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
The above information is added (where known – but do phone to check)
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)
About 50 members. Exhibition every 2 years. Makes quilts for Helping Hands, Heart cushions, 22 quilts for hospice.
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
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.
Nuxley Quilters N A
Meet:Third Monday of each month 7 - 9.30 pm.
Contact: Barbara Cooper 01322 405663
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
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.
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
We have speakers, workshops, ongoing charity quilts, trips to quilt shows.
Open to non-members on speaker afternoons and trips.
Bromley Quilters N
Meet: 1st Tuesdayof the month, evenings. Additional sew-ins
Contact: Norma Hale 01689 853881
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.
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
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
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
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
Share expertise between group members. In house and external workshops. Making charity quilts.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 Quilters W
Meet: One Monday a month 10-12 noon.
United Reformed Church Hall, 29 East St, Hythe CT21 5ND
Ingrid Hudson 01303 230117
Hearty Quilters N
Meet: 1st Saturdayin the month, 9.30 -12.30pm
St Nicholas Church Hall,
Poplar Grove, Maidstone, Kent
Linda Prance, 01732 823383
We have a range of workshops, make charity quilts, hold a quilt show and try to have outings each year.
Abbey Patchers, N A
Meet: 9 a.m - 12 noon
Contact: Sandra Anderson 01227 375429
Alison Smart 01843 601726
Orpington Quilters N S A
Meet: 2nd Thursday each month except August , 7-10pm
Crofton Hall, Crofton
Contact: Yvonne Stafford
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
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
Visitors welcome, but invitation only
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
Meet: Thursday, fortnightly 7.00- 9.00 pm
Contact: Linda Parr 01474 823129
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
Speakers, workshops – some in-house, annual Challenge (judged), Charity quilts, annual quilt show, monthly Show and Tell, tea & coffee
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
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
The group welcomes new members for mini-demos, challenges and show and tell. Also enjoys stitching for charity.
Strood Quilt Group N
Meet: Every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
Strood Gospel Mission Church ME3 3BY
Contact: Jean Ball 01474 822807 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Quirky Quilter N
Meet: Every Tuesday 1.45- 2.45pm
Speldhurst Village Hall, St Mary’s Lane, Speldhurst TN3 0PR
Small group, formed in 2019
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