Saturday 7 December at Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW Cost £5 An informal Christmas-themed day with a free mini workshop. Details will be circulated nearer the time. There will be a trader, yet to be confirmed. There will be a festive faith lunch with everyone bringing a plate of food to share. Tea and
30th November at Exeter Racecourse Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS Speakers : Geeta Lloyd and Abbie Anne Searle Challenge : Christmas apron Traders – Abbie Anne Searle, Sew Many Buttons of Princetown and Well Head Books. Cost £9:00 for members, £11:00 for non-members for advanced bookings. On the door – £2 extra, if places
Saturday 9 November – Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5. Get Together Day – make a Christmas bauble Jo Colwill of Cowslip has very generously offered to bring along some little kits if you would like to make a Christmas bauble. She will also be our trader for the day. Bring a packed lunch.
Last day: Saturday 4th November There are still lots of lovely fabrics left in the shop so come on down and snap up a bargain. Barrington Patchwork www.barrington-patchwork.co.uk Facebook – http://on.fb.me/barringtonpatchwork 01460 929628
17th – 19th October Craft 4 Crafters Bath and West Showgrounds Shepton Mallet, Somerset 10 – 5 Door Tickets Adult £9 Concession £8 Children Under 16 GO FREE!
Date – October 5th 2019, 10.00 – 16.00 Venue – Plymstock United Church, Plymstock Road, Plymouth, Devon PL9 7PB Groups contributing – Sound Stitchers; Sew-Cial Quilters; Creative Saturday Club. Parking; Disabled Access; refreshments; sales; 50/50 table; Harry Potter Quilt will be raffled. Proceeds to Plymouth Highbury Trust. Parking, disabled access. Contact – email@example.com
Thursday 3rd -Saturday 5th October. At Fraddon Village Hall TR9 6NT Cornwall Thursday and Friday 10am-5pm Saturday 10am-3.30pm. Entry fee £2 In aid of Cornwall Blood Bikes and Newquay Hydrotheraphy Pool. Disabled Access and plenty of parking. Trade stalls, displays, sales table, raffle and refreshments. Contact: Margaret 01566 779788
Saturday 21 September Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5 Sue Chapman will be running in-house and informal workshop focussing on shadow applique with a sea shore theme for those who are interested. Details of requirements, if any, will be sent out in advance. There may be a small charge for this. Please come along
19-21 Sept, 10am-4pm. Karenza Quilters will be holding their 12th biennial exhibition at beautiful Kea Parish Church near Truro TR3 6AE. There will be a raffle in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care, with a lovely quilt made by the group as first prize, and refreshments in the church hall. Do come along and share the
19th to 21st September, 10am-4pm. Karenza Quilters will be holding their 12th biennial exhibition at beautiful Kea Parish Church near Truro TR3 6AE. There will be a raffle in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care, with a lovely quilt made by the group as first prize, and refreshments in the church hall. Do come along and
Thurs 12th – Sat 14th September. Held in the Jubilee Hall, Chapel St., Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6SS Open 10am – 4pm. Admission £2. Two beautiful raffle quilts (one French linen & one Irish tweed), trade stall, refreshments (incl. home-made cakes & light lunches). Disabled access to hall and parking within short walking distance. For further
Sunday 8th September. Padbrook Park Hotel, Swallow Way, Cullompton EX15 1RU 10am – 4pm. £3 entry on the day. A textile festival offering a wide range of fabric, fibre, thread and crafting supplies. For more info visit: www.sidmouthfabrics.com/devon-textiles-festival-september-8
Friday September 6th and Saturday September 7th Stanchester and Purple Patchers proudly present their annual QUILT SHOW in Martock Church Water Street Martock Somerset TA12 6JL (10am-4pm) Free entry. Quilts galore, Fabulous sales table with lots of fabric, 100’s of threads, books, magazines, Tombola table. This year we will be featuring the work of an
Thursday 5th September Exeter Quilters are hosting DOUGHTY’S ROADSHOW at Clyst St Mary Village Hall, Exeter, EX5 1BG 10.30 – 2.30 pm. Entrance £1 which includes a cup of tea or coffee. Contact Trish Walker, Exeter Quilters, 01363 774848.
