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Red Manor Block of the Month

Our brand new interpretation of the historic Red Manor quilt was shared with members at our Conference… (read more)

6 August 2019

July 2019 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for July 2019 are: 1st prize -      Marilyn Lovett        £145.00 2nd prize -  … (read more)

25 July 2019

Library open day cancelled

NOTICE: This Friday's library open morning has been cancelled (26th July). We are sorry to say we are… (read more)

22 July 2019

Lullingstone Quilt & Craft Festival 2019

All the quilts are hung at Lullingstone Castle.  Do come along for a look at the quilts, craft stalls… (read more)

19 July 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

Lullingstone Quilt & Craft Festival 2019 - A call for help!

Region 2 - your quilts need you! Plans for the Quilt & Craft Festival at Lullingstone Castle from… (read more)

17 July 2019

World Garden Tombola - Lullingstone Quilt Show

Help us raise some funds for Two's Company and Young Quilters again this year please!  Make us something… (read more)

17 July 2019

Gail Lawther Workshop Twilight Silhouettes

It was hot, it was sunny, it was Saturday and it was time for our Twilight Silhouettes workshop at the… (read more)

29 June 2019

Come and celebrate our Birthday

On Thursday, 19 September 2019 from 2-4pm we will be celebrating 40 years of the Guild with a tea party… (read more)

28 June 2019

Region 2 Quilt Stand Hire

Region 2 has a very large collection of wooden quilt stands and 6 metal ones (tripod style). If anyone… (read more)

19 June 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

Volunteer help needed - FOQ 2019

It’s that time of year again! If you could spare some time to help us man the Guild Main stand at… (read more)

2 May 2019

2019 Festival of Quilts – Early Ticket Booking

Priority booking for members of the Quilters’ Guild opens at 10am on Monday 8th April 2019   ***Please… (read more)

3 April 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

Quercus Quilt Show

The Quercus Quilt Show was held in Sevenoaks on Saturday 16th March.  A total of 97 quilts were entered… (read more)

16 March 2019

40 for 40 – President’s fundraiser

The Quilters’ Guild is an educational charity which is reflected in everything we do, whether that's… (read more)

8 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

Philippa Naylor Workshops

Two fabulous workshops with Philippa Naylor at the beginning of March.  The first was on curved piecing… (read more)

1 March 2019

Lullingstone Quilt & Craft Festival 2019

As you all know, we have now said goodbye to Hever Castle and 27 years of lovely quilt shows there. … (read more)

28 February 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

Congratulations to Upper Street Events following their acquisition by Intermediate Media

Upper Street Events the organisers of Festival of Quilts have been acquired by Intermediate Media.  Many… (read more)

15 February 2019

Colour and Comfort

This collaborative exhibition of quilting and patchwork from Yorkshire and the Dales features times… (read more)

12 February 2019

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

Doughty's Roadshow

  Doughty’s Roadshow 2018 It was cold and raining when we arrived at the church hall in Polegate… (read more)

24 November 2018

Quilt Stand Hire

Region 2 now has a good supply of around 90 very sturdy wooden quilt stands as well as the 6 metal telepscopic… (read more)

19 November 2018

Exhibitions Officer assistant

The committee decided that it would be a good idea for the Exhibitions Officer to have an assistant… (read more)

18 November 2018

YQ at Hever 2018

What a wonderful weekend we had with the sun shining almost all of the time. We were able to show off… (read more)

2 September 2018

Hever Quilt Show 2018

 Hever Quit Show 31st August - 2nd September.  Yesterday, 30th August, a group of enthusiastic ladies… (read more)

31 August 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

Sandown 2018

National Quilt Championships 2018  Jan Allston was at Sandown Park Racecourse and reported that although… (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

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

Sevenoaks Regional Day

The Sevenoaks Regional Day was held at the Sevenoaks Community Centre on Saturday 12th May 2018. The… (read more)

12 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

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

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

Chichester Regional Day

Congratulations to Deirdre Hoggarth who won the Chichester Regional Day Challenge 2018. Sandra Tremlett… (read more)

3 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

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

North Kent Rep - Do you fancy taking over the role?

