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This year’s Charity Quilt is now complete and can be viewed in the shop. Tickets are available and the draw takes place as usual at the Islay Show on the second Thursday in August.

We are enjoying our monthly workshops with Rae. We do a Block a month , July date to be confirmed

Block of the Month

April’s BoM will be on Tuesday 23rd at 2pm and a repeat in the evening of Thursday 25th at 7pm. In the Islay Quilters workshop, Bridgend Square.

This is the chance to learn making 1 different block each month easily with Rae and to encourage everyone, to look out their favourite fabrics and £5 for the class. There’s always help on hand if you need it, teas, coffees and more beautiful fabrics for sale in the shop

Look forward to seeing you there.

Congratulations to the Winners in March’s 100 Club

1st Angela Stather

2nd Jean Unsworth

3rd Gillian Burkenshaw

If you would like to join the 100 Club let us know in an e-mail

workshops and Shop Opening

we had fun at the lampshade painting. please come and join us for the bag printing on Tuesday12th . Block a Month Tuesday 18th and again on thursday 28th in the evening 7pm for those who cannot come on Tuesdays. (Tuesdays are 2pm -4.30pm)

Embroidery on Wednesday 19th at 2pm and Crochet on Sunday 23rd

Now that Spring is almost here we plan to re-open our shop on 2nd of April. We will be open 2pm -4.30 pm Monday to Saturday

Exhibition 2018

We are excited to inform everyone of our new competitions for the Exhibition 2018

as always we will be at BALLYGRANT HALL, from the Wednesday 11th July til Wednesday 18th  ALL WELCOME to compete


MINI QUILT – A4 size any design

QUILT – minimum size 1m X 1m maximum 2m x 2m. Theme – MARITIME

CHALLENGE QUILT – incorporating at least 70% of fat quarter provided. Fat Quarters available at the Quilters Shop £1. Any design max size 1M x1M.

YOUTH COMPETITION – Fabric picture/wall hanging using fabric  paints, embroidery, hand or machine stitching. Not to exceed 1M square. Primary and Secondary sections.

for more information please contact us at the shop or by email



WW100 Commemorations

The ISLAY QUILTERS have been involved with the WW100 commemoration preparations for next year.  Part of this involves making Flags of all the states in America that lost soldiers in the tragic sinking of the 2 ships – the TUSCANIA and the OTRANTO.

Image result for islay original otranto flag
if you would like to be involved even in a small way in making or helping to make one of the flags please come along to the ISLAY QUILTERS, THE WORKSHOP, BRIDGEND on 9 SEPT – we will be open from 11am til 4pm
for more information on this event use our Contact page or message us on Facebook.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Islay Charity Quilt Draw 2017

Islay Quilters had a successful day at the Agricultural Show, benefitting from the pleasant dry calm weather.  Our annual Grand Raffle was drawn that afternoon, the proceeds going to Ella Edgar’s Highland Dancers, Islay and Jura Scouts, and a small portion to Islay Quilters.  It was drawn by Dr. Catriona Davis who is in charge of Islay Scouts.

The winner of the first prize was Margaret Russell, a regular visitor to Islay who lives in Matching, near Harlow in Essex, and who plans to collect the hanging during her next visit to Islay in September.  This piece of work features two symbols used by quilters – the Mariner’s Compass, and flying Geese, plus a centrally placed map of Islay.

2017 Charity Quilt
2017 Charity Quilt

We quilters wish to thank the kind donors of our other prizes, Loganair, Calmac, Port Charlotte Hotel, and the following distilleries, Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Jura, Kilchoman, Lagavulin, and Laphroaig.  We are always grateful for this support which is regular and generous.

Article by Rona


Charity Quilt 2017

Our Charity Quilt is ready and looking fantastic for this year's Islay Show. As yet unnamed, the design features Islay at its heart surrounded by representations of flying geese and mariners compass points.

To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic piece of Islay craft, you just need to get yourself a ticket for the Grand Raffle, or several! Don't forget there are also a fantastic range of other prizes, including Islay and Jura Malt Whiskies up for grabs. Tickets can be purchased from our Shop in Islay House Square, from members, or from our stall on Show Day. The Charities this year are Ella Edgar's Highland Dancers and the Islay and Jura Scouts. We've raised over £12,000 for local causes with our Charity Quilts, thank you for your support and we hope you can do us and Islay proud this year too.

We look forward to seeing you at the Show!