Quilters' Guild of South Australia Inc

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March I-Patch Festival of Quilts article.
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Hello everyone and welcome

What a beautiful, mild summer it has been, although our family did have one rather anguished evening with bags packed ready in case the Cherry Gardens fire changed direction. How lucky were we, though, to have such a deluge of rain to significantly impact on that fire?

After many months of discussion, last week the Guild’s Executive Committee was finally able to host our first Guild meeting in 11 months. It was a wonderful celebration of being able to be together once again. 126 enthusiastic quilters joined us for an evening of sharing and inspiration. With COVID19 regulations in mind we implemented some significant changes to our regular meeting organisation. The Hall area was set up almost entirely as seating so as to ensure social distancing and the shop was set up where we might normally have the library. This worked really well, with a dedicated entrance and exit facilitating a safe and efficient shopping experience. A report of the meeting will be found in the next edition of I-Patch, along with photos from the night.

Many of you would have known Margaret Russell – a long term member of the Guild, as well as a long-standing member of the Quilt Encounter Committee. Sadly, Margaret passed away last week. What an amazing woman she was – many of us fondly remember her wicked sense of humour. It has been comforting to share our stories and personal experiences with Margaret over the years that we knew her so well. Two years ago we organised a Special Exhibition within Festival of Quilts, featuring the many quilts that Margaret had made. We extend our deepest sympathies to Margaret’s family at this difficult time.

One of the most significant announcements at last week’s Guild meeting was that, after considerable discussion, the Executive Committee has decided to discontinue the publication of our printed newsletter, Patches. It wasn’t a decision made lightly, but the reality of COVID saw the introduction of a new look I-Patch and the acknowledgement that its monthly production ensures that information and news is much more current than Patches was able to be. Clearly, too, there are considerable cost savings as the costs of production, printing and postage for Patches were ever increasing and advertising income diminishing. The Communications Team will investigate the feasibility of producing an annual edition of Patches, along the lines of ‘The Year That Was’.

This week (Wednesday, 10 February) sees our twice monthly Sit and Sew days starting up again. It’s a wonderfully friendly and sharing group, so if you’ve ever considered coming along to share the day with us, this would be a great time. We already know that we will have some new faces joining us and we will make sure to catch up with everyone’s new year projects. The hall at the Vermont Uniting Church is well set up for both machine and hand sewing, so bring along a project and move it a little closer towards being finished! Please remember to bring your own food and drinks for the day, although we will have an urn set up.

Our annual Festival of Quilts will be held over the last weekend of April, and we are really hoping for an amazing display of quilts. We know that a considerable number were made during 2020 – many of them were brought to our Guild meeting for Show and Tell. Please do consider entering your quilts for it will have been nearly two years since our last Festival and we’d like it to be a wonderfully inspiring experience for all.


8th February 2021

Click on the links below to download the President's reports
President's Report -  8 February 2021
President's Report - 31 December 2020
President's Report - 28 September 2020
President's Report - 10 August 2020
President's Report - 26 July 2020
President's Report - 22 June 2020
President's Report - 21 May 2020
President's Report -   8 April 2020
President's Report - 25 March 2020
President's Report - 15 March 2020



Affiliated Groups should assess the responsibility to provide a Covid Marshall at meetings. Please download the attached document which may be of some assistance and will guide you to the resources to enable you to make an assessment.

Quilters' Guild of South Australia Inc was formed in 1984 and has grown to encompass over 500 individual Guild members with over 100 city and country groups now affiliated with the Guild Read more

Evening Meetings
Are held at Burnside Community Centre on the first Thursday of each month from February to December at 7.15pm for 8pm start. Parking onsite with no time restrictions.
*details of each meeting below
Daytime Meetings
Are held quarterly on the 3rd Wednesday of February, May, August and November.
Doors open at 12:45pm for 1:30pm start.
Parking is available onsite, however with time restrictions. To avoid moving your car during the meeting we suggest checking the streets behind Burnside Community Centre.
Sit and Sew Group
Where: Vermont Uniting Church, 576 Cross Road, South Plympton
Date: Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month
Time: 10am to 3pm
Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members includes morning and afternoon tea. (Please bring lunch)
Due to Corona virus requirements social distancing rules will apply and no shared food. Please bring your own coffee cup.

POLICY: Catastrophic Days
If a Government Department declares a Catastrophic Day, all Guild organised activities will be cancelled.
It is recommended that all Guild affiliated groups adopt this policy.

QGSA Guild Meetings

2021 Focus Shop
Mar 4
MEETING - Thursday, 4th March
Doors open 7:15pm for 8:00pm start

Welcome Address: Chris O'Brien - Guild President

Launching the Guild's new Modern Quilt Group - details to revealed on the night


We will present a mini trunk show featuring modern quilts by:

  • Pip Porter
  • Ann Retallick
  • Lesley Miller
  • Amanda Kelly
Fat Quarter Raffle: Abstract/Modern
Library: Full Library available.  Use your membership number to borrow and/or return books
Kitchen: Not available.

Please bring along your quilts for Show and Tell

Cynthia's Ark

To meet COVID-19 distancing regulations, seating will be limited, therefore these meetings are available to members only and you will need to pre-book a ticket to gain admission. It is an easy process, so please don’t be concerned. The good news, however, is that entry will be FREE for our meetings.

Tickets are available by using the link, shown above, to Eventbrite and clicking on "Register". Once you have booked, you will be sent an email, therefore it is not necessary to “View Ticket” online, which requires you to establish a ‘login’. You do not need a ticket to gain entry, your name will be on a list.

Further meetings will be scheduled as the 2021 Program is developed.

Website update 1/3/2021 - Home.  Please let us know by email at [email protected] if you spot any web site errors.

Guild Phone Number 0432 483 263

Guild Committee, support positions and other responsible contacts - click here

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Festival of Quilts - Best of Show 2019

Sponsored by Bernina Australia

'Green Eyed Monster'

Congratulations Rachelle Denneny

Category: Modern, One-person, 180 x 180cm

All photos : Photo Gallery