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 Theme : Batik Beauties Adults £9, Senior citizens £8 , children £4 £2 reduction in advance. Closing date for entries 1st March. www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

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

Fraddon Get Together Day

Saturday 9th March. Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5 A demonstration and informal workshop focussing on shadow applique for those who are interested. Please come along even if you do not wish to have a go – just bring along your own project. There will be a faith lunch with everyone bringing a plate

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.

chainREACTION by Textile Maids

4 – 8 September chainREACTION by Textile Maids. At The Spring Gallery, The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth. TR11 3EG 10am to 5pm Free admission This exhibition has a cohesive visual vocabulary – an original word prompted the ten members’ individual pieces of textile art; these initial pieces then inspired the second stimulus word for

West Country Quilt Show

30th August to 1st September West Country Quilt Show at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS34 8QZ 10.00- 4.30 Including Strip Show – South West Textile Group members’ exciting responses to this thought-provoking title, which will be exhibited as part of the West Country Quilt and Textile Show. Admission Fee

Plym Piecemakers’ 30th Anniversary Quilt Show

24 and 25 August 2018 Plym Piecemakers are celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a Quilt Show at Yealmpton Community Centre, Stray Park Yealmpton, PL8 2HF Friday 10 am to 4pm Saturday 10 am to 3pm £1.00, Accompanied children free (Groups welcome, please advise in advance) Disabled access & parking Sales table, demonstrations, tombola, refreshments. Traders:

South West Textile Guild Revisited Exhibition

18th August – 8 September (closed bank holiday and Sundays) South West Textile Guild revisited Admission Fee 10:00 – 5:00 Guild Gallery, 68-70 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JY. sorry, no disabled access A selection of members’ work from the recent ‘Layered’ and ‘Ebb and Flow’ exhibitions. This is an opportunity to see work that you

Flowerpatch Quilters 35th Annual Exhibition

31st July – 4th August. The Flowerpatch Quilters 35th Annual Exhibition of members quilts, enhanced with beautiful flower arrangements throughout the hall will be held at the Central Methodist Church, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BA. Open Tuesday July 31st to Saturday 4th August 2018 10 am to 4 pm (last admission 3.30 p.m.) Admission £2. Refreshments

Royal School of Needlework teaches in Exeter

Saturday 28 – 29 July, 10am-4pm, join RSN Tutor Auburn Claire Lucas on a two day hand embroidery class, ‘Advanced Elizabethan Stitches: Elizabethan Sweet Pea’ at Exeter Community Centre. This advanced two day class is inspired by a 16th century embroidered panel. Worked on cream linen you will learn traditional Elizabethan embroidery stitches such as

Quilters’ Guild Regional Day “Celebrating Pat”

Saturday 28th July Quilters’ Guild Regional Day “Celebrating Pat” at The Barn Cowslip Workshops, Newhouse Farm, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8JX. 10.a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests include Pat Cox, Barbara Chainey, Jenny Hutchison and Jeanne Stetson. Tribute to and demonstrations by Pat Cox. Illustrated talk by Jenny on the 1998 Truro exhibition of locally made Baltimore

Exhibition “Starting with Baltimore………..”

Tuesday 17th July – Friday 27th July Exhibition “Starting with Baltimore………..” The Barn, Cowslip Workshops Newhouse Farm, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8JX 10.a.m – 5 p.m. Admission free – disabled access A selection of hand appliqued items made by quilters in the South West, over the past twenty years. A small selection of Baltimore quilts which

Get Together Day at Fraddon Village Hall

Saturday 14 July – Get Together Day at Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5 Christmas in July, with a Christmas-themed pattern swap. We will be launching a surprise Christmas project! Plus, please bring along anything “Christmassy” you are working on for a show and tell. There will be a faith lunch with everyone bringing

Royal School of Needlework teaches in Exeter

Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July, 10am-4pm, join RSN Tutor Helen Jones on a two day hand embroidery class, ‘Stumpwork & Silk Shading: Violets’ at Exeter Community Centre. This two day course is for those with some stitch experience though not necessarily in either Stumpwork or Silk Shading. We will construct a Raised Work

South West Quilters SUMMER DAY

Saturday 30th June Cowslip, Newhouse Farm, Launceston Doors open 10am   Speakers : Jo Colwell “Applique my way”  Barbara Chainey “Quilts from The Cupboard”  Traders : Beads for Beauty Torquay  and   Tamar Embroideries Gunnislake Advance bookings : £8 members £10 non-members. On the door £2 extra       Book with Anne Turner.        Form:

