History of Highland Quilters

Twenty Five Years of Highland Quilters

Our first 25 years was commemorated at our exhibition in Inverness Cathederal in June 2017

Introduction to “All things Silver”

Highland Quilters is a quilting group based in Inverness. The group was formed in September 1991, but its beginnings can be traced as far back as April 1980.

It all started with a meeting at Sheena Norquay’s home in April,1980,
which grew into Haugh Quilters, who continued to meet as a “house group” till the growing numbers forced a move to the Dunbar Centre in Church Street, Inverness in 1989. September, 1991 saw the first AGM of the new Highland Quilters, all Initially Quilters’ Guild members.

1981: The first Quilt Exhibition in Inverness run by the Quilters’ Guild.

October 1988: A Scottish Quilters’ Area Day with speakers’ Mary Fogg and
Pauline Burbridge.

1989: First workshops with Chris Berry and Anita Dunlop.

First bus trip organised by the group was to a Quilters’ Guild Regional
Day at Musselburgh, with Michael James as Speaker.

Highland Quilters continues to run workshops for members as well as monthly evening meetings (except July & August) at Smithton Free Church Hall, Murray Road, Smithton. IV2 7YU