Dias Quilters’ Guild was founded in 1986 and is based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
We are affiliated to the South African National Quilters’ Guild.
Our current membership stands at 145. We have members from Port Elizabeth and surrounds and always welcome new members.
Our goal is to enjoy and share our love of quilting.
Our guild has proudly hosted National Quilt Festivals in the past, the last Festival, “Siyadala” was held in 2017.
The Festival Committee for 2026 has been named and with Sonja Gouveia as chairlady, are hard at work with fundraising and meetings to be able to host a successful National Festival in Port Elizabeth in 2026
The guild meets monthly on the 1st Saturday of each month from February to December. We meet at Victoria Park Grey Primary School, 1st Avenue Walmer, Port Elizabeth at 13:30
We welcome visitors who will pay a Visitor fee of R40 and members pay R20 door fees at each meeting.
The Dias Quilters Guild is presenting the Spring show for the first time since the pandemic. The skill to do Patchwork, applique and Quilting, as with many other handcrafts are disappearing. This guild aims to show that it is alive and well. This show will not only display beautiful completed quilts by local members, the South African Quilters Guild travelling exhibition will also be on display. Workshops, demonstrations and short lectures offer the opportunity for members of the guild, as well as visitors to learn new skills and improve others.
Vendors selling sewing and quilting machines will be present, a variety of quilting fabric as well as haberdashery will be for sale during the show. A fully staffed tearoom / coffee shop will be run by a local bakery