10.00am – 4.30pm. On Thursday, 29th August 2019 University of the West of England Exhibition Centre North Entrance, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road Bristol, BS34 8QZ The West Country Quilt Show is a 3-day event This event showcases products like bed quilt, small hanging, large hanging, piecework, traditional, whole cloth, hand quilting, machine quilting, machine applique,
15, 16, 17th August The Mint Methodist Church, Exeter EX4 3AT. Admission £2. Refreshments, trader, sales table. Disabled access available. Public car parks nearby. On Matford Park and Ride route ( green bus). Contact Pam Smith 07825649694
6th-10th August Exhibition of members quilts, enhanced with beautiful flower arrangements throughout the hall. at Central Methodist Church, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BA Admission £2. Refreshments available, sales table, disabled access. Raffle quilt in aid of a new Air Ambulance for Cornwall. For Further details phone Anita on 01566 86666
1st to 4th August at the NEC Birmingham The Festival of Quilts is an International open quilt competition with hundreds of quilts, galleries of textile art, over 300 traders, quick and easy workshops, Quilt academy programme, talks and lectures To book tickets visit www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk or call Ticket Factory on 0844 581 1289 SWQ Coach booking
Saturday 13 July at Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £5. Christmas in July. A chance to look forward to Christmas. Plan your festive projects by bringing along any ideas you may have, books etc. A good opportunity to swap patterns too. There will be a trader, yet to be confirmed. There will be
Saturday 29th June At Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS 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 Advance bookings : £9:00 for members, £11:00 for non-members.
Saturday/Sunday 22nd 23rd June at St Peters Church Eype DT6 6AP Dorset 10.30 to 5pm free entry: donations to MNDA West Dorset and the Friends of St Peter’s Quilts also for sale plus trader Dorset Patchworks Refreshments available Karen Barnard
THURSDAY 20th Evening talk with Goosey Quilters at Methodist Hall, Chapel Street, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8DX. Contact: Penny Vince
20th-22nd June at Villavin Farm, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6LP 10am-4pm – Admission £2 – free parking Refreshments, Sales Table, Raffle and Sale in the Shop All proceeds to our chosen Charity Contact Jo Hendy, 01409 254581 for further information
Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May Corfe Village Hall, Corfe Taunton TA3 7 LS (follow signs for Taunton Racecourse) Admission £3.00, under 12’s free All proceeds to go to: proceedsFREEWHEELERS EVS (Blood Bikers) Refreshments Sales Table Trader – Barrington Patchwork Tombola and Raffle Free Parking and Disabled Access Contact: Sue Ford on 01823 421769
16th to 19th May Three Counties Showground Severn Hall Malvern Worcestershire WR13 6NW 10:00am – 5:00pm (4:30pm on Sunday) Open competitive quilt show, hundreds of quilts, trade stands and demonstrations. Theme : Batik Beauties Adults £9, Senior citizens £8 , children £4 £2 reduction in advance. www.grosvenorshows.co.uk SWQ Coach from Tavistock booking form: PDF,
Saturday 11 May – Get Together Day at Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5 An in-house and informal workshop focussing on foundation paper piecing with Linda Mowbray for those who are interested. Details of requirements, if any, will be sent out in advance and there may be a small charge for the workshop. Please
27th April Exeter Westpoint Arena and Conference Centre, Clyst St. Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ Speakers: Stained Glass, Suffrage[ttes] and Sewing illustrated talk by Sarah Sexton When your points don’t match – illustrated talk by Claire Passmore Traders: Hopscotch of Plymouth and Coast & Country of Truro. Advance bookings : £8 members £10 non-members. On
7th – 13th April Birdwood House 44 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SG. Daily 10am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. A collaborative textile exhibition of colour and stitch by local artists Jan Andrews and Liz Swinbank.
29th to 31st March, Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ. 10:00am – 4:00pm A large display of quilts from all over the world including South West Quilters Devon quilts and challenge entries. Patchwork and quilting suppliers’ stands. Quilting enthusiasts and personalities on hand to “show you how”. Adults £8; Senior citizens £7; children 8-16
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March Held at Cheriton Bishop Village Hall (EX6 6JA) 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Free admission Exhibition of hand & machine embroidery with demonstrations of techniques. Trade stalls with fabrics, threads and books. Home-made lunches and refreshments Contact Details: Felicity Dudbridge on 01392 811647 Website: http://ianmini.wixsite.com/wcecheritonbishop
Saturday 9th March. Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5 A sociable meeting so bring along any current work, UFOs and anything you would like to Show and Tell. There will be a faith lunch with everyone bringing a plate of food to share. Tea and coffee will be available all day.
Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March at St Peters Church, Lamerton, Tavistock, Devon,PL19 8QR Open 11am-4pm, free admission and parking. Refreshments and raffle. Proceeds to be divided between the Church, Brain Tumour Research Campaign and Motor Neurone Disease Association. For further information please contact, Rosalind Wiggins 01822 612440.
