Updated: 14 May 2013
We are happy to give brief details of your forthcoming Exhibitions free of charge, BUT need the information at least 4 months in advance.
When sending information it is helpful if you can include the post code of the venue and to let us know if there is access for disabled people.
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Contact the person given if you require further information and especially if travelling any distance in case there has been a change of plan. Please note we do not publish details of group meetings. All information should be sent for the attention of Joanna Kent.
Send to: Traplet Publications (P&Q exhibitions), Traplet House, Pendragon Close, Malvern, Worcestershire. WR14 1GA.
Fax: 01684 578558.
Yorkshire, York YO1 7PW
Until 31 August
The Blossoming of Patchwork: A unique collection of quilts and coverlets from 1780-1820s showcasing the burgeoning fashion for printed cottons and linens and their use in patchwork and quilting.
Dialogue, Fibre Art Wales: A lively and varied body of work from leading contemporary Welsh fibre artists featuring quilt making, stitch, machine embroidery, weaving, Shibori, resin work, print, paper making and film.
Contact: 01904 613242, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceredigion, Lampeter SA48 7BB
Until 2 November
‘Kaffe comes to Wales’ an exhibition of work by Kaffe Fassett at the Welsh Quilt Centre, The Town Hall, High Street, Lampeter. Open Tues – Sat 11 – 4.30. Gallery shop and café/ deli on site. Admission £5, concessions £4, students £2.50. To book tickets visit www.welshquilts.com
Contact: Welsh Quilt Centre 01570 422 088, email@example.com
London, Bermondsey SE1 3XF
Until 29 June
‘A Life in Colour’ at the Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London celebrating the work of Kaffe Fassett in his first exhibition in London since his record breaking show at the V&A in 1988. Open Tues – Sat 11 – 6. Admission £8, £5.50 students/concessions. Advance booking available.
Contact www.ftmlondon.org 020 7407 8664
Co. Durham, Upper Weardale DL13 1AR
Until 9 June
‘Heavy Metal’, an exhibition of art quilts and 3D art figures by North East textile group ‘It Happens’ at Killhope North of England Lead Mining Museum, near Cowshill, Upper Weardale. Open daily 10 – 5. Shop, café, disabled access and free parking. Admission £7.15, concessions £6.60, children £4.10, under 4s free.
Contact: Anne Tuck firstname.lastname@example.org
www.killhope.org.uk 01388 537505
Somerset, Taunton TA3 7LS
26 – 27 May
Corfe Quilters’ Biennial Exhibition at Corfe Village Hall, Newton Lane, Corfe, near Taunton.
Open 10 – 4. Sales table, raffle quilts, trader and refreshments. Disabled access. Admission £2.50, under 12s free. Proceeds to The Breast Care Fund, Musgrove Park Hospital.
Contact: Sue Ford 01823 421769, email@example.com
Somerset, Portbury BS20 7TR
30 May – 1 June
Portishead Quilters’ Biennial Exhibition at St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Portbury. Open 10 – 4. Traders, sales table, charity quilt raffle, tombola and refreshments. Disabled access.
Contact: Sheila Warry Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent, Canterbury CT4 7AS
31 May – 2 June
Oast Quilters’ Showcase at The Sports Hall, Simon Langton School for Boys, Nackington Road, Canterbury. Open Fri and Sat 10 – 5, Sun 10 – 4. Quilts, wearable art, cushions bags and novelties made by 300 quilters from East Kent. Traders, raffle, bag tombola, sales table, demonstrations and quilts for sale.
Refreshments available. Free parking and disabled access. Admission £3, concessions £2, under 12s free. Proceeds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, the John Graham Trust and Young Carers.
Contact: Liz Coleman email@example.com
North Yorkshire, Middleham DL8 4RA
1 – 2 June
Middleham Quilters’ Biennial Exhibition at Middleham Key Centre, Park Lane, Middleham. Open 11 – 4. Refreshments including homemade cakes available. Raffle quilt in aid of local branch of Alzheimers Society. Disabled access. Admission £2.
Contact: Susan Cutting 01969 623243
Suffolk, Stowmarket IP14 1DE
5 June – 25 August
‘Quilts: Textile Treasures from Wales’ a unique selection of Welsh quilts from the Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth at Abbot’s Hall, Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket.
Open Mon – Sat 10 – 5, Sun 11 – 5.
Refreshments available daily. Free admission to Abbot’s Hall.
Norfolk, Lowestoft NR33 0JW
7 – 9 June
Kirkley Quilters’ Exhibition at the Friends’ Mission Hall, St. Georges Road, Pakefield, Lowestoft.
Open Fri – Sat 10 – 4, Sun 1 – 5. Refreshments available. Admission £1. Proceeds to East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Contact: Jean Chivers 01502 568759
East Sussex, Heathfield TN21 9DS
8 – 9 June
Heffle Quilters’ Quilt Show at Punnetts Town Village Hall, Punnetts Town, Heathfield. Open 10 – 4.
Quilt raffle, tombola, second hand book sale and traders. Admission £4 which includes drink and cake. All proceeds in aid of Breast Cancer charity.
