Events' Diary 2017

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Before booking a Norfolk Quilters workshop please read the General Instructions for Workshops at the bottom of this page.





8th (Friday) to 10th (Sunday)

Exhibition "Links and Layers Take 2"

Venue: - Thornham Village Hall, High Street, Thornham, Norfolk, PE36 6LX

A Multi Media Exhibition of new work by 8 Norfolk artists.
Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Free entry &  parking -  Disabled access



9th (Saturday)


The Doughty Fabric Roadshow at Red Lodge

Venue:- The Red Lodge Millennium Centre, Lavender Close, Red Lodge, IP28 8TT
10.30am – 2.30 pm
Entry Fee £1
Free Parking and Disabled Access
Tea/Coffee, Cake and Bacon Baps available

Enquiries: 07400845245                                                      




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14th (Thursday)


Project Linus Norfolk - Coach Trip to the Fabric Guild, Leicester

Leave Kittel Close Car Park, next to the Queens Hall, Watton. IP25 6DD at 8am

Return approximately 4-5 pm

  • The cost is £18 to be paid in full when booking your place.
  • Contact Pat on 01953 882966/
  • Pay by cash or cheque (made payable to Wayland Quilters for Linus.) 
  • Hot drinks may be purchased from the vending machine at the venue. 
  • Please take: a packed lunch, bags clearly labelled or identifiable for your purchases & plenty of money! 
  • Please pre-order any quantity of wadding required with the Fabric Guild beforehand.
  • Once costs of the coach hire are covered, any surplus money raised is used to buy fabric for making quilts for Project Linus Norfolk.

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15th (Friday)


NQCG - East Ruston Old Vicarage

Visit to East Ruston Old Vicarage.

Entry is £8.50
Details from Linda Turner or Fran Watkins - contact details on the inside cover of the QQ.


29th (Friday) to October 1st  (Sunday)

Exhibition - Village Quilters present a Festival of Quilts and Flowers

Venue: - All Saints Church, Carleton Rode, NR16 1RW. 

10 am to 5 pm, Friday and Saturday, Noon to 4 pm Sunday

Refreshments, Raffle

The picture on the right is the raffle quilt - please click on the image to enlarge it.


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30th (Saturday)


Norfolk Quilters Annual General Meeting

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: Breckland Community Hall, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0RW

The AGM will take place in the morning, followed by Show and Tell.

Traders this year will be Sew & So's, Just Threads, Crafty UK (templates), Debbie's Buttons, and ECCreations (beaded jewellery)

The afternoon talk will be by Jane Clark - "A Year in the Life of a Textile Studio"

Refreshments provided. Don't forget to bring your lunch!

You can download your membership renewal here ..... NQ Membership Form 2017-2018 (186Kb)

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1st (Sunday)

Workshop - A crazy wall hanging with Jane Clark

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: Breckland Community Hall, New Costessey, Norwich NR5 0RW

Jane will show us how to make a  crazy wall hanging in Christmas or other fabrics of your choice.

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members
Refreshments provided. Don't forget to bring your lunch!


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7th (Saturday)


Young Quilters Workshop - Lessingham Group

Venue: All Saints School, School Road, Lessingham, NR12 0DJ from 10 am - 3.30 pm

At this workshop we will be doing a Log Cabin Block

For further information and booking please contact:
Tricia Dickson on 01603 783067 or 07787790191,

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21st and 22nd (Saturday and Sunday)


Norfolk Quilters' Exhibition

Venue: - the Diamond Centre, School Lane, Norwich NR7 8TR. This is the venue we used for our last Exhibition in 2015 - it is a great space for displaying quilts, with good lighting. It is situated on the ring road, with plenty of parking.

As well as the wonderful quilts on display, there will be refreshments with homemade cakes, a Sales Table of handmade items and a Raffle.

A Promise form was included in your June QQ plus a book of raffle tickets. However, if you have mislaid your Promise Form you can download one here ... Norfolk Quilters Promise Form

Put the dates in your diary and don't forget to bring family and friends!




21st (Saturday) 


Venue: - The Fountain of Life Church at The Well Christian Centre, Ashill. IP25 7BT 

10 am till 12.30 pm.
An exhibition of quilts and crafts. 




