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Profile & History

Qld Quilters Inc. began as an informal group on 29th March 1984 and was incorporated on 16 August 1988. We now have over 400 individual members and 54 affiliated groups from all over Queensland.

Over the years we have met at various locations and now call Wellers Hill Bowls Club (Tarragindi) our home for our monthly meetings and our library. We also meet at various locations in Brisbane southern suburbs for our Special Interest Groups and Workshops.

We hold our annual Quilt Show in October each year as part of Expertise Events Craft & Quilt Fair. This is one of Australia’s largest quilt shows with a prize pool of over $25,000.

In 2017 we are hosting the inaugural QuiltConnect – connecting quilters from our Affiliated Groups across Queensland and providing them with the opportunity to display their inspirational quilts in this exciting new quilt show.

In 2017 we are sponsoring the Best of Show Award at the Quilts Across Queensland Quilt Competition staged by the RNA in Brisbane.

We have two annual travelling exhibitions, our members Challenge and SoTAq (State of the Art Quilts). These juged competitions travel around the state and country to interested groups and galleries.

We also have three special interest groups. 2QAQ our art Quilters, 2QMod our Modern Quilters & 2QApp our Applique & Hand piecing group. These are social groups where members can meet fellow members, share their love of quilting and learn new techniques and hand tips.

If you would like further information about Queensland Quilters please contact us.

Presidents of Qld Quilters Inc.

YearsName
 1984 – 1985 Inari Thiel
 1985 – 1987 Jenny Riley
 1987 – 1988 Anne Whitsed
 1988 – 1990 June Oliver
 1990 – 1992 Laura Rohricht
 1992 – 1993 Fay Foster
 1993 – 1994 Jan T Urquhart
 1994 – 1996 Lyn Barber
 1996 – 1997 Ruth Fleming
 1997 – 1999 Wendy Brittain
 1999 – 2001 Dawn Toomey
 2001 – 2003 Sue Duffy
 2003 – 2004 Barbara Harvey
 2004 – 2007 Kim Boland
 2007 – 2009 Kate Oszko
 2009 – 2013 Kim Boland
 2013 – 2015 Lyn Crump
 2015 – 2017 Judie Bellingham
 2017 – Lyn Kenny