The Guild was formed in 1989 as Regional Guild for KwaZulu-Natal. The aim is to promote, develop and teach quilting skills. A quarterly newsletter is sent to approximately 300 members with Regional, National and International quilting news, articles and information. All events for each year can be viewed on the website. As one of the hosting Guilds for National Festivals, the Guild held very successful Festivals in 1990, 1996, 2004 & 2015.
Meetings are held around March, May, August and October at St Agnes Church in Kloof. Demonstrations and/or workshops, guest speakers, vendors selling their wares, raffles and fundraising tables are the usual format for the meetings as well as the large display of quilts made by members. If you require any further info on KwaZulu-Natal Quilters’ Guild or its activities, then please contact Lyn Gonzaga on firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the affiliated guilds, GRASSROOTS QUILTERS GUILD was instrumental in the organizing and completion of the 26 PEACE quilts. Quilters worldwide were invited to make PEACE BRICKS which were used in a wall built of fabric. This WALL of PEACE exhibit would be a concrete show of commitment to PEACE, especially important in SA. These quilts are on permanent display at the International Convention Centre in Durban, which was also the venue for the very successful “Celebrations”, July 2004 National Quilt Festival.
Guilds in Areas: Durban/Pietermaritzburg/Howick/North Coast/South Coast /Midlands. Please refer to the Guilds page for all the current Guilds.
Meetings: Quarterly – Please refer to the events page for more information.
SAQG Regional Representative: Marline Turner 033 – 396 3009 email: email@example.com
KwaZulu-Natal Quilters’ Guild hosted the “Recycle, Revamp, Rework” Quilt Show in July 2012 at Highbury School in Hillcrest KZN. Quilters were encouraged to recycle fabrics, rework old quilts or other items. There were over 100 quilts on show. There were beautiful quilts on the tea tables adding to the recycle atmosphere at the show. The Indaba saw many sewers sign up for exciting and fun classes taught by many well know teachers. Alongside this exhibition was the Quilts from the “South African, Korea, Japan” challenge (World Heritage Sites) on display for the first time in South Africa, co-ordinated by Colleen Roberts. See pictures of quilts on the SAQG website.
Every 2 months we have quilting classes aimed at anyone who would like to learn quilting or improve existing skills. They are held on Saturdays in Hillcrest from 9.00 to 3.00. For a nominal cost, you can learn from established quilt teachers. There are also plenty of helpers to assist you if you have questions. Please see the Quilt Academy page for more information & booking details.