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Get the party started!

To celebrate the Guild's 40th birthday in 2019 we will be launching a celebratory BOM at Festival of… (read more)

4 December 2018

Your Guild needs you – exciting national roles for volunteers

The Quilters’ Guild relies on volunteers to deliver Guild activities both nationally and locally.… (read more)

29 November 2018

November 2018 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for November 2018 are: 1st prize -      Anne Jones                £145.00 2nd… (read more)

28 November 2018

V & A Textiles: Ancient to Modern course

If your interest in textiles has been piqued by seeing the 1718 coverlet at Festival of Quilts you might… (read more)

17 August 2018

AA2A - Artists Access to Art Colleges

The AA2A project (Artists Access to Art Colleges) is offering over 50 placements, giving artists and… (read more)

3 August 2018

FoQ 2018

The Guild's new enamel commemorative pin badge to celebrate FoQ 2018 reflects on this important year… (read more)

2 August 2018

All Shapes and Sizes - The Collection at Rutland Museum

All Shapes and Sizes celebrates the geometric wonder of pieced quilts and coverlets, looking at the… (read more)

24 July 2018

Handmade & Homegrown Festival - Discount for Guild members

Handmade & Homegrown Festival - Discount voucher for Guild members The Handmade & Homegrown… (read more)

3 July 2018

Omega Stitch School Exhibition Jun 2018

The Omega Stitch School held an exhibition of City and Guilds work and pieces from leisure courses at… (read more)

22 June 2018

Quilters' Guild email newsletter

 Did you know that you can sign up for an email newsletter giving you the latest information about… (read more)

14 June 2018

Magna Carta Quilts added to our Collection

The Quilters’ Guild is delighted to be welcoming the Magna Carta Quilts to their new forever home… (read more)

14 June 2018

Mini Exhibition - Latest additions to the Collection.

Our latest mini-exhibition at The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall in York showcases some of the… (read more)

14 June 2018

New Regional 5 Banner

  Region 5 has a new banner.  Made by Gill Hewlett as part of her City and Guilds Certificate course… (read more)

9 June 2018

It's Tombola Time!

Pot holders are the theme for this year's fast approaching fundraising Tombola at the Festival of… (read more)

18 May 2018

Join us at Processions in London on 10 June

The Guild will be walking with their own banner in Processions in London on 10 June and you can join… (read more)

11 May 2018

Churchill Fellowships

The Churchill Fellowships have opened for applications from today.  A Churchill Fellowship funds… (read more)

1 May 2018

Is this your year to enter a quilt at FoQ?

If you are thinking about entering a quilt at Festival of Quilts do consider entering one of the Guild… (read more)

10 April 2018

Gloucestershire Quilts in the Garden

Nicola Gray, a member of Newent Quilters, became a volunteer gardener at Westbury Court Garden back… (read more)

7 April 2018

2018 Co-ordinator's challenge launched at March regional day

Jeanette Huntley announced the theme for this year's co-ordinator's challenge at the March regional… (read more)

7 April 2018

The 1718 Coverlet is on its way to Bath

We are delighted to announce that it's official - the 1718 coverlet is on its way to the American Museum… (read more)

4 April 2018

An opportunity to see the 1718 coverlet at FoQ and Bath

Three hundred years ago this amazing piece of patchwork was finished. Visually stunning, technically… (read more)

1 April 2018

2018 Festival of Quilts – Early Ticket Booking

Priority booking for members of the Quilters’ Guild opens at 10am on Monday 9th April 2018   ***Please… (read more)

13 March 2018

Unfinished Treasures - the latest Friend exhibit.

Unfinished Treasures is the latest Friends mini-exhibition.  It will be at The Quilters’ Guild, St… (read more)

8 March 2018

New Somerset group now listed

Despite being in existence for 7 years, Queen Camel quilters has been recently listed on this website… (read more)

1 March 2018

Another first for the 2018 Conference

Lori Holt's method of English Paper Piecing Another first for the 2018 AGM/Conference, you will be able… (read more)

26 February 2018

Charity Quilt finished for 5VQ quilt show in May

Five Valley Quilters is holding its 2nd quilt show in Forest Green, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire on May… (read more)

9 February 2018

More YQ winners in Region 5

Every year at the Quilters Guild AGM there is a Young Quilters (YQ) challenge.  A previous winner was… (read more)

