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The Wonder Quilt of Wrexham

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Starts 10:00 12 May 2017 Ends 16:00 6 Jan 2018 Regent Street, Wrexham LL11 1RB
Organiser Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives Contact Tel: 01978 297460 http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/heritage

Victorian tailor, James Williams made a quilt in 1842 which is housed at St Fagans in Cardiff. It is… (read more)

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As Good as it Gets

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Starts 18:57 11 Jun 2017 Ends 16:00 4 Nov 2017 The Welsh Quilt Centre The Town Hall, High Street, Lampeter Ceredigion Wales UK SA48 7BB
Organiser Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter Contact http://www.welshquilts.com/

EXQUISITE WELSH QUILTS FROM 1921-1939 AT THE WELSH QUILT CENTRE As Good As It Gets this year’s main… (read more)

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Beyond Borders

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Starts 10:00 26 Aug 2017 Ends 17:00 3 Jun 2018 The Whitworth, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6ER
Organiser The Whitworth Contact t: 01612 757450

Free EntryThe Gallery is open every day:Monday to Wednesday: 10 – 5Thursday:  10 – 9Friday to Sunday:… (read more)

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Katab - Quilting Stories from India

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Starts 10:00 14 Sep 2017 Ends 17:30 11 Nov 2017 Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD
Organiser Manchester Craft and Design Centre Contact t: 0161 832 4274

An exhibition of quilts by 8 Indian women using the traditional method of Katab.  Free entry Closed… (read more)

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'Inspired by Rust' an exhibition of quilts and wall hangings by Gwyneth Rose

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Starts 10:00 16 Sep 2017 Ends 13:00 18 Nov 2017 Rhayader Museum and Gallery East Street, Rhayader, Powys LD65ER.
Organiser Gwyneth Rose Contact Phone: 01597 810 561

'Inspired by Rust' an exhibition of quilts and wall hangings by Gwyneth Rose Rhayader Museum and Gallery… (read more)

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TRACES REVEALED in Glastonbury Abbey

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Starts 10:00 30 Sep 2017 Ends 16:00 31 Dec 2017 The Abbey Gatehouse, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL
Organiser Glastonbury Abbey Exhibitions Committee Contact Further details from Alicia Merrett. Tel: 07753 677850 email:

 This exhibition of artwork in cloth, tile and clay is inspired by the Abbey which is one of England's… (read more)

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City and Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Patchwork, Quilting and Applique

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Starts 09:00 1 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 31 Jul 2018 Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire, SY7 9 JL
Organiser Sandra Wiggins Contact or 01584 861293

Exact dates and information available from the College. (read more)

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Greta Fitchet

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Starts 10:00 1 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 1 Oct 2017 Just Sew, Poets Walk, Penrith SAT NAV CA11 7HJ
Organiser Region 15W - Workshop Contact Carolyn Madden 01900 827842 ()

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Textile art pictures or bag making workshop with Pam Chubb and Rowena Beasley.

Members: £25.00 Non-members: £37.50 Find out more

Starts 10:00 4 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 4 Oct 2017 Albury

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Region 2 Workshop

Members: £25.00 Non-members: £37.50 Find out more

Starts 10:00 4 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 4 Oct 2017 Albury Village Hall The Street, Albury, Guildford GU5 9AD
Organiser Janet Hall Contact 01483 572720

A workshop with Pam Chubb – Fabric Picture (Textile Art) OR A workshop with Rowena Beasley – Patchwork… (read more)

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L3 Lichens, Landcapes and Literature

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Starts 09:30 6 Oct 2017 Ends 17:30 13 Oct 2017 Great Oak Hall, Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury Glos GL8 8QS
Organiser Liz Brooke Ward

This exhibition is free once you have paid to enter the arboretum   Liz Brooke Ward is a well known… (read more)

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Ponty Patchers Quilt & Craft Exhibition

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Starts 10:00 6 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 7 Oct 2017 Temple Baptist Church Pontypridd CF37 2BP
Organiser Ponty Patchers Contact 07971 913747

