It is hoped to run a coach trip from Tavistock again this year. This will be on Friday 31st August, and will pick up at Tavistock, Okehampton and Exeter. Until I can ascertain what reduction we will be offered on the tickets, I am unable to quote a price, but hopefully the price will not
Birmingham 11th – 12th August 2018 As before I will be working with Plymouth City Coaches to run the two day trip. Providing there is enough support for this by the closing date of 31st March 2018.The cost will be £157 for two people sharing a room or add a £20 supplement for a single
The closing date for bookings is 21st April 2018 – this then gives me time to order the reduced price tickets before the closing date. A booking form is available to download (PDF, Word) please return the form intact.
Saturday 21st April 2018 Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ Situations Vacant Catering co-ordinator and Reps. required for North Devon and also Plymouth. Nomination form can be downloaded here: Word or PDF. Return by 4th April 2018.
6th, 7th and 8th APRIL This year the quilts, as I’m sure you already know, are coming from Somerset and Dorset. Also the chairmans challenge is Reflections. Fortunately we have 36 Somerset and Dorset county Quilts and 30 challenge entries for the show on 6th to 8th April and I look forward to seeing you
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
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
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 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
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.
‘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.’