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Mannin Quilters
are a group on the Isle of Man who are interested in quilting. We meet every Tuesday evening from 7:15pm in the Sunday School of Ballabeg Methodist Chapel and every Wednesday afternoon at Port Erin Catholic Church Hall from 1:30pm. New members will be very welcome. If you would like to join us the membership form is available to download from the Contact Us page.
We hold exhibitions every 2 years. You can view the quilts which were exhibited at previous exhibitions on our Picture Gallery page.
More information is on the About Us page.





Charlotte Shafto
One of our members Charlotte Shafto passed away on the 8th October last year.
Charlotte was a longstanding and very active member of Mannin Quilters and never missed our Tuesday evening meetings when she was well. She served on our committee and was involved with many of our projects over the years. She was also an inspired teacher running countless workshops always popular and well-attended. Sadly, the last five years of her life were blighted with very aggressive chemotherapy but when she felt well she just carried on as usual. She was a very brave lady who rarely complained and is much missed by all.
For most of Charlotte’s adult life she was a prolific and accomplished quilter and her legacy to Mannin Quilters was the contents of her sewing room which included many, many quilts and wallhangings. Our committee decided (with members approval) to hold a selling exhibition of Charlotte’s work in Ballasalla Hall. This was very successful. Over 200 quilts were displayed, many of them were sold and over £8,000 raised for Charlotte's charities which were Hospice IOM, Manx Wildlife Trust and the Gaiety Theatre Restoration Fund.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO MEMBERS

The floor in the hall in Ballabeg Methodist Chapel has been fixed. Although a carpet has not yet been fitted, Tuesday meetings are now back at Ballabeg.

2018 Exhibition

The 2018 Quilt exhibition is featured in the regional newsletter of the Quilters Guild. To view it, visit the News and Information page.

The 2018 Quilt Exhibition was held over the first weekend of May and attrated more than 300 visitors. It was included in the All-Island Art Festival held at various locations over the same weekend.
To view some of the quilts which were on show at the 2018 exhibition and at previous exhibitions, visit the Gallery Page

Our Quilting exhibition

Now the exhibition's over we can breathe again once more
The array of quilts were brilliant from the ceiling to the floor
The visitors came flocking to see our awesome work
all our precious sewing and lots of new patchwork
Even through the mist people came along in droves
just to have a peak at our lovely treasure troves
Tombola tickets sold and people walked around in awe
then they chose their favourite quilt from all the ones they saw
Teas and cake were served by the willing kitchen hands
as the visitors sat and chatted about the quilting stands
By Monday Lee was knackered, she couldn't take it any more
and still the people came in through the open door
With the quilters getting twitchy it was time for us to close
so we could gather up all the cushions, quilts and throws
So congratulate yourselves and relax from all the strain
but don't forget in just 2 years we'll do it all again!

Di Benson 2018


Mannin Quilters contribution to the 2017 Isle of Man Flower Festival is below. The arrangement is based upon the SCBU quilts, Click the picture for a larger image.


 
The 2017 project, cushions for the Peel Live at Home Scheme, can be viewed in the Picture Gallery Page
 
 

For more information about Mannin Quilters please see our Contacts Page

Below are photos of our sales day in November 2016.



In June 2015 Chris Eastham , representing Mannin Quilters, was invited to attend the opening of the Neonatal Unit and was presented with a certificate in recognition of the support Mannin Quilters have given over the years. We hope to continue our supprt for many years to come and are very greatful to all those members who have made and donated these much treasured items.

Below are photos of the cheques we gave to charity following our tombola in 2012.