West Country Quilt Show

It is hoped to run a coach trip from Tavistock again this year. This will be on Friday 31st August, and will pick up at Tavistock, Okehampton and Exeter. Until I can ascertain what reduction we will be offered on the tickets, I am unable to quote a price, but hopefully the price will not


Saturday 21st April 2018 Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ Situations Vacant Catering co-ordinator and Reps. required for North Devon and also Plymouth. Nomination form can be downloaded here: Word or PDF. Return by 4th April 2018.

Grenfell Update

Thank you all, all members, and friends, who so generously donated quilts of all shapes and sizes in response to my plea for quilts for the Grenfell fire victims. We have to date managed to collect 150 – quite amazing. After my request in June at our Summer Day meeting, not a week went by


Inside the Spring magazine and attached (Word or PDF) is a questionnaire which we would appreciate filling in. If you can return the forms to the Chairman before the AGM that would be appreciated but you can also hand them in at the AGM. We need your views so we can endeavour to bring you

Membership Renewal

There is a new membership card and envelope in the Spring magazine WHY? April 1st is the start of the SWQ Membership year. In order to minimise the delay in getting your membership card to you, and save a great deal of administrative time and postage, the card is included in this magazine. However you

New Year Stash Spring Cleaning?

Are you spring cleaning your fabric stash? The Sunset Trust want your unwanted/ mismatched/discarded fabrics, as well as any other quilting items surplus to requirements. Please contact Joan Collings (details at the back of the magazine) if you want a collection arranged.


We are trying to compile a list of teachers that teach beginners patchwork and quilting to be displayed at the shows we support. Please let Jenny Crossland know if you do this with contact details you will be happy that we give out. This might be the venue you teach at and / or an

Local Tutors

The committee are trying to put together a list of local (from our 4 counties) tutors. Could you please email me with details of anyone wishing to join the list. Many thanks. Lynda Shinner-Booth. Email lynda.quilter@hotmail.co.uk


Do you sometimes see a Workshop advertised in our magazine that you would like to attend in one of our other Counties? Some years ago we set up a scheme whereby Members could offer bed and breakfast accommodation for a nominal sum, which would mean you could drive up to the area the evening before


Please note that we no longer hold stocks of Wadding – this is due to very many types of wadding now available and everyone has their own favourite. Since we started selling these items as a service to our members, it has now become uneconomical for us to hold stocks – the price of these

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.

Refund Policy Change

‘With regret we have to announce that refunds will no longer be given for tickets purchased for Southwest Quilters meetings and events. You are welcome to re-sell any unwanted tickets to fellow quilters but budget constraints mean that we can no longer offer this service. Apologies to those affected.’

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