Our meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month in term time from 9.30 for 10.00 am – 12.30 pm. Coffee is served from 9.30 am.
Meetings are held at the Crossfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GL
Annual Subscription is £36.00 payable in September. There is no waiting list at present. A visitor fee of £5.00 is payable for non-members attending.
We warmly welcome visitors to our meetings. Please make yourselves known to us on arrival. If you wish, we have members who will take you to coffee and accompany you at the meeting.
Regularly there are displays of “Show and Tell” for members to present recently finished work.
A library is available with an extensive collection of books on patchwork and quilting and related topics. Books may be borrowed for a small fee. Fabrics and books may be purchased from the Fabric Table – proceeds go to a chosen charity.
If you are interested in any of the events mentioned on this site or you would like to know more about Romsey Quilters then please do get in touch by e-mailing the Secretary at: firstname.lastname@example.org
History of Romsey Quilters
In 1978 an exhibition of textiles was held in Romsey to raise money for the restoration of King John’s House – a medieval building close to Romsey Abbey. Three hundred pieces of textile work were collected and displayed and the exhibition brought together several people who went on to organise two more exhibitions of textiles which included some costumes.
The interest generated by these exhibitions led to the formation of Romsey Quilters and the inaugural meeting organised by June Thorpe, Phoebe Bartleet and Grace White was held in February 1983 with eighty members attending. Since then the group has expanded and the membership stands at about 138. Of the original number, seventeen are still members.
The group has established strong ties with Romsey Abbey. A small group of members have been involved in making both banners and vestments for the Abbey. In 2002 a group co-ordinated by June Thorpe made a Jubilee Altar Frontal which was designed by Ruth Issett.
Our acclaimed exhibition of quilts which has been held in Romsey Abbey since 1987, has now become part of the Romsey Triennial Arts Festival and attracts many visitors as well as raising money for local charities. The most recent Arts Festival was held in July 2017.
In 2013 Romsey Quilters celebrated thirty years of quilting.