Sacred Stitches: Buckinghamshire, UK

Sacred Stitches: Ecclesiastical Textiles in the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor

Curator: Rachel Boak

Location: Drawings Rooms

27 March – 27 October 2013

Bucks, UK

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Festival of Quilts, UK

The Festival of Quilts 2013

An international event held in Birmingham, UK

The biggest patchwork and quilting event in Europe

Dates for 2013: 8th to 11th August

Opening Hours: 10.00am to 5.30pm (closes 5pm Sunday)

The Festival of Quilts (organised with the support of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles) has earned a reputation over the past ten years as the largest, most inspiring quilting event in Europe!

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Quilts at Lampeter

Quilts in Cae Hir Gardens
August 2nd, 2013 to August 4th, 2013
This will be held at Cae Hir Gardens, Cribyn, Nr. Lampeter, Ceredigion. SA48 7NG. Open 10 – 5. Visitors’ Choice competition. Traders stalls and quilts for sale.

The gardens are set on a Welsh hillside and have Tea Rooms. Admission to Gardens £5.00.

Entry forms available at or, the theme is The Netherlands.

Contact Cae Hir Gardens 01570 471116 or Finish My Quilt 01974 272026.

Material Girls

Material Girls at Busy Bees

A quilt & embroidery exhibition of our customers work.

Saturday 4th to Friday 10th August

The Stable Buildings; Tredegar House, Newport, South Wales, NP10 8TW.

11.30am to 4pm each day. Free entry to exhibition.

4th & 5th August: Have a Go workshops in the Orangery.

Needlework demonstrations in the house.

For more details call: 01633 810801 or website:

Holiday Activities at The Cave, Tyne Dock

These sound fun.  Lots for youngsters to do, sadly I’m a little too old!

Week 1 – Tues 31st July and Thurs 2nd August, 11am – 1pm – Music workshops in the recording studio with Sam Burt. Open to ages 13-18 years.

Week 2 – Tues 7th August, 10am-12pm – Break-dancing with Bad Taste Cru. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Thurs 9th August, 12pm – 2pm – street funk dance with Garner Harris. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Week 3 – Tues 14th August, 10am – 2pm – drama and physical theatre workshop. Open to ages 11-16 years.

Thurs 16th August, 12pm – 2pm – stage make-up workshop with Kate Pymm. Open to ages 11-16 years.

Week 4 – Tues 21st August – 12pm – 2pm, graffiti workshop with Newline graffiti. Open to ages 11-18 years.

Tues 21st August – 10am – 2pm – Kite-making workshop. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Thurs 23rd August – 10am – 2pm – comic-book workshop with Art Heroes. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Week 5 – Tues 28th August, 10am – 2pm. Puppet-making with Melanie Todd. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Thurs 30th August, 10am-2pm. Page-to-stage (drama) workshop with Lesley Wood. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Additional info: All workshops cost £3 per person and will take place at The Cave (formerly Tyne Dock Youth Centre), Captains Row, Lytton Park, South Shields, NE33 5AS.

To sign up, call Rachel at The Customs House on 0191 4278180 or email

Traquair House, Scotland

Reflective Histories: Contemporary Interventions at Traquair
1 July – 30 September 2012

Time: Open daily 11am – 5pm

Price: Adults £7.70, Children £4.20

Scottish Borders historic home, Traquair House near Innerleithen is the inspiration for a groundbreaking contemporary art exhibition opening on July 1st.
Titled “Reflective Histories”, the exhibition features a series of new installations and accompanying print works by seven leading contemporary Scottish artists designed to reflect different aspects of the house’s rich and complex heritage.

The exhibition, which is free with entry to Traquair House, will run until the end of September and is accompanied by a three month long events programme featuring interactive workshops, lectures and demonstrations led by the participating artists.

Summer Quilt Exhibition

Minerva Quilts

July 9th – September 8th 2012

An exhibition featuring antique quilts from the collection of Pippa Moss, contemporary work by Mary Lloyd Jones, Jennifer Hollingdale and ‘Layers’ by Moderm Movement.

Also:  The Quilt Association Cash4Quilts Lucky Dip

Open daily except Sundays

10.30 – 4.30

Admission £3.50 (Concessions £3.00) Accompanied children free

Minerva Arts Centre, High Street, Llanidloes SY18 6BY

01686 413467


Landscape and Legend, August

An exhibition of contemporary embroidery by Jenny Robson

Work is inspired by the landscapes of the South Pennines.

Where – Unravel, 355 Wakefield road, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, HD8 8RP – 01484 767502

When – August 1 – 31.  Monday to Saturday 09.30 – 17.00.  Phone the above number to confirm.

Please note that the website implies that access to the gallery may not be suitable for all abilities