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.
The next SA National Quilt Festival will be hosted by Golden Rand and Jacaranda Quilters’ Guilds.
The 20th Quilt Festival in South Africa, to be held in Gauteng from 16 to 23 August 2019. The venue is Heronbridge College, Fourways, Johannesburg – on the border between the two big cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. The theme is INTERCHANGE – threads connect. Visit the website for the latest information: http://festival.quiltsouthafrica.co.za/
Hidden Messages of the Red Flanders Poppy
“If you see a poppy
And if it nods its head
Go around it,
For it marks a soldier’s bed”
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