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Region 11 - Young Quilters

Individual Membership

If you are between 5 & 18 inclusive and enjoy sewing, dyeing, fabric painting or any kind of stitching then Young Quilters is for you.

Young Quilters is all about having fun, being creative and making friends whilst sharing ideas.

Region 11 offer all new Members a year’s free membership when you join and existing members can enjoy a second year’s membership free . If you are already a member and are eligible for this, please e-mail Sarah Gravestock your Region 11 YQ Representative The normal cost of membership is £10 per year.

Annie Garner has now moved over as an Area Representative within the Region but does do workshops so if you are interested please make contact with Annie direct.

Part of the package for new YQ Members includes

* A welcome gift including sewing guides, fabric, etc

* Two issues of the Young Quilters newsletter in the spring and autumn

* The chance to enter challenges and win exciting prizes!

* Opportunities to attend workshops in the region where you live

* The opportunity to attend special workshops for Young Quilters at

Quilters’ Guild events such as the AGM & Conference and the Festival of Quilts held at the NEC

School Membership

we are really keen to participate in more school activities and would welcome hearing from you if your school has a Textile department or, indeed an Art department that would be willing to use textiles as part of the curriculum. Please ask the teacher relevant to these areas to e-mail our YQ Representative (Sarah Gravestock) if you school is interested in pursuing this. Yearly membership for schools is £15

• YQ membership form (458kB)


  Finally, do check out the Young Quilter’s website on The Guild webpage as well as their Facebook page - lots of ideas on

  there and of course, there is always Pinterest which will give you even more

Happy Sewing - let’s increase the membership for Region 11 in 2019/2020

Sarah Gravestock

In 2014 the Quilters’ Guild announced the inauguration of a new prize of £100.00 to be
given to the overall winner of the YQ exhibition at the AGM for five years. The prize is to
enable the winner of the YQ AGM challenge to further his/her textile exploration.
Doris Debney worked as a nursery nurse and a member of The Quilters’ Guild. Children were
important to her and in honour of Doris who died in June 2013, the prize has been
established by her family to leave a legacy to Young Quilters in her name. This prize will be
awarded annually at the AGM to the winner of the YQ AGM challenge.