Christmas Get Together at Tresillian

Saturday 7 December at Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW Cost £5 An informal Christmas-themed day with a free mini workshop. Details will be circulated nearer the time. There will be a trader, yet to be confirmed. There will be a festive faith lunch with everyone bringing a plate of food to share. Tea and

SWQ Christmas Meeting

30th November at Exeter Racecourse Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS Speakers : Geeta Lloyd and Abbie Anne Searle Challenge : Christmas apron Traders – Abbie Anne Searle, Sew Many Buttons of Princetown and Well Head Books. Cost £9:00 for members, £11:00 for non-members for advanced bookings. On the door – £2 extra, if places

Get Together Day at Fraddon Village Hall

Saturday 9 November – Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5. Get Together Day – make a Christmas bauble Jo Colwill of Cowslip has very generously offered to bring along some little kits if you would like to make a Christmas bauble. She will also be our trader for the day. Bring a packed lunch.

Jan Tillett

Saturday Oct 26th Jan Tillett at Awliscombe village hall Nr. Honiton EX14 3PJ. Cost £22/£24 Jan says – using medieval tiles as inspiration, instructions will be given to make a small embroidered panel. Techniques & materials used will include stencilling onto fabric, applying gilded flakes & free motion stitching. Book with Gill Jackson.

Plymouth Quilt and Textile Fayre

Date – October 5th 2019, 10.00 – 16.00 Venue – Plymstock United Church, Plymstock Road, Plymouth, Devon PL9 7PB Groups contributing – Sound Stitchers; Sew-Cial Quilters; Creative Saturday Club. Parking; Disabled Access; refreshments; sales; 50/50 table; Harry Potter Quilt will be raffled. Proceeds to Plymouth Highbury Trust. Parking, disabled access. Contact – quiltandtextilefayre@gmail.com

Trelyn Quilters Quilt Show

Thursday 3rd -Saturday 5th October. At Fraddon Village Hall TR9 6NT Cornwall Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-3.30pm. Entry fee £2 In aid of Cornwall Blood Bikes and Newquay Hydrotheraphy Pool. Disabled Access and plenty of parking. Trade stalls, displays, sales table, raffle and refreshments. Contact: Margaret 01566 779788

Joyce Cooke

The death of Joyce Cooke has been announced at the age of 92. Joyce was an early member of Exeter Quilters and the first chairman of South West Quilters. She was an amazing hand quilter and embroiderer as well as knitting and spinning. Although she has not been able to get to EQ meetings of

Get Together Day at Fraddon

Saturday 21 September Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5 Sue Chapman will be running in-house and informal workshop focussing on shadow applique with a sea shore theme for those who are interested. Details of requirements, if any, will be sent out in advance. There may be a small charge for this. Please come along

Karenza Quilters Exhibition, Truro

19-21 Sept, 10am-4pm. Karenza Quilters will be holding their 12th biennial exhibition at beautiful Kea Parish Church near Truro TR3 6AE. There will be a raffle in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care, with a lovely quilt made by the group as first prize, and refreshments in the church hall. Do come along and share the

Karenza Quilters Exhibition

19th to 21st September, 10am-4pm. Karenza Quilters will be holding their 12th biennial exhibition at beautiful Kea Parish Church near Truro TR3 6AE. There will be a raffle in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care, with a lovely quilt made by the group as first prize, and refreshments in the church hall. Do come along and

HARBOUR QUILTERS’ Biennial Exhibition

Thurs 12th – Sat 14th September. Held in the Jubilee Hall, Chapel St., Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6SS Open 10am – 4pm. Admission £2. Two beautiful raffle quilts (one French linen & one Irish tweed), trade stall, refreshments (incl. home-made cakes & light lunches). Disabled access to hall and parking within short walking distance. For further

Devon Creative Textile Festival

Sunday 8th September. Padbrook Park Hotel, Swallow Way, Cullompton EX15 1RU 10am – 4pm. £3 entry on the day. A textile festival offering a wide range of fabric, fibre, thread and crafting supplies. For more info visit: www.sidmouthfabrics.com/devon-textiles-festival-september-8

Stanchester and Purple Patchers Annual Quilt Show

Friday September 6th and Saturday September 7th Stanchester and Purple Patchers proudly present their annual QUILT SHOW in Martock Church Water Street Martock Somerset TA12 6JL (10am-4pm) Free entry. Quilts galore, Fabulous sales table with lots of fabric, 100’s of threads, books, magazines, Tombola table. This year we will be featuring the work of an

