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Exhibitions & Shows

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Stories in Stitch at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace

1st Mar 2017 to 31st Aug 2017

As Good as It Gets at the Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter, N.Wales

10th Mar 2017 to 30th Nov 2017

Henley Arts Trail - Henley on Thames

29th Apr 2017 to 1st May 2017

Heather Quilters Pearl Exhibition - Woking, Surrey

6th May 2017 to 7th May 2017

Merseyside and West Lancs Quilters Guild Area Day - Region 13

7th May 2017 to 7th May 2017

Quilts at Belsay, Northumberland

13th May 2017 to 21st May 2017

North Wales Quilters Guild area day - Region 13

13th May 2017 to 13th May 2017

Quilts Uk, Malvern

18th May 2017 to 21st May 2017

Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding, Lincs

2nd Jun 2017 to 3rd Jun 2017

Heffle Quilt Show - East Sussex

3rd Jun 2017 to 4th Jun 2017

Roundabout Quilters: The Show, Basingstoke

17th Jun 2017 to 18th Jun 2017

Wirral and West Cheshire Quilters Guild area day - Region 13

17th Jun 2017 to 17th Jun 2017

Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition, Holsworth, Devon

22nd Jun 2017 to 24th Jun 2017

National Quilt Championships, Sandown, Surrey

23rd Jun 2017 to 25th Jun 2017

Quilts in the Wolds - an exhibition by Lindsey Patchworkers - Ludford

24th Jun 2017 to 25th Jun 2017

Quilters Guild Region 11 Regional Day, Ettington

1st Jul 2017 to 1st Jul 2017

Sentinels - a textile exhibition, Snape, Suffolk

21st Jul 2017 to 26th Jul 2017

Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham

10th Aug 2017 to 13th Aug 2017

Quilt in Cae Hir Gardens, Crybin, Nr. Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7NG

25th Aug 2017 to 27th Aug 2017

A wonderful combination of quilts and gardens - what's not to enjoy
Fabric Fayre - Great Bookham Surrey

26th Aug 2017 to 26th Aug 2017

Great Northern QUilt & Needlecraft Show, Harrogate

1st Sep 2017 to 3rd Sep 2017

West Country Quilt and Textile Show - Bristol

1st Sep 2017 to 3rd Sep 2017

Quilters Guild Region 11 Area Day - Ombersley

2nd Sep 2017 to 2nd Sep 2017

Scottish Quilt Championships, Edinburgh

22nd Sep 2017 to 24th Sep 2017

Autumn Quilt Festival, Malvern

20th Oct 2017 to 22nd Oct 2017

Autumn Quilt Festival, Duxford

27th Oct 2017 to 29th Oct 2017

Autumn Quilt Festival, Kent

10th Nov 2017 to 11th Nov 2017

Stories in Stitch at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court Palace

March 1st, 2017 to August 31st, 2017

An embroidery exhibition for all the family at the Palace;

 

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enter the world of storytelling with the art of hand embroidery

Immerse yourself in three enchanting techniques - applique, stumpwork and raised embroidery

View over 70 pieces -  from film scenes and book characters to fairy tales and nursery rhymes

Learn more about the RSN

Individuals and groups welcome
Family tours also available on set days
Booking essential

visit www.royal-needlwork.org.uk for more details

As Good as It Gets at the Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter, N.Wales

March 10th, 2017 to November 30th, 2017

This exhibition will be looking at the very fine quilts produced in Wales during the period 1921-1939

The Main Gallery will house the Quilts of Wales from The Rural Industries Bureau:

 

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In Gallery 2 there will be the winning quilts from  The Jen Jones Challenge

and Gallery 3 will host selling exhibitions which will change throughout the season.

Shop and Cafe.

all housed in the Town Hall, Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7BB

www.welshquilts.com for more information

Henley Arts Trail - Henley on Thames

April 29th, 2017 to May 1st, 2017

The most eagerly anticipated FREE arts event in the Henley-on-Thames calendar is back for its' 12th year running and due to popular demand it is now bigger and bertter than ever with 32 venues full of amazing local talent.

 

 

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Sponsored in part by Lady Sew and Sew - the fabric and knitting yarn warehouse in Henley - this trail has over 32 different stops for you to enjoy - and covers painting, ceramics, jewellery as well as obviously quilts - as Lady Sew and Sew are involved!

for more information visit: www.henleyartstrail.com

NOTE: there is/will be late night shopping at the Lady Sew and Sew warehouse on Friday 28th April when they will be open until 9pm

Heather Quilters Pearl Exhibition - Woking, Surrey

May 6th, 2017 to May 7th, 2017

This will take place at Tringham Hall, West End, (nr) Woking, Surrey GU24 9JP

Open at 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm

 

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There will be traders, demonstrations, charity raffle quilt, project linus, tmbola, refreshments,

Free parking and disabled access

for more information email: yvette@foxcedar.co.uk

Merseyside and West Lancs Quilters Guild Area Day - Region 13

May 7th, 2017 to May 7th, 2017

This will take place at St.Luke's Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Crosby L23 5SE from 10am-4pm

Cost £12 - but discounted to £6 for QG members

Speaker will be Emma Galbraith of Longridge Quilting entitled 'Born to Quilt'

and then there will be an afternoon workshop with her to get an early start on Christmas 2017 to make a Christmas pudding bauble - kit available.

