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.
In 2016 it was 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. Our 2017 'Tea @ Three' raised £880.00 for the Cherry Tree Nursey

Our annual ‘Tea at 3’ this year (2018) was held in September and was for Macmillan Cancer Support. We had a wonderful selection of homemade cakes, all made and donated by the quilters. 3 raffle quilts, a tombola and a ‘Handmade’ gifts table. The challenge this year was to make a fabric cover for an A4 book or folder. As usual the quilters rose to the challenge and a wonderful display of such varied workmanship was on view for the visitors to enjoy.
Ryan Howarth, area fundraising coordinator for Hampshire, came from Portsmouth and spoke about the importance of Macmillan Cancer Support in helping suffers and their families. Visitors were able to vote for their favourite book cover, while Ryan was given the task of choosing awards for ‘Workmanship’ and ‘Originality’, also a ‘Highly Commended’ award. Prizes went to Sue Brown for Visitors choice. Annie Hamilton received the workmanship prize and Liz Wheeler the Originality prize. Karen Thomas was Highly Commended.
The raffle resulted in 3 delighted winners…..receiving a quilt each.
This year visitors were able to gift aid their donations to Macmillan.
Following the tea, we were delighted to send a cheque to Macmillan Cancer Support for £1,000!
Thank you to everyone who made this another wonderful afternoon, with a terrific result.

'Quilt, Flower and Music Festival' which was be held on June 29th-30th and July 1st 2018, supporting the RNLI, please see News page for report....

Tea @ Three
'Tea at 3' will be on Sunday 8th September 2019 at St Mary Magdalen and this year will be supporting New Forest Disability....we are looking forward to sharing our 12th Tea @ 3 with you in the usual way...lashing of tea and cake! Please see our 'Links' page for a link to New Forest Disability so you can see their website.

page for details of all our forthcoming events.

Rectory Quilters meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.00 pm till 9.00 pm, on the third Tuesday at 2.00 pm till 4.00 pm and the fourth Tuesday at 2.00 pm till 4.00 pm.... at St Mary Magdalene's Church Hall, Church Lane, New Milton BH25 6QL. We are a membership organisation and there are currently spaces for new members. If you would like to come as a visitor and meet us 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.

In 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.

We welcome visitors to the group....please email if you would like to come.

Quilted bird and leaf border

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