2012 is all about home made crafts, so what better way to kick off the year than celebrating the art of patchwork and quilt making at the Spring Quilt Festival at the South of England Showground
With over 100 quilts on display, demonstrations by professional quilters and trade stands selling everything related, the Spring Quilt Festival is set to be a colourful delight of creative flair. Relax in the beautiful confines of the southern countryside whilst being inspired to sew your own quilts and patchwork and reveal your artistic side.
As well as fine tuning your imaginative craft, visit established retailers from all over the UK as they share their knowledge and sell everything from needles, threads, buttons and beads through to fabrics, books and patterns to sewing and embroidery machines to set you on the path of your new hobby.
“This is a really fun day for the entire family and is encouraging more and more young people to turn their hand to this art” says Roger Cooling of Grosvenor Shows, “There will even be a Journal Quilt Challenge at the show where visitors can see exquisite entries based on the theme ‘Quilt Poetry’. We have been running the show at the South of England Centre for over 10 years now and it continues to be the perfect, relaxed setting for all visitors to enjoy a weekend of craft.”
Situated in the Norfolk Pavilion, the Spring Quilt Festival will run from 27th – 29th January and on-site refreshments are available for all visitors. Parking is free and disabled parking is in close proximity to the event. Set in 150 beautiful acres in the heart of Sussex yet only 15 minutes away from the M23 and close to Gatwick, the South of England Centre is one of the most flexible and unique venues in the country. Its peaceful, rural location with stunning views and plenty of parking is ideal for any business meeting, conference, event, exhibition or show, however large or small, as well as almost every type of private function.
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