Traders - raffle, show & tell

Tea,coffee and biscuits but please bring own packed lunch.

For more information contact Ann Smith: ann231085@yahoo.com

Quilts at Belsay, Northumberland

May 13th, 2017 to May 21st, 2017

This will be held at Belsay Hall, Nr Morpeth, Northumberland NE20 0DX

10 - 5 daily


English Heritage admission charges apply
Exhibition is free
Tombolas, Raffle, sales table

An exhibition of work from the region
Region 15E, Durham, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland
The Quilters' Guild of the British Isles



North Wales Quilters Guild area day - Region 13

May 13th, 2017 to May 13th, 2017

This will take place at Aanolfan Awelon, School Road, Ruthin LL15 1BN from 10am-4pm

Vivien Finch will give a talk 'Quilts of All Sizes' where she will be showing her quilts which include antique doll beds and cribs with their little quilts.

In the afternoon Vivien will treat us to a workshop item - which is mainly hand applique - Lollipop FLower Applique.

Traders, raffle, show & tell

Cost £12 - or just £6 for QG members.

For more information contact Merrill Tanton: merrill.tanton@yahoo.com

Quilts Uk, Malvern

May 18th, 2017 to May 21st, 2017

Run by Grosvenor Shows this will be held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcs WR13 6NW

Open 10am-5pm (4.30pm Sunday)

For more information visit: www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding, Lincs

June 2nd, 2017 to June 3rd, 2017

This is run by Grosvenor Shows and will take place in the Springfields Events Centre, Camelgate, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6ET

Open 10am-4.30 (4pm Sat )
Free Parking; Disabled Access; Restaurant

Patchwork & Quiltig suppliers stands

A workshop programme is available and you can book when you arrive.

For more information visit: www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

Heffle Quilt Show - East Sussex

June 3rd, 2017 to June 4th, 2017

This is a Biennial Quilt Show and will take place at Punnetts Town Village Hall, Battle Road, Punnetts Town, East Sussex TN21 9DS

Open 10am-4pm
Quilts
Raffle
Traders

£4 entry to include refreshments

 

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All proceeds to Breast Cancer Research

For more information email Dorothy: dorothymt@gmail.com

Wirral and West Cheshire Quilters Guild area day - Region 13

June 17th, 2017 to June 17th, 2017

This will take place at Thornton Hough Village Hall, Manor Road, Thornton Hough, CH63 1JB from 10am-4pm

The morning speaker will be Judith Barker and in the afternoon Judith will be offering a mini-workshop.

Traders, raffle, show & Tell

Cost £12 but discountef to £6 for Guild members

Tea and coffee will be available but please bring your packed lunch

For more information contact Ann Spargo, 12 Sandham grove, Heswll, Wirral, CH60 1XP but not before May 2017.

National Quilt Championships, Sandown, Surrey

June 23rd, 2017 to June 25th, 2017

This is run by Grosvenor Shows and will take place at the Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher Surrey KT10 9AJ

Open 10am-4.30pm (4pm Sun)
Free carparking; Disabled access; Restaurant

Open competitive Quilt Show
closing date for entries is 2nd May
to download an entry form visit www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

Quilts in the Wolds - an exhibition by Lindsey Patchworkers - Ludford

June 24th, 2017 to June 25th, 2017

This exhibition will take place in the Lincolnshire Wolds, Ludford Village Hall, Playingfield Lane, Ludford LN8 6AJ from 10am-4pm.

This is the 4th Exhibition by Lindsey Patchworks and will include traders, sales table, demonstrations, raffle and inspirations tombola

Entrance £4 includes tea, coffee and homemade cakes

 

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Mary’s Quilt was made by Jacky Hopkin and was the Visitors Choice at the last exhibition.

For more details contact Sheila: sheila.evans1@gmail.com or Sandra:

sands@waringsgreen.co.uk

Quilters Guild Region 11 Regional Day, Ettington

July 1st, 2017 to July 1st, 2017

This will take place at Ettington Community Centre, Rogers Lane, Ettington CV37 7SX from 10am-3.45 pm

Linda Seward is the speaker

Membeers £6 - Nonmember £9

Bring : Show & Tell, challenge work, and lunch

For more information contact Judith Nex: region11@quiltersguild.org.uk

Sentinels - a textile exhibition, Snape, Suffolk

July 21st, 2017 to July 26th, 2017

Anglia Textile Works presents this textile exhibition in the Pond Gallery, Snape Maltings, Bridge Road, Snape, Suffolk IP17 1SR

 

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Anglia Textile Works is a small but well-established group of eight contemporary textile artists based in East Anglia and in 2017 the group celebrates it's twentieth birthday.

