Most of our members met through being Region 4 members of the Contemporary Quilt group, which is a special interest group of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles (more details here ). Region 4 covers Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, and we also have members from nearby Somerset. We meet in Woodbury Village Hall, near Exeter as that seems to be a central point for our extensive region.
We use traditional patchwork and quilting techniques, with a contemporary twist, and enjoy experimenting with modern tools and technology to achieve the effects we want on our quilts.
We have grown from 8 to 40 members, and so far, have shared our expertise at meetings, by demonstrating various techniques and experimenting in workshops. See here for more about our recent Eco-printing Workshop. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Penny Armitage – firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01598 710757
Photos of some of the quilts our members made for our "Enchanted Islands" travelling exhibition can be seen here..
Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group at the Creative Craft Show at Westpoint
Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group had a stand at the Creative Craft Show at Westpoint 27-30 September 2018. Our quilts on display included Journal Quilts, and our group quilts "Fire and Ice" and "Bark".
Our new exhibition "Tree Time" will have it's first showing at the West Country Quilt Show 30 Aug - 1 Sept 2018
Group members have been busy all year making quilts and journal quilts covering all aspects of trees - Sallie Waring's "The Garden at Trewoodloe 2019" on the left is a taster of what is in store. See Tree Time Exhibition for more of the quilts.
Our Group Quilt "Bark" wins 3rd Prize at Festival of Quilts
Thanks to all our members who contributed a piece of quilted bark, and to Penny Armitage who put the quilt together.
Over the Border Exhibition at West Country Quilt and Textile Show
Over the Border is a group of quilters from Region 4, they put together
an exhibiton "The Shape of Things to Come". Each member was given a shape
to be included in their quilt, eg Pentagon by Sallie Waring, left. See more of the quilts on our gallery page: Over the Border Exhibition