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The South African Quilters’ Guild

Royal Doulton, Delft or Wedgewood by Marline Turner.  Winner: First Prize in the Bed Quilts Appliqued Masters section and the Best Hand Workmanship Award in the Siyadala - We Create 2017 SA National Quilt Festival.

Royal Doulton, Delft or Wedgewood by Marline Turner. Winner: First Prize in the Bed Quilts Appliqued Masters section and the Best Hand Workmanship Award in the Siyadala - We Create 2017 SA National Quilt Festival.

The South African Quilters’ Guild was founded in 1989 at the 3rd National Quilt Festival held in Bloemfontein and has been the co-ordinating body of quilting in South Africa since then. The SAQG is the National Guild of South Africa, is a non-profit association with 11 Regional Guilds represented and other quilting groups that are affiliated to the SAQG.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: To foster an environment in South Africa where all people interested can reach their full potential in quilt making, nationally and internationally.

 

DUTIES: The SAQG is responsible for: 

  1. Establishing Rules for National Quilt Festivals;
  2. Training Quilt Judges to officiate at National Quilt Festivals;
  3. Running Quilt Teacher Accreditation courses;
  4. Promoting quilting in South Africa, the African continent and abroad;
  5. Documenting of Heritage Quilts and SA Quilting History;
  6. Involvement in Community and Outreach Projects, to lend support and encourage empowerment by sharing quilt-making skills.

About the SAQG logo

The SAQG logo represents the link between the quilting guilds. See the ‘link’ in blue and yellow on a white background, with the triangle shapes above and below, in the colours to the South African flag. The SAQG representative in each region acts as a link to the main National Guild.

 

NATIONAL FESTIVALS: The first National Quilt Festival was held in Cape Town in 1988. The National Festivals are now held biennially on a rotational basis by four of the bigger Guilds - Dias, Golden Rand, Good Hope and Natal.