Events' Diary 2017-2018

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

 

 

 


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February
10th (Saturday)

 

Workshop - EPP (English Paper Piecing) with Jane Bothamley

"More than just hexagons"

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

EPP is portable and the perfect project to take with you anywhere. It is an excellent way to use up your scraps. Jane will show us how to combine the different shapes to create lovely designs.

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members


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February
24th (Saturday)

 

Young Quilters Workshop - Lessingham Group - Ohio Star Block

Venue:All Saints School, School Road, Lessingham, Norfolk, NR12 0DJ  10am to 3.30pm

For further information and booking please contact:
Tricia Dickson on 01603 783067 or 07787790191,
Email: nq.youngquilters@gmail.com


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March
3rd (Saturday)

Workshop - Free cut curve techniques with Heather Hasthorpe

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: Upton Village Hall, Cargate Lane, Upton, Norfolk, NR13 6AU

Heather will teach us three different curve designs using free cutting techniques - bubbles, tigers and crosses! Lots of inspiration for creating a project with a modern twist.

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members


 

March
3rd (Saturday)

Exhibition - presented by Alveva Quilters "Meg's Quilts"

An Exhibition of Quilts from the Collection of the late Meg Browne (Small).

10.30 am - 4 pm    Venue: St George’s Church, Crown Street, Methwold, IP26 4PQ

Meg Brown (Small) was a well-known quilter in Norfolk, a slightly eccentric figure (she wouldn’t mind me saying that!) and usually seen wearing one of her trademark appliquéd waistcoats. She moved to Norfolk in 1980 and was a founder member of Norfolk Quilters. Meg made many quilts of her own and also bought several from other quilters including two of Pauline Burbidge’s early works, these together with the 1920’s American quilts which she had started collecting formed the basis of several quilt shows which she held in her local area and which introduced her to many other quilters. In 1986 Meg opened her quilt shop and gallery ‘The Blue Goose’ in Elm Hill, Norwich, this was an Aladdin’s cave for quilters with fabric, books, equipment and everything else you could wish for. The topmost of the three floors was where Meg displayed her collection of American quilts and as many of these were for sale regular trips to America were needed to replenish stock and Meg and her husband Bill travelled extensively going as far south as Texas and as far west as Kentucky.

After moving to the Feltwell area, Meg joined Alveva Quilters and was a very active member always taking part in the shows and other activities. We were extremely sad to hear that she had passed away, suddenly, in October 2016 and agreed with her family that we would have an exhibition of her quilt collection – details of which are below.

Liz Nally

The exhibition will include over twenty vintage American quilts (many from the 1920’s), Meg’s own quilts and appliquéd waistcoats plus two early Pauline Burbidge quilts.

Entrance £3 (proceeds to the family’s choice of charity)                          

Further information from Liz Nally - thenallys@hotmail.com


Norfolk Quilters Mini

March
10th (Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Attleborough Group - Mini Tote Bag

and continuing with Sample Quilt.

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

For further information and booking please contact:
Tricia Dickson on 01603 783067 or 07787790191,
Email: nq.youngquilters@gmail.com


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March
12th (Monday) to 17th (Saturday)

Norfolk Quilters' participation in Makers' Month at The Forum

More information to follow.


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March
24th (Saturday)

Get Together Day

10.30 am - 3 pm    Venue: Wroxham Hub, 114 Norwich Road, Wroxham, NR12 8SA

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

Admission £5

Sales table, Raffle and demonstrations, refreshments 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 have items which you would like to sell at this GTD, please download the Sales Table guidance and form by clicking on the following link (two pages) ..... Sales table guidance and form


Norfolk Quilters Mini

April
14th (Saturday)

Workshop - Paraphernalia Bag with Jennifer Huish

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: Necton Rural Community Centre, 13 Tun's Road, Necton, Norfolk, PE37 8EH

A 10" x 5" zip up bag which, when opened, has 4 zipped pockets, 3 pouches and a stand up back which provides another pouch. The front makes a tray which keeps small things together. A very clever bag which can be used for all sorts of things! Great for carrying all your things to classes!

NB. This workshop is not suitable for beginner sewers - anyone doing this class needs to be confidently familiar with their machine. There is some preparation required before the workshop, which will be detailed in the workshop requirements. Jennifer will provide clear, written instructions for finishing the bag at home.

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members


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May
5th (Saturday)

Workshop - Cut Away Cushion with Sheelagh Foulke

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

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members


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May
12th (Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Lessingham Group - House and Tree Block

Venue: All Saints School, School Road, Lessingham, Norfolk, NR12 0DJ  10am to 3.30pm

For further information and booking please contact:
Tricia Dickson on 01603 783067 or 07787790191,
Email: nq.youngquilters@gmail.com


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June
2nd (Saturday)

Workshop - Charles Rennie Mackintosh with Moira Bagnall

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: Cawston Village Hall, High Street, Cawston, Norfolk, NR10 4BW

Moira will show us how to make three different designs inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, using applique and bias tape to give a simple but stunning result.

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members


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June
23rd (Saturday)

Get Together Day

10.30 am - 3 pm    Venue: To be advised

Admission £5

Sales table, Raffle and demonstrations, refreshments 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 have items which you would like to sell at this GTD, please download the Sales Table guidance and form by clicking on the following link (two pages) ..... Sales table guidance and form


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June
30th (Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Attleborough Group - Doortjie's Block

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

For further information and booking please contact:
Tricia Dickson on 01603 783067 or 07787790191,
Email: nq.youngquilters@gmail.com


June
30th (Saturday)

Chet Valley (All Saints) Patchworkers' Eleventh Exhibition

An Exhibition of Quilts in Memory of Margaret Rust - one of our founder members

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: Jubilee Hall, George Lane, Loddon, Norfolk NR14 6NB

Trader: Sew and So's of Bungay

We will also have demonstrations, sales table, raffle and, of course, tea and cake

All money raised on the day will go to: Guide Dogs for the Blind and British Heart Foundation


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July
28th (Saturday)

Workshop - Fun Dyeing Day with Tricia Dickson and Ros Peedle

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: Corpusty and Saxthorpe Village Hall, Heydon Road, Corpusty, Norfolk, NR11 6QQ

Tricia and Ros will be teaching two types of dyeing: Procion and shaving foam. They will also demonstrate ice dyeing. It will be a fun and creative day, with some lovely additions to take home for our stashes!

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members

NB. There will be an additional charge of £8 for dyes, payable to the tutors on the day.


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General Instructions for Norfolk Quilters Workshops

 

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

OR

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