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 2019 to Paul Schutte
Respected National & International Quilt Judge
Quilt Judging Supervisor
Renowned, Inspirational, Popular Quiltmaking Teacher
Ambassador for Promoting SA Quiltmaking regionally, nationally and internationally
Dedicated Service as a SAQG Committee Member
Paul is a member of Golden West Quilters’ Guild and is the semi-retired lecturer and Director of Communications at the University of the North West.
He has served in various capacities on the SAQG committee and also as the president in 1996-99. Since 2013, again he serves in a leading role, giving advice and objective input. Paul Schutte is a SAQG Master Quilter and has won a Best on Show in 3 different categories: Traditional, Innovative and Art category at the SA NQ Festivals. His work has won recognition and awards and been seen around the world.
He is a member of Fibreworks and SAQA.
Paul has contributed with educational influences as a teacher, lecturer and quilt judge. He is a true ambassador for promoting SA quilting internationally which he has done by entering competitions and visiting guilds as a teacher and judge and curator of exhibitions.
‘I delight in Light, Colour and Texture, Fabric, Form and Stitching to create Quilt Art’
~ Paul Schutte