Events Diary 2019-2020

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

New NQ Workshops for 2020

Rebecca Gorman, NQ Workshop Coordinator, has been working hard to produce a wonderful programme of workshops for 2020, please click on the link below to see a brief summary of the tutors who will be teaching workshops for us:
Tutors for NQ Workshops 2020

To download the workshop request form please click on the link below
Norfolk Quilters Workshop Booking Form


Previous NQ Workshops

Check out "Catch the Blog" for any photos and write-ups

2018:

Paraphernalia Bag with Jennifer Huish
Free Cut Curve Techniques with Heather Hasthorpe
Curvy Cut Away Cushion with Sheelagh Foulke
Charles Rennie Mackintosh with Moira Bagnall
Fun Dying Day with Tricia Dickson and Ros Peedle
Creative Machine Embroidery with Abigail Mill

2019:

Miniature Bird Houses with Heather Hasthorpe
"Hares" with Dawn Cameron-Dick
Seminole with Betty Stacey
Hunter's Star with Christine Harrow
Trapunto with Colour with Tricia Dickson
Twilight Silhouettes with Gail Lawther 


Previous YQ Workshops

Check out the QQ or  "Catch the Blog" for any photos and write-ups

Attleborough Group

Doortje's Block
Needle Case/Bunting
Seasonal Block    

Lessingham Group

House and Tree Block
Finishing Blocks/adding Sashing
Sashing/Seasonal Item  

2019


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October 12th 2019
(Saturday)

Workshop - "Lavender & poppies embroidery" with Sheila Ford

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

The workshop will consist of a short talk about colour, fabric choice and the artistic values involved in the embroideries.  We will then select our fabrics (Sheila will bring plenty for people to use) and stitch the background. Once this is complete, depending whether people have chosen lavender, poppies or a flower of their own, Sheila will help us decide how to stitch these to be most effective.

Cost: £28 members and £35.50 non-members


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October 19th 2019
(Saturday)

Workshop - "Trapunto with Colour" with Tricia Dickson

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: The Wroxham Hub, 114 Norwich Road, Wroxham Norfolk NR12 8SA  

In this workshop, Tricia will show you how to make an A4 panel incorporating appliqué and trapunto techniques.  Your panel will come alive with raised areas of coloured satin crepe, adding an extra dimension.  You will be stitching with water-soluble and random coloured threads and using transfer dyes and paints to add colour.

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members

This is a repeat of the July workshop which was over subscribed.


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November 2nd 2019
(Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Lessingham Group

Subject: Putting together a quilt sandwich and quilting techniques, plus a seasonal item.

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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November 16th 2019
(Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Attleborough Group 

Subject: Seasonal Project. PAT testing (yet tbc)
UFOs

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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December 7th 2019
(Saturday)

Get Together Day

10.30 am - 3 pm    Venue: St Peter's Jessopp Road Church (URC/Methodist), Jessopp Road, Norwich NR2 3QA

Admission £5  Sales table, Show and Tell. 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

2020


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February 15th 2020
(Saturday)

Workshop - "Block Party" with Helen Butcher

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

Helen will be teaching one of her three-dimensional pieces using her method of machine foundation piecing.  The finished panel will be approximately 20 inches square, ideal for a small wall hanging or a cushion. Or you could make more blocks and create a whole quilt!  Helen will supply a full set of printed patterns to take home for future use.

Cost: £30 members and £37.50 non-members


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February 29th 2020
(Saturday)

Get Together Day

10.30 am - 3 pm    Venue: United Reform Church, 40-42 Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6QR

Admission £5  Sales table, Show and Tell. 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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March 7th 2020
(Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Attleborough Group 

Subject: All YQs to help with adding binding to YQs Quilt for exhibition
Pin Cushion and Tidy Bag 
UFOs

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 21st 2020
(Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Lessingham Group

Subject: Quilting/Adding binding. Pin Cushion and Tidy Bag Part 1

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 28th 2020
(Saturday)

Workshop - "Dyeing to use my soldering iron" with Linda Turner

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

Linda will show us how to prepare and use transfer dyes onto synthetic fabrics.  The resulting piece will be layered; reverse stitched and cut out with a soldering iron.  The piece is then machine quilted around the design in the usual way.

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members

 

 


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April 25th 2020
(Saturday)

Workshop - "Life's a bleach" with Mary McIntosh

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: The Lighthouse, 131 Hargham Road, Attleborough NR17 2JP

In this workshop we will be playing with discharge paste and household bleach, under the expert tuition of Mary, to create lovely rich coppery colours on black and dyed fabrics. Can be a bit messy and smelly!  Mary will provide many of the supplies needed for an extra charge of £6 on the day.