Beryl Connelly has been the North Kent Rep for the last 3 ½ years and is now looking for someone to… (read more)

31 December 2017

Quilters Guild e-Newsletter

Sign up to The Quilters' Guild e-newsletter, coming soon - http://eepurl.com/c5MYxT 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

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

Hever Star Quilt Workshop by Regan Purcell

The Hever raffle prize this year was Judi Kirk’s spectacular star quilt, kindly long arm quilted by… (read more)

7 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

Hever Quilt Show

This year's annual Hever Quilt Show was held 1st-3rd September 2017 organised by Debra Stock and her… (read more)

2 September 2017

Raffle Quilt

The Hever Quilt Show September 1st/2nd/3rd September, the Raffle is in aid of The Quilters' Guild of… (read more)

1 September 2017

The Hever Quilt Show

The Hever Quilts have all been hung today, 31st August, under the guidance of Debra Stock, her team… (read more)

1 September 2017

The Hever Quilt Show Tombola 1st/2nd/3rd September 2017

Foxes are needed for the Hever tombola! Large, small, fat, thin – foxes in all shapes and sizes. They… (read more)

31 August 2017

Festival of Quilts

Festival of Quilts is coming up! Would you like a free ticket?  Two? All you have to do is some stewarding. … (read more)

10 August 2017

Little People workshop

 The Little People workshop held at Godmersham, Kent on 4th August, had 19 attendees and was very much… (read more)

4 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

Time To Sew - 2

A sewing retreat at Aylesford Priory – 28 -30 April 2017 This is the 2nd retreat organised at this… (read more)

13 June 2017

Melting & Burning with Yvonne Brown

This very informative workshop was held at Golden Green Village Hall. We spent the day making either… (read more)

10 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

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

OEQC 2017 : CANCELLED

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

1 June 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

Social Event

Come and meet other Quilters in the Borough of Bromley. We are holding a Coffee Morning on Wednesday,… (read more)

29 March 2017

SURREY has a new Area Rep

Welcome to Debi Wilkinson as Surrey's new Area Rep. Surrey is a large county and Debi would like someone… (read more)

20 March 2017

Creative Local Radio Quilt Project

Local BBC Radio in England celebrates its 50th Anniversary in November this year.  Young Quilters in… (read more)

18 March 2017

New York Beauty

The New York Beauty block is usually used to make large quilts – but our aim was to complete just… (read more)

18 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

YQ Conference

Region 2 are hosting a conference for group leaders and helpers OCTOBER 22nd 2016.  LATEST UPDATE  Unfortunately… (read more)

22 October 2016

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

Rainbow Quilters Show Change of venue

NEW VENUE: Boys Brigade Hall, 174b Broadway, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BT11am - 4pm, £1 entry, raffle,… (read more)

1 October 2016

New YQ group at Newhaven East Sussex

The new Newhaven YQ group had their September meeting at Denton Community Centre.  We had 9 Young Quilters,… (read more)

30 September 2016

Young Quilters at Hever

This year the Young Quilters had a marquee of their own which worked very well.  Those of you that… (read more)

3 September 2016

Tombola at Hever

 'Pick Up a Penguin' Help your region by donating items  with penguins as a theme, for the annual… (read more)

2 September 2016

The First Show at Hever Castle

It all began in 1990 with a coffee morning held in Brasted Kent, and organised by Sabrina Palley hoping… (read more)

2 September 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

In the Spotlight - Young Quilters

A special exhibition featuring the work of Young Quilters across the country will be held at this year's… (read more)

11 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

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

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

We've hired!

On April 4th we were joined by our new Chief Executive Officer Chris Gatman. Chris has a background… (read more)

4 April 2016

International Quilt Day

Heather Quilters of Camberley celebrated International Quilt Day on Sunday 19th March.   Blocks were… (read more)

20 March 2016

Talking Quilts comes to Region 11

Talking Quilts, the national oral history project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is coming… (read more)

8 February 2016

St. Anthony's safe in York flooding

10 a.m., 27 December: St. Anthony's Hall, The Guild's headquarters, is safe amid the flooding affecting… (read more)

27 December 2015