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March 2021 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for March 2021 are: 1st prize -   Mary Davies                 £142.50 2nd prize… (read more)

29 March 2021

The Quilters' Guild AGM and Virtual Conference 2021

The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles will be holding its online AGM at 09.00 am on Saturday,… (read more)

22 February 2021

Beyond Festival of Quilts Portrait Competition

News of the new competition organised by the team at Beyond Knitting and Stitching Show.  For more… (read more)

15 October 2020

National Heritage Lottery Funding

Great News! We are delighted to announce that The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles has been awarded… (read more)

1 October 2020

AUTUMN 2020 NEWS from Pauline & Charlie at Allanbank Mill Steading

Come and visit the home and studios of  Pauline Burbidge & Charlie Poulsen We still have a few… (read more)

29 August 2020

Online tutors and speakers

During lockdown our usual round of Guild events and those with our local sewing groups were put on hold.… (read more)

27 August 2020

Online talks and workshop providers

The list is now live During lockdown our usual round of Guild events and those with our local sewing… (read more)

31 July 2020

UPDATE on dates for Bienniale Internationale d'Art Textile 2020

Please note that organisers of the Bienniale Internationale d'Art Textile 2020 in Beaujolais, France,… (read more)

10 June 2020

A huge thank you to all our volunteers

June 1st to 7th 2020 is Volunteers’ week. As a national charity we are almost entirely reliant on… (read more)

1 June 2020

8th European Quilt Triennial 2020

The entry form of the 8th European Quilt Triennial 2021 is now available. It can be ordered from Textilsammlung… (read more)

24 May 2020

Staying Home - staying safe

A project to connect Quilters’ Guild members whilst in isolation The last few months have seen us… (read more)

13 May 2020

VE Day quilts: Heritage Patchwork and Quilts from the 1940s

Join The Quilters' Guild Museum Collection as we take a look at how people celebrated V.E. day with… (read more)

10 May 2020

Crafting during Coronavirus

2 NEW RESEARCH STUDIES: Calling all stitchers, makers, creatives and crafters. Two pieces of research… (read more)

29 April 2020

a-n Bursaries: Time Space Money

a-n The Artists Information Company would like to share with you the final report from our recent Covid-19… (read more)

26 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (part 4 of 6)

This is the fourth in our six part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special… (read more)

13 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (part 5 of 6)

This is the fifth in our six part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special… (read more)

13 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (part 6 of 6)

This is the final in our six part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special… (read more)

13 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40

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

6 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (Part 2 of 6)

This is the second in our 6 part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special anniversary… (read more)

6 April 2020

Spotlight @ 40 (part 3 of 6)

This is the third in our six part series on the quilts submitted from around the UK for our special… (read more)

6 April 2020

Time to renew your membership?

The good news is that if you have given us your email address, we'll send your membership renewal notification… (read more)

1 April 2020

Contacting the Guild

Due to Covid-19 restrictions our staff are now involved in remote working so we would be very grateful… (read more)

19 March 2020

2020 Conference & AGM

We are very sorry to inform you that due to Covid-19 restrictions the Guild Conference and AGM in Stirling on… (read more)

19 March 2020

Your Guild needs you – exciting national roles for volunteers

Your Guild needs you – exciting national roles for volunteers The Quilters’ Guild relies on volunteers… (read more)

3 March 2020

FoQ Early Bird booking

Early booking for Festival of Quilts has been postponed until sometime in April. We will update the… (read more)

3 March 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

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

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

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