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4th (Saturday)


Young Quilters Workshop - Lessingham Group

Venue: All Saints School, School Road, Lessingham, NR12 0DJ from 10 am - 3.30 pm

At this workshop we will be doing an Ohio Star Block and Seasonal Card Insert

For further information and booking please contact:
Tricia Dickson on 01603 783067 or 07787790191,

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11th (Saturday)


Peaceful Piecing Charity Day

Venue: Gt Plumstead Village Hall from 10am to 4pm.
We will be making Breast Cancer Heart Cushions and Drainage Bags for the Hospital Breast Cancer Unit.
We plan to have lots cut out prior to the day so that we can have a fun but productive day.
We need people to machine, stuff the cushion pads, iron the items, tea ladies etc. We will of course be able to change jobs during the day so no one gets bored.
Refreshments will be available all day.  The cost will be £1 towards the cost of the hall.  Just bring your lunch.
We always have great fun on these days and I know this one will be enjoyable too.
If you would like to join us please let me know on:
01603 436100 or email

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18th (Saturday)


Young Quilters Workshop - Attleborough Group

Venue: The Lighthouse, 131 Hargham Road, Attleborough, NR17 2JP from 10 am - 3.30 pm

At this workshop we will be covering Folded material techniques and Card making

For further information and booking please contact:
Tricia Dickson on 01603 783067 or 07787790191,

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18th (Saturday)


Workshop - Christmas Table Runner with Moira Bagnall

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: St Andrew’s Centre, Brenda James Close, Thorpe St Andrew NR7 0LH

This runner is made with pinwheels, on point, on a contrasting background, with fused wreaths

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members

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2nd (Saturday)


Christmas Get Together Day

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: United Reform Church, Ipswich Road, Norwich NR4 6QR

(Please note this is a new venue for Norfolk Quilters)

Admission £2

Sales table, Raffle and demonstrations, refreshments including seasonal treats provided.
A chance to catch up with friends old and new.

Come and join us for a fun day. Don't forget to bring your lunch!

If you would like to download the Sales Table guidance and form please click on the following link (two pages) ..... Sales table guidance and form

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General Instructions for Norfolk Quilters Workshops

Special offer – members only 

If you book two different workshops at the same time you will get them for £20.00 each. 

We have updated our general instructions for workshops so please read carefully.

Booking workshops:

  1. Book early to avoid disappointment.
  2. Check availability for workshops by contacting Rebecca Gorman. See inside front page of the QQ or go to the "Contact Us" page of the website for details.
  3. Apply for a workshop in writing to Rebecca (letter or email) giving your name, address, phone number and email address. There is a booking form on the Norfolk Quilters website which you can print out and complete if you prefer.
  4. Pay promptly in full, preferably with your application. Cheques payable to Norfolk Quilters. Your booking is not secured until payment is received.
  5. We prefer to email you the workshop requirement list as soon as we receive it from the tutor, however if you would like it in the post you must enclose a SAE for each workshop you are booking, with your application.
  6. Non-members are welcome to attend one workshop, after which they will have to belong to Norfolk Quilters to attend.

On the day:

  • Workshops take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and start promptly at 10 a.m.
  • It is important to arrive earlier, but not before 9.30 a.m.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day but please take your own packed lunch and your own mug.
  • We have decided it is no longer practical for Norfolk Quilters to provide irons, ironing boards and extension leads for workshops. Workshops are held in different halls around the county and committee members do not have the storage facilities or time to transport these items. 

You will be asked to bring your own iron, ironing mat / small board and extension lead if needed for a workshop and they will be included on the requirement list.  Please make sure all electrical items are PAT tested. 

Cancellation Policy:  If Norfolk Quilters has to cancel the workshop for any reason your payment will be refunded in full.  If you cancel four weeks, or more, before the workshop date you will receive a full refund, minus 10% administration fee, although this can only be guaranteed if the place is filled.  If you cancel less than four weeks beforehand you will NOT receive a refund.  This will apply other than in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Committee.

To Book:

FIRST: Check workshop availability with the workshop secretary.

Then either write a letter as per instructions


This Booking Form is available for download Norfolk Quilters Workshop Booking Form