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

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

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


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

Membership Renewal

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

SPRING MEETING following the AGM

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.

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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