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About Region 5

Moroccan Sunset by Elizabeth Oxley, Stroud

Welcome to Region 5.  Our region covers Gloucestershire, Bristol and Somerset.  The M5 from junction 5 to 25 (Tewkesbury to Taunton) is the spine to our area and there are 51 quilt groups on our Region 5 list – 10 in the Bristol area and 21 in Somerset and 20 in Gloucestershire. For a full list of groups click here

Being a large area geographically we try to have our meetings in a variety of places, though many are within easy reach of the M5.  We aim to rotate the regional days from Gloucestershire, to Bristol area to Somerset.  Each year we plan to have 2 regional days where there are 2 speakers or where members share a particular skill or do a mini-workshop.   Regional days in 2018 are in March and October.  We also hold other events such as our 5 for 5 show in Clevedon in July 2018 where 5 talented quilters from Region 5 exhibited 5 of their quilts in the home of our secretary in Clevedon and, for the first time this year we will be sharing a stand with Region 4 at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show in August.

All our events have traders and there is always the popular show and tell session.  The regional days have a raffle. We also have a book stall with magazines and quilt sales.  If lunch is not provided then bring your own and we provide tasty cakes with a cup of tea before you leave for home.

There is an active Young Quilters group (with a winner in the Under 11 category at the 2014 Quilters Guild AGM see) and we have experiemented with having YQ events associated with our regional days.  Our next YQ workshop will be at our October regional day which is being held in North Somerset.   For more details of the YQ programme go to the Region 5 page on the YQ website

Check out the events pages to find out what is happening in the region - shows, talks, workshops etc.  The News pages have lots of items about quilting in our region.  If you have an event or a news item you want added to the website please send to the website editor