11th to 16th June. Textile Wizardry present ‘Medieval by Design’, their fifth exhibition of mixed media, embroidery, patchwork, quilting and beadwork at Birdwood House, High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SQ from 10.00-17.00 daily; 10.00-16.00 Sat Admission free. Disabled access. Tel: Anne Turner 01364 643636
11th to 16th June Textile Wizardry present ‘Medieval by Design’, their fifth exhibition of mixed media, embroidery, patchwork, quilting and beadwork at Birdwood House, High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SQ from 10.00-17.00 daily; 10.00-16.00 Sat Admission free. Disabled access. Tel: Anne Turner 01364 643636
Saturday 9 June – Get Together Day at Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £5 Focus on Scraps! We will have a demonstration of crazy patchwork by machine, so if you would like to have a go, bring your scrap bag, sewing machine and usual sewing kit. If that isn’t for you, there are
Saturday 19th May – Sunday 3rd June, Thistle Quilters Transitions Exhibition 1718 – 2018 Galleries 1, 2 and 3, Third Floor Edinburgh Palette, St. Margaret’s House, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE. Opening Times: 10:00-16:00 daily Entrance: Free – Refreshments available A celebration of quilting by one of Scotland’s longest established quilt groups Edinburgh based Thistle Quilters is
The Penzance Group of West Country Embroiders are holding their 35th year exhibition of Embroidery and Textile Art on Saturday 2nd June, in St Piran’s Community Hall, Goldsithney TR20 9LF from 10am – 4pm. Entry is free. There will be demonstrations , trade stalls, tombola and refreshments. For more info contact Beth Marshall on 01736
Friday, March 30th to end of May. An exhibition of historic quilts and related textiles at Fairlynch Museum, Fore St, Budleigh Salterton. Tuesday to Sunday 2pm-4.30pm from Good Friday, March 30th to end of May. Although there will not be terribly many quilts they are of astonishing quality and well worth a visit. We also
31st May to 2nd June KERNOW QUILTERS 2018 EXHIBITION at Perranarworthal Village Hall, Perranwell Station, Truro, TR3 7NJ 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Thursday and Friday 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Saturday Admission £2.00. Parking and disabled access. Group Quilt to be raffled in aid of charity. Sales table. Coffees, lunches and afternoon teas. Trader
Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th May Severn Hall, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW. Open competitive quilt show Theme : Anniversary Quilts Adults £9, Senior citizens £8 , children £4 £2 reduction in advance. Closing date for entries 3rd March. www.grosvenorshows.co.uk
Saturday 12 May – Open Day Fraddon Village Hall, 42 Pedna Carne, St Columb TR9 6LF. Cost £5 We are looking forward to welcoming Jan Hassard in the afternoon, who will give a talk on “Colour and Illusion”. Don’t miss the opportunity to come along and be inspired! The morning will be an informal get
Wednesday 9th May – Talk arranged by Exeter Quilters by Jenny Rayment – Texture by Design. £4. 7.15 pm at St Thomas Church Hall, Cowick Street, Exeter, EX4 1AP. Details contact Trish Walker, Exeter Quilters, 01363 774848
Wednesday 9th May – workshop arranged by Exeter Quilters ‘Tucked-Up and Embellished Circles’ with Jenny Rayment. 10 – 4 pm. £40. Details contact Trish Walker, Exeter Quilters, 01363 774848
5th – 26th May, South West Textile Group Exhibition at Lansdown Gallery, Stroud, GL5 1BB Ebb and Flow – Working as part of the Stroud International Textile Festival, members of the South West Textile Group are exhibiting their varied and exciting responses to their chosen theme of ‘Ebb and Flow’. Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 –
April 27th – May 3rd 2018. Contemporary Quilters West present Unfolding Stories III Harbour House Centre for Arts & Yoga The promenade, Kingsbridge Devon. TQ7 1JD www.harbourhouse.org.uk Open Daily 10am – 5pm Free Admission, Accessible for all www.contemporaryquilterswest.org
Saturday 21st April Exeter Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ Speakers : “A Quilter’s collection” illustrated talk by Ani Catt “In the beginning and beyond” illustrated talk by Sarah Soward Traders : Pauline’s Patchwork of Poundsbury and Crazy Catt Quilts Advance bookings : £8 members £10 non-members. On the
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April Spring Embroidery Fair to be held at Cheriton Bishop Village Hall (EX6 6JA) 10.00 am – 4.00 pm Exhibition of hand & machine embroidery With demonstrations of techniques Trade stalls with fabrics, threads and books. Home-made lunches and refreshments. Free admission – Tombola Contact Details: Felicity Dudbridge on 01392
Saturday 14th April. Saltash Wesley Methodist Church, Callington Road, Saltash PL12 6LA. Admission £1(children free). Sales table, Trader is Painters of Liskeard, machine demonstrations, hand sewing, refreshments and raffle. Supporting Cornwall Air Ambulance. Contact Anne 01752 849461
Saturday 14 April Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £5 During the morning, there will be a talk on “How to keep your Machine in Working Order – Tips for Trouble-free Machining”, and an opportunity during the rest of the day for trouble-shooting questions, but not the servicing of machines. The remainder of the
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th April Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ. 10:00am – 4:30pm (4:00pm on Sunday) A large display of quilts from all over the world including South West Quilters Dorset and Somerset quilts and challenge entries. Patchwork and quilting suppliers’ stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”.
