elcome to Rectory Quilters. We are a patchwork and quilting group based in New Milton, Hampshire. Our group is not only about the pleasure of sewing, but
also the enjoyment of meeting one another and sharing our interest, knowledge and skills.
We also use our love of patchwork and quilting to help others, raising funds for several charities through a number of different events. Our 2012 Quilt, Flower and Music Festival raised £5,000 for 'Woofability' Assistance Dogs for the Disabled, Julia's House Children's Hospice, Coda Music and the Alzheimers Society. In the last 8 years our 'Tea @ 3' for Oakhaven Hospice has raised a total of £8,148.
Events page for details of all our forthcoming events.
Rectory Quilters meet on the first and second Tuesday of the month at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall. We are a membership organisation and there is currently a waiting list for membership. If you would like to be added to this list, please visit our Contact page.
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History of Rectory Quilters
Rectory Quilters was originally a very small part of the 'Vicarage and Rectory Quilters'. We were mostly mums with young families, all in need of some time to relax, sew and enjoy some good company.
Soon the New Milton group began to grow, and we were invited to meet in the Rectory at St Mary Magdalene's, and then in the church hall. As our numbers gradually increased to 17, it became apparent that it was time for us to form an independent group and Rectory Quilters was established.
The group continued to flourish and, following a successful exhibition in 2003, we doubled our membership to 38 and moved to a larger venue at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Hall, where we still meet today.