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Abbey Quilters

  • Chairperson - Gill Cooper
  • Secretary – Heather Skerven
  • Treasurer - Liz Casey

For enquiries contact Heather Skerven (01573 225149)

Abbey Quilters is a small, friendly Patchwork and Quilting group which meet at 7:00 pm in the Abbey Row Centre, Kelso on the second Tuesday of every month between September and June.

The membership for the year is £18 or £5 per meeting.

We also have an informal sewing bee on Monday afternoons from 2pm till 4pm, also in Abbey Row Centre.

The meetings are very informal and usually take the form of a group member or guest speaker demonstrating different techniques, then the members have an opportunity to try out their newly learnt skills.

The syllabus for the new season is:-



September 12th

Sandra Kinnoch & Rineke Sangster– Introducing the Margaret Fletcher Challenge

January 9th

Gill Cooper – Crazy Hearts

October 10th

Jo Avery – Colour Theory

February 13th

Doreen Havis & Maureen Mitchell – How to use templates

November 14th

Heather Skerven – Celtic Knots

March 13th

Louise Mabbs - TBC

 December 12th

Annette Fraser – Christmas Surprise 

April 10th

Caroline Morrell – Disappearing Nine Patch

May 8th

Show Preparation

June 12th


Workshops and Weekend Events

2017 - 2018

Saturday 30th September

Elaine Pettigrew – Fidget Dementia Quilts for Queen’s House

20 places

Thursday 10th October

Jo Avery – - Freehand Foundation Piecing

15 places

Saturday 18th November

Margaret Thompson & Yvonne Rennie – Snow Penguin Panel

15 places (Charge plus materials)

 Saturday 9th December

UFO Date – Finish off these Christmas Gifts

 Saturday 20th January

 Orphan Blocks Day – Bring along your orphan blocks for inspiration and swap

 Sunday 11th February

 Pat Archibald – Japanese Inspirations

15 places

Saturday 17th March

Louise Mabbs - TBC

12 places

Saturday 14th April

Muriel Prince – Dyeing and Resists

15 places

Saturday 28th April

Trip to Scottish Knitting and Stitching Show

For all bookings for workshops and weekend events, contact Heather Skerven (01573 225149) email: the or Gill Cooper (01896 849491) email:

The group hold an exhibition every second year on the Friday and Saturday at the end of Civic Week. This is an opportunity for members to display their work and for the public to be inspired by all the wonderful quilts, wallhangings, cushions, etc on display. A group quilt made by the members is raffled at the exhibition with all the proceeds being donated to a local charity.

So - whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced quilter, come along to our meetings where you will be assured of a warm welcome and become addicted to Patchwork & Quilting.

Kelso Scotland, Scottish Borders UK