Textile Wizardry present ‘Medieval by Design’

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

Textile Wizardry present ‘Medieval by Design’

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

Thistle Quilters Transitions Exhibition 1718 – 2018

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


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

Quilts UK Malvern

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

Open Day

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

South West Textile Group Exhibition

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 –

Unfolding Stories III

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

South West Quilters’ Spring Meeting Including AGM

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

Spring Embroidery Fair

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

Brunel Quilters Exhibition

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

Get Together Day

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

SWQ Exhibition and Spring Quilt Festival

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”.

Quilt and craft Fayre

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

SWQ Ashbury Sewing Bee 2018

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.

In-house Fabric Sale and Get Together

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”

Christmas Mini-Workshop And Get Together

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

South West Quilters Christmas Meeting

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

Open Day: Tresillian

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 Exhibition

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.

Craft4Crafters Exhibition

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

TRACES REVEALED At Glastonbury Abbey

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

New Beginnings Exhibition

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

Trelyn Quilters Exhibition

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

Harbour Quilters’ Biennial Exhibition

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: Quilting Exhibition

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.

The West Country Quilt Show

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

The Flowerpatch Quilters 34th Annual Exhibition

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

Flower And Arts Festival – Brunel Manor

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

Talk by Gail Lawther: A Trip Around the World

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

Patchwork Exhibition at Villavin Crafts

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 jo@villavincrafts.co.uk

South West Quilters’ Summer Day Meeting

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.

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