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Region 8 Local Groups

Region 8 of the Quilters Guild covers the counties of Essex and Suffolk. ALL patchwork and quilting groups can be listed on this website and in the regional newsletter Eastern Borders - you do not need to be an affiliated guild member. If you would like your group to be listed and/or open meetings and events added then please contact web editor Maria Spiller or newsletter editor Anna Cooper.

Just to be clear, affiliation to QGBI does not give Region 8 permission to publish group details. If you know of a group (affiliated or not), do ask them to get in touch and give us permission to publish their details.  

Barnraisers

Meeting place - Margaretting Village Hall
Meeting day -  Friday 9.30 - 12.00
Affiliated group - Yes
Open to new members - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list in place - Yes there will be a waiting list
Contact name - Lesley Body 07742021489


Barton Mills Quilting Group

Meeting Day: 10.00am-4.00pm
Venue: Barton Mills Village Hall
Other Info: This group meets on the Second Saturday in the month

Contact: Margaret McGowen
Email: margaret.mcgowen@btinternet.com
Tel: 01353 861332


Blackwater Quilters

Venue: Mundon Village Hall CM9 6PD
Contact: Jenny Woodcock
Email: jenn.longleat@gmail.com
Phone: 01245 440883


Chelsworth Quilters

Meeting place - Chelsworth Village Hall
Meeting day -  Third Wednesday of every month, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Affiliated group -
New members welcome - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list - No
Contact: Marie Paddon 01787 210512 
Additional useful information - Visitors welcome, £3 per meeting.


Cockfield Stitchers

Meeting place - Committee Room, Cockfield Village Hall, Suffolk
Meeting day - 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 10.00 am to 3.00pm
Affiliated group - No
Open to new members - Yes
Contact:  Rhona Stevenson
Additional useful information: This is not a teaching group.


Cornard Quilters

Meeting place - The Stevenson Centre, Great Cornard, Sudbury, CO10 0WD
Meeting day - 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Affiliated group - No
New members welcome - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list - Not at the moment
Contact: Linda Riceman 01787 375194


Corncockle Quilters

Venue: Trimley Memorial Hall, Trimley St Martin
Contact: Gill Smith
Email: gill@the-porch.org.uk


Cotton Club Quilters

Meeting place - Woodbridge, Suffolk  at Bredfield Village Hall - use Postcode IP13 6AX in SatNav.
Meeting day - 3rd Wednesday of the month
Meeting time - 7.45pm
Affiliated group - Yes
Open to new members - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list in place - No
Contact name - TBC
Contact 'phone - TBC
Contact email - TBC

Group website - www.cottonclubquilters.co.uk 

We have a sewing day approx. once a week but see web site for dates.

We are not a teaching group but are more than happy to help each other when we can.


Cotton Scatterers

Venue: Wickham Bishops Village Hall, Essex CM8 6PD
Meetings Mondays 1.00 - 4.00pm
Contact: Liz Bickers

lizbickerslb@gmail.com

Mobile 07905 654222

Home no. 01245 690260


Daughters of the Dump Quilters

Meeting place: Linford Methodist Church, East Tilbury Road, Linford, SS17 0QH
Meeting days: Tuesdays 1st, 3rd & 5th in the month 12.30 to 4.00pm bring your lunch. Mondays 6.30 - 10.00 1st, 3rd & 5th in the month
Affiliated group - No
Open to new members - No
Beginners welcome - Yes 
Waiting list in place - Yes
Contact - Clare Beard, 01375 640200
Website - No
Other useful information:  We organise on a Saturday in February each year a DOUGHTYs Fabric Sale. Also, an open event in June (Saturday) of each year as a community sewing event. We are happy to have visitors call in but we ask that they ring before coming.


Deben Quilting Circle

Venue: Witnesham Village Hall, Suffolk
Other Info: Meet first Tuesday in month - but not in August
Contact: Kim Shaw
Email: kimshaw1@btinternet.com
Phone: 01473 785678


Design2stitch

Design 2 stitch is a focus quilt group looking for new members.  We  meet once a month on a Thursday starting 19 September at my coggeshall studio.  Visiting tutors Clive Barnett, kim shaw, hilary  Davis.  Contact norahjanet@hotmail.com
Www.fantasiatextiles.co.uk


Essex and Suffolk Quilters

Meeting place -  The Hythe Community Centre, 1 Venture Place, Colchester CO1 2FG   
Meetings day - 2nd Thursday each month 7.30-9.30pm
Affiliated group - Yes
Open to new members - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list - No  
Contact - Margaret Maxwell, margaretmaxwell51@gmail.com, 01621 928711 or 07984 376245.
Additional useful information - EQS is not a stitching group - we meet for talks and some workshops.

