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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

2019 CQ Coverlet Challenge

Members are invited to submit quilts for a new exhibition which was announced in the Spring 2018 Quilter to celebrate the Guild’s ruby anniversary and to be shown at Festival of Quilts 2019. This will be a joint Specialist Group exhibition and will be based on responses to the Edwin & Mary Bloomfield Coverlet in the Guild’s heritage collection. The Quilter's Guild website now hasa new information on the Specialist Group challenge and a leaflet available which shows close ups of the coverlet to aid the creative process for those interpreting it for the challenge. 

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

Saturday 28th March 2020

The CQ Annual Meeting will be in held at Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle on Tyne NE1 7BJ