A Master Quilter is a quilter who has won a Best of Show Award or who has won a First Prize in one of the core categories at a South African National Quilt Festival or who has been previously granted Master Quilter status.
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The honour of being named a Master Quilter is earned and awarded as formal recognition by SAQG. It is a reflection of the outstanding workmanship that the quilter has produced. It refers to the consummate level of the quilter’s skill in the design, his/her outstanding technical workmanship and the exceptional execution of the quilting in the finished piece.
A Master Quilter is defined as a quilter who at a SA National Quilt Competition has won
• A Best of Show Award, or
• First Prize in one of the core categories which are currently
1. Standard, Bed Quilt;
2. Standard, Wall Quilt: Pictorial;
3.Standard, Wall Quilt using geometrical and/or organic shapes;
4. Standard, Wall Quilt: Art Quilt/Fibre Art.
Note that until 2015 the core categories were: Contemporary Traditional, Innovative and Freestyle, large and small.
• Or a quilter who has previously been granted Master Quilter status.
NOTE - Quilts entered in non Core categories are not considered for Master Quilter Status. They are categories such as the Travelling Exhibitions, Challenges, Miniature, Wearable Art, Collaborative and Group quilts or any other categories.
NOTE THAT – in the SA National Quilt CompetitionThose quilters who are Master Quilters are restricted to entering work into the Master categories (where there is the distinction between Standard and Master in the category) such as Masters Bed Quilt and the Masters Wall Quilt categories. They may also enter work in the other categories where NO distinction is made between Standard and Master:Challenge, Group, Collaborative, Miniature and Open category.
Our Master Quilters are:
Annelize van Niekerk
Barbara van Jaarsveldt
Jolena van Rooyen
Mara de Jager
Margaret le Roux
Marie dut Toit
Marie van Rensburg
Maudie le Roux
Pauline v d Vyver
Petro van Rooyen
Rita de Jager
Terry Ann Pryke
Tilly de Harde
Trix de Jager