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President steps down

Our current President, Sheri Warren, has decided to step down.  She has served on the board of trustees… (read more)

22 November 2021

Janome celebrate their centenary with a fantastic giveaway for new Guild members

FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY! To celebrate their centenary, which falls on 16th October 2021, Janome are generously… (read more)

13 October 2021

November 2021 YQ 100 Club Winners

The winners for November 2021 are: 1st prize -   Priscilla Radley                     … (read more)

1 July 2021

Region 13 Sales

FROM REGION 13 GUILD SALES – A BIG THANK YOU! You will have read in Merrill’s article in R13’s… (read more)

23 June 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

Llangollen Bridge Hanging

Bristol artist, Luke Jerram (he of the huge moon and other installations here and around the world)… (read more)

28 May 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

‘Have Travel Will Quilt’ : talk by Judi Mendelssohn

Last Few Places Remaining............... Talk by Judi Mendelssohn Honorary Life Member of The Quilters’… (read more)

4 May 2021

Support your Local Traders

Have you used up all your fabrics during lockdown? Do you need to add to your stash? Do you just want… (read more)

27 April 2021

Key Fobs for FoQ 2021

Margaret Pratt, who is a Region 13 member, has connecting hardware to offer if you are making keyfobs… (read more)

14 March 2021

Quiltfest 2022 - Members' Challenge

 Now that our very successful Virtual Exhibition 2021 is over, we are planning next year's event.… (read more)

23 February 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

Quiltfest Llangollen 2021

Quiltfest 2021 is now open as a Virtual Exhibition so you can enjoy the event from the warmth of your… (read more)

9 February 2021

Are you looking for a last minute gift? Well, look no further.....Region 13 has some suggestions here!

A big thank you to those of you who have purchased items from R13 Guild Sales, we really do appreciate… (read more)

15 December 2020

Region 13 Sales

Want some ideas for 'quilty' gifts?  Have a look at this list and help support Region 13 and our Guild.… (read more)

29 October 2020

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

Diaries and Calendars

A message from Brenda our Guild Sales Rep: “Thank you for your continuing support of R13 Guild Sales.… (read more)

30 September 2020

Region 13 : Regional Day : Talk and Workshop With Jo Avery

There are still several places available for this Talk and Workshop with Jo Avery on Saturday 10th October.… (read more)

20 September 2020

Maureen Poole

Maureen Poole passed away recently and it is with great pleasure that we can confirm that one of her… (read more)

7 September 2020

Newsletter Update

Following recent posts on our region13 Facebook page Merrill has issued the following statement. "We… (read more)

30 August 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

Congratulations to Merrill

'Through the Threads of Time' by Merrill Tanton, our Co-ordinator, was shortlisted during the recent… (read more)

4 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

Region 13 Guild Sales

Latest! Items are selling well so keep your orders coming in and support our region: R13 Guild Sales… (read more)

30 July 2020

Region 13 now has a Facebook page

This is the link to being kept up to date with the many things which are happening in our region!… (read more)

24 June 2020

Staying Home - Staying Safe House Block

Why not have a go at making this simple and easy small house block as a record of life at the moment… (read more)

12 June 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

Region 13 Does it Again!

Congratulations to Carol Fieldhouse who will become the next International Officer for Our Guild, starting… (read more)

22 April 2020

Region 13 Events Update

I have not removed the details of events published on the Events page.  I assume that they have been… (read more)

18 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

Region 13 Events

Unfortunately all Region 13 events planned for the next few months have been either cancelled or postponed.… (read more)

17 March 2020

Region 13: Regional Day this weekend has been POSTPONED

The forthcoming event in Frodsham Community centre has been POSTPONED due to illness.  This includes… (read more)

12 March 2020

Look What's Coming Up in Region 13!

