Festival of Quilts

Events and Activities

Festival of Quilts 2020:

Thursday July 2 - Saturday July 4, in conjunction with

The Sewing, Stitching & Handcraft Show

Major Sponsors: Kym Jones Exhibitions, Bernina Australia &

Adelaide Showground

Committee - 2020

  • Ann Ewer – Convenor/Treasurer
  • Renée Amyot - Entries Manager
  • Kerry-Anne Burrowes - Sponsorship Assistant
  • Jan Goulter - White glove Volunteers/Catering
  • Wendy Hunt - Demonstrations/Workshops Coordinator
  • Emilie Knight - Sponsorship Manager
  • Chris O'Brien - Quilting Bee/Opening Ceremony
  • Anne Marie Serrano - Artistic Director
  • Pauline Thoman - Secretary
  • Prue Wheal - Special Exhibits
  • Angela Yeates - Raffle Manager


Viewers' Choice: Starcrazy by Catherine Butterworth

Catherine's quilt 'Starcrazy' was voted by the most visitors to Festival of Quilts as their favourite quilt.

Starcrazy was not eligible for judging at Festival as it was recently awarded Best of Show at the Sydney Quilt Show 2019. Size: 255 x 255cm

Festival of Quilts 2019 Raffle:

First prize winner was Ann Retallick of McLaren Vale Patchworkers. Ann won the beautiful quilt made by Prue Wheal and quilted by Heather Hopkins.

Runner-up prize of a Bernina 215 sewing machine was won by Elaine Crettenden of Cleve.

“Sea Change” was created by Prue Wheal and quilted by Heather Hopkins. It is a very vibrant quilt, in line with the “Tropical Vibes” theme.

A donation of $5000 was raise for beyondblue, a national organisation which provides services to the many Australians who suffer from mental illness.  Did you know that over 3 million Australians suffer from anxiety or depression?

Exhibition Convenor Ann Ewer Email: [email protected]



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.

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 of fellow quilters.


We are pleased to present the sponsors of Festival of Quilts 2019

Principal Sponsors

Bernina Australia




Diamond Sponsors




Platinum Sponsors

Jo Bickerstaff & Pip Porter

Vicki Hart


The Quilting Room


Gold Sponsors

Barossa Patchwork with Running Hare Designs

Constantine Quilts

Karen Kay Buckley Australia

Kerry Anne's Quilts

Kornacraft Sewing Centre

PennyLane Patchwork


Silver Sponsors

Alize Fabrics

BeBe Bold

Country Fabrics 'n' Things

Cynthia's Ark

Jean Deere

Riverlea Quilts

Strath Sewing & Quilting

The Drapery


Affiliated Group Sponsors

After Dark Quilters

Barmera Lake Bonney Quilters

Bridge Patches and Quilters

Broughton Rainbow Quilters

Burra Quilters

Clare Quilters

Cleve Country Quilters

Coromandel Valley Quilters

Crystal Brook Patchwork and Quilters

Evening Star Quilters

Fleurieu Quilters

Fullarton Park Quilting Group

Gawler Quilting Circle

Geltwood Group

Golden Harvest Quilters

Gum Tree Quilters

Happiness Fairies

Inman Quilters

Kapunda Quilters

McLaren Vale Patchworkers

Montague Farm Quilters

Motley Quilters

Mount Remarkable Quilters

Naracoorte Mill Quilters

Nifty Nine Patchers

Northern Yorke Peninsula Quilters

Orange Tree Quilters

Pine Tree Quilters

Port Lincoln Quilters Guild

Purple Patch Quilters

Renmark Patchwork Quilters

Riverton Quilters

Rocky River Stitch and Chat Group

SA Modern Quilters

Saintly Stitchers

Salisbury Stitchers

Shared Stitches of Mannum

Southern Comforters

Strathalbyn Stitchers

Tea Tree Gully Quilters

Threads Yankalilla

Tumby Bay Patchwork Group

Vine Patch Quilters

Whyalla Quilters Guild

Wynn Vale Quilters



Dayview Textiles

Elite Long Arm Quilting

Haddrick on Fabric

Heather Hopkins Quilts

Inspirations Studios

Kathleen Rossini

PK Fabrics

Quality Always Pty Ltd

Quilters' Guild of SA Appraisal Panel

Rokset Industries

Yazzi International

Festival of Quilts Committee

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