Quilt Encounter

Events and Activities

We have had a massive response to Quilt Encounter this year with about 260 Registrations (that’s approx 100 more than normal !!?)

The process of allocating classes to applicants has been completed and confirmation letters, requirements lists and receipts posted, leaving plenty of time to be organised with your supplies before Quilt Encounter in September. Thanks for your patience through this time consuming process😊.

Kerryn Brand - QE Convenor

Put the date in your diaries for QE2021. 12th to 17th September at the Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg.

Please contact either Kerryn Brand via email at [email protected] or Margaret Sampson via email at [email protected] for all QE information.

Your 2021 Quilt Encounter Committee

Kerryn Brand (Convenor) Margaret Sampson
Leanne Wagner Heather Bolt
Julie Sutton Anna Rackham
Joyce Chapman Ros Holmes
Gena Martin Sonia Holton

Take care & regards

Kerryn Brand (Convenor)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 0417 801110

Kerryn Brand and her Quilt Encounter committee did not let the Corona Virus obstacles stop them from holding the successful 2020 Quilt Encounter event.  Their attention to detail, taking into account the health and well-being of tutors and participants, is to be commended. They adopted “The Show must go on” approach and it worked.

Quilt Encounter was held at the Stamford Grand Hotel at Glenelg from Sunday 4th October to Friday 9th October 2020.  The Quilting Room and Widebacks Australia  were the two major sponsor shops which set up for the entire event, and we thank them for their support.  Otto & Penny's Sewing Centre Bernina (always very supportive of Quilt Encounter), joined us at the Stamford Grand Hotel as well. In total, 141 participants attended including tutors, shops and committee.

Quilters' Guild of South Australia would like to acknowledge the sponsorship that the following people so generously gave in support of Quilt Encounter. Without them we would not have been able to have provided goody bags, table prizes and the major raffle this year.  So if you patronise these businesses, purchase any of their products or meet with them socially PLEASE take the time to express your appreciation of their support.

We also thank the tutors who shared their expertise in the classes which were held throughout Quilt Encounter.  On Monday and Tuesday there were 96 students with 7 tutors; Wednesday 94 students with 8 tutors and Thursday and Friday 94 students with 6 tutors.  By any measure, an amazing achievement in these uncertain times.  We acknowledge the valuable contribution to the success of the event made by our tutors:

  • Pam Holland, Chris Jurd, Rachaeldaisy, Wendy Williams, Linda Haig, Heather Ford, Rachelle Denneny, Chris O’Brien, Kerryn Brand, Jacky Eyre, Kathy Horton, Roz McDonald.

Congratulations to the following major prize draw winners at Quilt Encounter:

  • Jennifer Hawes, Marie Barnes, Joyleen Miller, Barb McIlvaine, Debbie Hayes, Helga Spratz, Jane Haley, Marg Horan, Julie Plush, Glenyce McGauchie, Karen Salman, Apples Kemp, Helen Wells, Kath Lock, Kay Calder, Vivienne Duncan and Coralie Ford.

Lessa QE2020 Scholarship

The 2020 Quilt Encounter Lessa Siegele Scholarships have been awarded. Congratulations to the three recipients from Lobethal (SA), Parndana (SA) and Cobargo (NSW).

Committee all dressed up in 2018:

QE photos 2018

QE photos 2017

QE Photos 2016