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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.

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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

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

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 […]



The date of our ninth biennial exhibition will be 26th – 27th August 2016 at Ringmer Community College, so please make a note in your diaries.



Upcoming workshops for the rest of our calendar year are as follows: Thursday 21st April will see another tutor returning to our group and this time it is Jan Hassard.  Jan will be teaching Spirals – Colour Wave.  As usual this piece will be full of colour and movement. It just shows how popular previous […]

Curving the Line

Curving the Line

“Curving the Line” with Sheena Norquay 5th November 2015 I love patchwork but I am not so keen on the quilting bit which is why most of my quilting is straight line, usually “in the ditch”.  This workshop showed how to draft curved quilting patterns that can be completed using both the walking foot and […]