Cost: £30 members and £37.50 non-members

 

 


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May 2nd 2020
(Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Attleborough Group 

Subject: Project to be confirmed

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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May 9th 2020
(Saturday)

Get Together Day

10.30 am - 3 pm    Venue: Garvestone Village Hall, Dereham Road, Garvestone, NR9 4AD

Admission £5  Sales table, Show and Tell. 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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May 16th 2020
(Saturday)

Workshop - "Colourful hand quilting" with Jacquie Harvey

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: Upper Sheringham Village Hall, Church Lane, Upper Sheringham NR26 8TF 

Jacquie will show us how to brighten up traditional hand quilting.  She has found that this particular workshop encourages some people back to quilting as the stitch used is a backstitch instead of a running stitch. Jacquie will also give a demonstration of how she hand quilts.  The photo shows the piece she has designed specially for our workshop.

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members

 

 


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May 16th 2020
(Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Lessingham Group

Subject: Pin Cushion and Tidy Bag Part 2

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 12th-14th 2020
(Friday to Sunday)

Norfolk Quilters 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Venue: Memorial Hall, 62a Norwich Road, Dereham, NR19 1AD

Look out for more details of our exciting Exhibition on the website and in the QQ! 

Entries are invited for the Exhibition - Please click on the following link to download the Quilt Exhibition Entry Form

 


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July 4th 2020
(Saturday)

Workshop - "Machine embroidered bag" with Sheila Ford

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: United Reformed Church, 40–42 Ipswich Road, Norwich NR4 6QR

Using sari silk fabric and silk carrier rods, Sheila will teach us how to create a machine embroidered piece of fabric, which we will then make into a small bag.  It should be possible to complete the bag by the end of the day and Sheila will provide notes to take home.

Cost: £28 members and £35.50 non-members

 

 


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July 24th 2020
(Friday)

NQ Talk - An evening with Jennie Rayment

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: Stafford Hall, The Costessey Centre, Longwater Lane, Costessey Norwich NR8 5AH

More details to follow.

 

 

 


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July 25th 2020
(Saturday)

NQ Workshop - "Twirling Stars" with Jennie Rayment

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

Intriguing yet simple design from squares and rectangles.  Play with shape and form then roll and fold to create a delightful textured star block.  Make one with a scalloped border embellished with trumpets or go large and make four with or without a scalloped trumpet border.  This lovely design can be made into a quilt, cushion, wall hanging or bag.  This is a machine sewing class, ideal for all abilities.

Cost: £35.00 members - £42.50 non-members

You will be able to book this workshop after 1st February 2020

 

 


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August 22nd 2020
(Saturday)

Get Together Day

10.30 am - 3 pm    Venue: Thompson Community Hall, School Road, Thompson Norfolk IP24 1PY

Admission £5  Sales table, Show and Tell. 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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September 5th 2020
(Saturday)

NQ Workshop - Beginners Workshop No. 1 with Betty Stacey

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: To be confirmed.

More details to follow.

 

 


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October 2nd 2020
(Saturday)

NQ Workshop - Beginners Workshop No. 2 with Betty Stacey

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: To be confirmed

More details to follow.

 

 


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October 10th 2020
(Saturday)

Norfolk Quilters' AGM

Venue: Breckland Community Hall, New Costessey, NR5 0RW

Doors open at 10.00 am. Close at 4.00 pm

Chairman's Challenge - to be confirmed 
Sales table, Raffle and Traders, refreshments provided.
Business meeting in the morning, followed by speaker Kathleen Laurel Sage in the afternoon, whose talk will be titled "How Textiles Shaped My Life".

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 the AGM, 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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October 11th 2020
(Sunday)

NQ Workshop -'Free-Motion Wonky House Madness'

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

Have enormous fun designing and stitching these delightful little wonky houses. Made from dyed felt and wonky, free-motion machine stitching, and embroidered with embellishments of beads and buttons. A real feel-good workshop, suitable for all abilities.

Cost: £35.00 members - £42.50 non-members

You will be able to book this workshop after 1st February 2020

 

 


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November 7th 2020
(Saturday)

NQ Workshop - Beginners Workshop No. 3 with Betty Stacey

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: To be confirmed

More details to follow

 

 


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November 21st 2020
(Saturday)

Get Together Day

10.30 am - 3 pm    Venue: Heartsease Lane Methodist Church Hall, Heartsease Lane, Norwich NR7 9NR

Admission £5  Sales table, Show and Tell. 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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December 5th 2020
(Saturday)

NQ Workshop - Beginners Workshop No. 4 with Betty Stacey

10 am - 4 pm    Venue: To be confirmed

More details to follow

 

 

 


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General Instructions for Norfolk Quilters Workshops

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.

In recognition of all the hard work that committee members do, they are given priority for two workshops a year of their choice (they do pay for them of course!).  After that they apply for workshops like any other member.

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