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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

Comfort from Quilts exhibition , Newbury Berks

13th Jun 2017 to 20th Jul 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

Marsh Quilters - Wanstead London E11

24th Jun 2017 to 24th Jun 2017

Hardy Quilters Biennial Exhibition - Dorset

25th Jun 2017 to 26th Jun 2017

Quilters Guild Region 11 Regional Day, Ettington

1st Jul 2017 to 1st Jul 2017

Pentrich Patchers 9th Exhibition - In Stitches, Derbys

1st Jul 2017 to 2nd Jul 2017

Romsey Quilt Festival - Romsey, Hants

1st Jul 2017 to 16th Jul 2017

Castle Quilters Dunbar Exhibition of Quilts and Textile Art - Dunbar

7th Jul 2017 to 9th Jul 2017

A Day with Ricky Tims - Manchester

15th Jul 2017 to 15th Jul 2017

City & Guilds Certificate Exhibition, Brighton

15th Jul 2017 to 16th Jul 2017

Dialogues - Quilt Art at Guildford House, Guildford

15th Jul 2017 to 10th Sep 2017

'Creative Surfaces' talk by Lynda Monk

18th Jul 2017 to 18th Jul 2017

Sentinels - a textile exhibition, Snape, Suffolk

21st Jul 2017 to 26th Jul 2017

Quarterjack Quilters' Exhibition, Merley, Dorset

27th Jul 2017 to 29th 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

Quilters Guild Region 6 Area Day - Benson, Oxon

28th Oct 2017 to 28th 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

Comfort from Quilts exhibition , Newbury Berks

June 13th, 2017 to July 20th, 2017

This is an exhibition of wartime quilts from the colleciton of the Canadian Red Cross Quilt Research Group, and wil take place in the Old Chapel Textile Centre, Main Street, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, Berks RG19 6HW

During WWII, Canadian women made hundreds of thousands of quilts which were sent to Britain, by the Canadian Red Cross, as civilian relief.  Though often made from scrap materials, many of them show ingenuity and creativity in their design.  These quilts raised the spirits of those who received them, touched by the kindness of strangers in a frightening time

Tues-Thurs and 1st Sat in the month 10am-4pm
Admission £4, disabled access

for more details visit: www.nationalneedleworkarchive.org.uk

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

Marsh Quilters - Wanstead London E11

June 24th, 2017 to June 24th, 2017

An exhibition of quilts, with stallholders that include The African Fabric Shop, Euro Japan Links,changs, Fiona's Handmade Jewellery will take place in Christ Church, Wanstead Place, Wanstead, London E11 2SW

open 11am-4pm

tea, coffee, rolls and cake available; sales table and chinese auction
Disabled Access

For more information go to: www.marshquiters.org

Hardy Quilters Biennial Exhibition - Dorset

June 25th, 2017 to June 26th, 2017

This will take place in Osmington Village Hall, Shortlake Lane, Osmington DT3 6FT
Open 11am-4pm on Sunday and 10am-4pm on Monday

Admission £2.50 to include refreshments

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

Pentrich Patchers 9th Exhibition - In Stitches, Derbys

July 1st, 2017 to July 2nd, 2017

This will take place in Pentrich Village Hall, NHr.Ripley, Derbys DE5 3RE

10am-4pm
Admission £1

Wide variety of quilts, wall hangings and stitchery projects, plus a new display of antique doll beds and cribs with their little quilts.
Sales stands, scrumptious refreshments,
Raffle Quilt and Tombola in aid of Treetops Hospice.

Romsey Quilt Festival - Romsey, Hants

July 1st, 2017 to July 16th, 2017

This will take place in Romsey Abbey daily from 10am-4om (subject to services)
Disabled access

Fri 7th July - an Evening with Ricky Tims - in the Lantern Theatre at 7.30pm

Sat 8th July - Seminar with Ricky Tims in The Mountbatten School

Tickets  from www.ticketsource.co.uk/romsey festival

More information from www.romseyquilters.co.uk

A Day with Ricky Tims - Manchester

July 15th, 2017 to July 15th, 2017

Presented by Patchwork Parade, this will be held at Middleton Arena, Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton, Manchester M24 1AQ

 

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Rickywill be giving two talks:   "Fear not the A word" and "Just a Quilting Fool",

Doors Open 9.45am and event starts at 10.30am

Ticket Price £60 includes lunch:

for more information email:patchworkparade@gmail.com tel 0161 633 5900

City & Guilds Certificate Exhibition, Brighton

July 15th, 2017 to July 16th, 2017

This will take place in Regency HOuse, Brunswick Square, Brighton BN1 2FJ

Daily 10am-4pm
Admission free


more details from Sara Cook: sara.cook3@ntlworld.com

Dialogues - Quilt Art at Guildford House, Guildford

July 15th, 2017 to September 10th, 2017

Quilt Art is a group of professional quilt artists from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands and America.

Founded in 1985, Quilt Art aims to extend the boundaries of quilting as an artistic medium and achieve wider recognition of the quilt as an art form.

In our Dialogues exhibition, each artist brings a distinctive approach to their diverse, dynamic and sometimes challenging work.

 

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Opening times visit: https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/19734/Dialogues-an-exhibition-from-Quilt-Art

'Creative Surfaces' talk by Lynda Monk

July 18th, 2017 to July 18th, 2017

This will take place at Shirley Methodist Church, Eldon Ave Shirley CR0 8SD

7.30pm-9.30pm

Admission £4 incl. refreshments

More details from: shirleyquilters.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

Quilters Guild Region 6 Area Day - Benson, Oxon

October 28th, 2017 to October 28th, 2017

This will take place in Benson Village Hall, Sunnyside, Benson, Oxon OX10 6LZ from 10am-4pm

£15 for QG members, £25 non members with £10 cashback if you join on the day.
Door prices wil be increased by £2.50

Young Quilters free

Talk by Charlotte Haenlein -Persian Inspiration - designs from her travels in Iran

The spring Abingdon Museum Exhibition wil be on display and some of those involved will talk about the show and how it came about.

Workshop: printing Persian patterns and making your own printing blocks.

Members Show and Telll

Please bring a picnic lunch - drinks and cakes will be provided.

for more information contact: sue.hammond@gmail.com

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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