Cambridge Quilters enjoy a varied programme of activities, workshops and events, often hosting world-class speakers.  Meetings are held in the day and in the evening to suit our members and are included in the membership fee.

We sew for pleasure and for charity while some members have their own textile based businesses.  Visitors are welcome to attend meetings for a small fee.  New members are always welcome – you don’t have to be an expert!

From September we will be resuming our meetings at Grantchester on Friday mornings - you will need to book a space as numbers are limited and we need contact information fro everyone who attends.  Wednesday evening meetings will remain online and we will email members with details of anticipated speakers and log in details.



Member Focus Jill Essex

I joined Cambridge Quilters in the summer of 2018, having done dressmaking in my teens.  Being completely new to patchwork and quilting, I enrolled on a fortnightly course at Studio 39 in Baldock at the beginning of 2019. On a snowy Friday in January, I found myself for the first hour the only student with two tutors, but gradually others appeared and I got to know a friendly group of experienced quilters. As the only beginner in this slot throughout the year, I was working at my own pace through a well-thought out programme of increasingly complex block designs and techniques. Gradually some of the terms which had baffled me at Cambridge Quilters’ meetings such as needle-turned applique and foundation piecing became clear.
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