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.

Province - Vaal Triangle

Areas - Sasolburg, Vanderbjilpark, Vereeniging, Meyerton

Meetings - Once every quarter


Ronel Fick

082 560 3042

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SAQG regional rep:

Elsa Brits

016 973 3205 (c) 083 287 7446

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Media contact:

Elsa Brits

083 287 7446

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More Information

Vaal Triangle 2024The Vaal Triangle Guild is a bi-lingual guild which 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 R110 per annum, which includes the quarterly newsletters.  Visitors are welcome and pay an entrance fee of R30.

We have big plans for next year! We are going to have an exhibition in Vaal Mall for the first time. We want to introduce quilting to the greater public, partnering with all the sewing machine brands who want to participate.

The Vaal Triangle Quilters’ Guild will be bringing the Guild to the public on 22 – 24 March 2024 at the Vaal Mall, Vanderbjilpark. Quilters will be sewing all kinds of quilt related items.

The theme will be Shwe-Shwe.


Meeting dates:

17 February – Exhibition planning meeting (QuiltSew)

23 March - Vaal mall exhibition

4 –9 July - National Quilt Festival (Pietermaritzburg) 

21 September - Friendship meeting

23rd November - Friendship meeting

Inspirations Days: Every 1st Saturday of every month at QuiltSew


Outreach programmes

Billy Graham said,” God has given us two hands, one to receive and the other to give with.” And this so aptly describes the Vaal Triangle Quilters. Their hands are always busy and their hearts full of kindness for those around them, especially the less fortunate.

“Lewenslig Sentrum” for handicapped adults provides training, stimulation, and care. Many of these people have been abandoned by their family and live permanently in the home. 

Fifty pillowlike doll or teddies were made to bring comfort to the loveable and some shy patients. 

It was a humbling and heart-warming experience to see their smiles on receiving their very own and unique “Saartije”

“To educate girls is to reduce poverty”, according to Kofi Annan, seventh Secretary -General of the United Nations. A very true statement indeed. In South Africa many teenage girls miss school as a result of  the lack of personal  sanitary supplies. There are organizations working hard to change this situation for our girls and we applaud them. The Quilters felt that the girls needed a pretty but discreet little bag to put their sanitary supplies into. Quilt Sew  Shop together with Juki sewing machines, donated material and made sewing machines available to the quilters to sew these little bags. Some quilters sewed at home too and this  resulted in 500  beautifully made little bags ,specially packed with sanitary ware. Judy Roux who is also involved in teaching primary school children how to use a sewing machine, has been taking these little bags to schools in the Vaal Triangle. They have been greatly appreciated and certainly will make girls feel more comfortable.