9 February 2018

1718 Coverlet Challenge at FoQ

Attention all 1718 Coverlet enthusiasts and makers - The Festival of Quilts 2018 will be featuring a… (read more)

24 January 2018

Contemporary Inspirations

We are looking forward to our next mini-exhibition - Contemporary Inspirations - will be running from… (read more)

24 January 2018

Ted Storm Exhibition

Request from Tabea Schieman a student of Ted Storm.  From May 4th – 6th, Ted Storm is going to display… (read more)

17 January 2018

Quilters from Region 5 part of Contemporary Quilt exhibition in Devon

Contemporary Quilters West is a group of 25 quilters who are based from Cornwall to Wiltshire.  Alicia… (read more)

4 January 2018

2018 programme launch for 30th year of Churchdown Quilters

Churchdown Patchwork and Quilters group has been in existence for 30 years and have just launched their… (read more)

7 December 2017

Bristol Modern Quilt Group now meeting regularly

The modern quilt group is one of the specialist groups within the Quilters Guild. The Bristol Modern… (read more)

30 November 2017

Quilters Guild e-Newsletter

Sign up to The Quilters' Guild e-newsletter, coming soon - 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

Draycott Quilters charity auction hotting up

A quilted throw has been made by the ladies of Draycott Quilters. It is a double sided (reversible)… (read more)

3 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

Chris Fost wins Region 5 co-ordinator's challenge

At the regional day on October 7th there were 10 entries for the Co-ordinator's challenge.  Jeanette's… (read more)

19 October 2017

Another quilt group listed in Somerset

Draycott Quilters are based near Cheddar, Somerset and are the latest group to be listed on the Region… (read more)

5 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

Joy's quilt to go on tour

Joy Salvage was the Region 5 entry for In the Spotlight  at the 2017 Festival of Quilts.  Joy, together… (read more)

10 September 2017

Dawn Pavitt quilt to be on display at regional day

 The quilt pictured is part of the Quilters Guild 90s collection and was made in 1992 by Dawn Pavitt… (read more)

7 September 2017

Pictorial Quilts from Region 5 at FoQ

Kathleen Matthews-Saunders lives in the Forest of Dean, but her pictorial quilt reminded her of Scotland… (read more)

7 September 2017

Minitature Quilts from Region 5 at 2017 FoQ

Jean Chisholm of Chard, Somerset and Sorcha Torrens from Bristol were 2 entries from region 5 out of… (read more)

7 September 2017

Three region 5 entries to Modern Quilt section of FoQ

This is a relatively new category for the Festival of Quilts.  Modern quilts are functional, minimalist… (read more)

27 August 2017

FoQ - two person category entries from Region 5

Chic Modern Neutrals was entered by Heather Hassell and Mary Jane Hutchinson from Bristol in the Two… (read more)

27 August 2017

Region 5 entry to contemporary quilt section of FoQ

Julia Nelmes lives in Weston Super Mare, Somerset and is a member of Weston Quilters English paper… (read more)

26 August 2017

3 Region 5 quilters enter traditional quilt category at FoQ

There seemed to be fewer quilts in the traditional quilt section of the Festival of Quilts 2017.  Of… (read more)

26 August 2017

Region 5 entries to the Art Quilt category at FoQ

The Art Quilt category at the Festival of Quilts always attracts a lot of entries and interest: 2017… (read more)

25 August 2017

Westbury Park Quilters silver anniversary

Westbury Park Quilters is an affiliated group  which meets monthly on a Monday evening at Badminton… (read more)

23 August 2017

Region 5 entry to Groups category ar FoQ 2017

The Adams Family is a group of 5 quilters and this entry was by Gill Hewlett, a member of Region… (read more)

23 August 2017

Region 5 entry to Quilters Guild Challenge at FoQ

The Quilters Guild Challenge is open to all members of QGBI and the theme for 2017 was "Free" Sylvia… (read more)

23 August 2017

Two Region 5 quilters enter My First Quilt at FoQ

The My First Quilt category at the Festival  of Quilts is for complete beginners and must be completed… (read more)

23 August 2017

Joy's quilt takes pride of place "In the Spotlight

The "In the Spotlight" gallery at the 2017 Festival of Quilts displayed the work of quilt makers on… (read more)

19 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

Change in time for show in Somerset

Stitch and Brue, one of the latest quilt groups to be listed in our region 5 website has had to curtail… (read more)

