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16/23 Agosto 2019 – Heronbridge College, Fourways, Johannesburg

southafrica quilt festival

South Africa holds national quilt festivals every two years.  This includes a national quilting competition, special quilt exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a vendors hall and much more.

The 20th National Quilt Festival will be held in Gauteng from 16 to 23 August 2019. This Festival is proudly hosted by the Golden Rand Guild for Quilters and the Jacaranda Quilters Guild.

The venue is Heronbridge College, Fourways, Johannesburg – on the border between the two big cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria. More details can be found on the website.

The 10th SAQG Travelling Exhibition of Quilts takes on a new format which we hope will reach more quilting communities and the general public over the next 2 years. The quilts were selected from entries in the Siyadala Competition and were chosen with the intention to inspire and educate the viewers about the different styles and techniques, colours and designs used to create this collection of quilts.
This collection under the title ‘We Create’ is available to regional guilds and groups, clubs and interested people to view. The quilts will travel across the country to various destinations and regions and finally to the SA National Quilt Festival in Midrand in September 2019. Whether in an exhibition or in a more intimate setting the opportunity to admire and see the talent and creativity of South African Quilters is a must.

January, February – Gauteng – Golden Rand Guild
11 – 16 March – Travelling quilts exhibition at  ArtEC Gallery in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
1-22 April – Bloemfontein at Oliewenhuis, Free State
May, June, July – with Good Hope Guild and groups in Western Cape
August – return of these quilts to owners at Festival