Shropshire Quilters is a friendly non-profit making group with members from all walks of life and of various ages and abilities with a common interest in Patchwork, Quilting and related needlecrafts. The group is affiliated to the Quilters Guild.
We welcome visitors and new members at our meetings. These are held monthly, except in August and December, at the Mereside Community Centre in Shrewsbury (for details and map see Contact page). At meetings, we enjoy talks and occasionally demonstrations by a variety of visiting speakers, show and discuss our work, have our well stocked library available and at selected meetings browse the stock of visiting traders. Each year our programme includes a number of full day workshops. There are several "local groups" of members who meet regularly to sew together. We also raise funds for a locally-based charity, which we select by vote each year.
Membership currently costs £18 per annum. Members’ benefits include a reduced fee at meetings and workshops, a free Shropshire Quilters’ coach trip (travel only) to a Quilt Exhibition, which in recent years has been to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. There is also the opportunity to apply for the Shropshire Quilters’ bursary, which is awarded annually.
Shropshire Quilters March 2019