17th March Quilt and craft Fayre at Mount Gould Methodist Church Plymouth PL4 2QD On the Junction of Farringdon Road and Mount Gould Rd. There will be opportunities to buy cards and jewellery, a chance to learn to crochet, haberdashery supplies, raffles and much more. Quilts made by the two groups who meet at the
Thursday, 8 February 2018 Sidmouth Patchers and Quilters Kennaway House, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG DOUGHTY’S ROADSHOW 10.30am to 1.30pm Once again a post Christmas opportunity to stock up on fabric and other quilting essentials from Doughty’s of Hereford. Admission £1.00 to include tea/coffee and biscuit. No parking at the venue. Nearest car park is Bedford Lawn
An exhibition of artwork in cloth, tile and clay inspired by the Abbey, by Alicia Merrett, Kate Rattray and Hiro Takahashi At GLASTONBURY ABBEY, The Abbey Gatehouse, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL Open daily. For hours of opening, entrance prices, fascinating history, and other details, please check website: www.glastonburyabbey.com Ticket gives access to museum,
Members of SWQ are invited to attend this Retreat to work on your own project at 3* Ashbury Sport, Craft and Spa Hotel, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4NL on January 22nd to 26th 2018. Four nights full board, £201 to £230 per person, rooms all ensuite with tea/coffee and TV. Disabled rooms and dietary requests available.
Saturday 20th January at The Methodist Church Hall 9 Croker’s Meadow, Bovey Tracey Devon TQ13 9AD 2.30 pm. Book early to avoid disappointment. £3.50. Please contact Anne Turner. Form here as PDF or Word.
Saturday 13 January – Fraddon Village Hall, St Columb Major TR9 6NT (Note change of venue.) Cost £5 Be your own trader for the day – sell that fabric you have been keeping for “something” so that you can buy something to replace it! Also a chance to turn out buttons, trimmings and anything “quilty”
9th December – Christmas Mini-Workshop And Get Together : Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW Cost £5. Denise Pearcey will be leading another informal quirky Christmas mini-workshop on the theme of Tall Trees this time. She has promised it will be a good chance to use some of those Christmas fabric scraps you have in
Monday 27 November Sidmouth Masonic Hall, High Street, Sidmouth. 10.30am to 1.00pm As well as an exhibition of members’ work we will be selling a huge variety of items made by our members, including wall hangings, bags, soft toys, Christmas decorations and much more. Admission £1.00 to include tea/coffee and biscuit. A portion of the
Saturday 25th November Venue Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS Speakers : Brenda Thomas “Late Starter” “Journeys in stitch” By Gillian Travis Traders : Cowslip, Bits & Bobs of Weymouth and Wellhead Books. Programme: PDF, Word Advance bookings: £9 members £11 non-members. On the door £2 extra. Please Book with Anne Turner. Word
11th November – Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW Cost £5. Afternoon only £2.50. The main event of the day will be an afternoon talk (2p.m.start) by Judi Mendelssohn entitled “On not being a championship quilter”. This promises to be a real treat so please spread the word and bring along your friends. The morning’s
Sound Stitchers and Social Quilters are holding an exhibition of work on Saturday November 11th in the Abbey Hall behind St Andrew’s Church, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD from 10am-4pm. There will be trade stands and refreshments and all profits will go to a charity, The Highbury Trust, working with people with learning difficulties.
Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st October Bath & West Showground – Shepton Mallet, Somerset 10 am to 5 pm Craft4Crafters is back at the Bath and West Showground and even bigger than before! We are expanding our show and now have two halls for you to browse through, combining over 170 traders including old favourites
Saturday 14th October & Sunday 15th October Memorial Hall, Queen Camel, Somerset BA22 7NF (about 7 miles north of Yeovil.) From 10-4pm Saturday 10-2.30 Sunday Entry fee- donations only, in aid of Queen Camel Village Hall, refreshments, raffle Contact Jenny 01935 850316
14th October – Truro TR2 4AW Cost £5. Our theme for the day will be English paper piecing. Come along and meet Jessie from Sew and Quilt, a lovely new shop based in Penzance. Jessie will be our trader for the day and is passionate about preserving the traditional, time-honoured technique of English paper piecing
Monday 9th to Saturday 14th October at Taunton Library Somerset entry free. We are a group with a variety of skills and we will be exhibiting quilting, felting, beading, knitting and crochet items as well as embroidery The library is easy find in Paul Street, Taunton. The post code is TA1 3 XD.
