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University of Pretoria


Tel: 012 420 2531

The Department of Consumer Science at the University of Pretoria offers unique four year degrees that allow students to integrate a combination of selected BUSINESS and MARKETING related subjects with an opportunity to specialise in any one of the subject areas CLOTHING-, INTERIOR MERCHANDISE-, FOODS- or HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT.

The business related subjects that are included in the study programmes secure opportunity in the business- and retail environments while the specialisation areas provide what very few other study programmes will do, i.e. to turn your passion into your profession!

Clover Mama Afrika


Clover Mama Afrika was launched by Clover in 2004 as a national social upliftment project to assist underprivileged communities by empowering and enabling individuals to help themselves and those around them.

Today Clover Mama Afrika project supports 35 Mamas who run successful care centres throughout South Africa.

Clover trains them to become proficient in such essential skills as cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, business management, food gardening and bread baking skills.

Youth Quilt Block Challenge


Under the guidance of the committee of “Kwilts innie Bos” the Youth Quilt Block Challenge was launched in 2009.

The main aim is to inspire the youth of South Africa to express their creativity and colourful ways through quilting. The Youth Quilt Block Challenge provides the platform for this vision. The competition encourages quilters (mothers, grandmothers and teachers) to act as mentors.

As the committee works in association with the National Quilt Museum of the United States, all the blocks in the finals of every year's competition, are sent to the Museum in Paducah, Kentucky were they are exhibited.

ISTOR Sharpeners


100% Swiss made, the Istor Sharpener is widely appreciated by people who need a blade sharpener that is effective, very fast and easy to use.

The Swiss Istor is versatile and most effective when sharpening scissors, knives, garden utensils, chisels, and many commonly used tools and utensils.

Blunt knives and scissors no longer need to be discarded. With the Swiss Istor blade sharpener, they are sharp again within a few seconds. Sharpening blades has become very easy and can be done by anyone, left or right-handed.

North West School of Design


North West School of Design is a private institution in the fashion, décor and art sectors that offer courses in and relating to fashion, interior and photography.

The NWSD courses offer an entrepreneurial learning experience with real relevance. The NWSD course structures provide students with a ladder of opportunity.

Courses are structured to accommodate individuals regardless of age, race, religion, etc.

SA Quilters Guild


The SA Quilters Guild was founded in 1989 at the 3rd National Quilt Festival held in Bloemfontein and has been the governing body of quilting in South Africa since then.

The SAQG is a non-profit making association with 12 affiliated Guilds.

Mission Statement
To foster an environment where South Africans can reach their full potential in quilt making and related textile art.



Mettler offers high-quality threads in many facets and colours, for a literally flourishing imagination in the implementation of ideas. Threads, colour and imagination are the three things that hobby seamstresses, quilters and creative people all over the world want - and get from Mettler. Threads in high-quality processing finish for all requirements and standards. Colours in great diversity and for every style. And imagination that is really inspired by the endless application possibilities with Mettler threads.

The quality standard 'Made in Germany' ensure that each sewing idea is given a first-class implementation. The high-quality range is produced in Germany and at other sites with outstanding raw materials - in Germany alone, approx. 550,000 km of thread are created every day, or the equivalent of 14 times the Earth's circumference. This is supplemented by first-class service, individual consulting and comprehensive support from specialist retail.

You can count on top quality from Mettler for sewing, embroidery and quilting. Mettler – Threads – Colour - Imagination.



Fabric for quilters. By quilters.

Benartex is a leading supplier of creative 100% designer cotton prints. Our goal is to provide a large selection of beautiful, fine quality cotton prints to the creative women and men worldwide who design and make quilts, crafts, wearable art, and home decorating items.