South Dakota Quilters Guild

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The South Dakota Public Broadcasting's quilting documentary, Points of Pride, premiers Saturday, November 25th at 8 pm (CST) or 7 pm (MST) and repeats Monday, November 27 at 7 pm (CST) or 6 pm (MST). It will also air December 2 at 10 am (9 am MST) and December 3 at noon (11 am MST). Once it has aired, it can be accessed online through the SDPB website.  You will enjoy this outstanding program on the history of quilting in South Dakota and the remarkable quilters featured.


The South Dakota Quilt Guild welcomes you.
Our members live throughout South Dakota,
and if you are a quilter and would like new
experiences, learning, and exciting
opportunities you are encouraged to join us.


Our purpose is to encourage a wider appreciation of quilting,

to raise and maintain standards of design,

individual ideas and expression, and to keep

interest in quilting alive.  We do this by promoting

local quilt projects, programs, charitable work, classes

and a biennial quilt show for the public.  

We'd love to have you join!


South Dakota Quilters Guild meetings are held around

the state.  Meetings are held in April and September

with workshops, show and tell, block exchanges,

trunk shows, demonstrations, good food,

chocolate, and fun. 

Annual membership is $20, which includes a newsletter

with SDQG news, articles from local guilds,

a calendar of quilting events, discounted prices

for workshops and more.

Check out the Membership Page for information how to join.

The SDQG Fall Retreat

The SDQG Fall Retreat was held September 8-10th, 2017 in Pierre, SD at the Red Rosa.  The retreat has great classes, programs, Vendors, and Show and Tell.  Below are some of the moments that made the weekend memorable in photos.  For more photos check out the Photo Gallery page under the 2017 Fall Retreat.

The winner of the theme challenge banner "Along the River Bank" - Deb. E.
Other banners that were entered in the banner challenge.

Notes from SDQG President on the Fall Retreat September 8-10, 2017


Hello South Dakota Quilters,


   By now our kids and college students are thinking about going back to school.  Maybe Fall will have us thinking about our new quilting projects. Also, I sure hope some of this hot, hot weather will scale back to pleasant Fall temperatures.

   Your SDQG Board has arranged a great lineup of classes for our September 8-10 retreat gathering. Sue Becker will teach two classes; a modern 9 patch runner on Saturday and fabric manipulation on Sunday. Also on Saturday, Laura Kramp will teach a crazy quilt block with all hand construction and Connie Bootz will teach Day and Night by Eleanor Burns. Ginny Gustad of Shanty Stitchers will have a class on Sunday working with wool and embroidery stitches to make a small wall hanging.

   Special guests will be Mary Fitzgerald and Liz Larkin (SDPB) of the SD Quilt Documentation Project. Mary will give us a short presentation and present her new book South Dakota Quilts and Quiltmakers which will be available for sale and signing.  Let all your quilting friends know Mary will be in attendance if they would like a book personally signed especially if their quilt is included in the book.  I am excited to see all the wonderful old South Dakota quilts and read their stories.

   The Board will lead the activity on Friday night using a 1 yard cut of fabric.  Bring a yard of good quality quilt fabric enclosed in a gift bag or wrapped up to join in.  Laughs and instructions will follow!

   We will be drawing for the beautiful raffle quilt made by Margene Paige and quilted by

Patti Heinz on Saturday evening.  Remember to get those tickets sold!  Who will win???

  Don’t forget to bring your quilts for Show and Tell for Friday night at 8:00 AND your “Along the Banks of the River” challenge quilt.

Come for a fun and relaxing weekend in Pierre.  See your friends, have good eats and shop our wonderful vendors.  Will see you in Pierre.


Phyllis Donat

SDQG President


2017 SDQG Spring Retreat In Chamberlain

The Spring Retreat was in Chamberlain was wonderful!  There were activities by different groups and a great class taught by Vicki Cooley, plus a lot of visiting, sharing, laughing and even some quilting going on.  The Photo Gallery page has many pictures of the great weekend and its activities.  

The South Dakota Quilt Guild is again a sponsor for the South Dakota Public Broadcasting Saturday sewing and quilting programs.  Please check out the SDQG ads and  support the programs on SDPB

Any questions or for more information about the South Dakota Quilt Guild please email:   [email protected]     Please check us out on Facebook - South Dakota Quilt Guild