Latest Quilters’ Guild News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

5 December 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

Bernina Sponsors Contemporary Quilts

Visitors to Festival of Quilts this year will notice a change in the Quilters' Guild Challenge which… (read more)

1 August 2013

Finnish Stash Challenge

All the successful applicants have now received their fabric from Finland.  We look forward to seeing… (read more)

17 July 2013

Venue for 2015 AGM and Conference announced!

The 2015 Conference and AGM will be held from 24 - 26 April 2015 in Harrogate International Conference… (read more)

15 July 2013

Benefactors make a difference

The appeal to Guild members to help the Quilt Museum and Gallery by becoming Benefactors has raised… (read more)

3 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

Bookwrap gems ...

Bookwrap Gems Contemporary Quilt is spearheading the fund raising tombola at the Festival of Quilts… (read more)

25 June 2013

Hampden Park Quilt Project Update

On Saturday 8th June saw 125 volunteers from all walks of life lay 5012 quilts on Hampden Park in Glasgow.… (read more)

15 June 2013

Sanderson Star Group Visit

Members of The Guild's Sanderson Star Group visited the American Museum in Bath last Thursday (23 May).… (read more)

28 May 2013

The Quilters' Guild at Maker Faire

Guild member Hilary Jackson provided a stand and drop-in workshop aimed at children and young people… (read more)

1 May 2013

Benefactor Appeal Launched at AGM

Over 400 members of The Quilters' Guild enjoyed a successful Conference at the University of Nottingham… (read more)

11 April 2013

Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Six hundred visitors to the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show held at Olympia (14 - 17 March) tried… (read more)

18 March 2013

Hampden Park Quilt Project 2013

Alzheimer Scotland’s Quilter-in-Residence, Ann Hill, had an exhibition in the Scottish Parliament… (read more)

13 March 2013

Hidden Histories

The Guild has received a request to prepare a new exhibition to be shown by the International Craft… (read more)

6 March 2013

Bookwrap Gems

The Guild's fundraising tombola this year at the Festival of Quilts will be Bookwrap Gems - and everyone… (read more)

4 March 2013

Quilts4London wins Epic Award

We are delighted to announce that Quilts4London,  one of our Inspire projects, has just been awarded… (read more)

22 February 2013

BQSG Weekend

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