European quilters


European quilters

This group is for European quilters to share their experiences in a continent that, sadly, doesn't have much of a quiliting tradition.

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Latest Activity: Jun 27, 2016

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Patchwork festivals around the continent

Started by Ruth. Last reply by Pauline Anne Hazell Oct 28, 2015. 3 Replies

I've been looking around for different patchwork festivals around the continent and I'm a little dissapointed at the scarce attention this hobby gets in Europe (compared to the US, at least). In…Continue

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European Quilting Events.

Started by Cait Payne. Last reply by Françoise Rousseau Jul 14, 2012. 5 Replies

The 1st Irish Quilt Festival was held in Galway, 7-10th June, last.  Met folks from all over the world and found everyone (quilters of course) very friendly.   It was the first one and they were on a…Continue

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Comment by Lynda Jackson on May 28, 2014 at 2:22pm

Hi I live in England, in South Yorkshire where I have my own longarm quilting service.  I have been having trouble sourcing things as well and have started to import quite a few things.  Quilting is alive and kicking in this area but we sometimes have to travel to find the good fabrics and bargains.

Comment by Beth Griffiths on May 28, 2014 at 12:11pm


I moved from Melbourne, Australia to Kent UK (England) in 2010. Quilting is very much alive in both Australia and England...sadly, it's often cheaper to buy quilting cotton online from the US and have your fabric shipped. 

Comment by Edith Heffner on May 7, 2014 at 7:53am

Hi, i am from Bremerhaven  Germany but live in Pennsylvania USA  anybody else out there?

Comment by Fay Mccolgan on April 14, 2014 at 7:12pm

Hi, i am from Scotland in the UK, is there anyone near me?

Comment by Kathryn Bates on August 18, 2012 at 12:11pm

No longer a European quilter, but was for five years while working on a NATO base in Southern Italy -- and our little guild was very active, with members from the Netherlands, Denmark, the UK, the US, and Italy!  Hard to find good fabric in Italy, but possible - and there's always online purchase.  In fact, that's where I found out how easy it is to find fabrics on the internet.  Southern Italy doesn't have much of a tradition of quilting, apparently, but our Italian member was a very enthusiastic and talented landscape quilter.  It was fascinating to see everyone's different traditions, and I have a quilt made by my friends that I treasure very much!

Comment by Anna Gee on August 18, 2012 at 3:04am

I've just joined and I'm pleased to have found this group. We have lots of quilting going on here in Europe! I know each country has its own festivals/shows. I live in Scotland and next month the Edinburgh Quilt Show/Championships will be on. These shows take place twice a year and are always full to the brim of beautiful and inspiring quilts, as well as plenty of stalls for all your patchwork and quilting needs.

Comment by Martine Chamorel on July 18, 2012 at 4:21pm

Hi Cait,

I will definitively try to post pictures , am trying to sort out all my quilting pictures and should be able to post some from the Ireland quilt festival too...

Comment by Cait Payne on July 17, 2012 at 9:06am

Hi Martine,

Have heard good things about the September French Fest in St Marie,   I hope you do get there, would be delighted if you can get photo's............ seems we have quite a few quilting events, after all !!!!!!!

Comment by Martine Chamorel on July 16, 2012 at 3:33pm

Hi, I am happy to have found that group! being just back to Europe I am looking for all information on what happened here.
I went to the International Festival of Ireland in Galway. The atmosphere was nice. I will try to go to the French one in St Marie as I heard a lot of good things about it

Comment by Manuela on June 12, 2012 at 4:40pm

Hi, I live in the south of Germany. My best friend is an American. I did my first steps in quilting at hers and I just explore how many quilters are out there ....


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