Ashbury Sewing Bee 2019

Members and friends of SWQ are invited to attend this Patchwork and Quilting Retreat at the Ashbury Sport and Craft Hotel in Okehampton Devon. 4 nights January 21st to 25th 2019. Only 4 sewing stations left but hand sewing and knitting folk can still join in. See previous 2 magazines for full details or phone

SWQ Spring Exhibition

At time of writing this I have spaces for the Challenge and also the Made in Devon quilts. The closing date is the end of September. So please ring me if you had forgotten to send in your forms on 01297 624077. [forms PDF and Word] All of you who were lucky enough to have

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


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

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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