A very warm welcome to Region 13!
Region 13 occupies a large geographical area from Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsular of Wales in the West to the Cheshire Peak District and Pennine Lancashire in the East and the shores of Morecambe Bay in the North. It includes the Isle of Man and the large cities of Manchester and Liverpool. Our membership numbers over 700 enthusiastic patchworkers and quilters who belong to thriving local groups . Details of these groups appear in the first of our thrice-yearly newsletter and are also available from this website. We have some excellent patchwork teachers, and talented local members, including some who are internationally known.
The Quilters' Guild in Region 13, through its 6 regional representatives who hold meetings in their own areas at least once a year, ensures that all members have interesting events to attend. Twice a year regional days bring together up to 250 members to hear big name speakers, see some wonderful quilts, enjoy retail therapy and meet one another. Why not come along to an Area or Regional Day you don’t need to be a member to attend, so please come and give it try – you will be made very welcome!
Patchwork and quilting has undergone a revival in the past 30 years, but we recognise that our craft can only continue and thrive by attracting and helping new needlewomen (and men) of all ages. Classes and workshops at various levels are held throughout the region and the Regional Co-ordinator can supply details of those near you. Our Young Quilters representative, Jackie Anderson, is keen to increase the number of under 16s and has a special programme for them at events.
Your Web Page
If you are organising any event within the region, please let the Website Editor know (as well as the Newsletter Editor) so that it can be included on this website. Any item - however big or small - can go on to the 'events' page. You need to give the Newsletter Editor quite a lot of notice to include your event in the newsletter, but it only takes seconds to add something on to this Guild website.
Also, if you make any changes to your patchwork/quilting group, or if you'd like to add an item about an event, or if you'd like to advertise your programme, again please let the Website Editor know so that it can be entered on to the 'groups' page. You will notice that there are two lists: one grouped alphabetically within Areas and the second, whole list grouped alphabetically in case you don't know which area to check.
And, if you're a new group, or a group that has so far not appeared on this page, please just send in your details. You do not need to be affiliated to the Guild or, indeed, have any member who belongs to the Guild. If you quilt, we'd love to know about you. We need to know -
- the group's name
- the address (including postcode) of the venue
- when you meet
- the name*, address*, telephone number* and email address* of the group leader
- any other details you want to add in.
(*As the website is public, we only show name and email address. Details of the group will also go into the regional newsletter, where only the group leader's name and telephone number will be shown. Any other details are just for our records - we try to be very careful with quilters' personal details.)
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
This is your website and it's only as good or as up to date as the information passed on to the editor. Your group does not necessarily have to have any connection with The Guild - if you quilt and patch, you can use this website!