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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 the Website Editor.

Groups known to be affiliated to the Quilters Guild of the British Isles (or about to become so) are identified below and listed first.

East Midlands: East Midlands Modern Quilt Group - affiliated QGBI

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).

Region 7: Bucks Modern Quilters - affiliated QGBI

We meet on the second Thursday of each month at Bourne End Library , Wakeman Rd, Bourne End, Bucks SL8 5SX. 


Region 8 : Essex Modern Quilt Group - affiliated QGBI

This is a new group, launched September 2018 and affiliated to QGBI effective 1st October 2018.

The group was formerly a sub-group of Quay Quilters and has re-launched:

  • with a new day/time
  • with a new venue that is more central and easily accessible.

You do not need to be a Guild member to join the group although this is encouraged, as is membership of the Modern Quilt (MQ) specialist group. For membership, click here.

See the flyer for more information about the group. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining the group. Membership will be restricted to 20 initially whilst the group finds its feet and a waiting list will be put in place if necessary. 

Image: "In the Pink", designed and made by Marjory Dench for the MQ 2017 12" x 12" Challenge


Region 1: South West London Quilters

South West London Quilters is now a year old. We meet in the Mansel Centre,  a few minutes walk from Wimbledon train, tram and underground station on the fourth Wednesday each month from 7pm to 9pm. Our group activity during the year was to start making a Tiger,Tiger quilt soon to be completed. We start our second year with an interesting programme including a Modern Sampler BOM quilt.  More information can be found on our website or from

Region 8: Suffolk Modern Quilt Group

Meets at Moat House Farm Studio, Saxmundham, 10am on the first Tuesday of the month.

For further information please phone Sally Goodacre on 01728 602228 or email

Region 7: Modern and Art Quilt Design Group with Bev Mayo (new June 2019)

This group focuses on contemporary, modern and art quilt designs and techniques. Starting with exploring ideas by sketching and colour exercises, we are developing design skills in relation to patchwork and quilting. There will be a theme each month with the aim of producing a small 'journal' quilt each month. 

A good understanding of patchwork and quilting techniques and be looking to develop as a quilt artist is where this group starts.  New members are always welcome.

If you are interested in joining the group, please phone 01234 824983 or look on our website – search for Modern and Art.


Region 11: Modern Quilt Group

Currently meeting 2/3 times per year.

Not currently affiliated the QGBI

Contact details: Eleanor Marsden,

UK-wide: Modern Quilters UK

This is an online Facebook group.


Ayrshire: Ayrshire Modern Quilt Guild

Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine, KA12 8PZ 

10.30 - 2.30pm 

first Saturday of the month 

email -  contact; Collette Howie

Bristol: Bristol Modern Quilt Guild

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.

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.

West Lothian: West Lothian Modern Quilt Guild

For more information click here.

Yorkshire: Yorkshire Modern Quilters

This group has a blog and a Facebook page.