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North Kent Rep - Do you fancy taking over the role?

Beryl Connelly has been the North Kent Rep for the last 3 ½ years and is now looking for someone to… (read more)

31 December 2017

November 2017 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for November 2017 are: 1st prize -       Norma Menzies              £142.50… (read more)

29 November 2017

Quilters Guild e-Newsletter

Sign up to The Quilters' Guild e-newsletter, coming soon - http://eepurl.com/c5MYxT 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

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

Hever Star Quilt Workshop by Regan Purcell

The Hever raffle prize this year was Judi Kirk’s spectacular star quilt, kindly long arm quilted by… (read more)

7 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

Hever Quilt Show

This year's annual Hever Quilt Show was held 1st-3rd September 2017 organised by Debra Stock and her… (read more)

2 September 2017

Raffle Quilt

The Hever Quilt Show September 1st/2nd/3rd September, the Raffle is in aid of The Quilters' Guild of… (read more)

1 September 2017

The Hever Quilt Show

The Hever Quilts have all been hung today, 31st August, under the guidance of Debra Stock, her team… (read more)

1 September 2017

The Hever Quilt Show Tombola 1st/2nd/3rd September 2017

Foxes are needed for the Hever tombola! Large, small, fat, thin – foxes in all shapes and sizes. They… (read more)

31 August 2017

Festival of Quilts

Festival of Quilts is coming up! Would you like a free ticket?  Two? All you have to do is some stewarding. … (read more)

10 August 2017

Little People workshop

 The Little People workshop held at Godmersham, Kent on 4th August, had 19 attendees and was very much… (read more)

4 August 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

Time To Sew - 2

A sewing retreat at Aylesford Priory – 28 -30 April 2017 This is the 2nd retreat organised at this… (read more)

13 June 2017

Melting & Burning with Yvonne Brown

This very informative workshop was held at Golden Green Village Hall. We spent the day making either… (read more)

10 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

OEQC 2017 : CANCELLED

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

1 June 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

Social Event

Come and meet other Quilters in the Borough of Bromley. We are holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday,… (read more)

29 March 2017

Festival of Quilts – Early Ticket Booking

Priority booking for members of the Quilters’ Guild opens at 9am on Monday 27th March 2017 In order… (read more)

23 March 2017

SURREY has a new Area Rep

Welcome to Debi Wilkinson as Surrey's new Area Rep. Surrey is a large county and Debi would like someone… (read more)

20 March 2017

Creative Local Radio Quilt Project

Local BBC Radio in England celebrates its 50th Anniversary in November this year.  Young Quilters in… (read more)

18 March 2017

New York Beauty

The New York Beauty block is usually used to make large quilts – but our aim was to complete just… (read more)

18 February 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

YQ Conference

Region 2 are hosting a conference for group leaders and helpers OCTOBER 22nd 2016.  LATEST UPDATE  Unfortunately… (read more)

22 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

Rainbow Quilters Show Change of venue

NEW VENUE: Boys Brigade Hall, 174b Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BT11am - 4pm, £1 entry, raffle,… (read more)

1 October 2016

New YQ group at Newhaven East Sussex

The new Newhaven YQ group had their September meeting at Denton Community Centre.  We had 9 Young Quilters,… (read more)

30 September 2016

Young Quilters at Hever

This year the Young Quilters had a marquee of their own which worked very well.  Those of you that… (read more)

3 September 2016

Tombola at Hever

 'Pick Up a Penguin' Help your region by donating items  with penguins as a theme, for the annual… (read more)

2 September 2016

The First Show at Hever Castle

It all began in 1990 with a coffee morning held in Brasted Kent, and organised by Sabrina Palley hoping… (read more)

2 September 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

In the Spotlight - Young Quilters

A special exhibition featuring the work of Young Quilters across the country will be held at this year's… (read more)

11 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

International Quilt Day

Heather Quilters of Camberley celebrated International Quilt Day on Sunday 19th March.   Blocks were… (read more)

20 March 2016

Talking Quilts comes to Region 11

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

8 February 2016

St. Anthony's safe in York flooding

10 a.m., 27 December: St. Anthony's Hall, The Guild's headquarters, is safe amid the flooding affecting… (read more)

27 December 2015

Susan Briscoe awarded Travel & Education Bursary

The Quilters' Guild is delighted to announce that Susan Briscoe has been awarded the Travel & Education… (read more)

22 December 2015

On the Move

 The Quilters' Guild is pleased to announce that our landlord, York Conservation Trust, has agreed… (read more)

25 November 2015

1066 Quilters UPDATE

Incorrect details have been published regarding Quilt Show, check out the correct information here:… (read more)

21 November 2015

First exhibition for Modern Quilt

Modern Quilt, The Guild's specialist group dedicated to the development of Modern Quilting, had their… (read more)

18 November 2015

Talking Quilts needs your story

In October 2015 Talking Quilts is coming to Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. We are looking for volunteers… (read more)

20 October 2015

BQSG SEMINAR

Members of BQSG studying textiles at The Whitworth, Manchester, during their weekend seminar.  (read more)

16 October 2015

Going to Conference & AGM 2016 – Llandudno?

