In April 2018 four local quilters met at the Spring Quilters’ Day of Region One of the Quilters’ Guild and decided to form South West London Quilters (SWLQuilters), as a local quilting group that meets in the evenings in the SW19 area.
We share a love of quiltmaking and patchwork
We want to share our enthusiasm for quilting with like minded people and aim to hold regular evening meetings.
As well as having much fun at our monthly meetings with show & tell sessions and experience sharing, we hold mini-workshop sessions and host occasional guest speakers.
Our meetings begin with any announcements, for which it is a good idea to have your diary and a notebook handy.
Next, we hold the main activity of the evening. This could be a Tutor Box from the Modern Quilt group of the Quilters’ Guild or a discussion on quilt labels for example. Members are also always welcome to bring work that they want to sit and sew.
We normally break for tea and coffee which is followed by ‘Show and Tell’ – your opportunity to show everyone your latest creation.
Time: – The meetings run from 7.00pm – 9.00pm.
When:- Our meeting date is last Monday of the month . We have changed our venue to a meeting room where we can book a year in advance so we can better plan our meetings.
Where:- Wesley Room, Lantern Arts Centre, Raynes Park SW20 8RA. It is on the corner of Tolverne Road and the Worple Road, with the entrance on Tolverne Road. The nearest bus stops are: Raynes Park Methodist Church (towards Wimbledon) or Raynes Park Station (away from Wimbledon), served by the 57, 131 and 200 from Wimbledon and Kingston, and 163 route fromMorden. The nearest station is Raynes Park Station (2 minute walk), 19 minutes from London Waterloo and 3 minutes from Wimbledon.
There is free street parking in the area after 6.30 pm.
Membership:– Our aim is to encourage modern quilting, but the work of our members covers a broad range of quilting styles. We also have quilters of all abilities, who are members, but would add that we do not provide quilting lessons. As long as you love patchwork and quilted textiles and can sew and are able to pick up things as you go along, you are welcome to become a member.
The group is affiliated to the Quilters’ Guild, but you do not have to be a member of the guild to belong to the group.