June Meeting


Art quilter Stephanie Crawford was guest speaker at our June meeting and fortunately for us she brought along a good selection of her fantastic art quilts and other handmade items.

Stephanie brings together art and textile craft superbly, blending the two together to create stunning quilts. She uses a variety of media including teabags and coffee.    Here are a few of her quilts:

Our members also brought along some beautiful items they had made: 

Another of our talented members made this beautiful, colourful bear quilt

Compton Quilters is moving!


Isabel Hall of Compton Quilters is moving to a new address from 07/06 for anyone wanting to use her longarm quilting service. Her new address will be Holly Lodge, 36A Hersham Road, Walton on Thames,Surrey, KT12 1JJ.

Her phone number 01932 844630 and email isihall@aol.com have not changed

Quilt Challenge for Guildford Quilters members


Guildford Quilters are invited to join in our quilt challenge. The theme is 'Natures Patterns' and the maximum size the quilt can be is 18"x12".The entry fee is £2 and you will receive a 7" square piece of the sample fabric, of which at least 50% must be used in the quilt. The fabric cannot be dyed. The quilts will be judged at our Christmas meeting.

A 2 inch sleeve and a label must be attached to the back of the quilt.

May Meeting


Our meeting in May was made all the more enjoyable by our guest speaker,the very talented quilter Lesley Symes. Lesley brought so many of her beautiful quilts to show us and on hearing from her that these were only a third of the quilts she had made, it did leave us wondering if she actually ever slept!  All her quilts were gorgeous, and the cherry on the top was that she brought along a few of her heritage quilts that she has collected over the years, including a postage stamp quilt dating back to the late1800's.



One of our own talented members made these lovely quilts and shared them with us for Show and Tell.


April Meeting


Our meeting in April was a very enjoyable and entertaining Question and Answer session with a panel of our members answering questions such as what their favourite quilting gadget was and why; what thread is best to use, for example, whether polyester cotton was suitable for sewing quilts and whether fabric should be washed before use. Needless to say we all went away experts thanks to our lovely panel.

One of our talented members has been busy re-covering an armchair with patchwork pieces and it looks sensational. 

Another of our talented members drew inspiration from the talk Theresa gave on Japanese Boro and Sashiko quilting and made this beautiful bag