History: The Dias QuiltersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Guild was founded in 1986. It has hosted National Quilt Festivals in 1992, 1998, 2006 and 2017 and is one of the 5 hosting Guilds for Festivals. Members are from the Port Elizabeth and surrounding area.
Areas - Port Elizabeth / Humansdorp / Jeffreys Bay / Uitenhage / St.Francis Bay and Cape St Francis
Meetings - Monthly Ã¢â‚¬â€œ first Saturday of the month
083 419 3081
SAQG regional rep:
Leonie van Zanten
082 371 7419
082 924 2706
Members receive monthly newsletters 2 weeks prior to Guild meetings. Current subscriptions are R160 per annum. Door fees R15, R30 for visitors. Regular demonstrations are held at meetings with guest speakers, vendors and comprehensive library for use by members. Charity quilts are made annually and distributed where needed most. The Dias Guild Spring Show, Dias’ annual judged Quilt Exhibition, is usually held during the October school holidays. It serves as the Guild’s mini- Festival of quilts, workshops by SAQG Accredited quilt teachers, vendors and a tea garden. The event also serves as a public awareness program to showcase the work produced by members during the year, as well as a campaign to win over new members.