South Dakota Quilters Guild

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Welcome

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.

2016 SDQG Fall Retreat

The SDQG Fall Retreat is now a wonderful collection of memories.  What a great weekend - catching up with quilting friends, taking fantastic classes with Patti Heintz  and Laura Wasilowski, shopping with the great vendors, and just enjoying being together. Below are some special highlights of the weekend.
Please check out the Photo Gallery for pictures of the weekend including Show and Tell, Christmas Fabric Challenge, vendors and workshop pictures.
Also the 2016 Fall Retreat page for more happenings from the retreat including the new officers, community service project and more.
Zen Doodle Class with Laura Wasilowski
The Zen Doodle class members were asked by the instructor to start doodling and then convert the doodle into an original art quilt. Several participants said thinking "outside the box" was a challenge but working with the wonderful hand-dyed fabrics and using the new fusing tips and tricks presented by Laura resulted in a wonderful experience and absolutely delightful art quilts!   See the Photo Gallery page for more pictures of the class.
Stained Braid Class with Patti Heintz
This project looked very complicated, but under the direction of instructor Patti Heintz the projects quickly started taking shape. The flow of colors in the braid used by participants created some very dramatic results.  Class members used a variety of fabrics from batiks to classic materials from their stashes and each created a very unique quilt.  Check out the Photo Gallery for more pictures of the projects as they progressed. 
The drawing for the Pfaff Ambition 1.0 was held at the Fall Retreat in Mitchell. Tickets were given out to anyone who attended, plus attendees could receive additional tickets to put in the drawing many different ways including by signing up for a class, bringing a new member, participating in Show and Tell, doing a Prayer shawl, and volunteering to serve as an officer.  The drawing was held Saturday night and outgoing President Mary Lou presented the Pfaff to  a very happy recipient Phyllis.