SWQ Christmas Meeting

30th November at Exeter Racecourse Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS Speakers: Geeta Lloyd and Abbie Anne Searle Challenge: Christmas apron Traders – Abbie Anne Searle, Sew Many Buttons of Princetown and Well Head Books. Cost £9:00 for members, £11:00 for non-members for advanced bookings. On the door – £2 extra, if places available. Places

West Country Quilt and Textile Show

10.00am – 4.30pm. On Thursday, 29th August 2019 University of the West of England Exhibition Centre North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road Bristol, BS34 8QZ The West Country Quilt Show is a 3-day event This event showcases products like bed quilt, small hanging, large hanging, piecework, traditional, whole cloth, hand quilting, machine quilting, machine applique,

Exeter Quilters exhibition

15, 16, 17th August The Mint Methodist Church, Exeter EX4 3AT. Admission £2. Refreshments, trader, sales table. Disabled access available. Public car parks nearby. On Matford Park and Ride route ( green bus). Contact Pam Smith 07825649694

The Flowerpatch Quilters 36th Annual Exhibition

6th-10th August Exhibition of members quilts, enhanced with beautiful flower arrangements throughout the hall. at Central Methodist Church, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BA Admission £2. Refreshments available, sales table, disabled access. Raffle quilt in aid of a new Air Ambulance for Cornwall. For Further details phone Anita on 01566 86666

The Festival of Quilts

1st to 4th August at the NEC Birmingham The Festival of Quilts is an International open quilt competition with hundreds of quilts, galleries of textile art, over 300 traders, quick and easy workshops, Quilt academy programme, talks and lectures To book tickets visit www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk or call Ticket Factory on 0844 581 1289 SWQ Coach booking

Get Together Day at Tresillian

Saturday 13 July at Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £5. Christmas in July. A chance to look forward to Christmas. Plan your festive projects by bringing along any ideas you may have, books etc. A good opportunity to swap patterns too. There will be a trader, yet to be confirmed. There will be

South West Quilters SUMMER DAY

Saturday 29th June At Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS Speakers : “Threaducation: An Introduction to Aurifil Threads” Jenna Clements of Exeter Sewing Machine shop “Colouricious my way” by Jamie Malden Traders : Exeter Sewing Machine shop – Aurifil Threads, Colouricious and Strawberry Fayre Advance bookings : £9:00 for members, £11:00 for non-members.

Colouricious with Jamie Malden

SUNDAY 23 June at Summercourt Village Hall, School Road, Newquay TR8 5DY. Cost £40. A wonderful opportunity to try your hand at block printing. Jamie Madden is visiting the south west and we are lucky to be able to book her for this workshop. All workshop requirements will be supplied and are included in the

COLOURICIOUS with Jamie Malden

Saturday 22nd June at Meldon Village Hall Nr Okehampton EX20 4LU 10am to 4pm. Members £40 / non-members £45 for the day includes materials. Learn how to block print your own fabrics for all your sewing projects. Creatively combine block printing with stencils and Gelli printing. Book with Monica Roberts

Colouricious Workshop with Jamie Malden

14th June Queen Camel Village Hall. High Street, Queen Camel Yeovil BA22 7NF £40 for the day including materials Price includes all Paints, stencils and blocks supplied. students only need to bring fabric and anything they have and want to play with, learn how to use? Learn how to block print your own fabrics for

Coach Trips for 2019

West Country Quilt Show Devon and North Somerset Seats are also still available on the trip to the West Country Quilt Show, – Thursday 29th August. Picking up at Tavistock, Okehampton, Exeter and Taunton Deane. £23 to include entrance ticket and gratuity to driver. To avoid traffic delays we will leave the Exhibition Centre at

Workshop Vouchers

We launched our new Workshop Vouchers at the AGM in April. Perhaps a friend, or a member in your group has a special birthday, or someone just needs cheering up, please consider giving one of our new vouchers. They will be for £10 and/or £20, to be used solely towards the cost of one of

Corfe Quilters Biennial Quilt Exhibition

Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May Corfe Village Hall, Corfe Taunton TA3 7 LS (follow signs for Taunton Racecourse) Admission £3.00, under 12’s free All proceeds to go to: proceedsFREEWHEELERS EVS (Blood Bikers) Refreshments Sales Table Trader – Barrington Patchwork Tombola and Raffle Free Parking and Disabled Access Contact: Sue Ford on 01823 421769

Quilts UK Malvern

16th to 19th May Three Counties Showground Severn Hall Malvern Worcestershire WR13 6NW 10:00am – 5:00pm (4:30pm on Sunday) Open competitive quilt show, hundreds of quilts, trade stands and demonstrations. Theme : Batik Beauties Adults £9, Senior citizens £8 , children £4 £2 reduction in advance. www.grosvenorshows.co.uk SWQ Coach from Tavistock booking form: PDF,

