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Region 5 Contacts

Regional Co-ordinator
Liz Jarvis
e: reg5@quiltersguild.org.uk
t: 01275 880259
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Regional Treasurer
Gill Griffiths
e: treasurer_reg5@quiltersguild.org.uk
t:  01278 733709

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Regional Newsletter Editor - Five Patch and Advertising
Judith Barker
e: newsreg5@quiltersguild.org.uk
t: 

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Regional Website Editor
Vickie Farrall
e:  web_reg5@quiltersguild.org.uk
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Young Quilters Representative
Vacancy
e:  yq_reg5@quiltersguild..org.uk

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Regional Secretary
Vacancy
e: 
regional_reg5@quiltersguild.org.uk
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Committee member 

Heather Fowler

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Committee member 

Wendy Booth-Boyd

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Liz Jarvis - Regional Co-ordinator

My ongoing hexagon piecing seems to have brought me full circle from my granny’s knee to being a granny myself.  I have moved on a bit and sewn almost anything and everything from curtains to coats via a lot of patchwork ever since I can remember. Recently retired, I was a member of Region 7 of the Quilters guild and for 20 years belonged to quilt groups in South Bucks.  I did City &Guilds at Windsor College and made one of the few quilts I have ever quilted.  Since we moved to Clevedon in the Bristol area 4 years ago, I’ve joined North Somerset Quilters, The Thursday Girls and more recently Portishead Quilters so hope to continue my quilting habit - well more accurately patchwork habit as I still have quilting phobia despite many workshops and much kind and helpful advice.  I am clearly destined to support the local ‘Gammill’ Girls and leave a pile of ‘tops’ for posterity!


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Gill Griffiths - Treasurer

 I live in Nether Stowey, a lovely village near Bridgwater, Somerset where we found ourselves 3 years ago and have been quilting for about 5 years.
I was brought up sewing and knitting but creative pastimes took a backseat whilst my children were growing up and I was caring for both parents.  I signed up to a beginners workshop at  Midsomer Quilting with Jenny Lester...the rest is history, I was hooked.
I am definitely  ‘a learner’.  I enjoy going to classes and workshops, trying new  techniques, even ones that I might never use again, and meeting the wide variety  of people who also indulge  in this pastime.
I have made several quilts and have several more to finish.  I have a lot of beautiful fabric waiting for "the right moment".
Gill says "I was one of the founder members of Quantock Quilters.  I advertised for others interested in quilting and  9 ladies turned up for the first meeting.  Now we are a  group of 17 who get together twice a month"


Judith Barker - Five Patch Newsletter Editor

I began quiltmaking after seeing an exhibition of American quilts at Bristol Museum, and joined the Quilters’ Guild as soon as I heard about it, in 1980.

I started by making quite traditional quilts but have gradually moved towards making art pieces, although I do still make some functional quilts.  I had fun making baby quilts of pieced animal blocks for each of my grandchildren as they were born.

I qualified as a quilt judge after taking the Quilters’ Guild course and have also judged at Festival of Quilts several times, and at regional quilt shows too.

In the time I’ve belonged to QGBI I’ve done various “official” jobs – I’ve been Education Officer, Resource Centre manager, and served as Chair of the Judging Committee.

I taught City and Guilds for some years, as well as workshops and other classes.  I’ve also belonged to two exhibiting groups, Sisters’ Choice in the 1990s, and Cwilt Cymru more recently in Wales, and I’ve shown my work in quilt shows and museum galleries both in the UK and abroad. 

I give talks, and teach workshops occasionally, and like all of us, I am constantly beguiled by fabric and stitch.




Gill Hewlett - Website Editor

 I have enjoyed sewing and other crafts from a young age and grew up in a WI family so making things, joining in and entering competitions was all normal life for the women in my family.  However, it was not until 2000 when I visited my quilting Aunty in Australia that I got the quilting bug.  By 2002 I had saved up for a new Bernina machine, joined Crystal Quilters in Region 11 (the West Midlands and the counties around Birmingham) where we lived at the time, and started compulsively sewing pieces of fabric together.  When I moved back to Cheltenham in 2008 I joined Montpellier Quilters where I am currently treasurer.  As I am now virtually retired from full time work I have the time to get far more involved and will be taking up the City and Guilds next spring; something I have wanted to do for many years but have been unable to do due to my work commitments.  I attend the Quilters Guild AGM if I can and would recommend anyone to come along for a wonderful weekend with like minded people