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 email@example.com 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
Modern Quilting Workshop Sunday 1 September 2019 10am – 4 pm
Adventures in Improvisation
MODERN QUILT WORKSHOP
Failand Village Hall, Ox House Lane BS8 3TS
Cost: £30 Members, £35 non Members
Starting with a simple block each time, you will get ideas, extras, variations, and make your own mark on a whole set of unique and interesting blocks. Suitable for anyone who can thread a sewing machine, but also suitable for the most advanced students.
There should be samples of the workshop around after the QGBI AGM and pics will be sent out to all those who are interested
Tea, coffee and cake included, but please bring a packed lunch.
Please send your completed form and cheque payable to QGBI Region 5:
Gill Griffiths, 3 Wilsons Close, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater TA5 1LS 01278-733709 firstname.lastname@example.org