Get Together Day at Fraddon

Saturday 11 May – Get Together Day at Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5 An in-house and informal workshop focussing on foundation paper piecing with Linda Mowbray for those who are interested. Details of requirements, if any, will be sent out in advance and there may be a small charge for the workshop. Please

South West Quilters Spring Meeting Including AGM

27th April Exeter Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ Speakers: Stained Glass, Suffrage[ttes] and Sewing illustrated talk by Sarah Sexton When your points don’t match – illustrated talk by Claire Passmore Traders: Hopscotch of Plymouth and Coast & Country of Truro. Advance bookings : £8 members £10 non-members. On

SWQ Exhibition and Spring Quilt Festival

29th to 31st March, Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ. 10:00am – 4:00pm A large display of quilts from all over the world including South West Quilters Devon 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

Spring Embroidery Fair to be held at Cheriton Bishop Village Hall

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March Held at Cheriton Bishop Village Hall (EX6 6JA) 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Free admission Exhibition of hand & machine embroidery with demonstrations of techniques. Trade stalls with fabrics, threads and books. Home-made lunches and refreshments Contact Details: Felicity Dudbridge on 01392 811647 Website: http://ianmini.wixsite.com/wcecheritonbishop

Fraddon Get Together Day

Saturday 9th March. Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5 A sociable meeting so bring along any current work, UFOs and anything you would like to Show and Tell. There will be a faith lunch with everyone bringing a plate of food to share. Tea and coffee will be available all day.

Project Linus

I have been so overwhelmed by the support I am getting from you all. Keep them coming please, as just when I think that I have a good stock of them, I get requests for them to be delivered to one of the many charities we support. If you know of any child/young person that

Quilts for Grenfell

December 13th 2018 saw the culmination of SWQ’s involvement with Cornwall Hugs Grenfell. On December 14th there was a commemorative service in London to acknowledge eighteen months since the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The remaining quilts made by SWQ and friends were taken to London and laid out in a large sports centre, creating a huge

SWQ Sewing Bee 2020

Members and friends are invited to join the Ashbury Sewing Bee and Ashbury Stitching Hideaway January 9th to 20th 2020. 7 / 4/ 3 or 11 nights stays available. Prices on application. Your own sewing station, single, twin or triple rooms, all the facilities of Ashbury Sport and Crafting Hotel, swimming, spa and variety of

Membership renewal

Your new membership card is enclosed with the Spring magazine once again to save time and postage but please remember that you only remain a member as long as you pay your annual subscription which is due on the 1st ARRIL 2019 on time. The forms needed to do this are also enclosed. Please will

Anne Hellyer Workshop

Saturday March 2nd at Awliscombe village hall Nr. Honiton EX14 3PJ. Anne Hellyer teaching us how to make a small zipped pouch, book cover or postcard. Members £22 non-members £25 [photo inside back page Winter issue] Book with Gill Jackson

Lamerton Quilt Exhibition

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March at St Peters Church, Lamerton, Tavistock, Devon,PL19 8QR Open 11am-4pm, free admission and parking. Refreshments and raffle. Proceeds to be divided between the Church, Brain Tumour Research Campaign and Motor Neurone Disease Association. For further information please contact, Rosalind Wiggins 01822 612440.

Craft4Crafters at Westpoint

February 14th to 16th at Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ. With plenty of free parking, a free shuttle bus service from Exeter train station and even an airport on its doorstep! This 3-day show will feature a mass of crafting delights, it includes textile displays, demonstrations, lectures, workshops and over 170 national and

Open Day at Tresillian

Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £5 An opportunity to come and view a Quilters Guild Travelling Trunk, full of treasures from the past. There will be a faith lunch with everyone bringing a plate of food to share. Tea and coffee will be available all day. There will be a trader for the

DOUGHTY’S ROADSHOW in Sidmouth

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 10.30am to 1.30pm Sidmouth Patchers and Quilters, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG Once again a post Christmas opportunity to stock up on fabric and other quilting essentials from Doughty’s of Hereford. Admission £1.00 to include tea/coffee and biscuit. No parking at the venue. Nearest car park is Bedford Lawn

Art Felt by Andrea Coleman

January 19th Taster session at The Methodist Church Hall 9 Croker’s Meadow, Bovey Tracey Devon TQ13 9AD. Members £5. Following the morning talk Andrea is offering a ‘Take and make’ session, or a taster session. The workshop will commence at 1.30 for 1 hour. Please contact Anne Turner. Booking form: PDF or Word

