Diary information was correct at the time of issue, but if you are travelling any significant distance then please phone the contact in case there has been a change of plan.


10 - 11th Mar

10 – 4pm Spring Quilt and Craft Fair
Mount Gould Methodist Church, Farringdon Road, Plymouth Pl4 2QD. Car park available and 23 and 24 bus stops outside
There will be refreshments and a raffle, demonstrations and traders.
£2 admission and we are raising money for children's brain tumour charity.
Contact Pat King

18th March

Open Day - PLEASE NOTE – Fraddon Village Hall, Fraddon, Saint Columb, TR9 6NT
Cost £5.
We are trying a new venue to encourage our SWQ’s members from further north to be able to join us, as we know it’s sometimes difficult to attend the meetings in Truro.
Morning-talk by Katy Choroszewska of Tamar Embroidery, Colour—A brief tour of the colour wheel, who will also bring along her wonderful hand dyed fabrics and threads which will be for sale.
As usual we will be having our faith lunch - everyone bringing a plate of food to share.
In the afternoon Steph Short will be giving a talk, Secrets of the Stash. This sounds really quite interesting and fun.

31st Mar - 2nd Apr

The Quilters Guild 38th Conference and AGM will be held in Torquay, 31 March - 2 April 2017.

31st Mar - 2nd Apr

Spring Quilt Festival, Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ
10:00am - 4:30pm (4:00pm on Sunday)
A large display of quilts from all over the world including South West Quilters Cornish quilts and challenge entries. Patchwork and quilting suppliers’ stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to "show you how".
Adults £8; Senior citizens £7; children 8-16 £3. Advance bookings £1 reduction.
Tel: 01406 372600

6-8th April

Craft 4 Crafters Show at Bath & West Show Ground Shepton Mallet Somerset BA4 6QN BA4 6QN
Doors open: 10:00 - 16:30
Admission: Advance Adults £7, Concessions £6. On The Day Adults £8, Concessions £7
With over 100 national and local businesses all under one roof! The exhibition offers you a chance to purchase all your essential hobby & needlecraft supplies as well as workshops, live demonstrations, designers, competitions and display galleries.
Park for free or travel by train and use the free shuttle bus service running from Castle Cary train station.

8th, 9th April

Spring Embroidery Fair To be held at Cheriton Bishop Village Hall (EX6 6JA)10.00 am – 4.00 pm Exhibition of hand & machine embroidery And mixed media textiles With demonstrations of techniques Trade stalls with fabrics, threads and books Home-made lunches and refreshments available through each day. Free admission – prize draw. Contact Details: Felicity Dudbridge on 01392 811647,

8th, 9th April

Shipton Quilters are holding their 13th Exhibition on Saturday 8th April 2017 (10 am - 5 pm) and Sunday 9th April (10 am- 4 pm).  Venue: Rendcomb College, Rendcomb, Cirencester GL7 7HA.  Admission £4 - under 16's free. Parking free. 
There will be quilt displays, demonstrations, traders and sales table.  Refreshments are available.  This year our raffle is in aid of The Little Princess Trust and The Butterfly Garden Cheltenham.  We have made a beautiful, award winning quilt, which is the first prize. 
For further information e-mail:

22nd April

South West Quilters' Spring Meeting Including AGM
Saturday 22nd April 2017
Exeter Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ
‘From my grandmother’s side’ talk by Jonathan Dymond
"Quilts, new and old" by Jan Hassard
Traders: Sidmouth Fabrics and Inspirations of Exeter.
Advance bookings : £8 members
£10 non-members. On the door £2 extra.
Book with Anne Turner. Further information here in Word and PDF formats. Booking form is available here in Word or PDF formats.

4th May

Barbara Chainey talk at The Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Street, Tavistock, PL19 8DX.
Goosey Quilters invite members of South West Quilters to join with them for an evening with Barbara Chainey, whose talk will be “Quilt Down the Nile” – Inspiration from the Street of the Tentmakers in Cairo – lots of these amazing appliqué pieces from Barbara’s personal collection to admire and handle.
7.15 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start – tickets £5 to include refreshments.  Tickets available from Denise Pearcey, Hedgebank, Brentor Road, Mary Tavy, Tavistock, PL19 9PY.  Cheques should be made payable to “Goosey Quilters” (please enclose self-stamped addressed envelope).

18th-21st May

Quilts UK Malvern
Severn Hall, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW.
Open competitive quilt show
Theme: Gardener’s World.
Closing date for entries 3rd March.

19th May

Jennie Rayment - Talk 'Nipper & Tucker' - 7 pm - 9 pm. This will be at Ash Village Hall, 3 Main Street, Ash, Nr Martock, Somerset, TA12 6NS
The hall will open 6.30pm. Members £10 non-members £12.
Barrington Patchwork will be the supplier.
Bring your friends to enjoy a very good speaker with lots of laughs.
Book with Margaret Clotworthy

28-29th May

Corfe Quilters are holding their Biennial Exhibition 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Corfe Village Hall, Newton Lane, Corfe, Somerset TA3 7LS (Disabled Access)
There will be quilt displays, raffle for various quilts, trader, tombola, lots of things to buy. Refreshments will be available all day.
£3 Entrance Fee. All monies raised will go to The Beacon Centre, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton providing Cancer care for the community
For further information call Sue Ford on 01823 421769. We look forward to seeing you.

17th June

South West Quilters' Summer Day Meeting
Saturday 17th June 2017
Exeter Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ
Speakers Suzi from Ashmead Designs and Janette Chilver “Journey of a Longarm Quilter"
Traders will be Ashmead (who are also the morning speaker) and D&S Sewing Machines.
Advance bookings : £8 members, £10 non-members. On the door £2 extra.
Book with Anne Turner. Form (Word, PDF) enclosed.

22nd-24th June

10am-4pm each day
Patchwork Exhibition at Villavin Crafts, Villavin Farm, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6LP
Admission £2.00, Sales Table, Refreshment and Raffle - all proceeds to charity
Sale in the Shop!
Free parking and disabled access
Contact Jo for further information - 01409 254581

23rd June

7.30 p.m.
Talk by Gail Lawther A Trip Around the World
Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AR
“A whirlwind trip around the planet: inspiration from different countries, incorporated into large and small colourful quilts which people can handle afterwards.” The talk will last around an hour, with plenty of time for questions included.
Cost £5 for members £6 for non-members (which includes refreshments)
Application for Tickets for this Talk should be sent to: Denise Pearcey, Hedgebank, Brentor Road, Mary Tavy, Tavistock PL19 9PY. Tel 01822 811003 

20-22nd July

Craft and Flower Show Brunel Manor Torquay

1st-3rd Sept

Westcountry Quilt Show at UWE Exhibition Centre, North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road Bristol BS34 8QZ

12-15th Sept

St. Ives Parish Church is hosting a Quilting Exhibition from Tuesday 12th September until Friday 15th September from 10am until 4pm.
Free entry, catalogue £1.
We are calling for quilters to display their works at this exhibition. For further details please contact Jenny Marks 01736 797539.

16th Sept

GET TOGETHER DAY - Saturday 16 September Tresillian Village Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4AW. Cost £5.
An opportunity to finish off your projects following our two previous workshops in May and July with Barbara Chainey and Gail Lawther with others who also attended the workshops in a convivial and supportive setting. No matter if you did not attend, please bring along any other UFOs to work on and share. Trader - tbc.
As usual we will be having our faith lunch - everyone bringing a plate of food to share.