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Wee Sewing Notions Tombola at AGM and Conference 2020

"Wee Sewing Notions" is the theme for the fundraising Tombola to be held at the Conference and AGM… (read more)

12 September 2019

August 2019 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for August 2019 are: 1st prize -      Susan Carr              £145.00 2nd prize… (read more)

28 August 2019

Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group prize at Festival of Quilts

Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group were thrilled to win 3rd prize with their Wall quilt in the Group… (read more)

12 August 2019

Red Manor Block of the Month

Our brand new interpretation of the historic Red Manor quilt was shared with members at our Conference… (read more)

6 August 2019

Visitor's Choice, Festival of Quilts 2019

While you are at Festival of Quilts this year, there will be many, many quilts which catch your eye. … (read more)

18 July 2019

Come and celebrate our Birthday

On Thursday, 19 September 2019 from 2-4pm we will be celebrating 40 years of the Guild with a tea party… (read more)

28 June 2019

Our latest Regional Day

Members and non-members alike created a buzz at our Regional Day on 15 June. Our focus was on English… (read more)

20 June 2019

Founder Members' Bursary

One of the many benefits of being a Quilters Guild member is the opportunity to apply for one of its… (read more)

13 June 2019

Region 6 tombola boxes and bags

Region 6 are running the tombola at Festival of Quilts this year and would love to receive your items.… (read more)

27 May 2019

Still time to book for the Region 4 Regional Day focussing on English Paper Piecing (EPP) on 15 June 2019

If you are interested in English Paper Piecing (EPP), whether you are experienced or a complete beginner,… (read more)

21 May 2019

Secrets and Codes - a new exhibition from the South West Textile Group

This contemporary textile art group has focused on the mysteries and intrigues that ‘Secrets and Codes’… (read more)

3 May 2019

Volunteer help needed - FOQ 2019

It’s that time of year again! If you could spare some time to help us man the Guild Main stand at… (read more)

2 May 2019

2019 Festival of Quilts – Early Ticket Booking

Priority booking for members of the Quilters’ Guild opens at 10am on Monday 8th April 2019   ***Please… (read more)

3 April 2019

FoQ Competition entry forms are now available

You can follow the link to make your entry online or download the form here. (read more)

28 March 2019

40 for 40 – President’s fundraiser

The Quilters’ Guild is an educational charity which is reflected in everything we do, whether that's… (read more)

8 March 2019

It's our Birthday and you are all invited!

As we celebrate 40 years of The Quilters’ Guild we’d like to invite your Region and Groups to participate… (read more)

6 March 2019

Rosy at Forty - a challenge for Region 4 members

A chance for you to be creative and help The Guild celebrate our 40th Anniversary in style - there will… (read more)

4 March 2019

Conference Update

A timely reminder that booking for the 2019 Conference ends on 20 March.  A number of workshops are… (read more)

21 February 2019

Congratulations to Upper Street Events following their acquisition by Intermediate Media

Upper Street Events the organisers of Festival of Quilts have been acquired by Intermediate Media.  Many… (read more)

15 February 2019

Colour and Comfort

This collaborative exhibition of quilting and patchwork from Yorkshire and the Dales features times… (read more)

12 February 2019

Get the party started!

To celebrate the Guild's 40th birthday in 2019 we will be launching a celebratory BOM at Festival of… (read more)

4 December 2018

Region 4 Members Questionnaire

We would really like your input into future events to be held in Region 4.  To help us, please complete… (read more)

4 December 2018

Your Guild needs you – exciting national roles for volunteers

The Quilters’ Guild relies on volunteers to deliver Guild activities both nationally and locally.… (read more)

29 November 2018

Kingsbere Quilters Coffee Morning and Display of Work

Kingsbere Quilters are a Quilters' Guild Affiliated Group.  Here is their report of their successful… (read more)

20 November 2018

Winners of the Region 4 Memories of Autumn Challenge at Westpoint 27-30 September

There were 17 wonderful entries displayed in the Memories of Autumn Challenge at the Creative Craft… (read more)

2 October 2018

Region 4 Members Quilts on display at West Country Quilt Show 2018

Quilts from Region 4 members featured at the West Country Quilt Show 2018.  Here a some of Kate Dowty's,… (read more)

