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Welcome to Ouse Valley Quilters

Ouse Valley Quilters are a well established group of quilters of all levels who are based in Lewes, East Sussex, UK.

Latest News

Here you can find our latest articles including details of our upcoming workshops and our past workshop reviews.

Exhibition

Exhibition

26th – 27th August 2016 – Our ninth biennial exhibition promises to be a colourful event. A large number of members’ quilts will be on display, from art quilt to traditional.

Workshops

Workshops

Upcoming workshops for the rest of our calendar year are as follows:   Thursday 21st July will see the return of Christine Porter, another very popular teacher.  The workshop has now been finalised and the actual design is one from Christine’s book entitled “Quilts Beneath Your Feet”, which is the title of her talk on […]

Gail Lawther Workshop May 2016

Gail Lawther Workshop May 2016

Following Gail Lawther’s presentation last year I signed up for her workshop in May. There was the opportunity to make one of three designs from her book, Glimpses of New Zealand, which I had purchased. The majority of the group chose to do Seascape which involves making a stitch and flip background embellished with wild […]

Jan Hassard’s “Spirals” Colourwave Quilt

Jan Hassard’s “Spirals” Colourwave Quilt

It’s not often we can boast such a prestigious visitor to one of our workshops.   Okay, it was only a cardboard cut-out but that didn’t stop us raising a glass of bubbly and wishing Her Majesty a very Happy Birthday. We were, of course, all taking part in another of Jan Hassard’s marvellous workshops […]

Anja Townrow – Tulip Flowers in the Round

Anja Townrow – Tulip Flowers in the Round

10th March 2016 Our March workshop day dawned cold and grey, but soon Berwick hall came alive with members unpacking a profusion of wonderful bright fabrics, ready for the Anja Townrow treatment. Anja demonstrated her freezer paper foundation piecing method, and sharp points were guaranteed, providing we followed the method! We returned to our tables, […]

Wendy Dolan – Free Machine Stitched Flowers

Wendy Dolan – Free Machine Stitched Flowers

18th February 2016 I have done some free machine quilting but never tried embroidering so I looked forward to this workshop with Wendy, who produces wonderful machine embroidered pictures and flower portraits. She supplied us with drawings to work from and we transferred these onto plain calico and then dyed the areas we were to […]