February 14th to 16th at Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ. With plenty of free parking, a free shuttle bus service from Exeter train station and even an airport on its doorstep! This 3-day show will feature a mass of crafting delights, it includes textile displays, demonstrations, lectures, workshops and over 170 national and
Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £5 An opportunity to come and view a Quilters Guild Travelling Trunk, full of treasures from the past. There will be a faith lunch with everyone bringing a plate of food to share. Tea and coffee will be available all day. There will be a trader for the
Thursday, 7 February 2019, 10.30am to 1.30pm Sidmouth Patchers and Quilters, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG 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
January 19th morning meeting at Bovey Tracey at The Methodist Church Hall 9 Croker’s Meadow, Bovey Tracey Devon TQ13 9AD 11 am £3.50. Book early to avoid disappointment. www.artfelt.co.uk [Photo inside back page of Winter Magazine] Please contact Anne Turner. Booking form: PDF or Word
Thursday 6th December at St Stephens Church, High St, Exeter EX4 3LW. 9.30 – 4.30. If you are visiting the Christmas market on the Cathedral Green, do pop in to St Stephen’s Church, just up from Dingles. Exeter Quilters are having a mini exhibition on a Christmas theme. There will tea, coffee and cakes plus
Saturday 1 December Christmas Get Together at Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5. An informal Christmas-themed day with a free mini workshop (details will be circulated nearer the time). There will be a festive faith lunch with everyone bringing a plate of food to share. Tea and coffee will be available all day. Our
Monday 26 November 10.30am to 1.00pm Sidmouth Masonic Hall, 112 High Street, Sidmouth EX10 8EF We are holding an exhibition of members’ work, also we will be selling a huge variety of items made by our members, including wall hangings, bags, soft toys, Christmas decorations and much, much more. Admission £1.00 to include tea/coffee and
At Exeter Racecourse, Kennford, Haldon Hill, EXETER EX6 7XS Doors open 10am – 4.30pm Morning Talk “Snow Dyeing” from Patrica Hann Afternoon Illustrated talk “Away from the Hive” By Stuart Hillard Traders : Cartwheels of Liskeard, Barrington Patchwork of Ilminster and Well Head Books. Challenge : 3D Christmas Tree Click here to view the programme.
23rd-24th November, Saltash, Cornwall. An exhibition of members’ work, sales table, traders, tombola, refreshments and light lunch. Raffle drawn daily proceeds to local Dementia charities Trader – Painters of Liskeard Ashtorre Rock, Waterside, Old Ferry Rd, Saltash PL12 4GT 10am – 4pm Admission: £1.50 (accompanied children free) Free parking nearby.
Saturday 17th of November A Christmas quilt and craft fayre at Mount Gould Methodist Church Plymouth There will be quilts and articles on display from the groups that meet at the church, plus cards and gifts to buy, traders and refreshments. Raffles and our chosen charity will be the local Samaritans. The fayre will open
Saturday 10 November – Get Together Day Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £5 An in-house and informal workshop on trapunto for those who are interested. Details of requirements, if any, will be sent out in the next Cornish newsletter. Please come along even if you do not wish to have a go –
Tuesday 6th November – Dart Quilters are having their coffee morning and quilt show at Ipplepen Village Hall Silver Street Ipplepen Newton Abbot (TQ12 5SB) from 10.30 am to 2.30 pm. Admission £ 2.00 and includes coffee and cake. Chinese auction, Christmas gifts, fabrics, haberdashery, quilting notions, bric–a–brac and bookstalls. Our talented ladies will be
Friday 26th October and Saturday 27th October Exhibition of quilts by All Saints Quilters at All Saints Village Hall, Nr. Axminster, Devon, EX13 7LX Opening times: Friday 2pm – 4.30pm, Saturday 10am – 4.30pm Free entry and parking Plus display of quilts made for the Linus Project in All Saints Church, adjacent to the Hall.
