Birmingham 11th – 12th August 2018 Thank you to all who supported this visit, your kind remarks following the visit are much appreciated and I hope to be able to run this again in 2018. However, single rooms are very limited in number – and it is more reasonable in price if you can share
Due to the lack of support for the coach from the Torquay area recently, I will only be offering a coach from the Tavistock area. This will call at Exeter as usual to give those who are happy to drive up to Exeter a chance to join us. The parking costs do I realise add
Saturday 21st April 2018 Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ Notice of Any Other Business is required to be received by the Secretary by 20th January 2018.
South West Quilters Exhibition 2018 at the Spring Quilt show, Exeter. Dorset and Somerset members it’s your turn next year for showing off your talents at Westpoint. We look forward to seeing your quilts to inspire us in 2018. The Chairman’s Challenge for 2018 is entitled ‘Reflections’. Grosvenor allow us the space to enter forty
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.
at the SPRING QUILT SHOW WESTPOINT, EXETER Quilters can you please help once again with donations of BAGS and BOOK COVERS for our stand at the Exeter Spring Show. The Tombola is hugely popular with visitors to the show and a good way for us to boost funds. We are very fortunate to be allowed
I’m still hoping to get some more quilts from Dorset and Somerset as we only have 18, we are allowed to have 40, so come on Dorset and Somerset members and show the other counties what excellent quilters you are. Remember it is so good to see your quilt hanging at the show, it does
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
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
April 1st is the start of the membership year, so now is the time to send your cheque or postal order to me to make sure you are on the mailing list for the magazines for the next year. Renewal form enclosed. Subscriptions this year are £16-00; £8 full time students and £20 for overseas
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.
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th April Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ. Please, please can you help us once again by making bags and book covers for our fundraising Tombola at our Spring Show. I have already received some gorgeous ones from some lovely members but we need lots more. The Tombola is always
‘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.’