It requires attendance at three Committee meetings a year and the AGM. The responsibilities are the handling of SWQ finances and preparing a report of the finances for the AGM plus interim updates at the committee meetings. If interested there is a nomination form in the Winter issue of the magazine or contact by email
Firstly, thank you to all who took part in the trip this year, and for your very kind remarks which I have passed on to all concerned. For those who have not taken the plunge and been to this show, The Festival of Quilts is not just an exhibition it is the largest and most
Thank you to everyone who supported the trip to Malvern again this year. I am going to run this again in 2019 when hopefully we will get sufficient numbers to make it viable, we only just managed that this year. The cost has had to go up a little, due to the coach hire, which
Everyone looks forward to our ever popular Tombola at The SWQ Exhibition. The funds raised go towards other events where we can promote SWQ. I have already had some wonderful bags and book covers given to me. Thank you very much. Lots more are needed though. Please can you help us once again? I will
Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ. 29th to 31st March 10:00am – 4:00pm We have 31 entries in the Chairman’s Challenge plus 51 Devon Quilts many of which are not large size quilts so we could have more entries than the normal 70. This has been negotiated with Grosvenor Shows who are quite happy
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.
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.
As I am sure you are aware Grosvenor very kindly allow us to have a stand at the Exeter Spring Show, and space to exhibit quilts from the different counties. Devon’s turn next. We also have the Chairman’s challenge quilt competition. Any of the quilts entered by South West Quilters get the chance to be
Saturday 24th November at Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS Doors open 10am – 4.30pm Please see this ‘event’ for more info.
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
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
For some years SWQ have offered on the ‘Members Only’ section of the website Beds4Quilters – Bed and Breakfast for member quilters visiting the area. It would be nice to expand this list especially in Dorset and Somerset. If you feel you could offer accommodation, you may charge £30 per person per night. Please send
Are you a student or textile worker in need of financial help to complete or assist in extra tuition for a project? If the answer is yes, South West Quilters Sunset Trust may be able to assist you. Let us know your reason for needing help including details of your project. You do not need
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
‘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.’