Entry £2.50 to include tea, coffee and cake (read more)

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REGIONAL DAY - WINCHESTER

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Starts 10:00 7 Oct 2017 Ends 17:00 8 Oct 2017 Littleton Village Hall, Nr Winchester
Organiser Penny Bicknell Contact Jenny Chalmers

Speakers: Maria Thomas "The View From Where I am Standing" in the morning Julia Cahagan "Little Villages"… (read more)

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Interval - A Markmakers Exhibition

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Starts 10:00 7 Oct 2017 Ends 17:00 24 Nov 2017 The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn WA7 1BG
Contact http://www.markmakers-artists.co.uk

The latest exhibition by Markmakers invites you to take an interval.  Step inside the punctuated whitewashed… (read more)

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Icknield Quilters Silver Jubilee (1992–2017)

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Starts 10:00 7 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 8 Oct 2017 St Mary’s Junior School , St Mary’s Way, Baldock Herts SG7 6HY
Organiser Michele Moody Contact 01462 790577 ()

Celebrating 25 years of Icknield Quilters Exhibition of Members’ work, Trade Stalls, Sale of Quilts… (read more)

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Ledbury Quilters 25th Anniversary Exhibition

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Starts 10:00 7 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 8 Oct 2017 Lady Emily Hall, School Road, Torrington, HR1 4EX
Organiser Shelia Curtis Contact 01531 635529

Admission £3.00 Charity Raffle, Refreshments, Sales Table, Traders, Parking and Disabled Access (read more)

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Hever Star Quilt - Workshop with Judi Kirk

Members: £28.00 Non-members: £42.00 Find out more

Starts 10:00 7 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 7 Oct 2017 St John’s Church Centre, Foxbush, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 9HT
Organiser Rosemary Blackburn Contact 01732 850812

 At this workshop you will find out how to make the delightful Hever Star Quilt designed by Judi Kirk.… (read more)

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R7 Autumn Regional Day

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Starts 10:00 7 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 7 Oct 2017 Cosgrove Village Hall 39 Bridge Road, Cosgrove, MK 19 7JH.
Organiser Kim Fitzgerald Contact 01234 347094

Speakers: Lesley Brankin “Without Colour I have no Voice” and Pauline Barnes “ Journeys in Central… (read more)

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October 2017 Regional Day

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Starts 10:20 7 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 7 Oct 2017 Failand Village Hall, Ox House Lane, Failand, North Somerset BS8 3TS
Organiser Region 5 Contact Karen Phimister 07967 858135

Failand Hall is a new venue for our regional days and is 6 miles south of the centre of  Bristol. … (read more)

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Christmas Panel Workshop

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Starts 10:00 8 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 8 Oct 2017 Sytchampton Village Hall, Cow Lane, Sytchamton, Ombersley, DY13 9SY
Organiser Eleanor Marsden Contact

Make a Christmas panel - "shepherds and sheep" Guild members will have priority but all welcome. Cost… (read more)

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LONDON ANTIQUE TEXTILE FAIR

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Starts 10:30 8 Oct 2017 Ends 16:30 8 Oct 2017 Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London SW3 5EE
Organiser Textile Society Contact http://www.textilesociety.org.uk

Visit the fair for a fantastic range of top quality antique and vintage worldwide textiles and dress. (read more)

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Quay Quilters' hosts a workshop with Helen Howes - Further Adventures in Improvisation (12th October 2017)

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Starts 10:00 12 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 12 Oct 2017 Wyvern Room, William Loveless Hall, High Street, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO7 9AB
Organiser Quay Quilters Contact Marjory Dench -

10 places available, priority will be given to members of Quay Quilters. Non-members should contact… (read more)

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Quilts in the Marches

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Starts 10:00 12 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 14 Oct 2017 Leominster Sports and Social Club
Organiser Leominster Quilters Contact Alyson Wells - alysonjw57@gmail,com

Challenge 2017 - please contact Alyson for details. (read more)

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Seminar 2017

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Starts 10:00 13 Oct 2017 Ends 14:00 15 Oct 2017 Holiday Inn, Preston; and Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston
Organiser BQSG Contact Susan Levett:

