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April 2021 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for April 2021 are: 1st prize -   Sarah White                £147.50 2nd prize… (read more)

1 May 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

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

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

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

Friends of the Collection

A  new initiative called,  Friends of the Collection gives participants more opportunities to view… (read more)

4 October 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

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

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

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

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

Region 6 Oxfordshire Christmas Coffee Morning

23 people (including the hostess & two helpers) attended the Oxfordshire Christmas Coffee Morning… (read more)

12 December 2014

Region 6 Berkshire Christmas Coffee Morning

24 people attended the very successful Berkshire Christmas Coffee Morning hosted by Melyn - 33% up… (read more)

5 December 2014

Traditional Quilt Group

Please note that the Traditional Quilt Group meeting due to be held at Lady Sew & Sew on 29 November… (read more)

29 November 2014


Could everyone please note that the Region 6 e-mailing list is now being administered by Julia Shay… (read more)

11 September 2014

An Evening with Tracey Chevalier

On 10 September, Lady Sew & Sew in Henley hosted an evening with Tracey Chevalier when she talked… (read more)

10 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

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

Berkshire Summer Lunch 2014

Lillian once again hosted a very successful summer lunch in Reading on a beautiful June day - not sure… (read more)

6 June 2014

Buttercross Quilters Exhibition

  The Buttercross Quilters are celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2014. This theme was incorporated… (read more)

31 May 2014

Abingdon Quilters Exhibition

Over the weekend of 13/13 April Abingdon Quilting Groups held a successful exhibition at The Manor School,… (read more)

12 April 2014

Regional Day

The region held a successful day at Charvil on 15 March 2014 with 43 people attending, including 6 non-members.… (read more)

15 March 2014

Water, Water

From 14 -19th November 2013, the Contemporary Quilt Group, in association with Lady Sew & Sew, held… (read more)

27 December 2013

Region 6 Berkshire Christmas Coffee Morning

Many thanks to Melyn who hosted a very successful and enjoyable Christmas Coffee Morning in the Berkshire… (read more)

6 December 2013


The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles has received £89,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund  for… (read more)

5 December 2013

October 2013 Regional Day

Region 6 held a very successful day at West Hendred on Saturday 5th October with some 65 quilters and… (read more)

5 October 2013

Quilting down the Nile

On Tuesday 1 October, Abbey Quilters hosted a very well attended talk by Barbara Chainey where she shared… (read more)

1 October 2013

FoQ Stewards Wanted!

Calling all Guild Members who will be attending The Festival of Quilts this year Hilary Kennerley is… (read more)

27 June 2013

Oxfordshire Summer Lunch

The Oxfordshire Summer Lunch was hosted this year by Julia Shay and attended by 15 people who raised… (read more)

21 June 2013

Berkshire Summer Lunch 2013

36 people attended the summer lunch hosted by Lilian King at her home on 14 June raising a total of… (read more)

14 June 2013

Water, Water

Kate Findlay is planning an exhibition for Region 6 of the Contemporary Quilt Group which will also… (read more)

22 March 2013

Discount code for The Knitting & Stitching Show at the Harrogate Convention Centre, 28th November… (read more)

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Postcards & Books

Region 3 of the Quilters' Guild is asking people to make fabric postcards & bags for a fund raising… (read more)

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Colouring the Nation

'Colouring the Nation', an online exhibition hosted by National Museums, Scotland is now live. This… (read more)

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Important Notice!

Please note that web-site co-ordinators have been asked not to include events outside their specific… (read more)

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Julia Shay, one of our Oxfordshire reps, attended an Art-Van-Go workshop with Janice Gunner on Indigo… (read more)

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Sew Saturday

The Linus Project has a large, colourful stand at Dorchester Abbey as part of the Sew Saturday event.… (read more)

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Patching the Past

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Quilt of the Month

The International Quilt Studies Centre in Nebraska has a 'Quilt of the Month' feature on its website.… (read more)

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Salvation Army Patchwork Easyas Website

Please note that this news item is for information only. Region 6 & The Quilters Guild overall are… (read more)

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Region 6 at the 2014 AGM

Region 6 members enjoying themselves at the AGM dinner! (read more)

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