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
084 268 6696
SAQG regional rep:
016 973 3205 (c) 083 287 7446
083 287 7446
The 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 R100 per annum, which includes the quarterly newsletters. Visitors are welcome and pay entrance fee of R30.
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. These half day exhibitions are proving to be very popular and the public look forward to seeing our work and chatting to the members.
On 13 November 2021, the Vaal ladies celebrated Christmas in true quilters’ fashion.After starting the proceedings with an inspirational reading, Gwen Bartie, announced that it was time to play musical chairs and 3 lucky ladies each “won” a small prize.
Then we all received a kit with which to make no less than 5 tree ornaments.
Show and tell was an amazing experience and more than 25 quilts were shown.We also celebrated the fact that our youngest, and newest, member was only 13 years old and came to show her handwork.
The Guild decided to bless handicapped adults who live in “Lewenslig”, Vanderbijlpark, where they are looked after by dedicated staff.
Guild members made more than 40 soft cushion dolls which we called “Saartjie” and each inhabitant received such a doll. The photos tell a story of happiness and excitement.
A few committee members who attended the event left with tears in their eyes. We have so much to be thankful for.
Our Guild Library is brought to every meeting and donations of quilt books are welcomed.
The Guild boasts 3 SAQG 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.
Meeting dates in 2022:
During 2022 most of the Guild will be meeting at the Word of Life Family Church, 62 Zea Avenue, Arcon Park, Vereeniging.
12 March National Quilt Day at Quiltsew in Vereeniging
The Vaal Triangle will be hosting Paul Schutte who will teach his “Gaudi” class on 10 & 11 March. Paul will also be the guest speaker at the March Guild meeting
• Chairperson: Gwen Bartie firstname.lastname@example.org. 084 268 66937
• Secretary: Retha Froneman
• SAQG Representative: Elsa Brits