Vaal Triangle

Vaal Triangle Quilters' Guild

The Vaal Triangle has a small but vibrant and modern guild and we invite all quilters in the area and beyond to contact us.

Areas - Sasolburg, Vanderbjilpark, Vereeniging, Meyerton

Meetings - Once every quarter


Mrs Elsa Brits

083 287 7446 / 016 973 3205

SAQG regional rep:

Mrs Louise Swanepoel

083 268 3540

Media contact:

Mrs Elsa Brits

083 287 7446 / 016 973 3205


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More Information

The Vaal Triangle Guild was founded in 1995 under the leadership of Suzette Ehlers, one of the first quilt Teachers and Accredited Quilt Judges in South Africa.  Many of our members were also founder members of the GRG for Quilters, and still belong to GRG as well.


Meetings are held quarterly for our 50 members and the current membership fees are R90 per annum, which includes the quarterly newsletters.  Visitors are welcome and pay entrance fee of R35.


Since 1986 the Guild has had an annual quilt exhibition in the Sasolburg Public Library but due to changes in library patronage, the Guild now hosts an exhibition in the River Square Mall, Three Rivers, Vereeniging.


The Project planned for 2017 was to finish a raffle quilt, the income of which will supplement the coffers of the National Quilt Festival in 2019 which will be hosted by neighbouring Guild, GRG for Quilters. Raffle tickets are now on sale.


Our Guild Library is brought to every meeting and donations of quilt books are welcomed.


The Guild boasts 3 accredited National Quilt Judges: Trienie Kruger, Shan Day and Elsa Brits. Quilt Teacher Accreditation Tutors Trienie Krugel and Elsa Brits also hail from this small Guild.


During 2018 the Guild will be meeting at the Word of Life Family Church, 62 Zea Avenue, Arcon Park, Vereeniging.

Meeting dates are as follows:

  1. 10 March
  2. 9 June
  3. 8 September
  4. 10 November

The Project for 2018 will be ‘Crazy Quilts’ on which members will be working after each meeting.

The committee consists of:

  1. Chairperson: Elsa Brits 083 287 7446
  2. Secretary: Retha Froneman
  3. SAQG Representative: Louise Swanepoel
  4. Projects: Trienie Krugel
  5. Show and Tell & Library: Elsie Burger
  6. Exhibitions: Gwen Bartie
  7. Shops: Dot Brown
  8. Venues: Maureen Conradie
  9. Newsletter: Belinda Preece