Exhibitions in 2015

"Echinacea 3" by Hilary Beattie
“Echinacea 3” by Hilary Beattie

We have lots of great exhibitions planned for this year, so here’s a round up of dates, exhibitors and themes for your diary.

Don’t forget that we offer refreshments at all our exhibitions, and that funds raised are donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. Also, for the first time this year, our exhibitions (and the shop) will be open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Easter Exhibitions : 28 March – 11 April

The Shape of Nature : a nature themed exhibition from textile artists Hilary Beattie and Jenny Rolfe

Dislocation : a challenge project from the Contemporary Quilt Group of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles

Strawberries & Cream Week : 6 – 13 June

Strawberries Cushion Challenge 2014
Strawberries Cushion Challenge 2014

Unravelled…Edwina Mackinnon and Catherine Nicholls join forces to unravel ideas, unwinding the many thoughts and inspirations that arrive on a given day, using dates of shared experiences as a starting point

Celebrating English Paper Piecing : EPP projects old and new; see some of the Bramble Babes in action and learn their tips for EPP perfection

Summer Showcase : 1 August – 1 September

Celebrating Tradition : the Traditional Quilt Group of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles present a special exhibition for the 10th anniversary of the group.

Beginning to Quilt (1 – 10 Aug 2015) : Sampler quilts made by students from Fi Bowman’s Beginners & Intermediate patchwork courses show how much can be achieved by beginners, and how fabric choices make a design personal and unique

Claire Higgott, a Retrospective (18 Aug – 1 Sep 2015) : a retrospective collection of the work of Bramble Patch designer and textile artist Claire Higgott in textiles, art cloth and quilts

Christmas Exhibition : 5  – 19 December

Our annual exhibition of quilts and other stitched projects made by our students and customers