Materials Girls are organising a coach to Malvern Quilt Show on Sunday 21st October. Cost is £28 includes ticket and driver tip. Leaving at 8am from Bovey Tracey Station Road car park. Car parking free on Sundays. Arrive at show at c. 10.30 am and leaving at 3.30pm. Arrive back in Bovey at c.6pm. If
18th – 20th October Craft4Crafters Bath & West Showground – Shepton Mallet, Somerset The Craft4Crafters Show at the Bath and West Showground this October will be the biggest yet, with an amazing collection of craft businesses, displays, textile artists, quilt displays, workshops, make & takes and competitions. Set out over 2 exhibition halls and a
18th, 19th and 20th October Trevithick Quilters, 6th Quilt Show at Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QY (new venue) Open Thurs – Sat, 10 – 4. Sales table, trade stand and tombola in aid of Cornwall Blood Bikes. Refreshments, car parking, including disabled parking and access. Admission £2.00, children free. Contact Maggie Eastman, 01209 718207
Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th October Quilt exhibition at The Morrab library, Penzance. 10am -4pm daily (Tue-Sat). Exhibition from local quilters as part of the library’s bicentenary celebrations Demonstrations. Sara Price (The Quilt Lady) will give a talk on Friday 19th October. Free admission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Library website: Morrablibrary.org.uk
10 – 16 October The Blanchminster Room, Bude Castle, The Wharf, Bude. EX 23 8LG second opportunity to the exhibition chainREACTION by Textile Maids. 10am to 4pm Free admission Bude Castle has full disabled access with two designated disabled parking bays adjacent to the Castle building, these are subject to availability and are free of
Mon. 8th to Sat. 27th. October Coming of Age exhibition by the Phat Qwarters at the Meeting Rooms, Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0AN Gallery Open: Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm; Sat 9.30am-2.30pm. entrance free. Please note the exhibition will close at 12noon on Sat 27 October
Week beginning 6th October. Contemporary Stitch Workshops have their exhibition at Birdwood House Totnes. It will be a show of work by the group. Admission free.
Thursday 4th October 2018 Goosey Quilters – An evening with Sarah Price the Quilt Lady 7.30pm at Upper Hall, Tavistock Methodist Church, West Ave, PL19 8DU. A Brief Journey Through American History – quilts and the stories they tell. 190 years of America’s quilting story. Tickets £5 including refreshments. From D Pearcey, Hedgebank, Brentor Road,
Tuesday 2nd October to 27th October South West Modern Quilt Guild exhibition, at the Creative Innovation Centre, known as CICCIC. The Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3PF. The venue is open 9.30am-4.00pm Tuesday to Saturday, but is only open until 12pm on a Friday. They are closed all day Monday.
27th to 30th September The Creative Craft Show Westpoint Centre Clyst St Mary (1 mile east from junction 30, M5 on the A3052) Opening times 9.30am – 4.30pm (5pm Sat / 4pm Sun) Discover all the ideas, inspiration and supplies you could ever dream of! Knitters, stitchers, hobbyists and crafters will be in their element
Lostwithiel, Cornwall Wednesday Sept 19th 2018 A talk by Owen Davies, Master Embroider and author of Embroidered Knot Garden, on travels with his needle Two sessions 10am-12.30pm or 2pm-4pm Cost £8 For booking please contact Lucy Jewels email: email@example.com telephone: 07973716435
15th September 2018 10.am to 3.30 pm At Mount Gould Methodist Church on the junction of Farringdon and Mount Gould Road PL4 2QD £25 For members and £28 For non members. My details are : Pat King, 21 Stenlake Terrace, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 9JZ Tel 01752 240560
at Tavistock Town Hall Thursday 13th September 12pm – 4.30pm Friday 14th September 10am – 4.30 pm Saturday 15th September 10am – 4pm Charity Raffle Proceeds to Tavistock Hospital League of Friends Theme: “Threads Through Time” Entrance £2. Children free – Disabled Access and facilities Quilts, homemade refreshments, Sales table and Traders – Coast &
Saturday 8 September – 4 Corner Get Together Day at Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £5 Boro, chicken scratch, shadow applique and advanced smocking are the techniques that will be demonstrated. Details of requirements, if any, will be sent out in the next Cornish newsletter. Please come along even if you do not
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th September Patchwork Exhibition at All Saints Parish Church Martock Somerset. From 10 am till 4 pm Quilts by Stanchester and Ash Quilters Dozens of quilts on display, quilt raffle, sales tables, Including quilts for sale, bag tombola lunches, teas, coffees in aid of Church funds FREE ADMISSION In aid of
Exeter Quilters are hosting DOUGHTY’s ROADSHOW at Clyst St Mary Village Hall, Exeter, EX5 1BG. 10.30 – 2.30 pm. Entrance £1 which includes a cup of tea or coffee contact Trish Walker, Exeter Quilters, 01363 774848.
