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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 - Blackbourne Community Centre Elmswell, Suffolk
Meeting day - Last Friday in the month except December, 10-3pm.
Affiliated group - Yes
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.

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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


Stanway Sewing Bee

A brand new meeting for anybody young or old, who loves sewing, knitting, crotcheting, baking, cross stitching, quilting or any other handicrafts to come and join in or just chat with like minded people.

 £2.00 each per meeting to cover hire of the hall and tea and coffee. Cake will be available too. 

You don't have to be able to do any of the above as I'm hoping to provide lessons in the future. Hope to see you there. 

First meeting, Friday 15th December 2017, 7.30 - 9.30pm, Stanway Village Hall, Villa Road, Stanway, CO3 0RH

Contact: TBC

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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