Conference & AGM 2018

Looking forward to meeting up at our 2018 Conference on 20-22 April at the Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH.  Full details were in the Autumn issue of The Quilter.


To secure your place, please complete the booking form that has been sent out in the Autumn issue of The Quilter, noting that you need to return the form even if you are only attending the AGM for which there is no charge.  To take advantage of the early bird conference savings make sure you have booked by 31 January.  The final date for all bookings is 28 February 2018.  We cannot accept bookings after that date so do make sure you have included the workshops you want to attend and the Gala dinner.  Workshops fill up quickly so do book as soon as you can.

If you have mislaid your paper copy you can download a pdf of the programme and booking form.

Book on-line here


Please make booking direct through Newcastle Gateshead Convention Bureau  and click on 'Make a reservation' to browse hotels and book your accommodation through the secure booking service.  Should you have any problems you can contact the Bureau on 0191 440 5757.


No Guild event is complete without quilts so get your thinking caps on and design boards at the ready to plan your entry.

The Sue Ridgwell Challenge - Coast, Castles and Countryside  A wall hanging of three layers, 24 inches square using any technique. Email Ann Diggory for an entry form and delivery details.  Closing date is 31 January 2018.  

Young Quilters' Challenge - Castles  An item up to 24 inches in any direction.  Contact Kate Elston for an entry form and delivery details.

Torquay Challenge - A Stitch in Tyne A display of quilts made from the fabric given out at the 2017 Gala Dinner.  Please send your entry to Helen Pringle, 42 Hazelmere Crescent, Cramlington NE23 2FJ by 31 March 2018 latest.