4 – 8 September chainREACTION by Textile Maids. At The Spring Gallery, The Poly, 24 Church Street, Falmouth. TR11 3EG 10am to 5pm Free admission This exhibition has a cohesive visual vocabulary – an original word prompted the ten members’ individual pieces of textile art; these initial pieces then inspired the second stimulus word for
30th August to 1st September West Country Quilt Show at the UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS34 8QZ 10.00- 4.30 Including Strip Show – South West Textile Group members’ exciting responses to this thought-provoking title, which will be exhibited as part of the West Country Quilt and Textile Show. Admission Fee
24 and 25 August 2018 Plym Piecemakers are celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a Quilt Show at Yealmpton Community Centre, Stray Park Yealmpton, PL8 2HF Friday 10 am to 4pm Saturday 10 am to 3pm £1.00, Accompanied children free (Groups welcome, please advise in advance) Disabled access & parking Sales table, demonstrations, tombola, refreshments. Traders:
18th August – 8 September (closed bank holiday and Sundays) South West Textile Guild revisited Admission Fee 10:00 – 5:00 Guild Gallery, 68-70 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JY. sorry, no disabled access A selection of members’ work from the recent ‘Layered’ and ‘Ebb and Flow’ exhibitions. This is an opportunity to see work that you
31st July – 4th August. The Flowerpatch Quilters 35th Annual Exhibition of members quilts, enhanced with beautiful flower arrangements throughout the hall will be held at the Central Methodist Church, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BA. Open Tuesday July 31st to Saturday 4th August 2018 10 am to 4 pm (last admission 3.30 p.m.) Admission £2. Refreshments
Saturday 28 – 29 July, 10am-4pm, join RSN Tutor Auburn Claire Lucas on a two day hand embroidery class, ‘Advanced Elizabethan Stitches: Elizabethan Sweet Pea’ at Exeter Community Centre. This advanced two day class is inspired by a 16th century embroidered panel. Worked on cream linen you will learn traditional Elizabethan embroidery stitches such as
Saturday 28th July Quilters’ Guild Regional Day “Celebrating Pat” at The Barn Cowslip Workshops, Newhouse Farm, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8JX. 10.a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests include Pat Cox, Barbara Chainey, Jenny Hutchison and Jeanne Stetson. Tribute to and demonstrations by Pat Cox. Illustrated talk by Jenny on the 1998 Truro exhibition of locally made Baltimore
Tuesday 17th July – Friday 27th July Exhibition “Starting with Baltimore………..” The Barn, Cowslip Workshops Newhouse Farm, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8JX 10.a.m – 5 p.m. Admission free – disabled access A selection of hand appliqued items made by quilters in the South West, over the past twenty years. A small selection of Baltimore quilts which
Saturday 14 July – Get Together Day at Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT. Cost £5 Christmas in July, with a Christmas-themed pattern swap. We will be launching a surprise Christmas project! Plus, please bring along anything “Christmassy” you are working on for a show and tell. There will be a faith lunch with everyone bringing
Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July, 10am-4pm, join RSN Tutor Helen Jones on a two day hand embroidery class, ‘Stumpwork & Silk Shading: Violets’ at Exeter Community Centre. This two day course is for those with some stitch experience though not necessarily in either Stumpwork or Silk Shading. We will construct a Raised Work
Saturday 30th June Cowslip, Newhouse Farm, Launceston Doors open 10am Speakers : Jo Colwell “Applique my way” Barbara Chainey “Quilts from The Cupboard” Traders : Beads for Beauty Torquay and Tamar Embroideries Gunnislake Advance bookings : £8 members £10 non-members. On the door £2 extra Book with Anne Turner. Form:
Saturday 30th June Cowslip, Newhouse Farm, Launceston – map: Cowslip Map Speakers : Jo Colwell “Applique my way” Barbara Chainey “Quilts from The Cupboard” Traders : Beads for Beauty Torquay and Tamar Embroideries Gunnislake Program: PDF Advance bookings : £8 members £10 non-members. On the door £2 extra. Book with Anne Turner. Booking Forms: Word,
Tuesday 19th June A charity sale of the Bridget Cusack quilt collection at the Berry Head Hotel, Berry Head Road, Brixham 10.30 am to 2.30 pm ONE DAY ONLY An opportunity to see and buy from a selection of beautiful hand-made quilts, wall hangings and other quilted items, made by Bridget Cusack, a talented needlewoman
Thursday, 14th to Saturday 16th June 2018, 10am – 4pm at the Parkhouse Centre, Ergue-Gaberic Way, Bude EX23 8LD. Entrance £2.00 (children free), disabled access & parking. Sales table, demonstrations, tombola, traders, refreshments & light lunches. Raffle Quilt for Merlin MS Centre. Contact: Joan Lashbrook 01288 354334
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