Last year we took The Patchwork Dog for a little walk to a few Quilt shows around the country and we liked it so much that we’ve decided to do it again for 2016 – That’s if extreme weather conditions don’t get in our way! So far this year we have driven through snow to get to Farnham Maltings  on 17th January for a bargain bonanza fabric sale, and fought our way through thick fog to get to the Spring Quilt Festival at Ardingly Show Ground last weekend. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the stall to say hello, it was lovely to see so many familiar faces!IMG_4951

For our next event we are going a little further a field and returning to the Spring Quilt Festival in Duxford, Cambridgeshire on 4th, 5th 6th March. This is a great show for impatient menfolk as it takes place at Duxford Imperial War Museum Airfield where you can also find an amazing display of planes, including airshows from Spitfires! Plenty to entertain the rest of your party whilst you focus on the fabric!

After that we will be paying a visit to Burwash Quilter’s biennial exhibition of works at Burwash Village Hall, which this time will be  a 2 day event, taking place on 9th & 10th April from 10 – 4pm.

In the Summer we’ll be at Sandown National Quilt Championships from 17th – 19th June, and finally we’ll be coming home to roost at Ouse Valley Quilters Exhibition in Ringer school, just up the road, on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th August.

...and of course some Antique Quilts

…and of course some Antique Quilts

For all the shows we’ll be taking a selection of our favourite ranges from the shop, including fabrics from Moda by Janet Clare and French General, Historical Reproduction fabrics and of course Liberty Tana Lawns, including our new range of kits and sewing items which make use of the gorgeous fabrics. We will also have a collection of Mandy Shaw’s kits and Patterns, as well as her favourite sewing supplies. If we are coming to a show near you and you would like us so bring something in particular then please contact us at the shop and we will see what we can do!

In the mean time, our Lewes Shop remains open from Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm &  Saturday 10am – 5pm, and our online shop is open all hours!