Festival of Quilts

Events and Activities


Theme: Tropical Vibes

Put the dates in your diary now and watch this space for updates

July 5-9, 2019 in conjunction with 
The Sewing, Stitching & Handcraft Show
Adelaide Showground

2019 Committee

Ann Ewer – Convenor
Kathy Rossini – Secretary & Publicity
Renée Amyot - Handbook & Entries 
Angela Yeates - Raffle Quilt Coordinator 
Emilie Knight - Hospitality 
Amanda Kelly - Sponsorship 
Anne Marie Serrano - Artistic Director 
Sonia Holton – Quilting Bee & Activities
Jan Goulter - Volunteers & White Gloves

Quilter in Residence 2019: Rachelle Denneny

Rachelle Denneny is no stranger to the South Australian quilting community. Her passion is machine quilting on a domestic machine and she has won at many quilt shows, both nationally and internationally.  In recent years Rachelle has released her own range of patterns:  Rachelle Denneny Designs.

Challenge Theme: "Tropical Vibes"

Go troppo and create a quilt that reflects your impression of things tropical. Think colour, vegetation, creatures etc. No side is to be longer than 100cm

Hexies Honeycomb Project:

Create a 15” “Tropical Vibes” square, and we will cut it into a hexie to display our honeycomb at the Festival of Quilts 2019. Squares may be delivered to the Festival of Quilts table at any Guild meeting.

Festival of Quilts 2019 Raffle, net proceeds to beyondblue

This year’s quilt, “Sea Change” was created by Prue Wheal and quilted by Heather Hopkins. It is a very vibrant quilt, in line with our “Tropical Vibes” theme.  Tickets will go on sale early in 2019 when we launch the Festival of Quilts 2019.

The beneficiary of this raffle is 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 2019 Ann Ewer Email: [email protected]

*Don't forget: Quilt Bags are available from the Guild for $8 - ideal for your entry

Photo Gallery


2018 Raffle:

Dear Jane quilt created by Carol Huxtable, donated by Carols husband

quilted by Bronnie Young

1st Prize winner Julie Ann Smith, Mount Gambier
2nd prize Bernina 215 sewing machine won by Helen Baker
$5,600 was donated to the Breast Cancer Network Association (BCNA)