Set the Town Alight

With Anne Hellyer at Meldon Village Hall, Near Okehampton EX20 4NA 10.0 a.m. to 4.0 p.m. Cost £23 for members £26 for non-members [ photo back page Spring issue] Create a beautiful 3D wrap suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea-light candle, either the winter townscape or snowy townscape designs.

Eastern Promise Appliqué

With Barbara Chainey at Sourton Village Hall, Near Okehampton 10.0 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Cost £21 for members £24 for non-members On the Street of the Tentmakers in Cairo stunning applique hangings have been produced for hundreds of years. Enjoy working with a comfortably sized Tentmaker-style design and traditional needle-turn applique methods as Barbara shows

Clematis Wall Hanging

With Marlene Chaffey at Meldon Village Hall, Near Okehampton EX20 4NA 10.0 a.m. to 4.0 p.m. Cost £21 for members £24 for non-members [photo inside back page Spring issue] This raw edge applique will teach you a different way to create a simple wall hanging and you will be surprised at your creativity. You will

Heirloom sewing techniques with Steph Short

“Heritage Sewing” at Odcombe Village Hall, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8XP Members £25 non-members £28. Reproduce some delicate historic sewing techniques using different needles – wing needles, twin and triple needles. Work some beautiful samples ready to enhance your work and gifts. Book with Margaret Clotworthy

Jan Hassard – Strips Galore

Awliscombe Village Hall Nr. Honiton EX14 3PJ. Cost £25 & £28 for non members. This workshop uses two or more runs of strata strips of fabrics from light to dark, using bright & subtle tones. These are then counter cut & re-sewn to produce effective & colourful designs. This art quilt provides an inspirational base

“METALLIC MAGIC” with Val Thomas

at Clyst St George village Hall, near Exeter. Cost £25 members, £28 none members, Max numbers 12 students Val is offering a great day, she writes “Free machine stitching with Fancy Threads. Got a stash of fancy threads – metallic – rayon – variegated etc. Fancy a play day? Come join me in trying some

Decorative Edges/Borders and Double Sided Quilts

Angela Madden at Odcombe Village Hall, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 8XP Members £25 , non-membets £28. There are many techniques, all easy and fast which can add this effect and they can also be used to give a new twist to patterns within the quilt, techniques such as ‘Wiggles’, ‘Curves’, ‘Stacked curves’, ‘Points’, ‘Scallops’ and ‘Clamshells’

Machine Quilting with Steph Short

Fraddon Village Hall, St Columb Major TR9 6NT (Note change of venue.) Cost £20 or £23 for non-members Following the success of Steph’s workshop on Heirloom Techniques, this is an opportunity to learn the art of free machine embroidery. Different techniques will be taught in what promises to be an exciting day. Please bring a

A curves workshop

With Erica Manser (formerly Goodwyn ) at Mount Gould Methodist Church  On the Junction of Farringdon And Mount Gould Road, Plymouth PL4 2QD  £25 for members £27 non members. Cheque please made payable to SWQ and dated 10th March. My previous experience of sending requirements electronically was very hit and miss so stamp and envelope

Cornish Cottages with Cat Rowe

Tresillian Village Hall, Truro TR2 4AW. Cost £20 or £23 for non-members Design, make and frame a contemporary piece of textile artwork inspired by the charming and quaint cottages of the fishing village and luscious countryside of Cornwall. Cat will guide you through the process, stitching, mounting and framing your own Cornish Cottage artwork. Using

Christmas workshop with Jan Tillett

Tuesday 28th November 10am – 4pm at The Trident, Galmington Road TQ1 5NN Christmas workshop with Jan Tillett. Come and make something special for Christmas. Members £20 – non members £23 Everyone welcome. The Christmas project is to create a range of seasonal items – a small fabric basket, a tree napkin, stocking, and a

Twitch, Twiddle, Tweak Jennie Rayment

Saturday 18th November Twitch, Twiddle, Tweak Jennie Rayment, the queen of fabric manipulation will be doing a workshop of fabric manipulation. Venue Martinstown Village Hall Martinstown Dorset Cost and materials to be advised. £25 for SWQ members and £28 for non members. Please contact either Terry Summerfield or Steve Lockie.


Workshop with Jan Tillet on Saturday 4th November at Awliscombe Village Hall Nr. Honiton EX14 3PJ 10 to 4. Cost £21 or £23 non members Using angelina fibres, appliqué techniques, layers of organza & free motion stitching to create a shimmering mini quilt of stars. An opportunity to use an Accuquilt die cutter to create

Angela Knapp Textile Art

Saturday 7th October Angela Knapp workshop Textile Art. [photo inside back page of magazine] Free-machine embroidered Robin workshop at Trent Village Hall near Yeovil DT9 4SW. 10am – 4 pm. Fee £22 members £23 non members £4.50 extra for kit materials (excluding threads to be supplied by individual) Angela will show the techniques she uses,

‘Father Crimbo’ by Abbieanne

Saturday 23rd September 2017 – ‘Father Crimbo’ by Abbieanne at Odcombe Village Hall, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8XP. Members £25 non-members £28. The Father Christmas is not the usual red suited gentleman but a very interesting picture. This workshop uses ‘Pile & Plunder’ Reverse Appliqué however the pattern would work well in traditional appliqué if you

Val Thomas with Feathers

Thursday 20th July Val Thomas with Feathers Filleigh Village Hall, nr. Barnstaple This class will be suitable for beginners and the more experienced Members £18.00 non-members £21.00 Details contact Lynda Shinner-Booth. Email

Gail Lawther – Twilight Silhouettes

Tresillian Village Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4AW. Cost £20 SWQ members/£23 non-members Gail will be leading a workshop for a wall hanging (either pieced or whole piece of fabric) with dark coloured appliquéd bird silhouettes – a stunning effect. Gail will also have books and fabric available. Book with Sue Chapman

Twilight Silhouettes with Gail Lawther

Saturday 24th June Meldon Village Hall, Near Okehampton 10.0 a.m. to 4.0 p.m. Cost £23 for members £25 for non-members “As the light of the sun fades, the silhouettes of different birds appear against the twilight landscapes. All the dark motifs are fused onto backgrounds pieced from strips of fabric; your background can be quite

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