Patchwork and Quilting Groups in Greater Manchester

The Quilters’ Guild quilting groups are located at the following:

  • Chadderton (OL9)
  • Astley (M29)
  • Patricroft (M30)
  • Denton (M34)
  • Sale (M33)
  • Heald Green (SK8)

More details about the Quilters’ Guild groups can be found here

There must be some non-guild affiliated groups as well, but I’m not sure where these are.

Many of these groups are aimed at the older age group, and occur during the day, when younger people are typically at work. I’d love to get a group of young(ish) quilters together that meet in South Manchester/City Centre.

71 responses to “Patchwork and Quilting Groups in Greater Manchester”

  1. Mary Shaw says:

    I’ve been wanting to learn quilting for years. I’m now in my mid 30s. If a group is starts in Manc area, please let me know.



  2. helen gillespie says:

    I’m interested in learning to quilt, based in Bramhall (SK7) but willing to travel a little way, so realistically South Manchester

    Im 29 and have NO knowledge of quilting, but looking to learn – if anyone can suggest any classes / groups it would be very helpful!

  3. Lucia says:

    Hi I am interested in learning to quilt, I have been sewing since school many moons ago, and would love to give quilting a go. I live in Cheadle SK8 Stockport and would be interested if anyone knows of a group around my area and not too far away, I would travel if not very far.
    Many thanks

  4. Sandra says:

    I live in Gorton Manchester and would love to meet up with other quilters in the area.

    Also, I wish that I didn’t have to order all my fabrics off the internet, would love to see a fabric shop in the area

    The only one is Abhakan but they have a very limited choice.

    • Hi Sandra

      I have a patchwork shop just outside Oldham, not too far from you. I sell fabrics, kits, notions etc as well as teaching classes most days. Why not check out my website or pop over and see the shop for yourself. I also do mail order.
      Happy stitching

      • Just seen your message on the quilters guild website – where is your shop?
        I live in North Manchester and I am a relative beginner to quilting, but come with loads of enthusiasm and would love to find a group to learn more. Do you know of any in this area?

      • clare lewis says:

        what is the name of your shop interest in courses

    • Michele Kennedy says:

      Hello I have 3 units inside Hyde Market Hall, upper level and I sell fabrics and knitting wool. I stock a range of quilting accessories, rotary cutters, mats and templates. Most of my fabric is 100% cotton and starts at £4.20 a metre up to £6.99 and is suitable for patchwork.
      I also run patchwork and quilting courses and I am now taking bookings for a new course starting in September. My husband also has two units opposite me with an extensive range of haberdashery, selling everything the sewing enthusiast could possibly need. Look me up on THE CRAFTY MOGGIE.

      • fathima mohamed says:

        I would luv to know if there r any quilt groups in Manchester ,pls let me know

        • Estelita says:

          Hi Fathima I teach patchwork at Westcroft Community Centre every Friday from 9:30am to 2:30pm. Contact me on this number 0161 448 8232. Our website is being updated at present.Kind regards Estelita

      • Margaret says:

        Can you put me on your waiting list for quilting, I have never done it before but would love to get involved

    • Sue Taylor says:

      Hi Sandra

      Try The Mill Shop in Broadbottom SK14 6AG Nxt to Lymefield
      Garden Centre. Only open Thur – Fri – Sat lots of fabric
      and articles to sew including Patchwork fabrics

    • Lisa Wilde says:

      Hi I have an online shop but I live near you (Hyde) so I could deliver for you.
      Also join the mailing list we have lots of offers on

  5. Leanne says:

    I am very interested in an evening class in the Manchester area! I like in Monton- please let me know if this progresses!
    I have never quilted but really would like to learn!

  6. Sarah says:

    Sandra, google Leon’s. they are in Chorlton. Very good for an array of fabrics although they don’t really stock your higher end fabrics like art gallery etc. I would also love to learn to quilt. I live on the Salford area. 🙂

  7. Colleen says:

    I have been doing patchwork for many years – self taught – I have a large room at my offices that is free during the day and I am hoping to establish a patchwork and quilting group and a scrapbooking or paper craft group to meet weekly in the mornings. I am in Swinton West Manchester – I am a very young 60 who would love to learn and share techniques etc with other crafters

  8. Jane says:

    I live in Chorlton and would love to learn how to quilt with other beginners and/or experts ! I have a car so anywhere in South Manchester would be great. I work full time though so evenings & weekends only !

