2019 Exhibitors

Stitched Memories

Would you like to get involved?

Textile artist Tilly Rose would like your help!

I am looking to create a display wall of little stitched patches that will help create a few smiles, lots of chatter and evoke a few treasured memories of times past. You may want to use a theme ie a day out with the family, seaside fish and chips, fruit cake and a cup of tea, Grandad’s garden shed, the smell of summer….or you may want to just add a patch of stitched threads in a rainbow the list goes on…. It is open to ALL abilities.

Do you fancy joining us in making a patch and joining in with the fun?

Requirements – Each patch needs to be 5″ square and can be hand or machine stitched using any type of design you wish. You may even wish to add in other techniques such as quilting, mixed media or embroidery.

The idea is to provoke a memory through colour, pattern, texture, print, or even using found or forgotten objects from days gone by.

Any of the following can be used –

  • All types of cloth – new or vintage
  • Old clothing
  • Old haberdashery items ie. hook & eye
  • Vintage papers
  • Press studs
  • Buttons
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • Beads
  • Old quilt pieces
  • Old broken jewellery pieces
  • Yarn snippets
  • Hand stamped cloth
  • Old keys, charms, coins
  • Old tickets, handwriting, postcards etc

If you would like to join in with our display then you can send in a little patch to:

Tilly Rose Stitched Memory Patches
British Quilt and Stitch Village
c/o Nikki Reeves
Uttoxeter Racecourse
ST14 8BD

Patches can also be handed in on the day you visit.

I am hoping to donate all patches to charity after the event to help support the valuable work with dementia patients.

All Directions

Our exhibition shows work completed by ‘All Directions’ a creative stitched textiles group who meet fortnightly in Lichfield to learn and explore new techniques to incorporate into their own work.  If you would like to know more about the group, then please contact the tutor Jane Lockley.


Cathedral Windows – New View

Vendulka & Olivier Battais

Vendulka uses a machine pieced method when creating her Cathedral Windows creations.  Her different approach allows her to achieve a better contrast of colours and a more striking look.  On display will be cushions, hangings as well as quilts.


Carole Holme

All Things Gold and Beautiful

‘All things GOLD and beautiful’ showcases an eclectic mix of work by members of Carole’s Goldwork group, which meets at Ticknall in Derbyshire and celebrates their skills and expertise.  Stumpwork, Silk Shading and other hand embroidery techniques are often combined with Goldwork as group members enthusiastically extend their range of skills and techniques.  Carole’s aim is to inspire and promote hand embroidery techniques through teaching, demonstrating and exhibiting.


Cathy Reavy

Threads Workshops

Cathy runs a broad range of hand embroidery workshops in the beautiful Peak District village of Alstonefield near Ashbourne.  Gaining inspiration from her travels around the world, Cathy develops her own designs, which she teaches others to re-create on her workshops using traditional techniques.



Four Go North

A land of castles, forests, hills, vast sandy beaches and dark star lit skies – Northumberland, a truly inspirational place.  Cinnabar: Judith Burnett, Liz Duck, Francine Wilkins, Julie Williams.


Crazy Mary Crafts

Crazy Mary Crafts provides textile workshops and residential stitching weekends; plus school projects and community based textile art.  Many of Mary’s projects are also available as kits to complete at home.


Crumbs & Mile-A-Minute

Don’t throw away your precious scraps – no matter how small they are, they have value and can be used to make up colourful scrappy blocks and then made into fabulous projects.  Pop along for inspiration and top tips.



A Pop of Purple

Eclectica is ten textile artists brought together by a love of fabric and stitch each bringing a personal approach of subject, technique and materials for truly eclectic mix of finished pieces.


Embroiderers’ Guild

The Embroiderers’ Guild welcomes everybody with an interest in any area of embroidery.  If you are learning to stitch, professional or simply appreciate fabric and thread you can find a branch nearby to join.


Guild of Silk Painters

An Introduction to the excitement of Silk Painting

The Guild of Silk Painters is a non-profit organisation who meet where and whenever possible to share knowledge and promote the art of silk painting in all its many guises.


Inspirational Women

Veldulka & Olivier Battais

Inspirational Woman is an exhibition of whole cloth quilts which have been quilted with beautiful Mandala (from Sanskrit meaning circle) designs.  It’s a collaboration of artist duo Vendulka and Olivier Battais.  They both design the Mandalas, Vendulka quilts them and together they paint them with glittery and shiny paints for incredible effects. 


The Living Threads Textile Group


A textile group whose aims are to produce exciting and innovative work.
Further details of our forthcoming exhibition, 21st October to 1st November, and workshops can be found on our webpage:


Louise Claire Textiles

Exploring Embroidery & Fabric Manipulation

Louise Claire has been making and selling bespoke scarves and textiles pieces to clients and galleries throughout the UK and around the world, since 2000.  She runs workshops inspired by nature and uses eco dyes with a range of textile techniques.  At the British Quilt & Stitch Village Louise will be running the ‘Exploring Embroidery & Fabric Manipulation’ workshop and will include the use of Angel fibres.