South West Quilters SUMMER DAY

Saturday 30th June Cowslip, Newhouse Farm, Launceston – map: Cowslip Map       Speakers : Jo Colwell “Applique my way”  Barbara Chainey “Quilts from The Cupboard”  Traders : Beads for Beauty Torquay  and   Tamar Embroideries Gunnislake Program: PDF Advance bookings : £8 members £10 non-members. On the door £2 extra.       Book with Anne Turner.        Booking Forms: Word,

Eastern Promise Appliqué

With Barbara Chainey at Sourton Village Hall, Near Okehampton 10.0 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Cost £21 for members £24 for non-members On the Street of the Tentmakers in Cairo stunning applique hangings have been produced for hundreds of years. Enjoy working with a comfortably sized Tentmaker-style design and traditional needle-turn applique methods as Barbara shows

PARKHOUSE PATCHWORK GROUP 14th BIENNIAL EXHIBITION

Thursday, 14th to Saturday 16th June 2018, 10am – 4pm at the Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude EX23 8LD. Entrance £2.00 (children free), disabled access & parking. Sales table, demonstrations, tombola, traders, refreshments & light lunches. Raffle Quilt for Merlin MS Centre. Contact: Joan Lashbrook 01288 354334

Textile Wizardry present ‘Medieval by Design’

11th to 16th June. Textile Wizardry present ‘Medieval by Design’, their fifth exhibition of mixed media, embroidery, patchwork, quilting and beadwork at Birdwood House, High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SQ from 10.00-17.00 daily; 10.00-16.00 Sat Admission free. Disabled access. Tel: Anne Turner  01364 643636

Textile Wizardry present ‘Medieval by Design’

11th to 16th June Textile Wizardry present ‘Medieval by Design’, their fifth exhibition of mixed media, embroidery, patchwork, quilting and beadwork at Birdwood House, High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SQ from 10.00-17.00 daily; 10.00-16.00 Sat Admission free. Disabled access. Tel: Anne Turner  01364 643636

Thistle Quilters Transitions Exhibition 1718 – 2018

Saturday 19th May – Sunday 3rd June, Thistle Quilters Transitions Exhibition 1718 – 2018 Galleries 1, 2 and 3, Third Floor Edinburgh Palette, St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE. Opening Times: 10:00-16:00 daily Entrance: Free – Refreshments available A celebration of quilting by one of Scotland’s longest established quilt groups Edinburgh based Thistle Quilters is

KERNOW QUILTERS 2018 EXHIBITION

31st May to 2nd June KERNOW QUILTERS 2018 EXHIBITION at Perranarworthal Village Hall, Perranwell Station, Truro, TR3 7NJ 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Thursday and Friday 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Saturday Admission £2.00. Parking and disabled access. Group Quilt to be raffled in aid of charity. Sales table. Coffees, lunches and afternoon teas. Trader

Strawberry Fayre end of an era

Strawberry Fayre Chagford Devon TQ138EN www.strawberryfayre.co.uk tel 01647250 Jenny & Alec are retiring after 45 years and closing down Strawberry Fayre “We started Strawberry Fayre in Oct 1972 as a craft shop in Stockbridge, Hampshire. Patchwork Quilts soon became a big part of the shop. Quilt exhibitions, classes and workshops with visiting lecturers from USA,

Quilts UK Malvern

Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th May Severn Hall, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW. Open competitive quilt show Theme : Anniversary Quilts Adults £9, Senior citizens £8 , children £4 £2 reduction in advance. Closing date for entries 3rd March. www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

Clematis Wall Hanging

With Marlene Chaffey at Meldon Village Hall, Near Okehampton EX20 4NA 10.0 a.m. to 4.0 p.m. Cost £21 for members £24 for non-members [photo inside back page Spring issue] This raw edge applique will teach you a different way to create a simple wall hanging and you will be surprised at your creativity. You will

Heirloom sewing techniques with Steph Short

“Heritage Sewing” at Odcombe Village Hall, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8XP Members £25 non-members £28. Reproduce some delicate historic sewing techniques using different needles – wing needles, twin and triple needles. Work some beautiful samples ready to enhance your work and gifts. Book with Margaret Clotworthy

Open Day

Saturday 12 May – Open Day Fraddon Village Hall, 42 Pedna Carne, St Columb TR9 6LF. Cost £5 We are looking forward to welcoming Jan Hassard in the afternoon, who will give a talk on “Colour and Illusion”. Don’t miss the opportunity to come along and be inspired! The morning will be an informal get

South West Textile Group Exhibition

5th – 26th May, South West Textile Group Exhibition at Lansdown Gallery, Stroud, GL5 1BB Ebb and Flow – Working as part of the Stroud International Textile Festival, members of the South West Textile Group are exhibiting their varied and exciting responses to their chosen theme of ‘Ebb and Flow’. Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 –

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