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Modern Quilt - Local Groups

Listed here are modern quilt groups that meet in the UK and those that have an online presence only. Some of the groups have one or more prerequisites to membership.

People are always looking for a group or groups to join. If you know of, or already belong to a modern quilt group somewhere in the UK, please consider sharing the group's details here for others to find. Please mail details to Maria Spiller.

Ayrshire: Ayrshire Modern Quilt Guild

Meets monthly at the Killie Browser meeting room at Kilmarnock Station for show & tell, demos, swaps and sewing days.

Email Collette,, for dates and more info.

Bristol: Bristol Modern Quilt Group (BMQG)

Affiliated to MQG, this is a new-ish group of quilters from in and around the Bristol area who enjoy making modern quilts.  We enjoy ‘useful’ quilts (not art quilts), quilts made with modern fabrics, quilts to be used and not hung on walls. 

Dates of Meetings – every 2 months, 3rd Wednesday of the month (January, March, May, July, September and November). 

Timing – 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
Venue – At the moment at a member’s house.
Attendance Fee – None (at the moment).

If you would like to come along and see what we are all about, please contact me for further information.  If you only want to come along and have a chat and see what it is all about, please feel free. 

Contact: Michaela Knight 07813 407 759

Borders: Borders Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

Devon: South West Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

Dumfries & Galloway: Dumfries & Galloway Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

Edinbugh: Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild

For more info click here.

East Midlands: East Midlands Modern Quilt Guild

Meets on the second Saturday of every month (except August and December) 10-4 at Bradmore Village Hall, just off the A60 south of Nottingham.  We have members from all over the East Midlands - Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Notts, even Northamptonshire.  We are not affiliated with the US MQG but are an affiliate group with the Quilters Guild of Great Britain.  

Contact:  Moira Petrie (President).

Essex : Quay Quilters' Modern Quilt Group

A subgroup of the long established Quay Quilters, this modern quilt group formed in January 2017. The group meeting dates are the same as those for Quay Quilters, usually the 2nd Monday of the month. The venue is William Loveless Hall, High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB.

£3 per meeting currently, plus membership fee of £8 pa.

Membership of Quay Quilters a pre-requisite. 

Workshop dates and times may be different and places not taken by group members will be offered to non-members.

Contact for Quay Quilters’ Modern Quilt Group: Marjorie Dench

Glamorgan: Vale of Glamorgan Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

Jersey: Jersey Modern Quilt Guild

We hold a members only meeting on the third Saturday of each month, from 10am to 4pm. We have fun & chatter, demos, show & tell, coffee & cakes! We welcome visitors, by invitation only, as & when space available & for a £10 day fee. We make quilts for charity as a group & organised an island wide appeal in aid of QUILTS FOR GRENFELL, & succeeded in mailing 42 quilts & 180 QAYG blocks  to the London appeal HQ, in a little over a week!

We held our first retreat in the Spring of 2017 which was a resounding success, with quilters flying over from England to attend. Our 2018 retreat plans are already well underway, we are excited to be having Jenny (Pappersaxsten) Haynes join us as our weekend tutor. 

The Facebook page is accessible to group members only.

For our MQQ entry click here.

To see photos in our gallery click here.

Leeds: Leeds Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

This group also has a blog.

London: London Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

This group also has an online presence - a blog, a Facebook page and is on Twitter @LondonMQG.

Newcastle Upon Tyne: North East Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

Oxfordshire: Oxfordshire Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

UK-wide: Modern Quilters UK

This is an online Facebook group.

West Lothian: West Lothian Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

Worldwide: Modern Quilt Group Yahoo Group

This is an online group. 

Membership of the QGBI's specialist group is a pre-requisite. Just add the subscription to your Guild membership by:

  • telephoning 01904 613242
  • or by sending a cheque for the additional fee to the Membership Officer at St Anthony’s Hall, York, YO1 7P
  • or by joining online - click here.

Note - if your membership renewal is in the next few months, you join with your renewal and still play on the Yahoo Group meanwhile.

Please join the Yahoo conversation here for further ideas   

Yorkshire: Yorkshire Modern Quilters

This group has a blog and a Facebook page.