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Spotlight @ 40

  Spotlight@40   Festival of Quilts  2019    Part 1 of 6:  Regions 1-4  The quilts in this gallery… (read more)

19 February 2020

January 2020 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for January 2020 are: 1st prize -      Irene Heathcote     £145.00 2nd prize - … (read more)

29 January 2020

Wee Sewing Notions Tombola at AGM and Conference 2020

"Wee Sewing Notions" is the theme for the fundraising Tombola to be held at the Conference and AGM… (read more)

26 January 2020

Update to Conference 2020 Programme

Please note that the Ellie Remijnse:  Switch! workshop scheduled for Friday, 17 April 2020 will be… (read more)

26 January 2020

In conversation with the Quilters' Guild

The Guild is taking part in a new initiative Prosper North which is a free business support programme… (read more)

26 December 2019

World Mental Health Day and The Arts Council!

Check out this update from the Arts Council about their research into the  links between Art, Culture… (read more)

13 October 2019

Red Manor Block of the Month

FIRST PATTERN DUE OUT 1st OCTOBER 2019!!!! Only a few days to wait until the first block appears in… (read more)

23 September 2019

Region 5 are hosting a Modern Quilting Workshop

Region 5 are very excited to be hosting an Improvisation Workshop with Helen Howes and Helen Butcher. … (read more)

1 September 2019

Visit the Region 4 and Region 5 stand at The West Country Quilt and Textile Show

 Once again Region 4 and Region 5 are collaborating with a stand at the West Country Quilt and Textile… (read more)

31 August 2019

Vanessa's Patchwork Journey Quilt Exhibition

Vanessa's Quilt Journey  (read more)

31 August 2019

Visitor's Choice, Festival of Quilts 2019

While you are at Festival of Quilts this year, there will be many, many quilts which catch your eye. … (read more)

18 July 2019

Founder Members' Bursary

One of the many benefits of being a Quilters Guild member is the opportunity to apply for one of its… (read more)

13 June 2019

Region 6 tombola boxes and bags

Region 6 are running the tombola at Festival of Quilts this year and would love to receive your items.… (read more)

27 May 2019

FoQ Competition entry forms are now available

You can follow the link to make your entry online or download the form here. (read more)

28 March 2019

It's our Birthday and you are all invited!

As we celebrate 40 years of The Quilters’ Guild we’d like to invite your Region and Groups to participate… (read more)

6 March 2019

Conference Update

A timely reminder that booking for the 2019 Conference ends on 20 March.  A number of workshops are… (read more)

21 February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Keele Quilt awarded Judges Merit

Malin Wood from Bristol was awarded a Judges Merit in the bed quilt category at the Malvern quilt show… (read more)

24 May 2016

Another Judges Merit at Malvern

 Sue Watters of Gloucestershire was one of 3 quilters from Region 5 who were awarded Judges Merit at… (read more)

24 May 2016

Stroud based quilters to exhibit again in Ledbury

Anne Weldon and Liz Brooke Ward have again been invited to exhibit pieces at the Weavers Gallery as… (read more)

14 May 2016

The evolution of a group

Debbie Hammond is part of Wrapped Up who are showing their work for the first time at Ilminster Arts… (read more)

2 May 2016

Apple County Quilters raffle bunting quilt

Apple County Quilters, which has 30+ members, have worked together to make a new quilt to be raffled… (read more)

26 April 2016

Another YQ wins a rosette

Izzy Wheeler won her first rosette at the Quilters Guild AGM in Llandudno when she entered a piece in… (read more)

26 April 2016

Joy Salvage wins another rosette

Joy Salvage our Region 5 YQ rep was awarded 2nd prize in the Sue Ridgewell Challenge held at the Quilters… (read more)

25 April 2016

Region 5 YQs have more success at AGM

Darci Reeve, a Gloucestershire YQ who is aged 12, was awarded 2nd Prize in the YQ challenge at the Quilters… (read more)

25 April 2016

Enjoyable YQ workshop at regional day

3 young quilters were ably led by our new YQ co-ordinator Joy Salvage at our March regional day in Backwell… (read more)

14 April 2016

Dear Jane quilt to be raffled to help children in Zambia

A Dear Jane quilt will be on display at the quilt exhibition being held by Under the Edge Quilters on… (read more)

9 April 2016

2016 Regional challege

Jeanette's challenge was revealed at the March regional day and is to be Summer Time.  Any quilter… (read more)

8 April 2016

Handover to new regional co-ordinator

 At the March Regional Day in Backwell, the wew co-ordinator Jeanette Huntley came straight from the… (read more)

8 April 2016

Bra-Vo! for Breast Cancer Care

The Thursday Girls quilt group who meet in Wick St Lawrence, Weston super Mare, Somerset are asking… (read more)

8 March 2016

Chalford Stitchers continue to support Syian refugees

Chalford Stitchers, who with Five Valleys Quilters made quilts and cushions for Syrian refugees, are… (read more)

29 February 2016

Gloucestershire Quilt groups collaborate again

Chalford Stitchers and Five Valleys Quilters are close by, both on the outskirts of Stroud in Gloucestershire. … (read more)

29 February 2016

Regional Day March 2016. Corrected email address

Due to an error in the e-newsletter sent to all groups in Region 5, and in the latest edition of Five… (read more)

3 February 2016

Newent Quilters reproduce quilt for National Trust property

13 members of Newent Quilters spent many months making a small quilt for the child’s trundle bed located… (read more)

30 December 2015

Jeanette Huntley is new Co-ordinator

Jeanette Huntley from Clevedon, Bristol is the new Region 5 co-ordinator.  She took over the reins… (read more)

18 December 2015

New YQ co-ordinator for Region 5

Joy Salvage is the new YQ co-ordinator for our region.  She lives in the south of Gloucestershire and… (read more)

2 December 2015

New group in Glastonbury, Somerset

Avalon Quilters is a newly formed group which meets in St Mary's Church Hall, Glastonbury on the first… (read more)

11 October 2015

Young Quilters workshop at Regional Day

Six Young Quilters aged between 8 and 12 enjoyed a 2 hour workshop at the Region 5 day at Churchdown… (read more)

10 October 2015

Region 5 YQ wins prize at Festival of Quilts

Danai-Rae Matthews of Lydney in the Forest of Dean produced a wonderful quilt of a horse's head, called… (read more)

4 September 2015