The study sessions will be at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery close to the hotel, and will be led… (read more)

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Forest Quilters Exhibition

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Starts 10:30 13 Oct 2017 Ends 16:30 14 Oct 2017 Trinity Church Hall, Churchfields, Kidderminster, DY10 2JL
Organiser Forest Quilters Contact Glynis 01299 250450 or Brenda 01562 228535

Admission £2.00 Quilting Trader, Sales Table, Tombola, Refreshments, Husband Creche. Free Parking and… (read more)

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Workshop - Tree box with Diana Carter

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Starts 10:00 14 Oct 2017 Ends 13:00 14 Oct 2017 Ashchurch Village Hall, Tewkesbury GL20 8LX
Organiser Theoc Quilters Contact Morag Potter 01684 773256 email

Theoc Quilters met the second Wednesday of the month from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.  On October 11th Diana… (read more)

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Textile and Quilting Retreat

£395.00 Find out more

Starts 10:00 14 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 15 Oct 2017 Aztec Hotel and Spa, Bristol
Organiser Just Hands TV Contact

Tutors are Hilary Beattie will be showing how use collage and machine stitching to make pots and flowers… (read more)

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Sit and Sew Day (Oct)

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Starts 10:00 14 Oct 2017 Ends 15:00 14 Oct 2017 llanteg Village Hall, Llanteg, Pembrokeshire SA67 8QE
Organiser Region 12 Contact Gill Clark 01685 383690

Region 12 are going to be running the tombola at FoQ in Birmingham next year (2018). Our theme will… (read more)

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Regional Day 14 October 2017

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Starts 10:30 14 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 14 Oct 2017 St Clare's Hall, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 5NT
Organiser Region 15E

Geraldine Straker:  'Remaking Beamish' Moira Neal:  'Latinoides Stupides for Quilters' Please note… (read more)

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Indian Inspired free machining workshop with MOIRA NEAL

Members: £37.50 Non-members: £25.00 Find out more

Starts 10:00 15 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 15 Oct 2017 St Clare's Hall, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 5NT
Organiser Region 15E Contact Ann Diggory () 0191 584 8708 for bookings

Participants will have the choice of making a free machine quilted cushion sampler a wall hanging or… (read more)

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Postcards and Picture making workshop with MOIRA NEAL

Members: £37.50 Non-members: £25.00 Find out more

Starts 10:00 16 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 16 Oct 2017 St Clare's Hall, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 5NT
Organiser Region 15E Contact Ann Diggory for bookings: 0191 584 8708

Come and have fun making free machine stitched or traditionally appliqued post cards or a larger picture… (read more)

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Lindsey Patchworkers present “The Beauty of Batiks”.

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Starts 10:00 17 Oct 2017 Ends 12:00 17 Oct 2017 Conoco Room, Louth Library, Northgate, LN11 0LY.
Organiser Eileen 01507 604658 or Enid 01790 755606 Contact or

17th October 2017  Lindsey Patchworkers present “The Beauty of Batiks”.  Roxana Pallatt of Hannah’s… (read more)

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Craft4crafters show

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Starts 10:00 19 Oct 2017 Ends 17:00 21 Oct 2017 Bath and West showground, Shepton Mallett, Somerset

There will be a larger quilt element in this years show (read more)

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Caradon Quilters' Exhibition

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Starts 11:00 19 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 20 Oct 2017 St Martin's Church Centre, Church St, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3AG
Organiser Caradon Quilters Contact Wendy 01579 384035

Caradon Quilters are holding an exhibition with quilt displays and traders.  Admission is free. (read more)

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Sew Happy Quilters first exhibition

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Starts 10:00 20 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 21 Oct 2017 Chiltern Trinity Village Hall, Chiltern Trinity, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2BH
Organiser Sew Happy Quilters Contact Contact: Madge Wakefield 01278 651076 email:

Sew Happy (formerly known as Enmore Quilters) is a small group of quilters based in Somerset.  This… (read more)