ECT have travel and accommodation options for groups, and accommodation only options for those making… (read more)

9 October 2015

Winners at Hever

Carol Camm with  'An Heirloom Quilt' took first place as the Visitor's Choice. Visitors Choice 2nd… (read more)

16 September 2015

Hever Show was a great success

The quilts this year were of an exceptionally high standard, and we had lots of positive comments from… (read more)

15 September 2015

Quilt entries at 'Handmade and Homegrown Festival' Hever Castle September 11th - 13th

Send your entry forms, regardless of whether or not you’ve finished your quilt, it will act as an… (read more)

13 September 2015

Handmade and Homegrown Festival

  Would you like to demonstrate in the main marquee at the Handmade and Homegrown Festival at Hever… (read more)

12 September 2015

Paducah Quilt Week with ECT, April 2016. Hurry last few places, booking deadline - 30 Sept 2015

Here is a wonderful opportunity to visit the American Quilting Society's festival in Paducah, home of… (read more)

8 September 2015

'Sussex Stash Sale Saga'

  Organised Chaos! Or The Polegate Stash Sale... I was organised. I even had a floor plan.  Labels… (read more)

7 September 2015

Suitcase collection

The region's new suitcase collection "Whatever the Weather" is available for hiring for group meetings… (read more)

6 September 2015

Region 2 Badges

We now have a stock of Region 2 badges for sale at £2.50 each. The design is very similar to the old… (read more)

6 September 2015

Back in Time at the Quilt Museum

Back in Time: British Patchwork and Quilting will explore the changes in development and approach to… (read more)

2 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

Talking Quilts Oral History Project

Talking Quilts comes to the South East!  Chris Burgess will be the Region 2 coordinator for this project.… (read more)

2 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

Young Quilters Workshop in Surrey

  Friday 29th May 2015 at the  Lord Pirbright's Hall The Green, Pirbright, GU24 0JE Come along to… (read more)

29 May 2015

ECT tour programme for 2016

Are you thinking about arranging a group to any of next year’s quilting tours? Or perhaps you would… (read more)

21 May 2015

Game of Quilts

There is going to be an exciting new event happening at The Festival of Quilts  from August 6 - 9,… (read more)

20 May 2015

Young Quilters Selected for National Exhibition

 Congratulations to Region 6 YQ members Francesca Laursen, Freya Ramsey, Sophie Pierce, Maddie Sparks… (read more)

18 May 2015

Tour to the Open European Quilt Championships

Just 6 bookings left on our executive coach trip to Maastricht to see the Open European Quilt Championships,… (read more)

18 April 2015

Guildford Quilters are at Clandon Park House

See beautiful quilts displayed in a magnificent setting setting. From Sunday April 12th to Sunday April… (read more)

17 April 2015

Visit Houston with ECT

Join ECT for a wonderful and rewarding tour to Houston . This is a tailor-made tour for quilters with… (read more)

13 April 2015

Shirley Quilters in the news Down Under

Shirley Quilters are featured in Australia's Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. Shirley_Quilters_in_the_news_Down_Under1.docx  (read more)

22 March 2015

YQs in East Sussex

Young Quilters in East Sussex met for their monthly meeting at Polegate and were hopping with enthusiasm… (read more)

18 March 2015

Tote Bags at Chichester

Chichester Regional Day was a great success.  A collective 'Show and Tell' of tote bags no doubt soon… (read more)

16 March 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

Behind closed doors

See what happens when the Museum and gallery is closed for the winter!Catherine Candlin our retail manager… (read more)

9 January 2015

Xmas jumpers

 Talented Young Quilters produced an angel project and Mum put them onto jumpers for the 'Christmas… (read more)

15 December 2014

Quilt Art on your Phone or Tablet

Would you like a historic or contemporary quilt from the Quilters' Guild Collection on your phone or… (read more)

5 December 2014

Decision on Future of Quilt Museum and Gallery

The Quilters’ Guild has today announced that the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York is to close at the… (read more)

2 December 2014

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum

Our Museum Manager Fiona Diaper has been invited by colleagues at the International Quilt Study Centre,… (read more)

1 November 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

A hearts update!

“Jan and her Region 2 committee are getting ready for FOQ and any more hearts that arrive will probably… (read more)

12 July 2014

Newsflash - British/ Finnish Challenge

British-Finnish Stash Quilts Challenge Spring 2014 If you entered the above challenge we would love… (read more)

23 June 2014

'Things we do in Bed' at Danson House

The Quilters' Guild has loaned three items from our Collection for the exhibition 'Things we do in Bed',… (read more)

20 June 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

Quilter's Guild Survey

  “The Quilters' Guild would like to hear from you! Click on the link under this message to get directly … (read more)

31 May 2014

Make Your Voice Heard with The Quilters' Guild Members' Survey

The Quilters' Guild is offering its members an opportunity to 'have their say' on the future of The… (read more)

28 May 2014

Setting the Scene at the Quilt Museum and Gallery

An exhibition of period quilts and costumes from our favourite TV historical dramas including Downton… (read more)

15 May 2014

Delays with Membership

Over recent weeks The Guild has been experiencing some serious problems with our IT system and membership… (read more)

8 May 2014

Finnish Stash Challenge Update

The photos have all been received now.  The selection process will start shortly and we will notify… (read more)

2 May 2014

Thank you for your donations ... so far!

I had a wonderful surprise this morning when the postman returned after slipping a very thin letter… (read more)

1 May 2014

Unfini-SHEDS - in conjunction with the 2014 FoQ Tombola

The idea came from Susan Briscoe.  "Why don't you have a stand selling unfinished items from well-known… (read more)

24 April 2014

Finalist in the 2014 Visit York Tourism awards!

The Quilt Museum and Gallery has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Visit York Tourism awards for… (read more)

27 March 2014

March off from the Quilt Museum Shop

To celebrate the beginning of March we have an offer for all our readers! It’s for the Quilters’… (read more)

1 March 2014