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Local Groups in North Kent - contact details

Key: A = Group Affiliated to the Quilters' Guild  N = New members welcome  S = Speakers are invited to the group  W = Waiting list in operation

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Aldington

Aldington Corner Quilters N

Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month 7-9pm.  (with refreshments)

Aldington Village Hall TN25 7DS

Contact: Julie Coney 01303 813944 (evenings)

 quirkyjules@gmail.com  

About 50 members. Exhibition every 2 years.  Makes quilts for Helping Hands, Heart  cushions, 22 quilts for hospice.


Beckenham

Beckenham Quilters W S A

Meet:  1st Tuesday in every month, 8 p.m 

Beckenham Methodist Church, Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5JE   

Contact: Cath Anley 

http://www.beckenhamquilters.co.uk/

Frequent speakers – usually two open meetings a year.  Group quilts – biennial exhibition.  Charity focus – lap quilts for the elderly, fund raising for the Primrose Trust, Linus Quilts.


Belvedere

Nuxley Quilters N A

Meet:Third Monday of each month 7 - 9.30 pm.                         

Contact: Barbara Cooper 01322 405663


Bexley

Red House Quilters   N S

Meet: 3rd Thursday every month at 7.30 p.m. 

St Mary’s Church Hall, Manor Road, Bexley, Kent

Contact: Elizabeth Coates 07704 653104    

bethjcoates@gmail.com

Friendly group, with a mixture of speakers, workshops and also fun days.  We try to balance the club by having something for everyone. The group skills range from beginner to experienced.


Bexleyheath

Abbey Quilters W S

Meet: Last Friday of each month, 1-4 p.m    

St Martins Church Hall, Erith Road, Barnehurst, Kent, DA7 6LE

Contact: Beverley Archard and Judith Bayne 

bev_archard@hotmail.com

judithbayne@talktalk.net   

We have speakers, workshops, ongoing charity quilts, trips to quilt shows. 

Open to non-members on speaker afternoons and trips.


Bromley

Bromley Quilters N

Meet:  1st Tuesdayof the month, evenings.  Additional sew-ins         

Contact: Norma Hale  01689 853881

nh.marlingsew@btinternet.com

 We usually have a charity quilt “on the go” but make our own quilts for family etc and help each other especially with sandwiching and hand quilting.


Crayford

Rainbow Quilters N A

Meet:  1st Thursday in the month at  7p.m.  

Crayford Methodist Church, Bexley Lane, Crayford  DA1 4DD           

Contact: Kate Higgens   07506 026755

 katehiggens@gmail.com


Dartford

Darenth Valley Quilters   N            

Meet: 2nd Wednesday evening in the month

Tills House, Priory Lane, Eynsford, Dartford, Kent DA4 0AY

Contact: Jan Williams 01322 865098  

janwillquilt@aol.com


Dartford Quilters S A 

Meet:  2nd Saturday of the month, 10a.m. -1 p.m.   

Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford DA1 2JZ                   

Contact: Christine Burgess  01322 278772

chrisburgessx2@yahoo.co

Mainly to inspire one another & make quilts – every other year we have an ongoing project.  Members teach one another & we have outside teachers plus we make charity quilts.


Waterside Quilters W

Meet: 4th Saturday of the month, 9.30 -1 p.m.

Mick Jagger Centre, Shepherds Lane, Dartford DA1 2JZ

Contact: Natalie Murray  01322 550151 

talie.murray@btinternet.com  

Share expertise between group members.  In house and external workshops.  Making charity quilts.


Edenbridge

Eden Quilters  N

Meet : Every 2 weeks on a  Monday, 1.30 - 3.30 p.m  

Eden Centre, Four Elms Road, Edenbridge        

Contact: Lucy Smith 01732 862709

Making quilts for ourselves and for charity.


JP Quilters   N  

Meet : 3rd Friday of each month (2nd in December), 1.30- 4.30 p.m

The Eden Centre, Four Elms Rd, Edenbridge TN8 6BY                 

Contact: Paddy Clarke 01959 577359  

paddyandbarry@yahoo.co.uk


Gillingham

Castle Wall Quilters W

Meet:   Every Thursday, 9.30 a.m -12.30 p.m   

 Wigmore and District Smallholders Club, 2 Springvale, Wigmore, Gillingham    ME8 0JG  

Contact: Penny Jenkins  

penny.ulmafeld@blueyonder.co.uk


Sewing Together  W S A 

Meet:    Every Monday 2-4 p.m.     

Nye Bevan Hall, Twydall Lane, Gillingham  ME8 6JU

Contact: Olwen Coleman 01634 234729

We have workshops when we invite demonstrators in for half or full days.


Phoenix Quilters A

Meet: Tuesday, 9.30-12am

Rear of 33 Broadway, Gillingham

Contact: Sandra Pitchley 01634 941145


Gravesend (Chalk)

Friendship Quilters  N A

Meet: Thursdays am/pm or all day each term.