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LUTTERWORTH PIECEMAKERS, PATCHWORK & QUILTING EXHIBITION

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Starts 10:00 21 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 22 Oct 2017 Memorial Hall Walcote LE17 4JX
Organiser Chris Hunt Contact 07840 675432

Patchwork and quilting exhibition SAT 21ST OCT & SUN 22ND OCT 2017 10am - 4pm  Admission £2 per… (read more)

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Lutterworth Piecemakers Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition

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Starts 10:00 21 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 22 Oct 2017 Memorial Hall, Walcote, LE17 4JX
Organiser Chris Hunt Contact 07840675432

Admission £2.00, children free. Refreshments, free parking, disabled access, sales tables and trader… (read more)

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Ceredigion Area Day

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Starts 10:00 21 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 22 Oct 2017 Edward Richard Centre, Ystrad Meurig.
Organiser Region 12 Contact Joan Weston 01974 831817

 The Ceredigion Quilt Day will take place the weekend of 21-22nd October 2017 in the Edward Richard… (read more)

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East Kent Area Quilters’ Guild Birthday Celebration

Members: £5.00 Non-members: £7.50 Find out more

Starts 10:00 21 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 21 Oct 2017 Aldington Village Hall The Corner Aldington TN25 7EE
Organiser Mary Cunningsworth or Judi Kirk Contact 01227 453460 or 01227 458553

Refreshments available, but please bring your own packed lunch, hand sewing kit, a “Show & Tell”… (read more)

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East Sussex Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

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Starts 10:00 27 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 28 Oct 2017 Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street entrance, Lewes
Organiser Trudie Jacobs Contact

An Exhibition by the East Sussex Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers Traditional crafts - weaving,… (read more)

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Have you always wanted to try Patchwork and Quilting?

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Starts 09:00 28 Oct 2017 Ends 12:00 28 Oct 2017 Old Barn Hall, Bookham, Surrey KT23 3DJ
Organiser Jan Godding Contact

This is a 3 session course on  Saturday 28th October 9 - 12 a.m. and 4th and 11th November 9 - 12 a.m. … (read more)

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Quilters Guild Oxfordshire Regional Day, Region 6

Members: £15.00 Non-members: £25.00 Find out more

Starts 10:00 28 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 28 Oct 2017 Benson Village Hall
Organiser Henriet Kerr Contact

Quilters Guild Oxfordshire Regional Day, Region 6 Saturday 28th October 2017, 10 am– 4pm, doors open… (read more)

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Quilters' Open Day

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Starts 10:00 28 Oct 2017 Ends 15:30 28 Oct 2017 Mount Charles Church, Mount Charles, St Austell, PL25 4QF
Organiser Lesley Coles Contact 47 Killyvarder Way, St. Austell, PL25 3DJ. Email Lesley at or Amanda Davidge at

You are invited to this Quilters' Open Day where there will be: 2 lectures - Lost Threads with Amanda… (read more)

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Calder Sew and Sews 20th Anniversary Exhibition

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Starts 10:00 28 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 28 Oct 2017 Calderbridge Village Hall, Calderbridge, Cumbria CA20 1DN
Organiser Calder Sew and Sews Contact Sue Robertson

Entrance £2.50 - Includes a cup of tea/coffee - Cake is available Raffle with first prize of Hand Quilted… (read more)

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Charity Quilting Exhibition

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Starts 10:00 28 Oct 2017 Ends 16:00 28 Oct 2017 Ullenhall Village Hall
Organiser Crowley Quilters Contact Pat Millar -

Small admission fee to include tea and cakes. Craft stalls, Corner House Crafts (threads and patterns)… (read more)

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Peverell Quilters' Exhibition & Coffee Morning

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Starts 10:00 28 Oct 2017 Ends 12:30 28 Oct 2017 Bradford Peverell Village Hall, near Dorchester, Dorset
Organiser Peverell Quilters Contact Sue Brown, 01308 897421

Peverell Quilters are holding an exhibition and coffee morning.  Entry is £2 to include refreshments,… (read more)