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
I know we do not want to think of our Christmas meeting while we are enjoying gardening, Wimbledon etc. but could I take this time to remind you of contributing to the shared lunch at the race course. As there are very few plates, etc. it will make my life a lot easier if food
Members are invited to the Killerton Apple & Cider Festival on 14th and 15th October 2017, and have a personal invitation to the preview of the Killerton Apple Quilt project the day before on Friday 13th October. See the Sunset Trust page for details.
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
Stop Press: The Torquay coach is now cancelled and the coach from Tavistock is full. We will be offering coach trips to the above show which as you are aware are now taking place on the 1st to 3rd September 2017. This earlier date is due to University security arrangements. The cost is £21 per
This is a project organised from Killerton House in Devon. It has been funded by the Sunset Trust in memory of Jo Harrison. It involves a series of 4 half day workshops in primary schools to create quilted textiles – from design choices to embellishment and quilting. These workshops are planned for September 2017. If
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 email@example.com
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
If you would like any wadding or calico at meetings, could you please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that I can measure this out and have it ready for you. (Pam Martin no longer holds any stock.) Wadding is now £8.50 per metre it is 90” wide and is the 80/20 standard one we stock only.
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
‘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.’