16 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

changes in details of region 5 quilting groups

With over 50 quilting groups in our region we try to keep up to date with all the changes in personnel… (read more)

6 June 2017

New name for contented quilters in Somerset

Enmore Village is situated 2 miles from Bridgewater in Somerset close to the Quantock Hills. A quilt… (read more)

6 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


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

1 June 2017

Shipton quilters sell out tombola on first day

Shipton Quilters 13th exhibition on 8th and 9th April 2017 proved to be a great success yet again. … (read more)

30 May 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

Pat Train - accredited quilt judge

Region 5 are saddened to hear of the death in May 2017 of Pat Train after a short illness.  Below is… (read more)

3 May 2017

2017 Challenge launched by Region 5 co-ordinator

Jeanette Huntley announced the title of her co-ordinator's challenge at our March 2017 regional day… (read more)

2 May 2017

Antique quilt on show at March Regional day

At the March regional day in Nether Stowey , Somerset our second speaker was Tina McLachlan who gave… (read more)

2 May 2017

Hand quilting at March regional day

At the March 2017 regional day in Nether Stowey near Bridgewater, Somerset we had several activities… (read more)

29 March 2017

2017 Challenge to be set by Region 5 co-ordinator

Jeanette Huntley will be setting her 2017 challenge at our March 4th Regional day.  It will be open… (read more)

25 February 2017

Pam Bealing - Region 5 winner

Pam Bealing, a member of Quirky Quilters who are based in Stoke cum Hamdon in Somerset, was a winner… (read more)

24 February 2017

2017 YQ workshop

Our YQ co-ordinator Joy Salvage is running a young quilters workshop in Clevedon on Saturday 8th July… (read more)

24 February 2017

Have a go at hand quilting at March regional day

The March regional day in Nether Stowey, near Bridgewater, Somerset will have a number of lunchtime… (read more)

23 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

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

Liz Brooke Ward has another winning quilt at FoQ

Liz Brooke Ward won a second highly commended award in the Pictorial Quilts category at the Festival… (read more)

30 August 2016

Joy Salvage wins another award

There were 122 entries in the Traditional Quilt group category at the 2016 Festival of Quilts.  Joy… (read more)

21 August 2016

Sandie Lush wins Visitors Choice award

Sandie Lush from Bristol won 2nd prize in the traditional quilt category at the Festival of Quilts 2016. … (read more)

20 August 2016

My First Quilt is highly commended

Naomi Clarke of Bristol first learnt of EPP (English paper piecing) at the 2015 Festival of Quilts and… (read more)

20 August 2016

Sue Walters wins prize at Festival of Quilts

Sue Walters from Cheltenham pieced this quilt and it was professionally long armed quilted by Sandy… (read more)

20 August 2016

Liz Brooke Ward has winning quilt

 Liz Brooke Ward's Four Minute Sampler was awarded a highly commended in the Art Quilts category at… (read more)

20 August 2016

YQ in the spotlight - Izzy Wheeler

Izzy Wheeler (age 10) was chosen to represent Region 5 young quilters at the Festival of Quilts in the… (read more)

20 August 2016

YQ in the spotlight - Lotte Wheeler

Lotte Wheeler (age 8) was chosen to represent Region 5 young quilters at the Festival of Quilts in the… (read more)

20 August 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

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

Successful quilts at home event

Liz Jarvis our Region 5 secretary opened her house and garden on Saturday July 16th in Clevedon.  A… (read more)

19 July 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

YQ sisters chosen for stand at Festival of Quilts

Izzie and Lottie Wheeler so impressed our Region 5 Young Quilters co-ordinator Joy Salvage that she… (read more)

14 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

Shipton Quilters win prize at Malvern Quilters

All members of Shipton Quilters contributed to a block for their Charity Fund Raising Quilt category… (read more)

24 May 2016

Jan Hassard wins Judges Merit at Malvern 2016

Jan Hassard's small wall hanging won a Judges Merit in that category at the Spring 2016 Malvern quilt… (read more)

24 May 2016

Watch the Birdie wins a Judges Merit

Maggie Lowthian of Gloucestershire won a Judges Merit in the Small Wall Hangings category at the Malvern… (read more)

24 May 2016

Triptych awarded Judges Merit prize

Clare Bishop from Gloucestershire has won 3rd prize in the Theme Quilts category at the Spring Malvern… (read more)

24 May 2016