Barbara Chainey

Saturday 12 October at Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £20 for members, £23 for non-members. Barbara is visiting the south west again this year and we have booked her for a workshop. Just a diary date at present, details of the workshop will be circulated later. Book with Gill Scott

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

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

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.

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

Dyed and Stitched in Devon

7th – 13th April Birdwood House 44 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SG. Daily 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. A collaborative textile exhibition of colour and stitch by local artists Jan Andrews and Liz Swinbank.

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 Summer Day Meeting

Saturday 29th June 10am – 4.30 At Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS www.exeter-racecourse.co.uk Challenge : a fabric postcard 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

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

Spring Meeting Following the AGM

Reminder: First Quilt – new quilters bring a quilt entry for the Audrey Dean Award (first quilt made in the last two years) Reminder: Bring a quilt entry for ‘Inspired by a SWQ workshop’. There have been lots of workshops over the last twelve months, let others see what you have made.

Notice of AGM

Saturday 27th April 2019 Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ Nomination forms for post of Vice Chairman and Treasurer can be downloaded here in PDF or Word format. Nomination forms and Notice of Any Other Business are required to be received by the Secretary by 20th February 2019.

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

An evening with Sarah Price the Quilt Lady

Thursday 4th October 2018 Goosey Quilters – An evening with Sarah Price the Quilt Lady 7.30pm at Upper Hall, Tavistock Methodist Church, West Ave, PL19 8DU. A Brief Journey Through American History – quilts and the stories they tell. 190 years of America’s quilting story. Tickets £5 including refreshments. From D Pearcey, Hedgebank, Brentor Road,

South West Modern Quilt Guild exhibition

Tuesday 2nd October to 27th October South West Modern Quilt Guild exhibition, at the Creative Innovation Centre, known as CICCIC. The Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3PF. The venue is open 9.30am-4.00pm Tuesday to Saturday, but is only open until 12pm on a Friday. They are closed all day Monday.

The Creative Craft Show, Westpoint

27th to 30th September The Creative Craft Show Westpoint Centre Clyst St Mary (1 mile east from junction 30, M5 on the A3052) Opening times 9.30am – 4.30pm (5pm Sat / 4pm Sun) Discover all the ideas, inspiration and supplies you could ever dream of! Knitters, stitchers, hobbyists and crafters will be in their element

Medieval Tiles with Jan Tillet

15th September 2018 10.am to 3.30 pm At Mount Gould Methodist Church on the junction of Farringdon and Mount Gould Road PL4 2QD £25 For members and £28 For non members. My details are : Pat King, 21 Stenlake Terrace, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 9JZ Tel 01752 240560

Tavistock Goosey Quilters Exhibition

at Tavistock Town Hall Thursday 13th September 12pm – 4.30pm Friday 14th September 10am – 4.30 pm Saturday 15th September 10am – 4pm Charity Raffle Proceeds to Tavistock Hospital League of Friends Theme: “Threads Through Time” Entrance £2. Children free – Disabled Access and facilities Quilts, homemade refreshments, Sales table and Traders – Coast &

140th issue of the Magazine

At our last committee meeting it was pointed out that this issue of the magazine would be the 140th. It all started back in 1983 when members of the Quilters’ Guild formed South West Quilters as a separate group for the South West region. The Guild’s Executive Committee felt that the organisation was not ready

Set the Town Alight

With Anne Hellyer at Meldon Village Hall, Near Okehampton EX20 4NA 10.0 a.m. to 4.0 p.m. Cost £23 for members £26 for non-members [ photo back page Spring issue] Create a beautiful 3D wrap suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea-light candle, either the winter townscape or snowy townscape designs.

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