Saturday, 26 October 2019

What better on a wet Saturday. Shipton Quilters at a bag workshop!



Friday, 30 August 2019


Shipton Quilters are thrilled that one of the group's most talented quilters, Sue Watters, has won best traditional quilt at the West Country & Textile Show.  Well done Sue.  There are lots of lovely quilts to see in addition to Sue's and that includes the Group's Quilt which will be raffled at our 14th Exhibition on the 4th and 5th April 2020.  

....and while we're on exhibitions remember to visit Woodmancote Village Hall this weekend to see another one of our talented quilters, Vanessa Reynolds, displaying an amazing selection of quilts raising funds for charity, The Butterfly Garden and Maggies.  See you there. 

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Butterfly Garden Quilt Exhibition

Vanessa Reynolds is one of the amazing members of the Shipton Quilters Group. She is putting on a one woman show with over 100 quilts she has made. Vanessa is very skilled and very modest with it, her reason for the show is to raise funds for the Butterfly Garden Project a scheme to help disabled people based on gardening in Cheltenham and also to raise funds for Maggies Cheltenham who provide valuable support for cancer sufferers and their families in the local area. Vanessa will be raffling 6 quilts as part of the fund raising. If you are looking for something to do on the last weekend in August (31 Aug and 1 Sept) please come to Woodmancote Village Hall to Vanessa's show, you will see some fantastic quilts and help support two very worthy causes in the Butterfly Garden and Maggies Cheltenham. You can find out more about the Butterfly Garden here http://www.thebutterflygarden.org  and more about Maggies Cheltenham here https://www.maggiescentres.org/our-centres/maggies-cheltenham/

Charity Fund Raising Quilt

This is our latest quilt that we will raffle at the next Shipton Quilters Exhibition on the 4th and 5th April 2020. 
Details to follow. 
Posted by Sue

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Shipton Quilters 2014 Exhibition

After a hard days work yesterday Shipton is about to open its doors to our 2014 Exhibition.
The venue is just superb, set in beautiful rolling Cotswold country side with views to die for.
You will find a whole mixture of ages and talents and i will give you a few photos to tempt you along over the weekend.

Rendcomb College, nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire. 

Getting ready in the Orangery. Fortunately for the team that set up this room one of them has a son and his girlfriend that work in the industry of setting up concerts and events. 
All the quilts in his room you can see from every angle with no frames to trip up as you walk through. 
As I walked round just before the finish last night a gentle breeze came through the room and the quilts just fluttered like they were on the washing line. 

More of a Little House on the Prairie theme going on this room. 
 The Entrance Hall. An Easter theme by this team. Oh look chocolate Easter bunnies to eat. 

In another area you will find a room full of English and American antique quilts. 
Lots of traders will be on hand to help you spend your money and of course we have a great raffle with the first prize being our lovely raffle quilt. 

See you there!!!

Posted by SEW

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Its been a while since I posted here but as we are into 2014 its time to think about our 12th Exhibition .

SHIPTON QUILTERS
Are Delighted to announce our 
12th Exhibition
at Rendcomb College

on Saturday 12th April 2014 
10.00 am to 5.00pm
and Sunday the 13th April 2014
10.00am to 4.00pm

Admission £4.00- Children under 16 free. 

Proceeds to the
West Midlands Air Ambulance & The Encephalitis Society

Demonstrations - Sales Table - Traders - Raffle
Coffee - Lunches - Teas available

Further Details  01242 580781
For Raffle Tickets please cale 01242 673241
How to find us 
Rendcomb College, Rendcomb
Nr Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7HA
Rendcomb is situated off the A435 Cirencester to Cheltenham Road 

Don't Forget you can win this beautful quilt along with lots of other prize's