Maggi Birchenough

An exhibition that shows one woman’s love of textiles and a passion for learning.  An opportunity to purchase our friend’s textiles.


Material Girls


Material Girls are a group of friends who have an interest in mixed media.  Each year we have a project where members produce an item from a pack of identical materials on a given theme.  The only rule is that a piece of everything in the pack must be used.  This year our theme is ‘Gates’.


Modern Quilting with the Quilters Guild

Mrs Ros Peedle & Mrs Heather Hasthorpe

Heather Hasthorpe and Ros Peedle will present modern quilts and demo some fun blocks.  Heather was co-founder of The Modern Quilt Specialist Group of The Quilters Guild of the UK.


On the Surface

Inspired by Text

On the Surface is a group of seven Midlands based makers who work in diverse but complementary ways.  We are exhibiting our latest work which features textiles, stitch, mixed media, fashion and 3D.


Project Linus

Project Linus UK is a volunteer organisation.  We aim to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised children through the provision of new homemade patchwork quilts and knitted blankets.


The Quilters Guild of the British Isles

Region 11

The Quilters Guild is an educational charity open to all.  It promotes quiltmaking in all its forms across the UK and the preservation of its heritage in order to ensure a future for the craft.


Sew Happy Patchwork & Quilting Classes

Rachel Warren

Teaching Patchwork and Quilting Techniques through projects and patterns.  Learn in a classroom or at home via the internet.


Stitch in the Middle

Town and Country

This diverse group of contemporary quilters includes experienced textile artists and those who are just starting out on their creative journey.  They will be showing a variety of work inspired by the natural and urban environment.




Traverse is a group of textile artists, working with varied styles, mediums and techniques, our name evolving from looking or moving sideways to find different perspectives.  Our 2019 exhibition, ‘Revealed’, explores unconventional viewpoints, revealing hidden layers, in the physical world, our emotional landscapes and our work itself.



Permission Granted

A group of artists with an eclectic mixture of styles and techniques who expand their repertoire by allowing critical evaluation whilst respecting each other’s views.  This empowers them to develop their creative work, but yet remain joined at the corners.


Wombourne Quilters

Medallion Challenge

An exhibition of Wombourne Quilters Round Robin Medallion Quilts.  Each Border made by a different person to fit and enhance the overall design and pattern.  What a challenge this proved to be but the results were worth the effort!


2018 Exhibitors

All Directions

This exhibition shows work completed by ‘All Directions’ a creative stitched textiles group who meet fortnightly in Lichfield to learn and explore new techniques to incorporate into their own work.  If you would like to know more about the group then please contact the tutor Jane Lockley – jane@fairwayss.co.uk


Carole Holme: Goldwork Embroidery

This exhibition showcases the work of students who attend Carole’s classes at Ticknall in Derbyshire.  The eclectic mix demonstrates their skills and expertise in Goldwork and other hand embroidery techniques.

Trained at the Royal School of Needlework, Carole’s aim is to inspire and promote hand embroidery techniques through teaching, demonstrating and exhibiting.  Carole’s contribution to teaching hand embroidery was recognised when she received a Commendation from the Beryl Dean Award for Teaching Excellence.



Devon Banks

Cinnabar have been inspired by the unique hedgebanks of Devon to produce a new and exciting body of work for the Quilt and Stitch Show.

Crazy Mary Crafts (aka tutor Mary Halbert) aims to inspire and enable people to develop their creative potential through workshops, school visits, craft fairs and local community-based projects. Mary provides classes, talks and demonstrations for groups and guilds (including residential stitching retreats),  plus popular textile art projects in schools. Adults and children alike are encouraged to explore their own creativity in a relaxed and sociable atmosphere and to learn new skills with a definite ‘fun’ element. All Crazy Mary ‘students’, whatever their age, skill level or background, should go home with a smile on their face and a new talent to share. Many of Crazy Mary’s workshop projects are also available to purchase as kits at her stall here at the show.


We are a closed group of textile artists, currently nine, living and creating in the Midlands. We work independently to produce original works and meet monthly to exchange ideas, discuss work-in- progress and upcoming exhibitions. The name Eclectica reflects our work as a collective – hugely varied in processes and scale and wide-ranging in concept. ​A group of
individuals with our own style but bound by a love of fabric and stitch.

We are interested in design, new techniques and new ideas as well as the traditions in textiles from around the world. Many of us travel quite widely and this enables us to tap into the richness of different cultures and the wonderful variety of the visual world. We use fabric and stitch to express a personal response to respective experiences, leading to the diversity of the work developed.


Angie Attwood
Catherine Brierley
Janet Carpenter
Sarah Edwards
Marion Plumb
Stephanie Redfern
Janet Rose
Anne Watts
Rita Weston

The Embroiderers’ Guild

The home of Stitch and Textile Art – The international voice for Embroidery


The Guild welcomes everyone with an interest in any area of embroidery and we are proud to be recognised as a voice for raising the profile of textile and stitched art.