The group members are: Fay Allwood; Yvonne Brown; Niki Chandler; Kathy Colledge; Sara Impey; Chrissy Leech; Annette Morgan; Cherry Vernon-Harcourt.

For more information visit www.angliatextileworks.co.uk

 

 

Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham

August 10th, 2017 to August 13th, 2017

Welcome to the leading quilting event in Europe! We're taking over The NEC in Birmingham this Summer for The 2017 Festival of Quilts.


The festival is a celebration of quilting with over 300 exhibitors offering essential supplies, extraordinary galleries from international artists and a magnificent display of over 1,000 competition quilts – it’s the ultimate quilting experience.

Make sure you follow the event to keep up-to-date with all the show info, as well as the deadlines to enter  quilting competitions and don't forget to sign up for the workshops - they fill fast so don't delay.

For more information about competitions, tickets and everything else go to:

https://www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/

 

Quilt in Cae Hir Gardens, Crybin, Nr. Lampeter, Ceredigion SA48 7NG

August 25th, 2017 to August 27th, 2017

This combines the two things that quilters most enjoy -  spectacular gardens and quilts and you are invited to enter YOUR quilt for 2017.

This will be held at Cae Hir Gardens, Cribyn, Nr. Lampeter, Ceredigion. SA48 7NG.   Open 10 - 5.  Visitors' Choice competition.  Traders stalls and quilts for sale.

 

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The gardens are set on a Welsh hillside and have Tea Rooms.  Admission to Gardens £6.00. with children just £2 - and the gardens are open from April -October.

Entry forms available at www.caehirgardens.com or www.finishmyquilt.co.uk,  with no fixed theme this year but entries need to be received by 1st July. to download forms go to: caehirgardens.com or finishmyquilt.co.uk

Contact Cae Hir Gardens 01570 471116 or  Karen at Finish My Quilt 01974 272026

Great Northern QUilt & Needlecraft Show, Harrogate

September 1st, 2017 to September 3rd, 2017

Run by Grosvenor Shows this will be held in Exhibition Hall 1, at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate HG2 8NZ

Open 10am-4.30pm

Competitive Quilt Show

For more information visit: www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

Quilt suppliers stands; free carparking; disabled access; restaurant.

West Country Quilt and Textile Show - Bristol

September 1st, 2017 to September 3rd, 2017

West Country quilt and Textile Show - the South West's Showcase of Patchwork, Quilting, Sewing and Embroidery held in the Exhibition Centre of the University of the West of England, Filton Bristol BS34 8QZ

Open 10am-4.30pm daily

Traders,Quilt competitions, workshops and this year there will be yarn/knitting too.

Tickets on the door or buy online in advance and save .

for more information visit: https://westcountryquiltshow.co.uk/

Quilters Guild Region 11 Area Day - Ombersley

September 2nd, 2017 to September 2nd, 2017

THis will take place at Sytchampton Community Hall, Cow Lane, Sytchampton, Ombersley, DY13 9SY from 10am-4pm

Speaker is Magie Relph and there will be a workshop with Magie on the Sunday.

Members £6; non-members £9

What to bring: show & Tell, Lunch

for more information contact Mary Lowe;  marylowe@talbotslaw.co.uk

Scottish Quilt Championships, Edinburgh

September 22nd, 2017 to September 24th, 2017

This is run by Grosvenor Shows and will take place in the MacRobert Paviliions, Royal Highland centre Ingliston Edinburgh EH18 8NB

Open 10am-4.30pm (4pm Sun)

free carparking; disabled access; restaurant

For more information visit: www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

Autumn Quilt Festival, Malvern

October 20th, 2017 to October 22nd, 2017

Run by Grosvenor shows this will take place in the Severn Exhibition Hall Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW

Open 10am-4.30pm ( 4pm on Sunday)
Free Car parking; Disabled Access; Restaurant

Quilting Suppliers stands; Meet the Experts: Workshop programme

For more information visit: www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

Autumn Quilt Festival, Duxford

October 27th, 2017 to October 29th, 2017

Run by Grosvenor Shows Ltd this wil be held i the Conservtion Hall, Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambs CB22 4QR

Open 10am-4.30pm (or 4pm on Sunday)
Free Car parking
Disabled Access
Restaurant

There will be Quilting suppliers stands;
Meet The experts
and a worshop programme which you can book when you arrive.

For more information visit: www.grosvenorshows.co.uk

Autumn Quilt Festival, Kent

November 10th, 2017 to November 11th, 2017

Run by Grosvenor Shows this wil take place in the Clive Emson Exhibition Hall, Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF

Open 10am-4.30pm (or 4pm on Sunday)
Free Car parking
Disabled Access
Restaurant

There will be Quilting suppliers stands;
Meet The experts
and a workshop programme which you can book on when you are there.

For more information visit: www.grosvenorshows.co.uk


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