detailed information and entry requirements.

Exhibition Convenor Ann Ewer
Email: Festival of Quilts Convenor

Our Sponsors
Each year we rely on generous sponsors to provide prizes and awards for Festival of Quilts. This support encourages member participation and the pursuit of a high standard in design and workmanship. In turn we are able to promote a sponsoring business in the exhibition literature, Patches newsletter and QGSA web-site.

Many sponsors also give much valued support at Quilt Encounter and other Guild special events. Please utilise their services whenever you can. See a list of our valued sponsors at FOQ Sponsors

A very special note of thanks to those individuals and groups who respond to the sponsorship drive with nothing to gain but the satisfaction of encouraging fellow quilters.

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