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Hello and welcome to the East Surrey Textile Group
We are a group of friendly and enthusiastic stitchers (from beginners to very experienced) with a great programme of speakers and workshops for all things textile related.  These talks cover all types of embroidery - traditional, modern and experimental, felt-making, patchwork and quilting, historical textiles, work from around the world and many other fascinating topics.  For details of our programme of speakers and workshops, please see the 2024 Meetings and 2024 Workshops pages.  


We meet on the second Tuesday of every month (except August)
and from July 2024 we will be meeting at:


Reigate Park Church - Park Room                      

Park Lane East
RH2 8BD.



Our annual membership fee includes all meeting charges and
isitors are welcome to come along for a fee of £5.00 per meeting.  
Please contact our Membership Secretary
for more information 

If you or children of school age (accompanied by an adult)
would like to join an embroidery taster session at
Reigate Library on Saturday, 15 June, 
please see our Events page and ESYQTG page for more information. 
Booking essential, free entry but donations welcomed.


In May this year we had an exhibition of our work at St Lawrence Ancient Church, Caterham on the Hill.  Please see our gallery page for pictures.  Members of our group were present throughout and we hope those of you who came along enjoyed the exhibition and meeting some of our members.

We also have a thriving East Surrey Young Quilters and Embroidery Group (ESYQTG) for children aged
eight to sixteen who meet approximately six times a year on a Saturday for a range of exciting workshops.  We also take the opportunity to hold various 'pop-up' events for young people.  For more information, please email Alison Palmer

and also please see their dedicated page and gallery on this website for more details of
their upcoming workshops, meeting venue and for examples of their amazing work.

Stitch-Ins - each week some members take the opportunity to meet together and stitch and chat, usually on a Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm (except in the week we have our monthly meeting).  Members use these sessions to work on their own projects and sometimes create group projects, which can be seen at our exhibitions.  Details available in our monthly members' newsletter and via 

Other membership benefits:

  • Members receive a monthly newsletter with details of meetings, events, reviews and group news. 

  • Member exhibitions - a chance to exhibit (and sell) your work and view the work of fellow members (details of our next exhibition in early May can be found here and work from earlier exhibitions can be seen on our gallery page.

  • The chance to meet, talk, be inspired and to inspire other textile enthusiasts.

Thank you - to all of our members for letting us use images of their work (some greatly magnified) across this website.  We would love to give all of you credit for your work and please can you let a committee member know which work is yours and we will be more than happy to note this on the appropriate image.

Please see some of our members' work in the mini slide show below or click on an image and you can see the whole image and control the speed of the images:

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