9 September 2018

V & A Textiles: Ancient to Modern course

If your interest in textiles has been piqued by seeing the 1718 coverlet at Festival of Quilts you might… (read more)

17 August 2018

Quilters' Guild stand at the West Country Quilt Show - 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2018

Come and meet Region 4 Co-ordinator Marie Hill at the joint Region 4 and 5 Quilters' Guild stand at… (read more)

9 August 2018

Region 4 Sit and Sew Day on 20th October

Region 4 is having a Sit and Sew day at Sourton Village Hall, between Okehampton and Tavistock, on 20th… (read more)

8 August 2018

Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group to exhibit at West Country Quilt Show - 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2018

Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt group are delighted to reveal their brand new Exhibition --'Tree-Time'… (read more)

5 August 2018

Helpers needed for Quilters' Guild Region 4 stand at Creative Craft Show, Westpoint, Exeter at the end of September

Brenda Bonner is organising the Quilters' Guild stand at the Creative Craft Show at Westpoint near Exeter… (read more)

5 August 2018

AA2A - Artists Access to Art Colleges

The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering over 50 placements, giving artists and… (read more)

3 August 2018

Region 4 Regional Day a Great Success

Our Region 4 Day at Cowslip Workshops on 28 July was a great success.  Around 90 people enjoyed a day… (read more)

30 July 2018

Challenge for Quilters' Guild members at the Creative Craft Show at Westpoint Centre in September - Closing date is 31st August

Memories of Autumn In September 2018 Region 4 usually have a stand at the Creative Craft Show at Westpoint… (read more)

30 July 2018

All Shapes and Sizes - The Collection at Rutland Museum

All Shapes and Sizes celebrates the geometric wonder of pieced quilts and coverlets, looking at the… (read more)

24 July 2018

Region 4 Regional Day on 28 July at Cowslip Workshops, Launceston - last few tickets available

Tickets for our Region 4 Day are almost sold out - please phone Jane Brenchley on 01803 752455  to… (read more)

22 July 2018

Handmade & Homegrown Festival - Discount for Guild members

Handmade & Homegrown Festival - Discount voucher for Guild members The Handmade & Homegrown… (read more)

3 July 2018

Opportunities for South West Quilters members

The Spring Quilt Festival at Westpoint (29-31 March 2019) is looking for entries from members of South… (read more)

2 July 2018

Quilters' Guild email newsletter

 Did you know that you can sign up for an email newsletter giving you the latest information about… (read more)

14 June 2018

Magna Carta Quilts added to our Collection

The Quilters’ Guild is delighted to be welcoming the Magna Carta Quilts to their new forever home… (read more)

14 June 2018

Mini Exhibition - Latest additions to the Collection.

Our latest mini-exhibition at The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall in York showcases some of the… (read more)

14 June 2018

Diane Whitehead

We are sad to inform you that Diane Whitehead, Co-ordinator for Region 4 until the end of last year,… (read more)

14 June 2018

It's Tombola Time!

Pot holders are the theme for this year's fast approaching fundraising Tombola at the Festival of… (read more)

18 May 2018

Join us at Processions in London on 10 June

The Guild will be walking with their own banner in Processions in London on 10 June and you can join… (read more)

11 May 2018

Churchill Fellowships

The Churchill Fellowships have opened for applications from today.  A Churchill Fellowship funds… (read more)

1 May 2018

Is this your year to enter a quilt at FoQ?

If you are thinking about entering a quilt at Festival of Quilts do consider entering one of the Guild… (read more)

10 April 2018

The 1718 Coverlet is on its way to Bath

We are delighted to announce that it's official - the 1718 coverlet is on its way to the American Museum… (read more)

4 April 2018

An opportunity to see the 1718 coverlet at FoQ and Bath

Three hundred years ago this amazing piece of patchwork was finished. Visually stunning, technically… (read more)

1 April 2018

Unfinished Treasures - the latest Friend exhibit.