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Ferrers Quilters

Venue: South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall
Jennifer Jones (Membership Secretary) - jennifer.jones46@btinternet.com, 01621741594
Sue Phelps (Chairman) - susan38cp@gmail.com, 07534251203


Grand Daughters of the Dump Quilters

Meeting place: Linford Methodist Church, East Tilbury Road, Linford, SS17 0QH
Meeting days: Tuesdays 1st, 3rd & 5th in the month 12.30 to 4.00pm bring your lunch. Mondays 6.30 - 10.00 1st, 3rd & 5th in the month
Affiliated group - No
Open to new members - No
Beginners welcome - Yes 
Waiting list in place - Yes
Contact - Clare Beard, 01375 640200
Website - No
Other useful information:  We organise on a Saturday in February each year a DOUGHTYs Fabric Sale. Also, an open event in June (Saturday) of each year as a community sewing event. We are happy to have visitors call in but we ask that they ring before coming.


Havering Quilters

Meeting place: Fairkytes Art Centre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1AX
Meeting day: 7.30 – 10 pm, 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month excluding August
Affiliated group - No
New members welcome - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list - No
Contact: Suzy Persaud, 01708 473 66 haveringquilters@gmail.com


Heritage Quilters

Meeting place - Westleton Village Hall, Suffolk IP17 3AH
Meeting day - Wednesday, 9 till 12.30
Affiliated group - No
New members welcome - yes
Beginners welcome - yes
Waiting list - yes
Contact name - Margaret Huddle 01728 605513
Additional useful information.
Triennial exhibition coming up May 16th/17th 2015


Keene Quilters

Meeting Day: 2.00-4.00pm
Venue: Stock Village Hall, Stock, Essex
Contact: Madeleine Howard
Phone: 01245 477821
Email:  madeleinehoward7@btinternet.com


Loose Threads

Venue: West Maldon Community Centre, Maldon, Essex (near Morrisons)
Contact: Sue Weaver
Email: suki@4weavers.com
Phone: 07740 621050


Mardle Quilters

Meeting place - Woolpit Village Hall, Suffolk
Meeting day - Last Friday in the month except December, 10-3pm.
Affiliated group - No
New members welcome - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list - No
Contact: Liz Stevenson 01359230920
Additional useful information - this group is not a teaching group.


Material Girls

Meeting place - Morton Hall Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Meeting day - Monday 7.30 to 9.30 pm
Affiliated group - No
Open to new members - Yes
Beginners welcome  - Yes
Waiting list in place - No
Contact name - Jean Campbell 01284 787742
Any other useful information - We have speakers, hands on evenings all are welcome.


Patchwork and Quilting Pals (PQPals)

Meeting place -  St. Peters Church  Hall, Braintree. 
Meeting day  & time -  third Monday of the month
Open to new members (Y/N) - Yes, subject to waiting list 
Beginners welcome (Y/N) -  Yes, subject to waiting list 
Waiting list in place (Y/N) -  Yes
Affiliated group (Y/N) - Yes
Contact name, email, phone number - Linda Shead, 07940 730892, essexdyslexiatuition@gmail.com

Any other useful information:  (e.g. website, Facebook page, cost, anything else you feel others may be interested to know).

We are linked to the web page knowhowtosew.com where you can find our programme. 

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Patricia's Patchers

Meeting place - Fornham St. Martin Village Hall, Suffolk
Meeting day - Every Thursday, 10am to 3.30pm
Affiliated group - No
Open to new members - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list in place - Yes
Contact: Jacky Ives, 01284 769755


Pier Patchers

Meeting Day: 7.15pm-9.45pm
Venue: Balmoral Community Centre, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff on Sea, SS07AU
Contact: Pauline Warwick
Email: quilting@talktalk.net


Point to Point Patchwork and Quilting

Venue: Heritage Centre, Galleywood, Chelmsford
Group meets each Monday 9.30 - 12.30
Contact: Mrs Margaret Shears
Email: marg.shears@blueyonder.co.uk


Primary Patch Quilters

Venue: Needham Market Community Centre, Suffolk
Contact: Maggie Baker
Phone: 01449 760207
Group meets every third Thursday at 7.30pm


