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 although, for 2019, we are holding an alternative March event to celebrate International Quilt Day with a stash sale and charity sewing afternoon. Regional days in 2019 are on 16 March in Whitminster Village Hall and on 6 October in Failand Village Hall. Our events usually 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.
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 second time this year we will be sharing a stand with Region 4 at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show in August.
To support the Quilt Show taking place at The American Museum, Bath, this year we will be supporting a number of sewing bees at the venue. We are also holding a number of coffee mornings around the region so check out a quilt shop near you to see if we will be there. In September we will be running a contemporary quilt workshop so there is lots for our members and friends to get involved with.
In Region 5 we do our best to support the Young Quilters group and we have experiemented with having YQ events associated with our regional days. Unfortunately we do not have a Young Quilters Rep at the moment and would love to hear from you if you would like to be involved. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 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
International Quilt Day 16 March 2019 Stash Sale
Celebrates International Quilt Day
STASH SALE MORNING
Charity Sit & Sew Afternoon
Saturday, 16th March 2019
Whitminster Village Hall, School Lane, GL2 7NT (M5 Junc13)
Doors will open for Table Set up at 9.30 for Sale at 10.30
Entry £2.00 QG Members/ YQ £1.00/£3.00 Non Members
Pay at the Door includes Coffee/Tea and Cake
Tables £7.50 /half table £4 QG Members
Tables for £10 Non Members
plus a cake per Table please
Your opportunity to have a ‘Spring Clean’ & Sell your pre-loved crafting items
Fabric, notions, books, magazines, patterns, blocks and quilt tops.
Not ruthless enough to fill a table - share with a friend or hire a half table!
Don’t delay - all Tables must be booked in advance
See booking form in Five Patch
Priority Booking for Quilters Guild Members until 1st March.
All enquiries to Liz Jarvis: email@example.com or 01275 880259
Don’t forget to bring your packed lunch and drink!
There will be lots to buy - catch up with friends over coffee
Fabric, Patterns, Cutting Mats, Irons and Sewing Machines provided for a variety of charity projects, which we hope will include:
Bags for Hickman Lines
(to hold the chemo tubes for children and young people)
Reusable Sanitary Kits for Girls : Dresses for Girls and Shorts for Boys.
Plus there will be tea and cakes in the afternoon – doors close at 4pm
New Fabric donations for the Charity Projects very welcome
DISPLAY OF QGBI MODERN QUILT BLOCK SAMPLERS