Quilt Encounter

Events and Activities


Dates for 2017 are 14 to 20 July

25 year celebration

Quilt Encounter is the guild's annual retreat, offering workshops in a variety of techniques for Traditional Quilts through to Art Textiles, suitable for the beginner, intermediate and advanced quilter. Held at Immanuel College, Novar Gardens, SA, it is a live-in event and you are invited to attend for 2, 3 or all 6 days.

(*Day only classes remain at May 2017)

Immanuel College, 32 Morphett Rd, Novar Gardens.

Parking available on site, No-smoking on college grounds.

2017 Tutor List

Irene Blanck, VIC; Jenny Bowker, ACT; Ro Bruhn, VIC; Catherine Butterworh, NSW; Rachelle Denneny, SA; Saffron Craig NSW; Heather Ford, SA; Ali George, QLD; Julie Haddrick, SA; Michele Hill, SA; Pam Holland, SA; Heather Hopkins, SA; Gloria Loughman VIC; Jane McDonald, NSW; Sue Megaw, SA; Wendy Nutt, NSW; Faye packham, SA; Deb Wight, SA; Bryan Whitehead, Japan; The Tentmakers of Cairo, Egypt

Festival of Quilts QGSA

QGSA annual members exhibition will also run during Quilt Encounter & there will be opportunity for participants to attend the Sewing Stitching & Handcraft Show at Adelaide Showground.

Some notes about the Tentmakers

Exhibition of CURRENT Tentmakers quilts will be on display and open to the public at Quilt Encounter on Monday the 17th July, in the Margaret Ames Building at Immanuel College. There will be a small entry fee.

The Art Gallery of South Australia will have an Exhibition of Antique Tentmakers panels, dating from 1867 to 1914, some that have never been shown before. 1st July to the 29th October 2017,

Festival of Quilts will also have a small number of Tentmakers quilts on display at Wayville – these are pieces owned and lent by local South Aussie girls who have purchased them in the past.

Essam Aly & Hosam Hanafy (address with both names) will be demonstrating their craft whilst here in Australia and Ahmed Kamal is the Guide/Admin/translator.

SHOPS - Riverlea Cottage Quilts (Hyde Park) & Quiltaholics (Mt Barker)

EVENING PROGRAM - Century Theatre 7.30pm - Guests $5

Visitors are welcome to all sessions, arrive early from 6.45pm & visit the two shops in the Function Room.

SUPPER: available in the Common Room after the evening sessions

Friday 14 July - Official opening, Introduction of Tutors, Show & Tell

Sunday 16 July - Guest Speaker - Bryan Whitehead, Japan

Tuesday 18 July - Guest Speaker - Jenny Bowker & The Tentmakers of Cairo; Show & Tell

OPEN DAY - Monday 17 July from 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm. Visitors welcome to view the College, workshops & classroom areas, see quilts on display & visit the shops.

Lessa Scholarship

Rebecca Tuckwell from Peterborough is the recipient of the 2017 Lessa Scholarship. Bec did lots of work for the 2016 Regional Roundup, plus lots of other Community Volunteer hours. Congratulations

Challenge for 25th Quilt Encounter

Full details along with the 2 'required' fabrics are included in a pack available for $5 Contact Jean

1 Day workshop only vacancies now available

take a look at the brochure below & contact:

Jean – jhaese23@gmail.com or 0404 476 321

Kerryn – mikeandkerryn@bigpond.com or 0417 801 110

**Please note that the workshops can fill at any time & the brochure cannot be updated minute by minute, so it is important to make contact to see if there are still spaces.

The booklet is provided so you can see what the workshops are.

2017 Full Booklet

P1. Introduction/Tutors

P2. Information

P3. Workshop Programme

P4. Workshops 1 - 3

P5. Workshops 4 - 6

P6. Workshops 7 - 10

P7. Workshops 11 - 13 *workshop 11 is full

P8. Workshops 14 - 16

P9. Workshops 17 - 19

P10. Workshops 20 - 23

P11. Workshops 24 - 26

P12. Workshops 27 - 29

P13. Workshops 30 - 32

P14. Workshops 33 - 35

P15. Workshops 36 - 39

P16.Workshops 40 - 43 *workshop 40 is full

P17. Registration (1)

P18. Registration (2)

P19. Workshop Package Cost

P20. Sponsors & Copmmittee

Please refer to your QE booklet for payment details.

Do not use the Guild account on this website payment page.

Photos from Quilt Encounter 2016

Modern Medallion workshop with Deb Louie:

Reflections workshop with Rachelle Denneny:

Amanda Daly - Under the Sea workshop - Turtles design:

Prize winners, holding their prizes, thanks to generous Sponsors: