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"Handmade and Homegrown Festival"  YQ Challenge 2018

“Out at Sea”

·  Using your imagination, have fun whilst making a quilted item up to 60cm (24”) in any one direction for the theme “Out at Sea”

·  Be as creative as you like, using any technique – patchwork, quilting, appliqué or a mixture of techniques, hand or machine sewing

·  The age bands for judging are 10 years and under, and 11-18 years.

·  Age is for when you made your item

·  Remember this work needs to be made by you but please state if you had received any adult help and how, we all do need help sometimes


·  The individual categories are open to all Region 2 YQ members

·  Entry is free but you must register your entry by: 30th June 2018

·  You do not have to attend Hever to enter

·  Entries may be hand and/or machine sewn Quilts

·  Entries received after the closing date will not be entered into the challenge competition

Entries will be displayed in the grounds of Hever Castle over the weekend of 31st August, 1st & 2nd September 2018.  They will be hung in the Young Quilters marquee. Judging will take place during the weekend and the winners will be announced on Sunday 2nd September at 15:00, when prizes will be awarded. Your entry may be collected at the end of the weekend or it will be returned to you as stated on your form.

Your entry will be insured by the Guild whilst it is at Hever Castle.  However, it is not covered whilst in transit or at a member’s home. Please add it to your household contents insurance if so desired.


·  After completing the entry form , the bottom section is to be cut off and retained, ensuring it is attached to the back of your item before being delivered

·  The completed Entry/Registration form is to be sent to:- 

Mags James, 16 Wisley Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 3DR. - By the 30th June 2018


Entries must be delivered as indicated on your form. 

Any items that do not meet the specified date will not be entered.

They must not be sent to Guild HQ in York

Young Quilters at Hever 2018

In 2018 the Young Quilters will have yet another Sit ‘N’ Sew.  There will be several projects on offer.  The children will be able to do a hand project or a small project that involves the use of a sewing machine with guidance from an adult.  This activity is free and for all children between the ages of 5 to 18, Guild members or not.  In the past years this has been a great success and in 2017 we had a total of 145 children who have experienced this over the three days. 

We also have a challenge for all Region 2’s Young Quilters, the theme for 2018 is “Out at Sea”.  Parents/Grandparents/Carers, is your child a Young Quilter?  Why not get them to enter.

If you have a friend or know anyone that would like to take part in this then please let them know that they can either contact me or go onto the Young Quilter’s web site where they can find out about becoming a member of the Guild

The Quilters Guild AGM 2018 Young Quilters' Challenge – Castles.

This will be held on 20-22 April at the Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH.  Young Quilters' Challenge – Castles.  An item up to 24 inches in any direction.  Contact Kate Elston  at for an entry form and delivery details.

Hever Quilt Show 2017

The Region 2  has a section dedicated to Young Quilters. So if you would like to see their work and maybe take part in an activity you can get free admission to the show as long as you are accompanied by a paying adult.

1st – 3rd September 2017

All you will need to do is show your YQ membership card at the gate.

There will be a separate marquee for YQ, which will not only exhibit the challenge for this year, ‘My favourite Book’ (download  challenge details and entry form), but other items made during the course of the year.  GCSE work from Babington House School, Chislehurst will also be on display.

In addition to the challenge, Young Quilters are invited to make an Outside exhibit.  Download the rules of entry and entry form here , instructions on making a 3D bird here  and the 3D bird template here .

A make and take will be running at the Hever Show for children between the ages of 5 to 18 years. They can make and take any one of the following (see below for pictures):-

·  A Shoulder Bag

·  A Fabric Box

·  Personalize Cushion

·  Mobile Phone Case

These 4 projects are made on the sewing machine with adult supervision.

In addition, there will be a hand project of a Christmas Wreath.

Timings for make and take:-

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd 11am to 5pm (last project starts at 16:30pm)

Sunday 3rd 11am to 3:30pm (last project starts at 3pm)

Children under 5 will be able to select a small gift, as they are not permitted to participate in the make and take.

The presentation of the winning entries (2 categories) for the challenge quilts will be held on Sunday 3rd September at 3:30 pm in the Young Quilters marquee.

  Young Quilters Workshops  - January 15th 2017 - Annual Quilters Fair and Exhibition. 

 Courtyard Kiln at Farnham Maltings Quilters Fair, Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7QR

10.15am - 12.15pm and 1.15pm - 3.15pm

The Young Quilters will be making and embellishing Bunting. 

Cost £2 for guild members and £4 for non members. 

Admission to the fair is £6 and £3 after 1pm under 15's and partners free. Any children under 8 need to be accompanied by a parent/carer.

To book a place please contact or phone 01252 725261


September 11th -13th "Handmade and Homegrown Festival",  Hever Castle

'Sit and Sew '

See main events for more details

For information about  Young Quilters events contact Mags James

0208 289 9096 or 07907 833336 or email