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April 2021 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for April 2021 are: 1st prize -   Sarah White                £147.50 2nd prize… (read more)

1 May 2021

New Virtual events for Guild Members

New dates for Virtual Coffee Mornings have been organised for Region 4 members Day: SaturdaysDates:… (read more)

20 April 2021

The Quilters' Guild AGM and Virtual Conference 2021

The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles will be holding its online AGM at 09.00 am on Saturday,… (read more)

22 February 2021

Region 4 Virtual Christmas meeting

Our Christmas meeting, held by Zoom of course, was well attended, and we enjoyed a chat, and a Christmassy… (read more)

22 December 2020

Region 4 Virtual Coffee Morning

Virtual Coffee Morning... Date: Saturday 21st Nov 2020Time: 10:00 - 12:00Where: in your own home, on… (read more)

3 November 2020

Beyond Festival of Quilts Portrait Competition

News of the new competition organised by the team at Beyond Knitting and Stitching Show.  For more… (read more)

15 October 2020

National Heritage Lottery Funding

Great News! We are delighted to announce that The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles has been awarded… (read more)

1 October 2020

AUTUMN 2020 NEWS from Pauline & Charlie at Allanbank Mill Steading

Come and visit the home and studios of  Pauline Burbidge & Charlie Poulsen We still have a few… (read more)

29 August 2020

Online tutors and speakers

During lockdown our usual round of Guild events and those with our local sewing groups were put on hold.… (read more)

27 August 2020

Online talks and workshop providers

The list is now live During lockdown our usual round of Guild events and those with our local sewing… (read more)

31 July 2020

UPDATE on dates for Bienniale Internationale d'Art Textile 2020

Please note that organisers of the Bienniale Internationale d'Art Textile 2020 in Beaujolais, France,… (read more)

10 June 2020

A huge thank you to all our volunteers

June 1st to 7th 2020 is Volunteers’ week. As a national charity we are almost entirely reliant on… (read more)

1 June 2020

8th European Quilt Triennial 2020

The entry form of the 8th European Quilt Triennial 2021 is now available. It can be ordered from Textilsammlung… (read more)

24 May 2020

Staying Home - staying safe

A project to connect Quilters’ Guild members whilst in isolation The last few months have seen us… (read more)

13 May 2020

VE Day quilts: Heritage Patchwork and Quilts from the 1940s

Join The Quilters' Guild Museum Collection as we take a look at how people celebrated V.E. day with… (read more)

10 May 2020

Crafting during Coronavirus

2 NEW RESEARCH STUDIES: Calling all stitchers, makers, creatives and crafters. Two pieces of research… (read more)

29 April 2020

a-n Bursaries: Time Space Money

a-n The Artists Information Company would like to share with you the final report from our recent Covid-19… (read more)

26 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (part 4 of 6)

This is the fourth in our six part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special… (read more)

13 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (part 5 of 6)

This is the fifth in our six part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special… (read more)

13 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (part 6 of 6)

This is the final in our six part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special… (read more)

13 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40

  Spotlight@40   Festival of Quilts  2019    Part 1 of 6:  Regions 1-4  The quilts in this gallery… (read more)

6 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (Part 2 of 6)

This is the second in our 6 part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special anniversary… (read more)

6 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (part 3 of 6)

This is the third in our six part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special… (read more)

6 April 2020

Time to renew your membership?

The good news is that if you have given us your email address, we'll send your membership renewal notification… (read more)

1 April 2020

Contacting the Guild

Due to Covid-19 restrictions our staff are now involved in remote working so we would be very grateful… (read more)

19 March 2020

2020 Conference & AGM

We are very sorry to inform you that due to Covid-19 restrictions the Guild Conference and AGM in Stirling on… (read more)

19 March 2020

Your Guild needs you – exciting national roles for volunteers

Your Guild needs you – exciting national roles for volunteers The Quilters’ Guild relies on volunteers… (read more)

3 March 2020

FoQ Early Bird booking

Early booking for Festival of Quilts has been postponed until sometime in April. We will update the… (read more)

3 March 2020

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)

26 January 2020

Update to Conference 2020 Programme

Please note that the Ellie Remijnse:  Switch! workshop scheduled for Friday, 17 April 2020 will be… (read more)

26 January 2020

In conversation with the Quilters' Guild

The Guild is taking part in a new initiative Prosper North which is a free business support programme… (read more)

26 December 2019

World Mental Health Day and The Arts Council!

Check out this update from the Arts Council about their research into the  links between Art, Culture… (read more)

13 October 2019

Red Manor Block of the Month

FIRST PATTERN DUE OUT 1st OCTOBER 2019!!!! Only a few days to wait until the first block appears in… (read more)

23 September 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Devon Quilters' Day, The Victory Hall, Broadclyst, EX5 3DX

Three interesting speakers entertained and inspired in the field of textiles and fashion. Chrisse Seager… (read more)

17 October 2015

Fans Challenge 2015

The Region 4 Challenge for 2015 had the title Fans and many great entries were received and displayed… (read more)

3 October 2015

Talking Quilts: Saving Quilters’ Stories Volunteers Needed

Talking Quilts is an oral history project to record, preserve and share the stories of today’s UK… (read more)

15 September 2015

Getting ready for festival

From start to, almost, finished. Everyone has worked to transform the NEC into a stunning, vibrant,… (read more)

5 August 2015

Stewards wanted!

The Festival of Quilts is nearly here with all those lovely quilts to inspire us and lots of traders… (read more)

21 July 2015

Stewarding at FoQ 2015

With half the year nearly over our thoughts turn to August and The Festival of Quilts. Would you like… (read more)

4 June 2015

Devon Quilters' Day, Hatherleigh March 7 2015

DEVON QUILTERS’ DAY – 7th March 2015 at Hatherleigh After a cup of coffee and a welcome from Diane… (read more)

7 March 2015

Meeting of Contemporary Quilt Group, Dec 2014

A group of eight Contemporary Quilt members met at Woodbury Village Hall on 7th December for a festive… (read more)

7 March 2015

Region 4 Challenge for 2015

The Region 4 Challenge for 2015 has the title Fans The rules are the same as past years - any size up… (read more)

6 March 2015

Our local Contemporary Quilt Group, Exe Valley Quilters

Our local Contemporary Quilt Group, the Exe Valley Quilters go from strength to strength under the guidance… (read more)

5 March 2015

Talk by Tracy Chevalier

A Cream Tea with Tracy Chevalier and Mapping Topsham On the afternoon of Sunday 26th October 2014 Clyst… (read more)

25 February 2015

The Guild at the Olympia Knitting & Stitching Show

The Quilters' Guild will be really busy at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia, 5 - 8 March.… (read more)

29 January 2015

Stitch and Sew at Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Stitch and Sew at Westpoint Arena, Exeter 25 to 28 September 2014 The Quilters' Guild stand at this… (read more)

25 September 2014

The 1718 Coverlet

You have been asking for a book on the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet – well the wait is over as for… (read more)

15 July 2014

How many triangles in this quilt?

How many triangles can you find? Click on the link to find the solution. (read more)

16 June 2014

Devon Quilters' Day, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter

Quilters’ Guild Day in Exeter on 14 June 2014 A very enjoyable day organised by Barbara Janssen, our… (read more)

14 June 2014


The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles has received £89,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund  for… (read more)

5 December 2013

FoQ Stewards Wanted!

Calling all Guild Members who will be attending The Festival of Quilts this year Hilary Kennerley is… (read more)

27 June 2013