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August 2021 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for August 2021 are: 1st prize -   Paula Hulme                     £150 2nd… (read more)

1 July 2021

The Festival of Quilts 2021 - What you need to know

The organisers of The Festival of Quilts (Immediate Live) have been in touch to give an update about… (read more)

16 June 2021

Quilters' Guild Staff Vacancy: Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager Part Time / Fixed Term Please apply by completing our application form, along… (read more)

24 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

Region 12 Members Challenge 2019

 The Quilter's Guild celebrates 40 years in 2019. As a region we would like to put out a challenge… (read more)

30 January 2019

Tremain Challenge 2018

Tremain Textile Challenge 2018 St Michael and All Angels Church Tremain (4 miles north of Cardigan on… (read more)

27 September 2018

Swansea Festival of Stitch

Swansea Festival of Stitch is proud to introduce Quilt Expo 2018 @ LC2 (Swansea Leisure Centre) on 18th… (read more)

18 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

Gwent Quilters Summer Lunch

  This event takes place on 23rd June 2018 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm and will take place at Trinity Methodist… (read more)

23 June 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

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

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

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

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

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


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

19 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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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… (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

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

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

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


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

Gillian Travis visits West Wales

On Saturday 29 June Gillian Travis was guest speaker at the Region 12 day in Llawhaden in West Wales.… (read more)

1 July 2013

Hidden Histories

Millie Thomas, from region 12, is organising an annual touring exhibition on behalf of the Guild for… (read more)

1 July 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

Project Linus Block Challenge

Take part in the Project Linus  Block Challenge at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC in 2013. This… (read more)

13 June 2013

British - Finish Stash Quilts Challenge

Why not have a go? You need to: Select between 4 and 6 pieces of fabric from your stash (e.g. 4 fat… (read more)

11 June 2013

Mothers of Africa Quilt Project

Last year some members of region 12 were involved in the making of squares for a quilt which was used… (read more)

8 June 2013

A Report from the Quilters Guild AGM

Glamorgan Quilter Helen Morgan attended the AGM this year. Below she gives her view of the event. During… (read more)

30 May 2013

Calling all cat lovers

If you are a cat lover and you have made a quilt depicting cats then you might be interested in an opportunity… (read more)

16 April 2013

Winning Quilts

The exhibition of members work which has been on display at Cynon Valley Museum has now closed.… (read more)

14 April 2013

Regional day in Llangyndir - a snowy affair with an African influence!

Regional day on 23 March at Llangyndir was a memorable event for many. It started with a journey through… (read more)

23 March 2013

Kaffe Fassett Throw on Display in Llantwit Major Shop

An unusual work of art created for the Queen's jubilee has gone on display in a village shop. … (read more)

19 March 2013

Support Needed for Mothers of Africa Charity

Mothers of Africa is a Medical Educational Charity that trains medical staff in Sub-Saharan Africa… (read more)

8 March 2013

Bookwraps for Festival of Quilts Tombola

At Festival of Quilts 8 - 11 August,you will have a chance to win a gorgeous Bookwrap creation. Before… (read more)

3 March 2013

EQA exhibition at Festival of Quilts 2013

The European Quilt Association (EQA) challenge for this year's Festival of Quilts is 'Movement'. Entry… (read more)

3 March 2013

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

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