A Ceilidh of Quilters


What sounds better than three full days of quilting-focused time in beautiful and historic Stirling, Scotland? 

Nothing? We agree. That’s why The Quilter’s Guild Conference & AGM 2020 programme has a great mix of national and local talents and skills to provide you with new and exciting opportunities to learn and share more about the craft we all love.


The Scottish Dementia Quilt by Ann Hill, Quilter in Residence at Alzheimer Scotland. This quilt, which will be on show at the Conference, contributed towards raising £100,000 for dementia in Scotland.


Front Door pix


Held from 17 – 19 April 2020, the Conference & AGM will take place at the Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, which is in The Guild’s Region 16. Contact the local Tourist Office for accommodation options. Over three days we have planned an amazing array of full day and half day workshops, lectures, carousel sessions, traders, and the Gala dinner.

Exhibitions will be on display throughout the venue and will include The Sue Ridgwell Challenge, with the theme ‘Celebrating Scotland’, the Young Quilters’ Challenge, entitled ‘Scotland the Brave’. Not only can you see these exhibitions, but you can also enter a quilt in them yourself! The Region 16 Challenge is ‘House, Homes and Grannies Heilan’ Hame” and all Region 16 members are eligible to enter.  Full details of how to enter all these challenges are in the 2020 Conference & AGM brochure. Guild fundraising will include a raffle, guess the weight of the cake, a pincushion tombola, Name the Loch Ness Monster, a ‘Chinese Auction’ and much more.

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Jubilee Conference & AGM 2019, Sue Ridgwell Challenge, ‘Roll Out the Red Carpet’.

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Jubilee Conference & AGM 2019, Young Quilter Challenge, ‘Magical Adventures’.

Also on display will be a selection of Scottish pieces from The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection.

Fiddlefinger and Fidget Quilts will be available each day for ‘pop-in’ sessions every day and we hope you will find the time to sew there.

If you’re a Guild member, register for the Conference & AGM now to make sure you don’t miss the early bird offer, which expires on 29 January 2020.

If you haven’t yet become a member, there’s still time to join The Guild and take advantage of this special entry price. For full details of the many workshops and activities planned, you can view the full colour 40th Conference & AGM brochure by clicking here. Places are still available on many of the workshops and carousel. Final registration for the Conference & AGM is 28 February 2020, so check it out now and make sure you can join us for a wonderful weekend of quilt delights.


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