30th September 2017 until 28th January 2018 An exhibition of artwork in cloth, tile and clay inspired by the Abbey, by Alicia Merrett, Kate Rattray and Hiro Takahashi At GLASTONBURY ABBEY The Abbey Gatehouse, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL Open daily. For hours of opening, entrance prices, fascinating history, and other details, please check
Saturday 30th September New Beginnings An exhibition of new traditional and non- traditional quilts and textiles by Star Quilters Yeovil at St. James Church Preston Road, Preston Plucknett, YEOVIL, Somerset BA20 2EZ 10 to 4.30 Entrance: £2.50 Quilts, cushions, bags, pictures, stall, tombola, teas cake and conversation. In celebration of the reopening of the newly
28th – 30th September at Fraddon Village Hall, Fraddon, Cornwall TR9 6NT Open Thursday 10am – 5pm, Friday 10 am – 6pm, and Saturday 10am- 4.30pm Admission £2.00. Refreshments, raffle, sales table, displays and traders. Our charity is Cornwall Hospice Care Parking and disabled access. For further information phone Margaret on 01566 779788
Saturday 16 September Tresillian Village Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4AW. Cost £5. 10.00-4.00. An opportunity to bring along your UFOs – perhaps a workshop project that you just haven’t had time to finish or maybe you are working on something for an exhibition! We will also be raising awareness of the Chairman’s Grenfell Tower appeal
Thurs. 14th-Sat.16th September Harbour Quilters’ Biennial Exhibition at the Jubilee Hall, Chapel St., Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6SS. Open 10am – 4pm. Admission £2. Raffle Quilts, Trade Stall, Refreshments (incl. Home-made Cakes & Light lunches). Disabled access to the hall and Parking within a short walking distance. For further details please contact Pam McCallum on 01726
St. Ives Parish Church is hosting a Quilting Exhibition from Tuesday 12th September until Friday 15th September from 10am until 4pm. Free entry, catalogue £1. The exhibition is being opened on Tuesday 12th September at 10am by Pepe Turner, who together with his wife Daphne have been major influences in quilting in South West Cornwall.
Friday 8th & Saturday 9th September Quilt Exhibition By Stanchester & Ash Purple Patchers All Saints Parish Church Martock TA12 6JL. From 10am -4pm. Free entry, quilt raffle, sales table, traders & refreshments. In aid of the St Margaret’s Hospice, Yeovil Contact Kay 07778268051
1st to 3rd September. The West Country Quilt Show, Filton, Bristol The West Country Quilt Show is a 3 day event being held at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Exhibition of quilts, wall hangings, traditional, wholecloth, hand quilting, machine quilting, machine applique, and surface texture etc. as well as traders. Address
10th to 13th August The Festival of Quilts NEC Birmingham International open quilt competition with 700 quilts, 30 galleries of textile art, over 300 traders, workshops and talks. To book tickets visit www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk or call 0844 581 1289
10th – 13th August South West Textile Group ‘Layered’ – An innovative and exciting exhibition of new textile work, including quilts, being held in one of the galleries at the Festival of Quilts For details of opening times and ticket prices see www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk www.southwesttextilegroup.org.uk
1st – 5th August The Flowerpatch Quilters 34th Annual Exhibition will be held at the Central Methodist Church, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BA. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm ( last admission 3.30 p.m.) Admission £2. Refreshments available Sales table. Raffle quilt in aid of Cornwall Blood Bikers. For further details Email
Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd July Flower And Arts Festival – Brunel Manor, Teignmouth Road, Torquay TQ1 4SF 10.30 – 4.30 Following the success of last years Festival we are arranging another exhibition featuring a display of quilts from the wealth of local talent. Quilts, flower arrangements and crafts will be displayed in this beautiful
July 14th to 16th . Exhibition titled ‘Fabric & Flowers’ to be held in St Nicholas church , Combe Raleigh, Honiton . 11 – 6 on Friday & Saturday. 1 – 6 on Sunday. Tea & homemade cakes. Admission £3. Why not pop in to see Zoe at Thimblestitch on your visit to Honiton. Contact
Friday Evening—23rd June, 7.30 p.m. Talk by Gail Lawther A Trip Around the World Ockment Centre, North Street, Okehampton, EX20 1AR “A whirlwind trip around the planet: inspiration from different countries, incorporated into large and small colourful quilts which people can handle afterwards.” The talk will last around an hour, with plenty of time for
Thursday 22nd – Saturday 24th June Patchwork Exhibition at Villavin Crafts, Villavin Farm, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6LP 10am-4pm each day Admission £2.00 Sales Table, Refreshment and Raffle – all proceeds to charity. Sale in the shop! Contact Jo for further information – 01409 254581 email@example.com
Saturday 17th June 2017 Exeter Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ Click to view the programme. Speakers Suzi from Ashmead Designs Janette Chilver “Journey of a Longarm Quilter” Traders will be Ashmead (who are also the morning speaker) and D&S Sewing Machines. Advance bookings : £8 members £10 non-members.