Kidderminster Forest Quilters
Welcome to Kidderminster Forest Quilters,
  • Who are we?:
    A group of people who enjoy patchwork, quilting, good company and easy chatter.
  • When do we meet?:
    On the first and third Tuesdays of most months between 7:30pm and 9:30pm
  • Where do we meet?:
    Tuesdays meetings are held at Trinity Methodist Church, Churchfields, Kidderminster. Saturday workshops are held at Sytchampton Village hall, Sytchampton. (maps can be found here)
  • What skills do I need?:
    We range from absolute beginners to jaw-droppingly good, and everyone is prepared to share expertise.
  • What do we charge?:
    Annual membership - £10.00 (over 80's free)
    'Sit and Sew' - £2.00
    Meetings with speakers £3.00 (members) £4.00 (non-members)

News

FOREST
QUILTERS
EXHIBITION


Trinity Church Hall, Churchfields,
Kidderminster DY10 2JL

FRIDAY 13th and SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER 2017
10.30 am – 4.30 pm
ADMISSION £ 2.00


Proceeds to local branch of Riding for the Disabled


Quilting trader
Sales Table Tombola
Refreshments Husband Creche
Free Parking Disabled Access

Contact Details Glynis 01299 250450 or Brenda 01562 228535


Doughty's One Day Road Show

Sale of fabrics at Trinity Methodist Church, Churchfields, Kidderminster
Thursday 29th June 2017
10.30 am - 2.30 pm
Entry £1



Crystal and Forest Quilters Exhibition, Dudley Museum and Art Gallery
We are having an exhibition of work at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, St James Road Dudley, DY1 1HP. The exhibition takes place from 5th July to 28th September 2014 and is open 10am - 4pm, Monday to Saturday. Admission is Free. For more information please click here to view the exhibition poster.

Here are a few quilts from the exhibition at Dudley Museum, they demonstrate the skill, variety and diversity of the two very active and talented groups exhibiting.
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Festival of Quilts 2014
Two members Vivien Little and Jill Gray entered quilts into Europe's leading Patchwork and Quilting show at the NEC this year. As Guild members they entered the Guild challenge which this year was "In my Garden".

Where are the Deer? - Vivien Little
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"Where are the Deer?" was the title of Vivien's piece based on her own garden which is surrounded by mature trees and close to the Wyre Forest which brings a host of wild life to her doorstep. When her daughter, for whom the quilt has been made for, saw the quilt and asked "where are the deer", hence the title!


Up the garden path - Jill Gray
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"Up the Garden Path". Jill's interest in garden plans and symbols has been the inspiration for her piece. Fruit trees, fruits, plants and vegetables from her own garden were included within the garden plan.


Millesfleurs - Jill Gray
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Each year members of the EQA ( European Quilt Associations) are invited to submit small quilts to a specific theme and specification. This year the theme was "Seasonal Gardens" with miniature quilts measuring 30cm square. Jill produced a piece titled " Millesfleurs" which was based on the theme of Knot gardens.


Here are the three winning tea cosies from the competition at our exhibition in October 2013. From left to right, first (Judith Hill), second (Jill Gray) and third (Jan Moir).
Winning tea cosies from October 2013. From left to right, first (Judith Hill), second (Jill Gray) and third (Jan Moir)

Here are just a few results from our book cover workshop on March 16th 2013
Results from our book cover workshop

Kidderminster Forest Quilters and Husum Storm Quilters
Forest Quilters are twinned with a quilting group Storm Quilters in Husum, Germany and we are happy to exchange visits with them. We have been over there twice and in May 2013 it will be their third visit to us.

We have arranged a programme for their stay which will include a visit to the Kidderminster Carpet Museum with a German commentary, a day at Malvern Quilt Show and a private tour of Harvington Hall, near Kidderminster, a sit & sew, a beetle drive with a fish and chip supper and a get-together with other members of Forest Quilters.

To end their visit they will go into Birmingham for 3 days and we will accompany them to concerts at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and the Town Hall.

We have made some good friends with our fellow quilters from Germany and we hope to keep visiting for many years to come.

Forest Quilters Exhibition 2013
On 11th and 12th October 2013 between 10am and 4pm, Forest Quilters are putting on an exhibition at Trinity Church Hall, Kidderminster. Admission is £1.00 with proceeds going to a local riding center for the disabled. For more information please click here for details.

The 2013 programme has now been added to the calendar (added on 15/01/13)

Linus Project Autumn 2012
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Festival of Quilts 2012
Congratulations to Vivien Little who is our first member to receive two awards at the 2012 Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham. For more information visit the pictures page.

The April 2012 edition of our new Newsletter is now available here

There have been two changes to the 2012 calendar. The following events have been rescheduled:
Sit and Sew: Japanese Folded Patchwork Demonstration - Rescheduled for 7th February 2012
Asdings: Sashings, Borders and Bindings - Rescheduled for 21st February 2012
(updated on 5/2/12)

The 2012 programme has now been added to the calendar (added on 31/12/11)


2011 Exhibition News
Forest quilters are to stage a small exhibition in May. This will be a selection of quilts demonstrating a taste of what the group makes. If you are in Bewdley in may and wish a creative distraction please visit Bewdley library to see a sample of our work

At the end of July a small party from forest quilters are off to visit our twinning town Husum, Germany. Over the last three years, we have made close links with the "Storm Quilters", so much so that we have been invited to exhibit with them in a joint exhibition in their prestigious town hall. This is the first exhibition of its kind, the theme will be "our town, our friendship". It really is an exciting venture for both groups, visit the website later in the year for an update on both exhibitions.

The 2011 programme has now been added to the calendar (added on 06/12/10)
The 2010 programme has now been added to the calendar (added on 15/12/09)

Forest Quilters 2010 Exhibition
Here are some of the quilts from our recent exhibition. Forest Quilters exhibited a variety of quilts over two days at Trinity Methodists Hall, Kidderminster. We had a record attendance and we enojoyed meeting all our visitors. Thank you too all who exhibitted or visited.
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