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 Gormley, 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 view the application process for booking the 2020 workshops please click on the link below
2020 Workshop Application Process

To open the workshop application form please click on the link below
NQ Workshop Application Form for 2020


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


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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September
7th (Saturday)

Get Together Day

10.30 am - 3 pm    Venue: Hethersett Village Hall, Back Lane, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3JJ

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 14th
(Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Lessingham Group

Subject: Borders - Mitred and Checkerboard

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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September
28th (Saturday)

Norfolk Quilters' AGM

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

Chairman's Challenge - "Black and White with a little bit of Bright" Size: 8" wide by 40" long, any technique but must consist of three layers and finish to the exact stated size. Black and white must make up at least 75% of the total. Norfolk Quilters would like to hang all entries at the NQ Exhibition in 2020. 
Sales table, Raffle and Traders, refreshments provided.
Business meeting in the morning, followed by speaker Gail Lawther in the afternoon.

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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September
29th (Sunday)

Workshop - "Twilight Silhouettes" with Gail Lawther

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

 Gail will show you how to create her twilight design using silhouette motifs on a pieced background.  You can use one of Gail’s five designs or combine them to create your own.  The size and shape of the background can also be changed if you prefer.

Cost: £35 members and £42.50 non-members

 


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October
5th (Saturday)

Young Quilters Workshop - Attleborough Group 

Subject: Various Projects tbc, All YQs to help with putting blocks together for the Exhibition Quilt.
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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October
12th (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 (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
(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 (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 (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 (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 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 (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
(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
(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 (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 quilted around the design in the usual way.   The photo is an example – the piece we are doing in the workshop will be a simpler design, which hopefully can be completed on the day.

Cost: £25 members and £32.50 non-members

 

 


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April
25th (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
(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 (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 (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
(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 to 14th (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! 

 


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July
4th (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 an 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 (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 (Saturday)

NQ Workshop - "A twiddling and fiddling day" with Jennie Rayment

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

There will be more details available soon.

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

 

 


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August
22nd (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 (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 (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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Octoberber
10th (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.

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 (Sunday)

NQ Workshop - A workshop with Kathleen Laurel Sage

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

More details to follow. Kathleen will be our speaker at the NQ AGM on 10th October

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

 

 


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November
7th (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 (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 (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

I am pleased that our new workshop application system worked well last year.  All those who applied in September got a place on all the workshops they requested.

The only negative feedback I received was from people who don’t feel able to commit themselves so far in advance.  So this year, in September, members are again invited to send in the Workshop Request Form, but only for workshops in the first part of the year.  Details for applying for the later workshops will be in the next edition of the QQ.

Applying for the 2020 workshops

  1. Complete the ‘Workshop Request Form’ (enclosed in the QQ and on the website).
  2. If you are applying for more than one workshop, put them in order of preference. If you want to do more than four workshops, add in another sheet.
  3. You should email your forms to: workshops@gmail.com

or post them to:   Rebecca Gorman, 90 Colney Lane, Cringleford, Norwich NR4 7RG

  1. Do not send in your payment at this stage.
  2. Applications should reach me by Monday 23rd September.
  3. After this date, I will process the forms and allocate places, selecting the forms at random, not in the order they were received.
  4. If your first choice is full, I will try to give you your second choice.
  5. I will let you know the result by email (or post if you have enclosed a SAE with your application) and ask you for payment, possibly in time for you to bring it to the AGM.
  6. After 23rd September, members can sign up for workshops in the usual way (first come, first served, using the normal Workshop Booking Form, available on the website).

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.