Contact: Anneleen 01435 865903
County Durham, Gainford DL2 3DY
8 – 9 June
Teesdale Quilters of Gainford Biennial Quilt Show at Gainford Village Hall, Main Road, Gainford, Darlington. Open 10 – 4. Quilt raffle in aid of St. Teresa’s Hospice, trader and sales table.
Admission £3 to include refreshments.
Contact: Margaret 01325 730523
Rutland, Wing LE15 8SE
8 – 9 June
Wing Quilters’ Quilt Show at Wing Village Hall and Parish Church, Morcott Road, Wing. Open 10 – 4. Exhibition of quilts in the church and quilts for sale in the village hall together with sales tables, tombola and refreshments. Raffle quilt.
Parking and disabled access. In aid of Rutland Stroke Club and the parish church. Admission £2, accompanied children free.
Contact: Jeanette 01577 37570, firstname.lastname@example.org or Judith 01577 37761, email@example.com
Herefordshire, Bromyard HR7 4QU
8 – 9 June
Quilters Connection’s first Exhibition at Hope Family Centre, Hereford Road, Bromyard.
Open 10 – 4. Creative café, traders, raffle.
Refreshments including lunch and snacks.
Parking and disabled access. Free admission.
Contact: Rosalind Johansson 01885 488495
Scotland, Glasgow G20 6JR
12 – 15 June
‘Indigo’ a first exhibition by Threadlines, a group of six quilters based in Scotland at Kelvin Stevenson Memorial Church, 62 Belmont Street, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow. Open 11 – 5, Thurs 11 – 7. Part of Glasgow’s West End Festival exploring the ancient arts of indigo dyeing and shibori. Sales table and refreshments in the church tearoom. Admission £3.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07961 437554
Tyne & Wear, Newcastle NE1 1SG
14 June – 27 July
‘Heavy Metal’, an exhibition of art quilts and 3D art figures by North East textile group ‘It Happens’ at Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate, Newcastle. Open Mon – Sat 9 – 5.
Shop, café and art supplies. Disabled access.
Contact: 0191 261 5618, www.newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk, www.ithappensfour.co.uk
Buckinghamshire, Bletchley MK2 2BU
15 – 22 June
‘Shop Hop and Stitch’, a shop hop of four quilt shops (Threads and Patches, The Nimble Thimble, Poppy Patch and Tudor Rose Patchwork) in Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire over eight days. Free demonstrations and special offers in each shop. Further details can be found on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pages/Shop-Hop-Stitch/315199255269296
North Wales, Gresford LL12 8RG
18 – 21 June
Gresford Festival of Quilts featuring Gresford Craft Group at All Saints Church, The Green, Gresford and Wrexham Quilting Circle at Gresford Memorial Hall, off High Street, Gresford (LL12 8PS). Open Tues – Thurs 10.30 – 8, Fri 10.30 – 6. Guest exhibitions from Pinfold Textile Group, Deva Miniatures Club, Gresford Art Group and Cestrian Quilters. Refreshments, tombola, fabric and plants. Admission £2.50 (entry for both exhibitions). All proceeds to charity.
Contact: Jayne Mumford 01978 750250
Devon, Holsworthy EX22 6LP
20 – 22 June
Villavin Crafts Exhibition at Villavin Crafts, Villavin Farm, Holsworthy. Open 10 – 4. Raffle for charity, refreshments. Sale in the shop.
Admission £2 for charity.
Contact: Jo Hendy 01409 254581, email@example.com
Cornwall, Helston TR13 0AL
21 – 22 June
Florence Quilters’ first Exhibition at Nancegollen Village Hall, Nancegollen, Helston. Open 10 – 4.30. Trader – Butterfly Quilters, raffle quilt in aid of Shelterbox, pincushion tombola and refreshments.
Disabled access. Admission £1.
Contact: Margaret Gash 01209 831502
South Yorkshire, Bawtry DN10 6HR
21 – 23 June
Quilters’ Guild Region 14 Biennial Quilt Festival held in two medieval churches: St Nicholas’ Church, Bawtry and St. Helena’s Church Austerfield (DN10 6QU). Open Fri – Sat 10 – 4, Sun 11 – 4. Refreshments and trade stands.
Admission £3, accompanied children free.
Contact: Janet Stimpson 01302 710028,
Dorset, Shaftesbury SP7 8JE
28 – 30 June
North Dorset Quilters’ Biennial Exhibition at St. Peter’s Church, Shaftesbury. Open Fri – Sat 10 – 4, Sun 10 – 3. Antique quilts also on display at Shaftesbury Museum. Free admission.
Contact: Irene Burgoyne 01747 812048, Irene.firstname.lastname@example.org
Derbyshire, Pentrich DE5 3RE
29 – 30 June
‘All Stitched Up’ an exhibition of quilts and stitchery by Pentrich Patchers at Pentrich Village Hall, Main Road, Pentrich. Open 10 – 4.
Sales and fabric trader. Tombola in aid of Breast Cancer Care. Admission £1 (children free).