No longer just the domain of fabric and thread, textile art now embraces (amongst other things) the world of mixed media, dyeing with rust and plants, print and videos. We hold a historical collection, aid research, support students of all ages, and publish “Stitch” and “Embroidery” magazines. Members around the country are involved at whatever level they choose in meeting regularly to listen to speakers, often in their local Branch, attend workshops, learn new skills or build on existing ones, and participate in local, regional and national projects.

Members are encouraged to participate in any area of interest at any level, whether young people learning to stitch, a professional artist extending the boundaries of textile art, or someone who simply appreciates fabric and thread. We believe that textiles are as relevant today as they have ever been, and there is a place for both the traditional, fine hand stitching alongside the bold and contemporary machine work.

The Embroiderers’ Guild exists to build awareness of stitch and textile art. We educate, encourage, inspire, and promote the achievement of excellence. This is a continuing journey. You may enter at any point.

We hope to show you that even though we are called a “Guild” there is nothing stuffy or exclusive about us! We welcome beginners and those who already stitch or are interested in textiles and textile art.

The Guild of Silk Painters

The Guild of Silk Painters is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to encourage and promote the art and craft of silk painting for all.  Come and visit our stand and have a go for yourself.

Material Girls

We are a group of friends who all have an interest in textiles and mixed media. Our aim as a group is to produce work in many genres, but mainly to enjoy ourselves.  We have a real mixture of talents and skills which is aided by guest tutors and knowledge from external workshops such as Living Threads.

Our work includes machine and hand embroidery, a lot of mixed media, felting. knitting and beading.  In that mix, there will be a small amount of quilting.

Each year we have a project where members produce an item from a pack of identical materials on a given theme.  The only rule is that a piece of everything in the pack must be used. Over the years our themes have been Stately Homes, Autumn, Happy Moments, Communication, Landscapes and Films.  This year our theme is ‘The Four Seasons’ and we would like to exhibit this work alongside one of the packs.  This work will not be completed until the end of March so I am unable to show you that or even tell you what sort of work will be included.

Out Of The Fold

Out Of The Fold is a group of 12 textile artists based in East Anglia. We have all got textile based qualifications and enjoy meeting to share ideas and workshops. As a group we have exhibited locally, at the Knitting and Stitching Show and Australia.

Our new exhibition of work for 2018 is called Out Of The East and we are delighted to be exhibiting at Uttoxeter this year.

For further information about our group – outofthefoldtextilegroup.blogspot.com

Project Linus

Project Linus UK is an organisation of volunteers.  We aim to provide comfort and security to sick and traumatised children, from premature babies to teenagers,  through the provision of home made patchwork quilts and knitted blankets


Traverse is a group of textile and mixed media artists, who came together in March 2017, after studying Experimental Textiles. We begin exhibiting in 2018. The name ‘Traverse’ grew out of a sense of looking or moving sideways, to find different perspectives as we approach a theme for our work – we may not all travel in the same direction to get there, or use the same vehicle. Indeed, although our work is loosely described as mixed media, we each have our favourites, including working with paper, metal, hand-dyed fabric, felt, 3D and fashion, using heat, print, paint, and stitch. A large part of our ethos is to celebrate our diversity, to share our various strengths and to grow together.

The members of Traverse are:

Jan Seys
Dia Martin
Deb Day
Cath Tyler
Bernice Hopper
Becca Birtles

Our work

The title of our first exhibition is ‘Destinations’ and our textile and mixed media work reveals different perspectives on that theme – some based on maps, views of the Earth from Space and real and imaginary landscapes. The Latin origins of the word, destinare, ‘make firm, establish’, led to it meaning ‘being destined for a place’ and we hope that this, our first exhibition, will begin to establish our place in the world of textile art.

West Bridgford Embroiderers’ Guild

Stepping Up and Out – in Nottingham and beyond



The West Bridgford Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild is a friendly and enthusiastic group of over 50 members. They share a wide range of interests within stitched textiles including embroidery and textile art.  Many members exhibit their work both locally and nationally, others enjoy regular meetings and workshops where they can develop new interest and learn from the expertise of others.

This year’s exhibition draws inspiration from anything in the surrounding area. Members have been given free rein to interpret the theme in any way they wish, the only provisos were that the work has been completed in the past year and includes some stitch.

The group piece, Doors and Gates, is made up of individual canvases, all the same size and orientation and interpreted by members as they wish.


Wombourne Quilters “Moving towards Modern”



Exhibition of modern quilts by Wombourne Quilters, South Staffs 

As a group, we decided to set ourselves a challenge for our show in 2017 and we called it “Moving towards Modern” – to make a small modern quilt, approximately one metre square.

We looked at a range of Modern quilts made by members of Wombourne Quilters, the techniques and ideas used, as well as plenty of images in magazines, books and online. This was followed by a very lively discussion on the definition of Modern Quilt, what it meant and were we all modern quilters anyway – we are making our quilts in the present, using the latest fabrics, colours and current trends.

While some found it fun and exciting, others found it more challenging to make the move towards modern but every finished piece proved most successful.

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