Art Felt by Andrea Coleman

January 19th morning meeting at Bovey Tracey at The Methodist Church Hall 9 Croker’s Meadow, Bovey Tracey Devon TQ13 9AD 11 am £3.50. Book early to avoid disappointment. www.artfelt.co.uk [Photo inside back page of Winter Magazine] Please contact Anne Turner. Booking form: PDF or Word

Mini exhibition with Cake, Exeter

Thursday 6th December at St Stephens Church, High St, Exeter EX4 3LW. 9.30 – 4.30. If you are visiting the Christmas market on the Cathedral Green, do pop in to St Stephen’s Church, just up from Dingles. Exeter Quilters are having a mini exhibition on a Christmas theme. There will tea, coffee and cakes plus

Christmas Get Together

Saturday 1 December Christmas Get Together at Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5. An informal Christmas-themed day with a free mini workshop (details will be circulated nearer the time). There will be a festive faith lunch with everyone bringing a plate of food to share. Tea and coffee will be available all day. Our

The National Needlework Archive

I recently went with a group of friends to The National Needlework Archive, based at The Old Chapel, Main Street, New Greenham Park, Newbury, Berkshire, RG19 6HW. It is not a large venue, but is most interesting – they have two small exhibition rooms where we viewed “A Passion for Applique” which is the current

SWQ Christmas Meeting

At Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS Doors open 10am – 4.30pm Morning Talk “Snow Dyeing” from Patrica Hann Afternoon Illustrated talk “Away from the Hive” By Stuart Hillard Traders : Cartwheels of Liskeard, Barrington Patchwork of Ilminster and Well Head Books. Challenge : 3D Christmas Tree Click here to view the programme.

Riverside Quilters Exhibition

23rd-24th November, Saltash, Cornwall. An exhibition of members’ work, sales table, traders, tombola, refreshments and light lunch. Raffle drawn daily proceeds to local Dementia charities Trader – Painters of Liskeard Ashtorre Rock, Waterside, Old Ferry Rd, Saltash PL12 4GT 10am – 4pm Admission: £1.50 (accompanied children free) Free parking nearby.

Get Together Day

Saturday 10 November – Get Together Day Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £5 An in-house and informal workshop on trapunto for those who are interested. Details of requirements, if any, will be sent out in the next Cornish newsletter. Please come along even if you do not wish to have a go –

Coach to Malvern Quilt Show

Materials Girls are organising a coach to Malvern Quilt Show on Sunday 21st October. Cost is £28 includes ticket and driver tip. Leaving at 8am from Bovey Tracey Station Road car park. Car parking free on Sundays. Arrive at show at c. 10.30 am and leaving at 3.30pm. Arrive back in Bovey at c.6pm. If

Trevithick Quilters, 6th Quilt Show in Redruth

18th, 19th and 20th October Trevithick Quilters, 6th Quilt Show at Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QY (new venue) Open Thurs – Sat, 10 – 4. Sales table, trade stand and tombola in aid of Cornwall Blood Bikes. Refreshments, car parking, including disabled parking and access. Admission £2.00, children free. Contact Maggie Eastman, 01209 718207

Quilt exhibition at The Morrab library

Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th October Quilt exhibition at The Morrab library, Penzance. 10am -4pm daily (Tue-Sat). Exhibition from local quilters as part of the library’s bicentenary celebrations Demonstrations. Sara Price (The Quilt Lady) will give a talk on Friday 19th October. Free admission. Email janetpye13@gmail.com Library website: Morrablibrary.org.uk

Louise Nicholls : Fabric Embellishment

Saturday 13 October – Louise Nicholls : Fabric Embellishment at Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £20 Embellishing lino prints on fabric Come along & have a creative sewing day embellishing lino prints. There will be a selection of lino designs already printed onto fabric & you will spend the day embellishing them with a

Baskets and Bowls

With Joy Harrison at Meldon Village Hall, Near Okehampton EX20 4NA 10.0 a.m. to 4.0 p.m. Cost £22 for members £25 for non-members [photos in Summer issue ] If you would like to make either a bowl or basket, then this is the workshop for you. They are made from linen washing line in varying

chainREACTION by Textile Maids (repeat)

10 – 16 October The Blanchminster Room, Bude Castle, The Wharf, Bude. EX 23 8LG second opportunity to the exhibition chainREACTION by Textile Maids. 10am to 4pm Free admission Bude Castle has full disabled access with two designated disabled parking bays adjacent to the Castle building, these are subject to availability and are free of

Coming of Age exhibition by the Phat Qwarters

Mon. 8th to Sat. 27th. October Coming of Age exhibition by the Phat Qwarters at the Meeting Rooms, Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0AN Gallery Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm; Sat 9.30am-2.30pm. entrance free. Please note the exhibition will close at 12noon on Sat 27 October

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