Sea Cadets Hall, North Kent College, Lower Higham Road, Chalk, Gravesend DA12 2JJ

New members welcome to the afternoon sessions

Contact: Lesley Rowdon 01474 825022  07531175572

lesleyrowdon@sky.com 


Hartley

Trianon Quilters, N S  

 Meet:  Normally 3rd week of month, Weds and Thurs (members divide between the days) 10 - 4pm

“Trianon”, Stack Lane, Hartley, Longfield, Kent DA3 8BL     

Contact: Pam Cass 01474 706612  

pamcass34@gmail.com

Members combine for August and Christmas meetings. Pam circulates monthly notes to all members. There is a varied programme for each year, influenced by members. There are 4/5 Saturday workshops held each year with invited tutors – guest quilters welcome. Quilts have been made for charity and several thousands of pounds raised for Demelza and Kent Air Ambulance.



Herne Bay

Herne Bay Quilting & Craft Group  N A 

Meet: Every Tuesday9.30-noon and 12.30-3.00p.m.

Little Theatre, Herne Bay

Contact:  Freda Rawlings 01227 283444


Hythe

Hythe Quilters  W

Meet:  One Monday a month 10-12 noon.

United Reformed Church Hall, 29 East St, Hythe CT21 5ND 

 Ingrid Hudson 01303 230117 


Maidstone

Hearty Quilters  N

Meet: 1st Saturdayin the month, 9.30 -12.30pm

St Nicholas Church Hall, Poplar Grove, Maidstone, Kent

Linda Prance, 01732 823383 

cakemountain@btinternet.com

We have a range of workshops, make charity quilts, hold a quilt show and try to have outings each year.


Minster-in-Thanet

Abbey Patchers, N A 

Meet: 9 a.m - 12 noon

Minster-in-Thanet, Kent

Contact: Sandra Anderson    01227 375429   

 sandraanderson11@btinternet.com

OR

Alison Smart   01843 601726 

smartfroghop@hotmail.com


Orpington

Orpington Quilters N S A  

Meet: 2nd Thursday each month except August , 7-10pm

Crofton Hall, Crofton Road, Orpington

Contact: Yvonne Stafford

http://www.orpingtonquilters.co.uk

Projects, speakers, occasional Saturday meetings.


Colour Wheel Quilters, N A

Meet: 2nd Tuesday each month, 1.15 – 4.15 pm

Crofton Hall, Crofton Road, Orpington   

Contact: Carol Rainbow or Margaret James 

carolrainbow170@btinternet.com

mags.james@gmail.com

This group has 35 members and is a sit, sew and learn from each other group, with demonstrations from the group leaders and members. 


MC Quilters  W A

Meet: One Saturday a month

St John’s United Reformed Church, Lynwood Grove, Orpington BR6 0BG

Contact: Carol Rainbow or Margaret James 

carolrainbow170@btinternet.com

mags.james@gmail.com

Visitors welcome, but invitation only


Rochester

Bears Paw Quilters Burham N S A 

Meet: Every other Wednesday evening, 7.30-10pm 

Burham Old School Community Centre, 1 Bell Lane, Burham, Rochester ME1 3SY

Contact: Chris Whitney  01474 533336/0780175722

Share expertise amongst group members.  Make quilts.  Have speakers and workshops.  Support local charities.  We do share workshop places/trips with Castle Wall – to fill spaces & help finance.


Copperfield Quilters Higham N

Higham, Rochester

Meet:  Thursday, fortnightly 7.00- 9.00 pm

Contact: Linda Parr 01474 823129 


Sevenoaks (Riverhead)

Quercus Quilters  W S A

Meet: Last Thursday in the month at  7.30 p.m.

Riverhead Village Hall, Amherst Hill, Riverhead, nr Sevenoaks TN13 2EL

Contact:  Sarah Amott  01959 532803 

amott.brooksgrove@btinternet.com

Speakers, workshops – some in-house, annual Challenge (judged), Charity quilts, annual quilt show, monthly Show and Tell, tea & coffee


Sittingbourne

Pieceful Patchers  S             

Meet: Every other Tuesday 7.30 - 9.30 p.m

Phoenix House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4BX

Contact:  Cilla Joyner 01795 556147            

 At the evening meetings we have speakers, demonstrations and mini workshops.  We have all day workshops on Saturday and charity days to make quilts for the Teenage Cancer Trust and heart foundation


Sheerness

Bright Headland Quilters  N

Meet: 2nd Thursdayof the month at 10 a.m. and 3rd Thursday at 7.00 p.m.

Holy Trinity Church Hall, Broadway, Sheerness ME12 1AF

Contact: Vickie Foreman 07949 779291 

 vixforeman@yahoo.co.uk

The group welcomes new members for mini-demos, challenges and show and tell.  Also enjoys stitching for charity.


Strood

Strood Quilt Group  N

Meet:  Every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.

Strood Gospel Mission Church ME3 3BY               

Contact: Jean Ball 01474 822807    sewafineseam8@aol.com

Both experienced members and those new to quilting.  We support a charity working in Kosovo and Albania, and occasionally make quilts for them.  I (Jean Ball) teach 4 all-day Saturday workshops each year.


Tunbridge Wells

Quirky Quilter  N

Meet: Every Tuesday 1.45- 2.45pm

Speldhurst Village Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Speldhurst TN3 0PR

Dar Breeze

windysir@gmail.com

Small group, formed in 2019


Whitstable

Chestfield Quilters  N

Meet: Alternate Thursday Evenings from 7-9.30

St John’s Church Centre, 11 St John’s Rd, Swalecliffe CT5 2QU

Contact: Sandra James 07962103562 or Sharyn Hutchings 01227791856

In addition there is a Sewing Saturday once a month