    Note to Sandra – there is a fabulous fabric shop called Leon’s on Barlow Moor Road in Chorlton 🙂

  9. Kath Pickering says:

    Hi to all Quilters and would be quilters, just to let you know there is a small friendly group waiting for you to come at Davyhulme Quilters,
    Hartford Community Centre,
    Canterbury Road, Davyhulme Urmston M410RX
    we meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday 1.30 – 3.30pm we look forward to meeting you.

    • Maureen Dickinson says:

      Hi Kath
      Is this group still going my friend and I would like to start something like this in October. Do we just turn up

    • Sylvia says:

      Hi are you still holding your quilting group. I am a complete novice who would love to learn patchwork/quilting I am in Wigan

      • D mills says:

        I run a group in Hindley, once a week, one week afternoon one week evening, please feel free to get in touch, thanks Doreen Mills ,

        • Jean Houghton says:

          Can you please let me have more details I live in Lowton and trying to find group.

        • Jean houghton says:

          Could you please let me have more information regarding quilting group near Lowton saw one for hindley but no further information

        • Sue says:


          Came across your details whilst looking for patchwork groups/classes. Do you still run a class in Hindley on an evening ?

  10. Lynn says:

    Hi Colleen, just found this website. Wonder if you have established your sewing group in Swinton? I live there too and would love to join.

  11. Carolyn says:

    Montague Patchers invite you to their twelfth exhibition of Patchwork and Quilting.
    To be held at United Reformed Church
    Montague Rd., Sale
    M33 3BU
    February 2014
    Friday 21 11 am -5 pm
    Sat. 22. 10 am – 4 pm
    Refreshments, soup, cakes, stalls, traders. Entrance £2

  12. Maura ball says:

    I can sew but would love to learn all about quilting, do have any classes or groups I could attend in the Manchester area, I live in longsight but drive

  13. Rachel says:

    Hi, just wondering if lucia or Helen managed to find a quilting group? I’d be really interested as also in Bramhall and trying to find one I could go to. They seem to have knit and natter groups around but not quilting! Anyone who knows of one in south Manchester I’d be really grateful to hear from, thank you.

  14. sheila walshaw says:

    HI, I have recently moved to westhoughton and not wholly familiar with the area regarding craft groups. Any information regarding m29 area on quilting will be greatly appreciated. many thanks. Kind regards

  15. sheila walshaw says:

    Colleen, Hi I was interested in your post dated 12 sept I would be very interested in joining, I recently moved to westhoughton in Oct. Kind regards sheila

  16. Lynn says:

    Colleen, Colleen, have you established your quilting group in Swinton? Would Love to join a group, am in Swinton too.

  17. Colleen says:

    I am sorry for the lack of response from me – I have been establishing a new business these last few months. I will post more later today

    • Theresa says:

      Hi Colleen I am very new to quilting and would love to learn, have you started your classes yet? Do you have a web site or any information?

  18. K Russon says:

    Hi Sheila Walshaw
    There is a shop in Coppull not far from Standish called Sticky Fingers. They have fabric and quilting supplies and also run workshops on quilting.

  19. carmen says:

    I would be very interested in joining an evening quilting group in Chorlton or Sale. Any one around those areas? tx

  20. Lynn says:

    Hi Colleen, haven’t been on here for ages, but just had a look and noticed that you had responded. Any more thoughts? Just looking for a bit of sociable sewing or some such.

  21. joan says:

    Hi Colleen, Have you started the group in Swinton. I am another keen beginner.

    • Lynn says:

      Hi Joan, am also new to quilting and am looking for a group in Swinton. If you hear of anything would you please post on here? There is a group meeting at Bambers but it is full and there’s a waiting list last time I asked. Colleen also if you get started please post. Thanks.

      • Barbara Harper says:

        Hi Lynn, I have been quilting for about two years but am looking for a group nearer to home (Walkden) Did you manage to find a group in the Swinton area or have you started your own?

  22. Sam says:

    Hi Everyone, is there any classes near the centre or Beswick area.

  23. Natalie says:

    Hi all

    I live in Urmston and would love to join a quilting group or introduction class to help get me started. I work full time so can’t make the Davyhulme group in the day x

  24. Wendy says:

    Hi All

    I live in Disley and am keen to find a qulilting group to join. I have recently retired so am able to go to things during the day. I have done a reasonable amount of sewing but never any real quilting so really need a class to get me going

    • Sue Kime says:

      I have been attending classes in Maccesfield with a lovely lady called Edna who has a wealth of knowledge and very willing to pass her expertise on to others who attended all her classes which are held above her shop called the Quilting Box on Chestergate.

