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:
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.
Celebration 30 Years of Quilting!!!
The 21st Quilt Festival in South Africa, to be held in Stellenbosch in 2022. The theme is Diversity.
Colour Express by Annette Marx
A river runs through it by Trienie Krugel
In quilting - light and dark are important components of design, colour value and 'workmanship'.Every quilter employs light and dark in some way when creating and makes choices which impact the result. We use light, dark and medium to define the design. The shadow that is formed when the quilting stitches pass in and out of the 3 layers, whether densely quilted or lightly stitched, creates texture. When we choose Light and dark, light and shadow, sheer, light- weight or densely woven fabrics, we can set the mood. Light and dark can add symbolism and allow for interpretation. Think of bright, pure and joyful, free and happy and dark - heavy, moody, defining, boundary, deep, subdued and intense.
19 MARCH 2022
How wonderful to have a day that is devoted to quilters and the art of quiltmaking!
Get out your quilts and don't be shy. SHOW OFF and let the world see your bright talents and creations! Connect with fellow quilters and share your love and passions.