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Welcome to Contemporary Quilt

We are a diverse group of quilters and fabric artists.  We like to work in textiles to create innovative and dynamic art.


The Quilters’ Guild is delighted to announce the inauguration of a new prize for CQ Challenge entrants, awarded annually to the winner at the Festival of Quilts.

'Gate' by Anne Tuck

2020 CQ Fragmentation

Members are invited to submit quilts for a new exhibition in 2020 -  venues to be arranged.
To be called ‘Fragmentation’
The size limit is 100 x 60 cm in landscape or portrait format. 
The closing date is 30th June 2020. 
In a break from previous years, the 2020 challenge will NOT be juried; all entries will be exhibited. The reasoning behind this decision is to try to attract new challenge entrants. 

Our Regional Groups

There are groups of Contemporary Quilters throughout the UK. They are a great opportunity to meet fellow quilters, have fun and get help and inspiration.

Annual Meeting - Cancelled!

Considering the information currently available on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)and the Government's proposed further measures, the Contemporary Quilt Committee find it necessary to cancel the Annual Meeting due to be held on Saturday 28. March in Newcastle.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this action may cause.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chris Dixon and members of Northern Threads for their time and effort in helping to pull this event together.

It is always disappointing to have to make this kind of announcement, but we hope you understand our action.

Keep safe

Karin McCollin

CQ Co-ordinator