Contact: Betty Sneap 01773 746869
Lincolnshire, Ludford LN8 6AJ
29 – 30 June
Lindsey Patchworkers’ Exhibition ‘Quilts in the Wolds’ at Ludford Village Hall, Playingfield Lane, Ludford. Open 10 – 4. Traders, demonstrations, sales table and inspirations tombola and see the award winning ‘Lincolnshire Wolds Hanging’. Disabled access. Admission £3 including refreshments.
Contact: Sheila Evans 01507 610093, email@example.com or Sandra Goldsborough 01507 508576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organised by Grosvenor Exhibitions Ltd.
Springfields Quilt Show, Spalding
7 – 8 June
National Quilt Championships, Esher
21 – 23 June
General Craft Shows
East Sussex, Hastings TN34 3BP
All Saints Street Arts and Crafts Fair at All Saints Street Hall, Hastings Old Town. Open 11 – 4. Free entry
Contact: Rachel Seymour email@example.com
Greater Manchester, Salford M5 3AN
Until 9 June
Exhibition by Ten Plus Textiles in the Egerton Gallery at Ordsall Hall, 322 Ordsall Lane, Salford. Open Mon – Fri 10 – 4, Sun 1 – 4.
Closed Saturday. Free admission.
Contact: Sue Wickson firstname.lastname@example.org, www.visitsalford.info/ordsallhall
Berkshire, Newbury RG19 6HW
Until 30 May
‘Captured in Cloth’ an exhibition of textile wall hangings inspired by the landscape and coastline of West Dorset by Kate Dowty at the Old Chapel Textile Centre, Main Street, Greenham Business Park, Newbury. Open Tues – Fri 10 – 4 and first Sat of month 10 – 4.
Contact: Kate Dowty 01308 423151, www.katedowty.com
Hertfordshire, Letchworth Garden City
Until 30 May
‘Threads Galore’ at Letchworth Arts Centre, 2 The Arcade, Letchworth Garden City.
Open Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 – 4. Meet the members on Saturdays. Café on site open until 3. Free admission
Contact: 01462 670788
Gwent, Newport NP20 5QU
30 – 31 May
An exciting and innovative display of City & Guilds students’ work at Brynglas House, Brynglas Road, Newport. Open 10 – 4. View a variety of textile pieces and design inspiration with demonstrations throughout the day. Free admission.
Contact: 01633 656656, www.newport.gov.uk/learning
Lancashire, Rufford L40 1TG
Until 29 June
‘Galaxy of Stitches’ an exhibition and sale of contemporary art by Natural Progression Textile Group at Mere Sands Wood, Holmeswood Road, Rufford. Open daily except Fri 9.30 – 4.30. Free entry and disabled access.
West Lothian, Linlithgow EH49 7ND
8 – 16 June
‘Take Five’ textile exhibition at Nether Mannerston, Linlithgow. Part of Forth Valley Open Studios. Open 10 – 5. Exhibition features contemporary work by a group of five textile artists – Pat Archibald, Liz Ferguson, Margaret Morrow, Morven Roche and Joyce Watson – using variety of techniques from fabric and thread to paint and wax resist.
Demonstrations and items for sale.
Contact: email@example.com, 01506 834259
Norfolk, Brancaster PE31 8BU
14 – 16 June
Hindolveston Textile Group’s exhibition of new work at Brancaster Staithe Village Hall, Main Road, Brancaster. Open 10 – 5. Refreshments available and free parking. Free admission.
Contact: Chrissy Leech firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancashire, Rossendale BB4 4NF
15 – 16 June
‘Follow the Thread’ a weekend of displays and demonstrations of all things textile at Helmshore Textile Museum, Holcombe Road, Helmshore, Rossendale. Open 11 – 5.
Museum charges apply.
Contact: 01706 226459
Avon, Bristol BS1 5JY
15 June – 6 July
‘Suspension’ an exhibition of contemporary textile art by the South West Textile Group at the Guild Gallery, Bristol Guild of Applied Art, 68/70 Park Street, Bristol. Open Mon – Sat 10 – 5. No disabled access. Free admission.
Contact: 0117 926 5548, www.southwesttextilegroup.org.uk
Essex, Thaxted CM6 2LA
22 – 30 June
‘Seamless Transitions’ an exhibition of new stitched textiles by Anglia Textile Works at the Guildhall, Thaxted. Open 11 – 5. Exhibition on second floor so no disabled access.
Admission to Guildhall £1, exhibition free.
Contact: 01371 830598, www.angliatextileworks.co.uk
Suffolk, Wickham Market IP13 0HE
29 – 30 June
City & Guilds Graduate Exhibition of Stitched Textiles at Wickham Market Village Hall, High Street, Wickham Market. Open 10 – 5.
Traders – Art Van Go and Eye Fabric Shop.
Refreshments available. Admission £2.
Contact: Sue Shanley 01245 421415, email@example.com
Until 2 June
Indigo Gives America the Blues.
Exhibitions at the International Quilt Study Centre
New York, NY
Until – 8 June