Festival of Quilts

Events and Activities

Congratulations to everyone involved with the 2018 event - hope you are inspired and already thinking about 2019!


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

The 2018 Adelaide Festival of Quilts Awards Ceremony will take place at 8.45am on Friday, 6 July at the Wayville Showgrounds.  Tickets will be available at the Quilters’ Guild meeting on Thursday, 5 July at the discount price of $7 each.  The ticket will enable you to attend the awards event and to stay all day to take in all the wonders of the Festival of Quilts at the KJEX Sewing, Stitching and Hand Craft Show.  There will be no need to use your KJEX coupon – you can save that for another day.  (Please note: the special tickets can only be purchased with cash and are only for entrance to the ceremony; doors open at 8.45am.)


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

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