About Quilty House


Escape to a bygone era, when you step inside the charming historic federation home, in beautiful leafy East Tamworth. If the walls could speak they would have many a tale to tell.


Once a Presbyterian home for 96 boys who’s ages ranged between six and eighteen, it is now a luxurious Bed and Breakfast with a modern twist on the breakfast side of things. Built around 1889 by Charles Jeffries Britten and his wife Annie, Quilty House was was originally called ‘Avondale’. It was later known as ‘Beethovens’ and has been operating as a Bed and Breakfast on and off ever since. It was recently renamed ‘Quilty House’ in 2018, when purchased by the current owner Meg Quilty and is once again welcoming guests.

About Meg Quilty


Born and raised on an outback cattle station in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, Meg is a mother of five beautiful girls, a watercolourist, gardener and lover of people and good conversation.


Her career as a watercolour artist happened by accident when she spontaneously attended a weekend workshop. After two days of dabbling in paint Meg was totally hooked on the magical and highly addictive medium of watercolour.


From here, her hobby grew until she began selling paintings and occasionally teaching. Meg slowly evolved  into a professional artist. Meg also found she loved passing on what she had learned, to others.  Thus evolved…Meg’s watercolour business and school ‘A Brush with Quilty’.


Meg has a cozy studio at Quilty House, were she paints and teaches. “I just love it when my guests, join in a class or have a private lesson with me.”


Two passions beautifully interlaced!

Meg Quilty, Watercolour Artist and Teacher

Click the link below to learn more about Meg Quilty and to view her gallery of work.