Our tenth biennial exhibition is set to take place on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September, 2018 at Ringmer Community College. The challenge for members this year is to produce a block on the theme of “in a garden” and it must also be quilted. The theme for the Tombola will be “bags”. The charities currently supported are Kangaroos and Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance. Please keep a lookout for updates for more information.
Our ninth biennial exhibition was held at Ringmer Community College on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th August, 2016 and as a result we raised £5,000 which we were delighted to be able to split between our two charities Kangaroos and Macmillan Cancer Support – see our charity page.
Our eighth biennial exhibition was held at Ringmer Community College over two days in August 2014. Sixty-four quilts were displayed alongside our Challenge, which was to make a three-dimensional textile object and produced a large number of stunning designs from boxes to vases. An “owl” themed tombola, sales tables with many articles hand-made by members, and traders’ stands lined the hall, while alongside was the popular tea room with home-made cake. Ten lucky winners of the raffle took home prizes, which included two full size quilts. Several hundred people visited and we were delighted to have raised £5,000 to be divided between our two charities:
- Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and
- Macmillan Cancer Support, in particular the new support centre in Brighton.
Ouse Valley Quilters’ first exhibition was held in 1998 at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum followed by a second exhibition 2 years later at the same venue. OVQ now have exhibitions of work every 2 years. Due to our increased membership our exhibitions from 2010 onwards have been held at Ringmer Community College. These have all been really successful and in 2012 we were able to give to our two charities at that time:
The gallery of quilts for the 2016 exhibition is now available by clicking on the link below, together with galleries of the quilts displayed at the previous three OVQ exhibitions: