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January 2018 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for January 2018 are: 1st prize -       Rowena Chinn          £145.00 2nd prize… (read more)

30 January 2018

Another first for the 2018 Conference

Another first for the 2018 AGM/Conference, you will be able to sign up to a great workshop when you… (read more)

25 January 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

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)

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

Devon Quilter's Day - postponed

The Devon Quilters' Day was planned for 10 March, but due to unforeseen circumstances it has had to… (read more)

22 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

Devon members enjoy a Baltimore workshop

Devon quilters enjoyed a Baltimore applique workshop with Diane Whitehead on 14 November.  We learned… (read more)

15 November 2017

Correction to the October 2017 edition of West Country Quilter.

On page 26 of the West Country Quilter advert for Beads for Beauty gives old information - for their… (read more)

13 November 2017

Quilters Guild e-Newsletter

Sign up to The Quilters' Guild e-newsletter, coming soon - 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

The Hardy Quilters enjoy Claire Passmore playday workshop

The great thing about belonging to a group like the Hardy Quilters is the chance to try new things together. … (read more)

6 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

Dorset Weekend a success

Members in Dorset had a great weekend recently – the last to be organised by Dorset Rep Maureen Rhodes.… (read more)

9 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

Placemat Challenge Winners at Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts

The regional Placemat Challenge quilts, with some new ones added, were on display at the 21-24 September… (read more)

29 September 2017

Hold the date - Devon Quilters' Day to be held on 10th March 2018

Details of the day will follow, but for now please hold the date in your diaries!  The venue is planned… (read more)

22 September 2017

News from Dorset

Our Dorset Representative Maureen Rhodes is  busy with final preparations for the Dorset Area Weekend… (read more)

9 September 2017

Full archive of The Quilter magazine needs a home

A long standing Guild member has collected every issue of the The Quilter magazine from issue 1, May… (read more)

6 August 2017

A Quilting Conundrum

Many of you will remember the late, Roy Dickenson from Blandford who was a brilliant quilter, renowned… (read more)

27 July 2017

Baltimore Applique Workshops

Diane Whitehead will be leading two workshops on the three dimensional techniques used in Baltimore… (read more)

26 July 2017

Contemporary Quilt Group Quilts travel to the USA

Contemporary Group Quilts travel to the USA The Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt group are delighted that… (read more)

26 July 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

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


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

1 June 2017

Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group enjoy an Eco-printing Workshop

Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt (CQ) Group member Lizzie Drake led an enjoyable workshop in eco-printing. … (read more)

28 May 2017

Quilters Day and Workshop in Dorset - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September

The Quilters' Guild Region 4 Dorset representatives have been busy organising events.  See here for… (read more)

27 May 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

Invitation to Quilters' Open Day in St Austell

A Quilters' Open Day has been organised in St Austell on Saturday 28th October.  There will be two… (read more)

16 May 2017

Dorset Young Quilters

Dorset Young Quilters (YQs) meet in Wimborne.  Meeting dates for 2017 are: 24th June 9th September… (read more)

16 May 2017

News from the Dorset Representative

Click here for the latest news from Maureen Rhodes, the Dorset Representative. (read more)

15 May 2017

Tombola raises £763

The brooch tombola at the AGM in Torquay raised an amazing £765.  Thanks to everyone who made the… (read more)

7 April 2017

AGM Regional Challenge Winners

The Regional Challenge for this year's AGM at Torquay was two place mats with the theme  "Your Place… (read more)

5 April 2017

Festival of Quilts – Early Ticket Booking

Priority booking for members of the Quilters’ Guild opens at 9am on Monday 27th March 2017 In order… (read more)

23 March 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

Torquay AGM Tombola Update

STOP PRESS! We are looking forward to a very successful tombola at the AGM in Torquay this year, as… (read more)

10 February 2017

Contemporary Quilters feature at Westpoint Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft Show

The Quilters' Guild specialist group of Contemporary Quilters enjoyed showing visitors to Westpoint… (read more)

13 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

Quilters' Guild stand at Westpoint, Exeter

The Quilters' Guild and our local group of Contemporary Quilters were well represented at the recent… (read more)

3 October 2016

Region 4 at the Festival of Quilts

Region 4 were well represented at the recent Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. Sandy Chandler from Cornwall… (read more)

29 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

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

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

Susan Briscoe awarded Travel & Education Bursary

The Quilters' Guild is delighted to announce that Susan Briscoe has been awarded the Travel & Education… (read more)

22 December 2015

On the Move

 The Quilters' Guild is pleased to announce that our landlord, York Conservation Trust, has agreed… (read more)

25 November 2015

First exhibition for Modern Quilt

Modern Quilt, The Guild's specialist group dedicated to the development of Modern Quilting, had their… (read more)

18 November 2015

Talking Quilts needs your story

In October 2015 Talking Quilts is coming to Devon, Dorset and Cornwall. We are looking for volunteers… (read more)

20 October 2015

Devon Quilters' Day, The Victory Hall, Broadclyst, EX5 3DX

Three interesting speakers entertained and inspired in the field of textiles and fashion. Chrisse Seager… (read more)

17 October 2015


Members of BQSG studying textiles at The Whitworth, Manchester, during their weekend seminar.  (read more)

16 October 2015

Going to Conference & AGM 2016 – Llandudno?

