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 over 40 members, and so far, have shared our expertise at meetings, by demonstrating various techniques and experimenting in workshops. We like to exhibit our work and have plenty of plans for exhibitions once these are allowed again.
At the moment we are not meeting but hope to restart in July 2021. In the meantime some members are participating in a postal challenge, with the aim to exhibit the results at Westpoint in September.
If you are interested in joining us, please contact Penny Armitage – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vist our stand at the Creative Craft Show, Westpoint, Exeter 26-29 September 2019
Come to Westpoint and see what we have been making this year - lots of quilts big and small with the underlying theme of "Costing the Earth". Here are the journal quilts made from non-recycled materials, or flotsam and jetsam.
Our Wall wins 3rd prize at Festival of Quilts August 2019
Members of the group used a wide variety of techniques to make their section of the wall, which won 3rd Prize in the Group Quilts section at Festival of Quilts.
Our exhibition "Tree Time" toured extensively during 2019
Group members made quilts and journal quilts covering all aspects of trees - Sallie Waring's "The Garden at Trewoodloe 2019" is just a taster. See Tree Time Exhibition for more of the quilts.
Exe Valley Contemporary Quilt Group at the Creative Craft Show at Westpoint 2018
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 Group Quilt "Bark" won 3rd Prize at Festival of Quilts in August 2018
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 2017
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
Enchanted Islands 2016
We made quilts on a Japanese theme for our travelling exhibition "Enchanted Islands". See some of them here.