Unfinished Treasures is the latest Friends mini-exhibition.  It will be at The Quilters’ Guild, St… (read more)

8 March 2018

Another first for the 2018 Conference

Lori Holt's method of English Paper Piecing Another first for the 2018 AGM/Conference, you will be able… (read more)

26 February 2018

1718 Coverlet Challenge at FoQ

Attention all 1718 Coverlet enthusiasts and makers - The Festival of Quilts 2018 will be featuring a… (read more)

24 January 2018

Contemporary Inspirations

We are looking forward to our next mini-exhibition - Contemporary Inspirations - will be running from… (read more)

24 January 2018

Devon Quilter's Day - postponed

The Devon Quilters' Day was planned for 10 March, but due to unforeseen circumstances it has had to… (read more)

22 January 2018

Ted Storm Exhibition

Request from Tabea Schieman a student of Ted Storm.  From May 4th – 6th, Ted Storm is going to display… (read more)

17 January 2018

Devon members enjoy a Baltimore workshop

Devon quilters enjoyed a Baltimore applique workshop with Diane Whitehead on 14 November.  We learned… (read more)

15 November 2017

Correction to the October 2017 edition of West Country Quilter.

On page 26 of the West Country Quilter advert for Beads for Beauty gives old information - for their… (read more)

13 November 2017

Quilters Guild e-Newsletter

Sign up to The Quilters' Guild e-newsletter, coming soon - Our Guild newsletter… (read more)

10 November 2017

AGM tombola

The tombola at the AGM in 2018 will feature cases for tablets and e-readers.  The team are busy making… (read more)

9 November 2017

Devon County supplement in Today's Quilter

 We are excited to feature once again in Today’s Quilter, Issue 29, released November 2017 and to… (read more)

7 November 2017

The Hardy Quilters enjoy Claire Passmore playday workshop

The great thing about belonging to a group like the Hardy Quilters is the chance to try new things together. … (read more)

6 November 2017

Sewing Quarter

Sewing Quarter craft TV programme intend to do a programme that will be centred around The Quilters’… (read more)

28 October 2017

Get Creative Festival 2018

The Get Creative initiative will become an annual week long festival from March 2018 which gives us… (read more)

25 October 2017

AGM and Conference Tombola 2018

Region 15E will be hosting the 2018 Conference and AGM at the Civic Centre in Newcastle in April next… (read more)

25 October 2017

Devon County featured in Today's Quilter

We are excited to feature once again in Today’s Quilter, Issue 29, released November 2017 and to be… (read more)

24 October 2017

Dorset Weekend a success

Members in Dorset had a great weekend recently – the last to be organised by Dorset Rep Maureen Rhodes.… (read more)

9 October 2017

Friends of the Collection

A  new initiative called,  Friends of the Collection gives participants more opportunities to view… (read more)

4 October 2017

Placemat Challenge Winners at Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts

The regional Placemat Challenge quilts, with some new ones added, were on display at the 21-24 September… (read more)

29 September 2017

Hold the date - Devon Quilters' Day to be held on 10th March 2018

Details of the day will follow, but for now please hold the date in your diaries!  The venue is planned… (read more)

22 September 2017

News from Dorset

Our Dorset Representative Maureen Rhodes is  busy with final preparations for the Dorset Area Weekend… (read more)

9 September 2017

Full archive of The Quilter magazine needs a home

A long standing Guild member has collected every issue of the The Quilter magazine from issue 1, May… (read more)

6 August 2017

A Quilting Conundrum

Many of you will remember the late, Roy Dickenson from Blandford who was a brilliant quilter, renowned… (read more)

27 July 2017

Baltimore Applique Workshops

Diane Whitehead will be leading two workshops on the three dimensional techniques used in Baltimore… (read more)

26 July 2017

Contemporary Quilt Group Quilts travel to the USA

Contemporary Group Quilts travel to the USA The Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt group are delighted that… (read more)

26 July 2017

Quilters Guild Education and Shop Survey

The survey has been completed and prizes have been awarded.  Thank you to everyone who took part -… (read more)

8 July 2017

Region 10 creates Pilgrim Fathers Quilt

Congratulations to quilters in Region 10 on this article today from the BBC - "Nottinghamshire quilt… (read more)

4 July 2017

Dutch Quilting and Spring Highlights with ECT

Booking is now open for ECT's brand new Dutch Quilting and Spring Highlights tour! Focusing on a… (read more)

28 June 2017

Seven weeks to FoQ

Seven weeks until the Festival of Quilts Region 10 are loving how generous Guild members are as items… (read more)

28 June 2017

Only nine weeks to Festival of Quilts

Only nine weeks until the Festival of Quilts which means Region 10 are looking to collect at least 175… (read more)

8 June 2017

Fundraising Success!

