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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. In 2015, our 3 yearly Quilt, Flower and Music Festival raised 1,000 for the MS society and 1,000 for Hampshire Air Ambulance and donations to New Forest Disability and St Mary Magdalene Church. 8 annual 'Tea @ 3' events have raised a total of 8,148 for Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington. Last year, 2016, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Year, we held a 'Royal Tea @ 3' and donated 1,255 to HOPe....Helping Older People in the New Forest.

We are now looking forward to our next 'Quilt, Flower and Music Festival' which will be held on June 29th-30th and July 1st 2018, supporting the RNLI and one other charity to be confirmed nearer the time.


page for details of all our forthcoming events.

Rectory Quilters meet on the first and second Tuesday of the month at St Mary Magdalene's 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 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.

This year, 2017, we moved back 'home' to the large hall at St Mary Magdalene Church. We have had 4 more Quilt, Flower and Music Festivals, since our first one in 2003 and are about to hold our 10th 'Tea @ 3'.

We welcome visitors to the group and still have a waiting list!

Quilted bird and leaf border

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