Pro Dedicate Award

The SAQG Pro Dedicate Award is presented every second year
to a South African quilter in honour of their outstanding service
to quilting in South Africa.

Presented in 2002 to

Hazelmay Duncan

in recognition of the dedication to the promotion of the art of quiltmaking in South Africa since 1982.
Respected National & International Quilt Judge
Quilt Judging Supervisor
Popular Quiltmaking Teacher
Ambassador for Promoting SA Quiltmaking regionally and nationally
Dedicated Service as a SAQG Committee Member

Hazelmay Duncan

We pay tribute to Hazelmay as a South African quilting pioneer and for her leadership, initiative, vision and commitment.

Hazelmay Duncan

Hazelmay was the chairlady of the first National Quilt Festival held in Cape Town in 1988. She helped establish and was the first chairlady of the Good Hope Quilters’ Guild.

She was instrumental in establishing the South African Quilters’ Guild and was its second President from 1992 to1994.  She served on the SAQG Committee in various capacities until 2002.

After training with Jeannie Spears in 1990, she served a quilt judge numerous times.
She was one of the tutors in the SAQG Quilt Judge Certification programme in 2002 – 2006.  Hazelmay was instrumental in starting the SAQG Quilt Search Programme.

She started the Pine Needles group in Cape Town in 1982 which is still going strong.
Hazelmay taught patchwork and quilting classes, locally and at Quilt festivals.

 She played a significant role on the committee of Festival 2011 hosted by GHQG.


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