ECT have travel and accommodation options for groups, and accommodation only options for those making… (read more)

9 October 2015

Fans Challenge 2015

The Region 4 Challenge for 2015 had the title Fans and many great entries were received and displayed… (read more)

3 October 2015

Talking Quilts: Saving Quilters’ Stories Volunteers Needed

Talking Quilts is an oral history project to record, preserve and share the stories of today’s UK… (read more)

15 September 2015

Paducah Quilt Week with ECT, April 2016. Hurry last few places, booking deadline - 30 Sept 2015

Here is a wonderful opportunity to visit the American Quilting Society's festival in Paducah, home of… (read more)

8 September 2015

Back in Time at the Quilt Museum

Back in Time: British Patchwork and Quilting will explore the changes in development and approach to… (read more)

2 September 2015

Getting ready for festival

From start to, almost, finished. Everyone has worked to transform the NEC into a stunning, vibrant,… (read more)

5 August 2015

Stewards wanted!

The Festival of Quilts is nearly here with all those lovely quilts to inspire us and lots of traders… (read more)

21 July 2015

Stewarding at FoQ 2015

With half the year nearly over our thoughts turn to August and The Festival of Quilts. Would you like… (read more)

4 June 2015

ECT tour programme for 2016

Are you thinking about arranging a group to any of next year’s quilting tours? Or perhaps you would… (read more)

21 May 2015

Game of Quilts

There is going to be an exciting new event happening at The Festival of Quilts  from August 6 - 9,… (read more)

20 May 2015

Young Quilters Selected for National Exhibition

 Congratulations to Region 6 YQ members Francesca Laursen, Freya Ramsey, Sophie Pierce, Maddie Sparks… (read more)

18 May 2015

Tour to the Open European Quilt Championships

Just 6 bookings left on our executive coach trip to Maastricht to see the Open European Quilt Championships,… (read more)

18 April 2015

Visit Houston with ECT

Join ECT for a wonderful and rewarding tour to Houston . This is a tailor-made tour for quilters with… (read more)

13 April 2015

Devon Quilters' Day, Hatherleigh March 7 2015

DEVON QUILTERS’ DAY – 7th March 2015 at Hatherleigh After a cup of coffee and a welcome from Diane… (read more)

7 March 2015

Meeting of Contemporary Quilt Group, Dec 2014

A group of eight Contemporary Quilt members met at Woodbury Village Hall on 7th December for a festive… (read more)

7 March 2015

Region 4 Challenge for 2015

The Region 4 Challenge for 2015 has the title Fans The rules are the same as past years - any size up… (read more)

6 March 2015

Our local Contemporary Quilt Group, Exe Valley Quilters

Our local Contemporary Quilt Group, the Exe Valley Quilters go from strength to strength under the guidance… (read more)

5 March 2015

Talk by Tracy Chevalier

A Cream Tea with Tracy Chevalier and Mapping Topsham On the afternoon of Sunday 26th October 2014 Clyst… (read more)

25 February 2015

The Guild at the Olympia Knitting & Stitching Show

The Quilters' Guild will be really busy at the Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia, 5 - 8 March.… (read more)

29 January 2015

Behind closed doors

See what happens when the Museum and gallery is closed for the winter!Catherine Candlin our retail manager… (read more)

9 January 2015

Quilt Art on your Phone or Tablet

Would you like a historic or contemporary quilt from the Quilters' Guild Collection on your phone or… (read more)

5 December 2014

Decision on Future of Quilt Museum and Gallery

The Quilters’ Guild has today announced that the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York is to close at the… (read more)

2 December 2014

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum

Our Museum Manager Fiona Diaper has been invited by colleagues at the International Quilt Study Centre,… (read more)

1 November 2014

Stitch and Sew at Westpoint Arena, Exeter

Stitch and Sew at Westpoint Arena, Exeter 25 to 28 September 2014 The Quilters' Guild stand at this… (read more)

25 September 2014

The 1718 Coverlet

You have been asking for a book on the 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet – well the wait is over as for… (read more)

15 July 2014

A hearts update!

“Jan and her Region 2 committee are getting ready for FOQ and any more hearts that arrive will probably… (read more)

12 July 2014

'Things we do in Bed' at Danson House

The Quilters' Guild has loaned three items from our Collection for the exhibition 'Things we do in Bed',… (read more)

20 June 2014

How many triangles in this quilt?

How many triangles can you find? Click on the link to find the solution. (read more)

16 June 2014

Devon Quilters' Day, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter

Quilters’ Guild Day in Exeter on 14 June 2014 A very enjoyable day organised by Barbara Janssen, our… (read more)

14 June 2014

Make Your Voice Heard with The Quilters' Guild Members' Survey

The Quilters' Guild is offering its members an opportunity to 'have their say' on the future of The… (read more)

28 May 2014

Setting the Scene at the Quilt Museum and Gallery

An exhibition of period quilts and costumes from our favourite TV historical dramas including Downton… (read more)

15 May 2014

Delays with Membership

Over recent weeks The Guild has been experiencing some serious problems with our IT system and membership… (read more)

8 May 2014

Finnish Stash Challenge Update

The photos have all been received now.  The selection process will start shortly and we will notify… (read more)

2 May 2014

Thank you for your donations ... so far!

I had a wonderful surprise this morning when the postman returned after slipping a very thin letter… (read more)

1 May 2014

Unfini-SHEDS - in conjunction with the 2014 FoQ Tombola

The idea came from Susan Briscoe.  "Why don't you have a stand selling unfinished items from well-known… (read more)

24 April 2014

Finalist in the 2014 Visit York Tourism awards!

The Quilt Museum and Gallery has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Visit York Tourism awards for… (read more)

27 March 2014

March off from the Quilt Museum Shop

To celebrate the beginning of March we have an offer for all our readers! It’s for the Quilters’… (read more)

1 March 2014

Quilts at Sochi

By now you'll probably be aware of the use of patchwork as a key element in the designs for the Winter… (read more)

8 February 2014