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Organisations, quilt groups and teaching institutions

The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles - The UK's leading organisation for patchwork and quilting

The Quilters' Guild Region 1 - London area of the Quilters' Guild

London Quilters - A large and busy quilt group for the London area

Contemporary Quilt London - A group of artists passionate about textiles

Marsh Quilters - Friendly quilt group based in Leytonstone, East London

World Shibori Network - World organisation for the art of Shibori

Society of Designer Craftsmen - Organisation promoting creativity and innovation in design and materials

West Dean College - A leading UK institution for creative and conservation arts

Missenden School of Creative Arts - A leading UK institution for creative arts and textiles

Quilters and textile artists

Pauline Burbidge - Contemporary textile artist and quilter

Magie Relph - Contemporary quilter and owner of The African Fabric Shop

Liz Hewitt - Experimental embroiderer and innovative textile artist

Dionne Swift - Worldclass textile artist and tutor

Dorothy Caldwell - Award-winning textile artist

Diana Harrison - Textile artist, researcher and lecturer

Beverly Ayling-Smith - Innovative textile artist

Sabi Westoby - Mixed media artist and quilter

Shops and suppliers

The African Fabric Shop - Fair trade fabrics, beads and baskets from all over Africa

Art Van Go - Comprehensive source of supply for artists and craftspeople

Cowslip Workshops - Patchwork fabrics, supplies and workshops in Cornwall - plus a great café

Quiltessential - Top quality fabrics for quilters, online only

Events and shows

Festival of Quilts - Europe's biggest and most prestigious quilt show

Upper Street Events - Organiser of textile events, including Festival of Quilts

West Country Quilt Show - Friendly, accessible and growing quilt show in Bristol


Arena Travel - Specialist craft and textile travel company

Other links

Kenneth Hudson Interiors - Decor and conte

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