More information on this exhibition and the access conditions on the TRC website: https://bit.ly/31cvTfS
The Welsh Quilt Centre is excited to announce that it will be re-opening in 2020 for a brand new exhibition! The Magical Quilts of Wales will be a dazzling display of Welsh patchwork, wholecloth and appliqué quilts, dating from 1800-1945, from Jen Jones’s private collection. The Exhibition will run from May 1st to December 24th 2020. A number of the quilts selected for display have never been exhibited before.
Groups of over five people wanting to see the 2020 exhibition are encouraged to book a visit as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. For group visits it is also possible to book a guided tour by Jen Jones, who is the world expert on Welsh quilts. By request a Welsh speaking guide can be provided. To book please email: [email protected].
The retreat takes place from 7-15 October 2020 at Goodnestone Park, an 18th century manor house where British novelist Jane Austen used to stay after her brother married into the family. Jane, her sister and mother hand-stitched a coverlet together which is on display at the former family home: (www.jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk/patchwork-coverlet)
Taking inspiration from the original Austen family quilt, US quilter Heather Jones (www.heatherjonesstudio.com/quilts) has designed an exclusive improvisational quilt for the retreat. Finishing at roughly 28″ square and featuring 9 blocks with sashing around the edges, Heather’s design can be kept simple or made complex.
Exhibitions: Christopher Wilson-Tate, Karen Styles, Willyne Hammerstein. There will be also quilts from the Rosa Biddlecomb group.
Hours: 10am-5pm / Saturday 10am – 4pm
Under the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building dome quilters will discover the Expo, the AQC Quilt Show and Convention Classes, Workshops and Seminars. There’ll be an area commonly known as Auto Alley where you can test drive all the latest sewing machines – including long arm quilting machines.
The AQC Expo is a quilter’s dream. Around 100 dedicated quilting retailers will be gathered together to bring visitors the latest quilting supplies. There will be new product launches, the latest gadgets and tools, and exciting new fabrics and patterns.
As well as quilting, you’ll find ideas for textile art, clothing, small sewing projects, embroidery, handbags and soft furnishings. Anyone with a love of textiles, will adore AQC.
Free seminars, make & takes and demonstrations take place every day. Come for an hour or all four days – there’s so much to see. Here is a snapshot of what is happening at the expo to help you plan your visit.
The AQC Quilt Show is an unparalleled collection of quilting excellence. Each quilt has been specially selected so you can see not only the best works from around Australia, but also the best from our convention tutors, international exhibitions and competitions.
Ever since our very first show, this has been the meeting place for all aficionados from Planet Textile! Patchwork, Quilting, Sewing, Embroidery, Home Decor, Knitting, along with some of the best-known experts, for 4 days in HALL XXL du Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire!
For our 12th Edition, we have chosen the British Isles as our guest country of honor and there will be much to see!
3,600 visitors will be expected in 2020 for our 12th show.
6,000 m² of surface filled,
including 1,700 m2 available for art galleries!
featuring around 30 guest artists and designers.
800 antique, traditional and contemporary textile works.
About 100 classes and workshops
taught by artists and designers over the 4 days of the show.
120 hand-picked exhibitors from all around the world (Europe, Japan, Australia, USA…), some of whom you can only meet at our show.
We will have three halls showing quilts, with a charity raffle, bag and cushion raffles, tombola, sales tables, refreshments and much more. We are raising funds for mindSCAPE – a local charity supporting people with dementia and their spouses/carers.
Venue: Highnam Community Centre, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucestershire GL2 8DG
Opening Times: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Admission: £3; Under 16’s (accompanied): FREE
Free parking and disabled access to all halls
Contact: [email protected]