Exciting events include: 6th - 28th March - Mannin Quilters Biosphere Wall Hangings Exhibition,  Laxey… (read more)

6 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

Regional Day Autumn 2019

Just a reminder that Region 13 is hosting an exciting day on Saturday 12th October.  Sue Warburton… (read more)

6 October 2019

Quiltfest 2020

Date for your diary!  Quiltfest 2020 in Llangollen, North Wales     It isn't too late to submit an… (read more)

24 September 2019

Reg 13: Regional day: October 12th

If you won an award or a Judge's Merit or Judge's Choice at the recent Harrogate show, we'd love to… (read more)

24 September 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

Region 13 Quilts at Harrogate

At last there is a gallery page for all the quilts, an amazing 56, which were on show at the recent… (read more)

10 September 2019

Region13 Winners at FoQ

 Gwenfai Rees Griffiths was winner of the Traditional category at recent FOQ. (read more)

20 August 2019

Birthday Party Hats from Wirral and West Cheshire

Look what was made last Saturday in Chester - 9 more for the collection which will be on show at FOQ!!  (read more)

20 June 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

Gresford Festival of Crafts

TRAVEL WARNING!  Hopefully you are planning to visit this wonderful annual event which is being held… (read more)

12 June 2019

Join in the Birthday Celebrations and make a Party Hat in Chester!!

Party Hats  You are invited to an impromptu fun meeting to make a ‘Birthday Hat’ block in celebration… (read more)

2 June 2019


Hi everyone, I'm really sorry about this.....but not my fault! East Cheshire and South Manchester Area… (read more)

23 May 2019

Region 13 at The 2019 AGM

Some of the members from Region 13 who travelled to Nottingham pictured together after the main AGM… (read more)

15 May 2019

Region 13 - Young Quilters' Workshop

Young Quilters!  Join us on Sunday 10th March and make this gorgeous little box! More details form… (read more)

10 March 2019

Quiltfest 2019

The 18th annual Quiltfest exhibition is now over.  Thanks for coming to visit but if you couldn't make… (read more)

27 February 2019

Wirral and West Cheshire Area Day

Nothing planned for Saturday 29th September?  Then why not join us at Stanney Village Hall and hear… (read more)

29 September 2018

Great Northern Quilt Show - Harrogate 2018

Harrogate 2018 was another successful exhibition showcasing the work of Region 13 members.  There are… (read more)

9 September 2018

Gresford Festival of Crafts

After another successful exhibition in Gresford, a huge donation of £1400 was given to the local Nightingale… (read more)

7 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

New Area Rep for Wirral and West Cheshire area of Region 13

 Welcome to Barbara Harrison who has volunteered to hold this post.  Please support the activities… (read more)

14 July 2018

Gresford Festival of Crafts

Tomorrow - Friday!   Last chance to visit the 38th Annual show which is as colourful and exciting as… (read more)

21 June 2018

Gresford Festival of Crafts

Make a Date to visit this popular annual exhibition in the pretty village of Gresford in North Wales!… (read more)

19 June 2018


Congratulations to Sylvia and Megan who both won prizes in the Guild raffle which was drawn at the AGM… (read more)

27 April 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

Quiltfest 2018

The 16th Annual Quiltfest has now finished.  The exhibition featured Showcase North West which was… (read more)

18 March 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


Congratulations to Judy Fairless who was awarded a much deserved Honorary Membership of the Quilters'… (read more)

17 May 2017

Region 13 Young Quilters

This is one of the two little monsters seen at the recent AGM and Conference in Torquay which were made… (read more)

1 May 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

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


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

5 December 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

New Subscription Payment Scheme

Following many requests, the Guild has decided that it will now accept subscriptions by Quarterly Direct… (read more)

6 March 2013

Quilters' Guild Region 13 Group Affiliation Scheme

Region 13 is delighted to say we now have 39 groups in North Wales and North West England (including… (read more)

6 March 2013

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

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Congratulations to Carol Fieldhouse who will become the next Guild's International Officer starting… (read more)

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