From Devon Once again I am offering a coach trip to The West Country Quilt and Textile Show at the end of August. Picking up at Tavistock, Okehampton and Exeter. This time we will be travelling on the Thursday which I do hope will be well supported. Last year we experienced difficulties with traffic on
I have been so overwhelmed by the support I am getting from you all. Keep them coming please, as just when I think that I have a good stock of them, I get requests for them to be delivered to one of the many charities we support. If you know of any child/young person that
December 13th 2018 saw the culmination of SWQ’s involvement with Cornwall Hugs Grenfell. On December 14th there was a commemorative service in London to acknowledge eighteen months since the Grenfell Tower tragedy. The remaining quilts made by SWQ and friends were taken to London and laid out in a large sports centre, creating a huge
Saturday 29th June 10am – 4.30 At Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS www.exeter-racecourse.co.uk Challenge : a fabric postcard Speakers : “Threaducation: An Introduction to Aurifil Threads” Jenna Clements of Exeter Sewing Machine shop “Colouricious my way” by Jamie Malden Traders : Exeter Sewing Machine shop – Aurifil Threads, Colouricious and Strawberry Fayre
Members and friends are invited to join the Ashbury Sewing Bee and Ashbury Stitching Hideaway January 9th to 20th 2020. 7 / 4/ 3 or 11 nights stays available. Prices on application. Your own sewing station, single, twin or triple rooms, all the facilities of Ashbury Sport and Crafting Hotel, swimming, spa and variety of
Friends and students of Jeanne Stetson may be interested that she has been invited to showcase twenty of her hand stitched and hand quilted quilts in various Grosvenor venues during 2019. The first show being the Spring show at Westpoint.
Your new membership card is enclosed with the Spring magazine once again to save time and postage but please remember that you only remain a member as long as you pay your annual subscription which is due on the 1st ARRIL 2019 on time. The forms needed to do this are also enclosed. Please will
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
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 inspiring patchwork and quilting event in Europe, offering a complete patchwork and quilting experience! Dates – Saturday 3rd August to Sunday 4th August 2019. Once again, we
Just a reminder that the closing date for booking for the trip to Malvern is 21st April – I still have plenty of spaces available. I will need to book the reduced price entrance tickets shortly after that, so please do not be late in booking. Denise Pearcey SWQ Coach from Tavistock booking form: PDF,
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
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 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
‘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.’