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Friends of the Collection

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

4 October 2017

Tremain Challenge 2017

Tremain Textile Challenge 2017 CADW OPEN DOORS (free entry) 28th - 30th September / 11-5 daily coffee-tea,… (read more)

28 September 2017

September 2017 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for September 2017 are: 1st prize -       Beryl Frogbrook      £142.50 2nd prize… (read more)

26 September 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

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

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

The Gallery Takeover

We thought you might be interested to hear that our wonderful volunteers at The Welsh Quilt Centre (and… (read more)

5 November 2016

Quilt SOS Exhibition at Liberty of London

Dear fellow Quilters, We thought that you may like to know about our Quilt SOS Exhibition that has begun… (read more)

20 October 2016

Celebrating Sew Saturday

On Saturday, 15th October, Black Mountain Fabrics in Abergavenny will be celebrating Sew Saturday… (read more)

15 October 2016

Jen Jones - Welsh Quilts

When Jen Jones arrived in Wales from New England in the 1970s the unique Welsh traditions of quilt and… (read more)

14 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

SOLD - Q Snap Floor Frame - SOLD

I would like to sell my Q Snap Floor Frame, as I don't have room for it in my flat.    It has been… (read more)

7 October 2016

Hope Quilts for Alberta

Hi All I am based in Llanidloes and a member of WHQ’s and looking for some help support for my “Hope… (read more)

30 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

Tremain Textile Challenge 2016

Tremain Textile Challenge 2016 Any textile, sizeA3 - anyway around, inspired by "THE SEA" ....with… (read more)

31 July 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

Exciting things are happening in Llanidloes

At The Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes For more information, or to book a workshop place, contact … (read more)

1 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

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

Making Magic

Making Magic has just opened in Whitland. The shop offers fabric, arts and crafts materials. It has… (read more)

1 November 2015

Closing Down Sale - The Patchwork House

The Patchwork House is having a Closing Down Sale 25% off. The shop will be closed by the end of October.… (read more)

22 October 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

CONFERENCE VENUES

Those of you who have attended the Quilters’ Guild AGM/Conference will be aware of the varied types… (read more)

19 October 2015

BQSG SEMINAR

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

16 October 2015

Coach Trip to Malvern Autumn Quilt Show - Saturday 24 October 2015

Glamorgan Quilters are running a coach trip to the Malvern Autumn Quilt Show.  The coach will leave… (read more)

10 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

Workshop with Dawn Cameron-Dick

Gwent Quilters has a workshop with Dawn Cameron-Dick on Saturday September 26th at the YMCA in Newport.  … (read more)

23 September 2015

Region 12 Annual Members Lunch

The Annual Members lunch is on 14 September 2015 from 11:30 am to 15:00 pm Location: Ystradowen Village… (read more)

14 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

Miniature Quilt Group

I would like to promote the Miniature Quilt Group in your Region. Miniature Quilt Group is part of The… (read more)

6 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

Visit a longarm quilting studio

Hi, As part of your group's summer activities have you considered a trip to a longarm quilting studio?… (read more)

8 August 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

Cae Hir Gardens Chllenge in August 2015

Challenge From the Region 12 Team to all Quilters in Region 12 Enter a quilt at Cae Hir Gardens in August… (read more)

1 July 2015

Tremain Textile Challenge 2015

Tremain Textile Challenge 2015 THEME “All things bright and beautiful” - an A3 (any way) any  textile… (read more)

1 July 2015

Horn Table For Sale

SOLD Are you interested in a secondhand Horn table in excellent condition? It is not a current model… (read more)

23 June 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

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

Connection, Cwilt Cymru's current exhibition

Connection, Cwilt Cymru's current exhibition continues its tour and will be showing at Rhyl Arts Centre… (read more)

26 September 2014

Quilters Exhibition and Fabrics January Sale

Sunday 25th January 2015 10:00 am to 16:00 pm Quilters Exhibition and Fabrics January Sale Sandbach… (read more)

16 September 2014

Crafternoon

Would you be interested in a Crafternoon taking place on the 13 September at St Peter's Civic Hall Carmarthen,… (read more)

12 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

Salvation Army Patchwork Easyas Ministry

A Message from Sandra Hiles: The Salvation Army Patchwork Easyas Ministry has created a website www.salvationarmypatchworkeasyas.com… (read more)

3 June 2014

Workshop with Paula Nadelstern - Needlestars

Region 15E is delighted to announce the visit of this Internationally renowned, award-winning American… (read more)

3 June 2014

Workshop with Paula Nadelstern - The Puzzle Quilt

Region 15E is delighted to announce the visit of this Internationally renowned, award-winning American… (read more)

3 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

Courses at the Minerva Arts Centre

Due to rewiring at The Minerva Arts Centre, we are able to add additional places to our courses. There… (read more)

2 April 2014

ECT Trip to Alsace 2014

Following on from European Connoisseurs Travel (ECT) visit to our Regional Day they have given us details… (read more)

2 April 2014

Invitation to join Cutting Edge workshops

Cutting Edge has some interesting workshops planned over the coming months Friday 9 May – Hand quilting … (read more)

2 April 2014

A message from Rose Lewis

Hello, My name is Rose Lewis and I am from Australia. I am an award winning quilt / textile artist.… (read more)

2 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

A Challenge to help raise funds

Heard of a Friendless Church?  Tremaen Church in Ceredigion is one such Church.  It has not been used… (read more)

16 February 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

New Prize for Young Quilters

The Quilters’ Guild is delighted to announce the inauguration of a new prize of £100 to be given… (read more)

22 January 2014

BEM for Irene

Quilters' Guild member Irene Heathcote has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New… (read more)

16 January 2014

Winter activity at The Quilt Museum

The Quilt Museum and Gallery at St Anthony’s Hall is re-opening to the public on the 25 January York… (read more)

16 January 2014

New in, in the Shop

Log Cabin Magnet Mosaic  - Brighten up your fridge with 35 x inch square magnets each with a log cabin… (read more)

15 January 2014

Love Hearts Tombola FoQ 2014

Thanks to an idea from Hilary Gooding, the theme for the 2014 tombola is to be "Hearts".  We all love… (read more)

14 January 2014

Nantwich Quilters Sale

Quilters and Fabrics January Sale  - 19th Jan Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich Cheshire CW5 5DG With many… (read more)

4 January 2014

Textile Surfaces

Textile Surfaces 11th January - 9th February 2014 Walford Mill Crafts start the year with a colourful… (read more)

4 January 2014

2014-2016 Quilt Judging Course

Now is the time to register your interest in the next judging course. In January, those on our list… (read more)

1 January 2014

Guild Office Closed

The Quilters' Guild office is closed between Christmas and New Year.  The office will close at 4.30… (read more)

23 December 2013

TALKING QUILTS PROJECT

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

5 December 2013

Region 12 Exhibition

A selection of items from the Region 12 Quilters Members Exhibition held at the Cynon Valley Museum,… (read more)

21 October 2013

New Textile Group establishing

A new textile group is being established in Cilgerran, West Wales on 9 September between 10am – 4pm… (read more)

18 August 2013

Contemporary Art Quilt Group

The Cutting Edge textile group has established a Contemporary Art Quilts Group in the Vale of Glamorgan.… (read more)

18 August 2013

*New* - free pattern for Guild Members

To start the ball rolling we have two patterns: The first part of a six part Mystery Medallion Quilt… (read more)

2 August 2013