April 2015 – The British Quilt and Stitch village at Uttoxeter Racecourse

It’s April already and Easter has been and gone, so now I’m really looking forward to the British Quilt and Stitch village at the Uttoxeter Racecourse in Staffordshire on Friday 24th April, Saturday 25th April and Sunday 26th April 2015.  Great location, easy to get to, as it’s just off the A50  with good access to both the M6 and the M1.

I can’t wait to see all the fabulous quilts (and embroideries) at the show.  I’ve already made a shopping list of the things I would like to purchase from the wonderful range of traders, but no doubt whatever I have on my shopping list there is bound to be much more to tempt me.  Don’t forget to call in at the SPQ stand and say hello – we are usually in the main exhibition hall.

hope to see you soon

Nicky G


At last, the SPQ 2014 programme available on the web

6th February: Jane Lockley was due to demonstrate ‘Have a go at stamping on Fabric’ but unfortunately was unwell – Heather Russell stepped in at short notice and talked to us about her involvement with  Project Linus.

6th March: AGM and demonstrations incl quiz and foundation pieced card.

3rd April: Rose Smith – Ludlow Shropshire – My passion for sewing and quilting.

Sat 11th April: Simon Henry Applique workshop

1st May: Sue Nickson from ASding Wadding – “You’ve finished the top now what?”

Sat 17th May: Malvern coach trip to Quilts UK Exhibition.

5th June: Pam Ablett, Quilters Trading Post – “How I became a long arm quilter”.

Sat 7th June: Soup and sew. Bring along your own project, see what others are working on and join in the fun.  incl Jane Lockley – Have a go at stamping on Fabric

3rd July: Eleanor Marsden – Award winning quilter,  “My love affair of fusible bias binding and a lot of black and white.”

No meeting in August, but don’t forget the Festival of Quilts 2014 at the NEC  in Birmingham  7th to 10th August – currently the largest patchwork and quilting exhibition in the UK.

4th September: Ann Jermey “Monday morning pieces”

2nd October: Julie Bull, Textile artist, Telling stories in fabric and stitch.

Sat 11th October: Soup and sew. A great opportunity to get on with your sewing, starting or finishing items ready for Christmas?

6th November: Pat Salt. An evening with a Quilt maker. A personal journey exploring and experimenting with the basic elements and influences of traditional quilts.

Sat  8th November: Eleanor Marsden workshop

4th December: Christmas Party – incl SPQ Chairman’s Challenge.

Reminder, no meeting in Jan 2015

We looking forward to seeing you at one of our meetings

kind regards

Nicky   SPQ Chair 2014