Dias Quilters' Guild Membership

About the Guild

We strive to keep our members informed by way of our monthly newsletter and we aim to keep all involved and interested through various activities at our meetings. We endeavour to utilise the immense talent and knowledge we have in our midst by involving our members, as well as the many teachers we have within the guild. We are proud of our SAQG accredited teachers and are extremely grateful to them for their willingness to share various quilting topics and techniques at our monthly meetings.

We have an extensive collection of Quilting books in our Library, available to our members. We regularly update our collection in line with current trends.

Our members are actively involved in “giving back” to those less privileged, by way of charity quilts, which are lovingly made and donated to those in need. In the past we have donated “Care Packages” comprising of toiletries, as well as various knitted items such as beanies and scarves to a number of charitable organizations. Our goodwill within the guild continues to thrive.

We very proud of our Youth Ambassador, Sumari Pretorius, who has recently joined our Guild Committee, in order to drive and create the love of quilting amongst the youth.

The Dias Quilters Guild annual Spring Show is held annually in September/ October school holidays and is the highlight of our calendar. The Spring Show is our way of showcasing the wonderful work of our members and others.

It is also a tradition to offer workshops during the week of the Spring Show. We strive to utilise the expertise of SAQG accredited teachers for these workshops.

Quilters are avid shoppers and always looking for reason to build their “stash”, for this reason, we invite vendors to the Show to sell their products and tempt the avid shoppers. Our Tearoom is a popular venue for visitors and members to chat over a cup of tea/coffee and delicious treat. Sadly the Covid pandemic has put pad to the “normal” Spring Show, but we live in hope of getting back to this in 2022.

The Spring Show is a wonderful platform to create public awareness and promote the Guild.

Become a Member

We always welcome new members of the guild.

  • Membership fees are currently R160 per year. 
  • Our year runs from 1 April – 30 March.

To become a member, a Member Application form needs to be completed.

The form is available on the website or can be obtained at our meetings or by contacting a committee member, details of which are on the website.

Your completed application form can be emailed to:

Sandie Rivalland at d.s.rivalland@axxess.co.za

Membership Fees can be paid via EFT, cash at meetings or alternatively at Skatkis Lap.

Banking details as follows:

  • Dias Quilters Guild
  • Standard Bank
  • Bank Code: 055117
  • Account No: 281 666 199
  • Your Name as reference
 

The Committee

Antoinette Kriel
Terry Urban
Cheryl Coetzee
Leilani Coetzee