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.
Here you can find our latest articles including details of our upcoming workshops and our past workshop reviews.
Our tenth biennial exhibition took place on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September, 2018 at King’s Academy Ringmer (formerly Ringmer Community College), Lewes Road, Ringmer, BN8 5RB. The challenge for members this year was to produce a block on the theme of “in the garden” and it also had to be quilted. The theme for the Tombola was “bags”. We had a display of work, traders, refreshments, sales tables and a raffle in aid of our two charities – Kangaroos and Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.
On April 12th sixteen ladies enjoyed an inspiring and encouraging ‘Curved Piecing’ workshop tutored by the ever humorous and talented Lynne Edwards who was always on hand to offer advice and help to anyone who needed it. It was a great day and not without its challenges as the ladies enthusiastically stitched away at their […]
Our day with Lara was the best day ever, with one of the best tutors we have been lucky enough to have with us. Lara began by demonstrating her techniques, leaving us breathless with wonder at her skill, speed and accuracy. She had hand drawn a practice piece for us all, and we set off […]
Helen Bomford had, like so many of us, a large quilt which she started long ago but which still, after too many years, remained unfinished. In Helen’s case the birth of grandchildren was the happy reason for this , she was year after year creating colourful quilts for new arrivals which meant her complex pink hexagonal quilt never reached […]
Our Patchdean Sub-Group have recently completed a quilt made from fabric left by a neighbour of one of the members. It was a “block of the month” she bought and never made. It will eventually go to the Dogs’ Trust for their annual raffle, but may be on view at our Quilt Show later in […]
Just to report that, back in December 2017, we passed more than twenty quilts on to Chris, our Project Linus Representative. Pictures show one of these quilts being handed on together with a picture of that actual quilt and two more from the pile!