South West Quilters’ Summer Day Meeting

Saturday 17th June 2017 Exeter Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ Click to view the programme. Speakers Suzi from Ashmead Designs 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.

Patchwork Exhibition at Villavin Crafts

Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th June Patchwork Exhibition at Villavin Crafts, Villavin Farm, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6LP 10am-4pm each day Admission £2.00 Sales Table, Refreshment and Raffle – all proceeds to charity. Sale in the shop! Contact Jo for further information – 01409 254581

Talk by Gail Lawther: A Trip Around the World

Friday Evening—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

Exhibition titled ‘Fabric & Flowers’

July 14th to 16th .  Exhibition titled ‘Fabric & Flowers’ to be held in St Nicholas church , Combe Raleigh, Honiton . 11 – 6 on Friday & Saturday. 1 – 6 on Sunday. Tea & homemade cakes.  Admission £3. Why not pop in to see Zoe at Thimblestitch on your visit to Honiton. Contact

Flower And Arts Festival – Brunel Manor

Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd July Flower And Arts Festival – Brunel Manor, Teignmouth Road, Torquay TQ1 4SF 10.30 – 4.30 Following the success of last years Festival we are arranging another exhibition featuring a display of quilts from the wealth of local talent. Quilts, flower arrangements and crafts will be displayed in this beautiful

The Flowerpatch Quilters 34th Annual Exhibition

1st – 5th  August The Flowerpatch Quilters 34th Annual Exhibition will be held at the Central Methodist Church, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BA.   Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm ( last admission 3.30 p.m.)   Admission £2.  Refreshments available Sales table.  Raffle quilt in aid of Cornwall Blood Bikers.  For further details Email

South West Textile Group ‘Layered’ Exhibition

10th – 13th August South West Textile Group ‘Layered’ – An innovative and exciting exhibition of new textile work, including quilts, being held in one of the galleries at the Festival of Quilts For details of opening times and ticket prices see

The Festival of Quilts NEC Birmingham

10th to 13th August The Festival of Quilts NEC Birmingham International open quilt competition with 700 quilts, 30 galleries of textile art, over 300 traders, workshops and talks. To book tickets visit or call 0844 581 1289

The West Country Quilt Show

1st to 3rd September. The West Country Quilt Show, Filton, Bristol The West Country Quilt Show is a 3 day event being held at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Exhibition of quilts, wall hangings, traditional, wholecloth, hand quilting, machine quilting, machine applique, and surface texture etc. as well as traders. Address

St. Ives: Quilting Exhibition

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.

Harbour Quilters’ Biennial Exhibition

Thurs. 14th-Sat.16th September Harbour Quilters’ Biennial Exhibition at the Jubilee Hall, Chapel St., Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6SS. Open 10am – 4pm. Admission £2. Raffle Quilts, Trade Stall, Refreshments (incl. Home-made Cakes & Light lunches). Disabled access to the hall and Parking within a short walking distance. For further details please contact Pam McCallum on 01726


GET TOGETHER DAY – Saturday 16 September Tresillian Village Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4AW. Cost £5. This is a get together and an opportunity to finish any of those UFOs hidden away. 10.00-4.00. As usual we will be having our faith lunch – everyone bringing a plate of food to share.

New Beginnings Exhibition

Saturday 30th September New Beginnings An exhibition of new traditional and non- traditional quilts and textiles by Star Quilters Yeovil at St. James Church Preston Road, Preston Plucknett, YEOVIL, Somerset BA20 2EZ 10 to 4.30 Entrance: £2.50 Quilts, cushions, bags, pictures, stall, tombola, teas cake and conversation. In celebration of the reopening of the newly

South West Quilters Christmas Meeting

Saturday 25th November Venue Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS Speakers : Brenda Thomas “Late Starter” “Journeys in stitch” By Gillian Travis Traders : Cowslip, Bits & Bobs of Weymouth and Wellhead Books. Advance bookings £9 members £11 non-members. On the door £2 extra. Please Book with Anne Turner Booking Form to follow.

SWQ Ashbury Sewing Bee 2018

Members of SWQ are invited to attend this Retreat to work on your own project at 3* Ashbury Sport, Craft and Spa Hotel, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4NL on January 22nd to 26th 2018. Four nights full board, £201 to £230 per person, rooms all ensuite with tea/coffee and TV. Disabled rooms and dietary requests available.