The Guild was formed in 1989 as Regional Guild for Kwa-Zulu Natal.
The aim is to promote, develop and teach quilting skills. A quarterly newsletter is sent to approximately 300 members with Regional, National and International quilting news, articles and information. As one of the hosting Guilds for National Festivals, the Guild held very successful Festivals in 1990, 1996, 2004 and 2015.
KZNQG Meetings are held four times a year at Durban Girls High School. Demonstrations and/or workshops, guest speakers, vendors selling their wares, raffles and fundraising tables are the usual format for the meetings as well as the large display of quilts made by members. If you require any further info on Kwa-Zulu Natal Quilters’ Guild or its activities, then please contact: Lyn Gonzaga on 083 463 7729 .
One of the affiliated guilds, GRASSROOTS QUILTERS GUILD was instrumental in the organizing and completion of the 26 PEACE quilts. Quilters worldwide were invited to make PEACE BRICKS which were used in a wall built of fabric. This WALL of PEACE exhibit would be a concrete show of commitment to PEACE, especially important in SA. These quilts are on permanent display at the International Convention Centre in Durban, which was also the venue for the very successful “Celebrations”, July 2004 National Quilt Festival.
Natal Quilters’ Guild hosted the “Recycle, Revamp, Rework” Quilt Show in July 2012 at Highbury School in Hillcrest KZN. Quilters were encouraged to recycle fabrics, rework old quilts or other items. There were over 100 quilts on show. There were beautiful quilts on the tea tables adding to the recycle atmosphere at the show. The Indaba saw many sewers sign up for exciting and fun classes taught by many well know teachers.
Alongside this exhibition was the Quilts from the “South African, Korea, Japan” challenge (World Heritage Sites) on display for the first time in South Africa, co-ordinated by Colleen Roberts. See pictures of quilts on the SAQG website.
Every 2 months we have quilting classes aimed at anyone who would like to learn quilting, or improve existing skills. They are held on Saturdays at Glenwood Presbyterian Church in Evans Rd Glenwood as well as at the Dutch Reformed Church hall in the South Coast, in Durban from 9.00 to 3.00. For a nominal cost you can learn from established quilt teachers. There are also plenty of helpers to assist you if you have questions. Information about classes, costs and requirements is available on http://bookwhen.com/quilt-academy. This easy-to-use website is also where you will book for your class.
Guilds in Areas:
Durban/Pietermaritzburg/Howick/North Coast/South Coast /Midlands Kwa-Zulu
Chairlady: Pauline Law: (H) 031- 2083615 or Lyn Gonzaga: 083 463 7729
SAQG Regional Representative: Marline Turner 033 – 396 3009 email: firstname.lastname@example.org