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South African National Quilt Festival

13th – 25th June 2022

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Join us on this textile adventure to South Africa and the 20th South African National Quilt Festival. This tour takes you to some of the country’s most iconic sites and experiences including Table Mountain, wine tasting in the Cape Winelands and an elephant safari!
  • Hand stitching workshops with Janice Gunner, kit included
  • Two days entrance to the South African National Quilt Festival
  • Travel on one of the top 10 scenic drives in the world, Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • Visit the iconic Kirstenbosch Gardens
  • Explore Robben Island
  • Visit a local wine farm and enjoy some wine tasting in Stellenbosch
  • Take a walk across the suspension bridge at Storms River
  • Discover the natural wonders and residents of Addo Elephant Park

Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity to indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.
Janice Gunner
Janice Gunner

Janice is an award-winning textile artist, teacher and author. Her most recent award being the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in Quilting at The Festival of Quilts 2019. She has published two books and has been teaching Textiles for over 30 years. Janice’s work is informed by the natural world and traditional textile techniques from many countries including Japan and Africa and her work is exhibited frequently. She is currently researching natural dyes as part of her MA in Textiles. Janice has a particular interest in traditional Japanese textile techniques including Shibori which was the subject of one of her books. When she is not travelling, Janice likes to visit museums and art galleries, listen to music, photography and reading.

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