Guild members (and their friends!) have raised £3,508.04!  Did they wade through a cold wet muddy… (read more)

5 June 2017

Help with Research wanted

What does sewing mean to you? If you are aged 40 years and under then please take a moment to look at,… (read more)

3 June 2017


Message from Open European Quilt Championships: After 20 editions of the Open European Quilt Championships… (read more)

1 June 2017

Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group enjoy an Eco-printing Workshop

Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt (CQ) Group member Lizzie Drake led an enjoyable workshop in eco-printing. … (read more)

28 May 2017

Quilters Day and Workshop in Dorset - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September

The Quilters' Guild Region 4 Dorset representatives have been busy organising events.  See here for… (read more)

27 May 2017

Christmas comes early at FoQ!

Region 10 are happily celebrating Christmas in August this year. We have lots of lovely items for the… (read more)

20 May 2017

Invitation to Quilters' Open Day in St Austell

A Quilters' Open Day has been organised in St Austell on Saturday 28th October.  There will be two… (read more)

16 May 2017

Dorset Young Quilters

Dorset Young Quilters (YQs) meet in Wimborne.  Meeting dates for 2017 are: 24th June 9th September… (read more)

16 May 2017

News from the Dorset Representative

Click here for the latest news from Maureen Rhodes, the Dorset Representative. (read more)

15 May 2017

Tombola raises £763

The brooch tombola at the AGM in Torquay raised an amazing £765.  Thanks to everyone who made the… (read more)

7 April 2017

AGM Regional Challenge Winners

The Regional Challenge for this year's AGM at Torquay was two place mats with the theme  "Your Place… (read more)

5 April 2017

Exhibition from our Collection in Torquay

“Thread: Celebrating Creativity in Historic and Contemporary Quilts” 25th March – 4 June Torre… (read more)

14 February 2017

Torquay AGM Tombola Update

STOP PRESS! We are looking forward to a very successful tombola at the AGM in Torquay this year, as… (read more)

10 February 2017

Contemporary Quilters feature at Westpoint Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft Show

The Quilters' Guild specialist group of Contemporary Quilters enjoyed showing visitors to Westpoint… (read more)

13 October 2016

Torquay Tombola 2017

Region 4 will be hosting the 2017 Conference and AGM at the Riviera Centre in Torquay. The Tombola prizes… (read more)

13 October 2016

Quilters' Guild stand at Westpoint, Exeter

The Quilters' Guild and our local group of Contemporary Quilters were well represented at the recent… (read more)

3 October 2016

Region 4 at the Festival of Quilts

Region 4 were well represented at the recent Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. Sandy Chandler from Cornwall… (read more)

29 August 2016

FoQ Visitors Choice

We're delighted to announce that the winner of the Visitors' Choice, sponsored by the Quilters' Guild… (read more)

18 August 2016

Visit us at Festival of Quilts

This year we have produced a map of where you can find Guild stands at FOQ -because we've a lot going… (read more)

8 August 2016

ELIZABETH'S DOWRY FABRICS go on sale at Festival of Quilts!

The Quilters’ Guild is thrilled to announce the launch of the Elizabeth’s Dowry collection from… (read more)

15 July 2016

Family Connections Exhibition at Festival of Quilts

  At this year’s Festival of Quilts the Talking Quilts ‘Family Connections’ exhibition will be… (read more)

1 July 2016

BBC focus on Craft

Look out for our logo in this BBC documentary about craft - it is repeated tonight at 8 pm on BBC4 and… (read more)

14 June 2016

Talking Quilts in Region 9

Talking Quilts, the national oral history project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is coming… (read more)

14 June 2016

Talking Quilts launches website

Talking Quilts has launched online, the first UK digital Collection of recorded interviews capturing… (read more)

14 June 2016

Travelling Trunks

The Quilters' Guild Collection has two travelling collections of quilts, which can be hired by groups… (read more)

30 May 2016

We've hired!

On April 4th we were joined by our new Chief Executive Officer Chris Gatman. Chris has a background… (read more)

4 April 2016