  25. Chris says:


    Both my friend and I would love to learn to quilt too – we don’t have much experience! We are nurses working shifts but would be interested in any classes at variable times. thanks!

  26. Sara Mulvey says:

    Hi there, My name is Sara and I work for Black Sheep Wools in Warrington. We have recently opened a patchwork & quilting room and are offering lots of courses for beginners, both at the weekend and during the week.
    I am also new to quilting and am loving learning. Did anyone set up an evening group – I’d love to join!

  27. Penny says:

    Hi anyone know of an evening group around the Wigan area for quilting? I’m a compleat beginner but know my way round a sewing machine. .Thanks Penny

  28. Elaine Evans says:

    Does anyone know of any sewing clubs round Oldham?Particularly interested in quilting. Thanks Elaine

    • Ann Flint says:

      Hi Elaine, I live in Oldham too.. patchwork / quilting – also looking for classes – wondered if you had managed to find any. Thanks, Ann Flint, Springhead, 0788 079 1559

  29. Dee Johnson says:


    Quilting looks fantastic but a would take more time than I have available. Does anybody know of a quilting, wadding and backing service in the Manchester area? I am just looking to quilt some wide plain silk and make a simple edged bed cover. When I have more time I would like to try some quilting though! Any help with contacts who offer the service I need would be very welcome.

    • Hi, this is probably too late for you now but there are long arm quilters who are available through Patchfinders in Poynton – a fantastic fabric shop with good classes and courses in patchwork.

  30. Cindy says:


    if there is a group sort of in the area of Moss Side/Hulme/Chorlton/Fallowfield I would love to know and join.
    I am a beginner, still working.


  31. I’m in Middleton M24. I’d love to start a small group of Quilters. I know of somewhere that might be available for meeting up. Could see if something could be done evenings maybe? I have always wanted to start a sewing group as I find I am rather lonely now the kids are at High School and my disability has ment me giving up a lot of other hobbies. I have a huge fabric hoard of my own that I am happy to help newbies with starting out. I have been sewing since I was in Primary school but Patchwork and Quilting is still rather new to me tho I have used some techniques in other sewing projects.
    So if anyone would be interested in a Middleton Group, please contact me. Traditional, Modern, Art etc. Newbies to Experts. Would like it to be skill swap style based where we all pass on our own skills to each other. Maybe run projects together in view to displaying etc?

    • Sue Ridyard says:

      Hi laura, stumbled across this thread by accident. I live in Castleton, Rochdale and have been moaning on my Face Book group that there are no quilting groups nearby that understand that some quilters work during the day. All the local ones are during the day. I would love to join a local group and am willing to help in a small way…not because I’m mean but because I have a caravan and am away most weekends and school holidays so my help would be a bit intermittent. Anyway, I’d love to be kept informed of any progress etc. Bye for now, Sue

    • Joanna says:

      Hi laura iv just seen your post and was wondering if you managed to start a quilting group? I would love to try my hand at it, I have already bought lots of the things I need but have never done anything like this before and am at a lose of where to start!!

    • Judith says:

      Hello Laura,
      Just wondering if you started this group up. I live in Whitefield, so not far away.

      • HI Judith, Did you find a drop. I live in Prestwich and would love to find a group to meet up with other patchworkers and learn new skills. I’m quite a beginner. Would love to find a group. Thanks.

      • Janet says:

        Hi Judith
        I live in Whitefield too and would like to rekindle my interest in patchwork and quilting.

    • Denise Matthews says:

      Hi Laura
      I live in Middleton and just wondered if you’d started a group as I would be interested.

  32. Holly says:

    Hi, I‘m a quilter in central Manchester and would love to join a group! Maybe somewhere like Ziferblat would work?

  33. Laura. says:

    Hi Ladies.
    I have recently comeback to live in the U.K., and would love to join or start a quilting group in Rossendale.
    If any one is interest or knows of a group , please leave a message

    • Susan Marshall-Smart says:

      Hello Laura,
      I love near Ramsbottom. Did you set a group up? I’d be interested.
      Best wishes, Susan

    • Janet T says:

      Hi Susan, Laura, I would love to learn patchwork and quilting. I also live near Ramsbottom, did you find a group in the area?

  34. Barbara says:

    I have a lot of quilting fabrics to sell, a mixture of lengths plus fat quarters. Have quilted for many years ,but,
    just moved so need to condense hobbies
    I live in Urmston, M41 area.

  35. Hugo Finley says:

    Would be interested in a South Manchester group if it met in an evening or on a weekend day. Only made two quilts so far but am making more at the moment.

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