Purleigh Quilters

Meeting Place - Purleigh Village Hall, Mill Hill, Purleigh, Essex.CM3 6PW
Meeting Day & Time - Last Tuesday in the Month except for December. 9.30am-12.30am
Open to New Members - No
Beginners welcome -Yes
Waiting list in place - Yes
Affiliated Group - No
Contact name - Carol Smith. 01621 826988. Carolj.smith299@btinternet.com

Quay Quilters

Venue: William Loveless Hall, High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB
Contact: Jane Brooks
Email: janebrookslong@gmail.com
Phone: 01206 823905


Quirky Quilters

Venue: Quaker's Meeting House, Earls Colne
Selected Mondays 10.30 - 14.20 during term time
Contact: Ulrike Tillmanns
Tel: 07766547814
Email: ulrike@patchworkquiltsandmore.co.uk


Radwinter Quilters

Meeting place - Radwinter Village Hall
Meeting day - Thursday (fortnightly) 10.00am to 4.00pm
Affiliated group - No
Open to new members - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list - No
Contact: Zoe Hoar 01799 599466  
Contact: Joy Bolwell 01359 231301 
Additional useful information - £5 per session


Rag'n'Tots

Venue: The Cedars Hall, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7QF
Contact: Laureen Shaw
Email: laureen.shaw@tiscali.co.uk


Red Lodge Crafty Quilting Angels

Meeting place -  Red Lodge Sports Pavilion, One Hundred Acre Way, Red Lodge IP28 8FQ

Meeting day & time Every Monday 10 – 3pm

1st Friday of the month 10 – 3pm

3rd Wednesday of the month 12 – 4pm

Open to new members (Y/N) -  Y
Beginners welcome (Y/N) -  Y
Waiting list in place (Y/N) -  N
Affiliated group (Y/N) - N
Contact name, email, phone number - Linda French, alex14ross@sky.com, tel. 07400845245

Additional information: Tea/Coffee and biscuits supplied, bring your own lunch. £3.00 per session


Ridgewell Patchwork Friends

Venue: Ridgewell Village Hall CO9 4SN
Meet weekly Tuesdays 9.30am - 1.00pm
Contact: M Julia Reed
Email: mjreed104@sky.co


Roothing Valley Quilters

Meeting place - Leaden Roding Village Hall CM6 1RA
Meeting day - 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Affiliated group - Yes

Contact -  susanshanley@yahoo.co.uk  01245 421415.

Welcomes new members - yes, but there are only a few spaces available.

2016 open meetings & workshops




Saxon Quilters

Venue: United Reform Church Room, Rendon Road, Saxmundham IP17 1BJ
Contact: Marian Nichol
Email: nichols448@btinternet.com


Shotgate Quilters

Meeting place - Shotgate Baptist Church Hall, Bruce Grove, Wickford SS11 8Q
Meeting day - 1st Monday in the month, 1pm till 4pm
Affiliated group (Y/N)? -      No
Open to new members (Y/N)? -    Yes
Beginners welcome (Y/N)? -    Yes
Waiting list in place (Y/N)?    No
Contact name -        Margaret Goodchild 0797 187 4336
Group website -         None as yet
Any other useful information? - Teaching group. Currently teaching beginners.


Shotgate Patchwork, Quilting & Textile Group

Meeting place - Shotgate Baptist Church Hall, Bruce Grove, Shotgate, Essex SS11 8QZ
Meeting day - Last Saturday of the month
Meeting time - 2-4pm
Affiliated group - No
Open to new members - Yes
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list in place - No
Contact name - Carol Dodge 01268 765475


The Community Dump Quilters

Venue: Linford Methodist Church
Contact: TBC
Email: TBC


Waltham Patchwork Friends

Meeting place - Little Waltham Memorial Hall
Meeting day -  1st Fri and last Wednesday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Affiliated group - Yes

Contact -  penny.hankey@gmail.com 01376 329150.

Warley and Childerditch Quilters

Meeting place - Warley & Childerditch Village Hall, Magpie Lane, Little Warley Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3DZ
Meeting day - Third Wednesday of every month, 7.30pm to 10.30pm 
Open to new members - Yes, subject to waiting list
Beginners welcome - Yes
Waiting list in place - From time to time, please contact us or check the website to find out the latest situation.
Affiliated group - Yes
Contact - Maria Spiller
Any other useful information: Website Facebook


Windmill Patchwork and Quilting Group

Venue: St John's, Church Road, Mountnessing, Essex
Contact: Delia Ffitch
Contact: Ann Bevan
Email: ann@eli.waitrose.com