Festival of Quilts

Events and Activities

July 5-7, 2019 in conjunction with 
The Sewing, Stitching & Handcraft Show
Adelaide Showground


Theme: Tropical Vibes

Click here: Online Entry

Handbook (complete)

Handbook Introduction


Conditions of Entry

Preparing your Quilt


* 2019 changes - New category: Collaborative Modern. No Art to Wear.

Please complete your entry form as early as possible - If you do this in Febrary you will have 3 chances to win an early bird prize in March, April & May. Remember your quilt does not have to be finished to do your entry. You can use a photo of partly completed quilt or even just a sketch so long as it enables us to identify your quilt. If you are unsure about online entry there will be help at Guild Meeting, or contact Ann Ewer [email protected]

Quilts may be offered for sale.

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.

Special Guest: Jackson Cook

Jackson is a young man, age 17 from NSW, who is excited to share his passion and talent, introducing classes for children and beginning quilters

Take a workshop with Jackson

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 an unbound 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]

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

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

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