International Activities & the EQA

Each individual member of the Quilters’ Guild is automatically a member of  the European Quilt Association (EQA).  The aims of the EQA are to promote the knowledge of quilting among the 20 member countries, and to encourage friendship and cooperation between quilters across Europe. 

Embracing the spirit of this ethos, each year the EQA sets a challenge open to all members to enter.  Selected entries are displayed in a gallery at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and for the following two years will be exhibited at events in many of the other member countries.  

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EQA News

The EQA now has 19 members amongst European national guilds. A list of participating member countries can be found here.

The QGBI International Officer role will become vacant in 2021.  It is a stimulating and very rewarding role and the person is responsible for representing and promoting The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles abroad.  If you think you may be interested in volunteering for this role please contact Brenda Wroe at

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