International Quilt Day 2018

2018 - International Quilt Day 2018

Lowveld  -  making Fidget Quilts on 10th March 2018




 Golden Rand Guild - Northcliff Union Church, Cnr Dawn and Pendoring Streets, Northcliff. 

Please bring any quilting work you may have and join us for National Quilters’ Day. 

The Modern Quilters Gauteng Chapter will be joining us with some inno-vative ideas on quilting. If you would like, you may assist us with sewing up blocks for the 11,000 Charity Quilts for the Guinness Book of World Records attempt. This is our main Charity Drive for 2018.

Jakaranda Kwilters

Workshop: Setting Tradition Free 

A 6-hour workshop, that teaches you how to make a small modern quilt with a traditional block as your starting point. The class is limited to 24 participants on a first come first serve basis. Send an email to 

Teachers: Corrianne van Velze, Danél Muller, Julie Smith and Laetitia Cilliers

Venue: Lynnwood Trinity Church on 17 March from 8:30 – 15:30 

PS. Non-members will pay R380 for the workshop, or become a member for only R170.


Dias Quilters’ Guild PE

 International Quilting Day!

We will be meeting at the VP Junior Hall at 9am on 17 March to start our charity project of sewing orphan blocks together. Join quilters all over the world who will be meeting on that day. Bring any extra orphan blocks you would like to donate, and a packed lunch. Coffee and tea provided. 


Good Hope Quilters’ Guild - groups within Good Hope will get together to sew.


Outeniqua Quilters will meet on the 17th March. For details of the meeting contact Elize Kemp 072248 6492.




Happy International Quilt Day

My wishes for quilter friends

May your cottons never shrink and your colours never bleed

May you have all the notions, needles and pins you need

May your collection of fabric be quite a big stash

So you can choose the value, texture and colours in a flash


May your scissors be sharp, take care to cut straight and true

So you don’t have to re-measure, unpick or redo

May your piecing be accurate and neat

May your points be sharp and your seams meet

May there always be power for your machine to sew

Or at least be organized with all your pins in a row


May you check the iron surface that it is smooth and clean

Use a pressing cloth so no sticky patches can be seen

May your threads never be knotted or fray

May the buttons and beads you sew on always stay

May your sewing stitches be even and strong

May your embroidery and quilting last long

May your patches be colourful and bright

May you choose the quilting design that is just right

Remember to measure and check once more

Before you make an error and thus get a flaw


May any curves be smooth and circles be round

May your corners lie flat and the quilt edges be well bound

May you have many willing hands on the scene

When laying up and putting the batting between

May your batting never beard as you might have feared

May your dreams of the quilts you plan all come true

May you finish the ones you have wanted to do


Whatever you make and whatever you do

Remember it is a reflection of you

Quilts give comfort and warmth and love

Your patience and talent go hand in glove

We know things aren’t always perfect

And yet we will try

To do our best before we die

Hope your passion for quilting never ends

May you be surrounded and comforted by treasured quilting friends.


Jenny Hermans

2018-03-10 - 2018-03-17

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International Quilt Day 2018

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