Friday, 10 July 2015

New Programme Now Available.

The last year seems to have sped past and it is time to release our new programme for 2015-16 which starts in September.  You can find it on the tab at the top of the page.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Thank You Time!

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make our first show such a success. As Chair, I have been showered with compliments and have been busy giving credit to all of you. . . . Roundabout Quilters should be very proud of themselves. 

 On Wednesday, I was able to thank North Hampshire Quilters personally but I also want to thank Loddon Quilters. Both groups willingly gave us information, support and help, most generously. They were also kind enough to come along themselves and have a look. So, thank you everyone! Our next show will be in two years’ time.


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Our Show!

Why Not Make a Day of it!

Not only is it the Roundabout Quilters’ Show, but 1.30 on Saturday June 27th sees the opening of, “Thread, Colour and Stitch”, the Basingstoke Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild’s Exhibition.  It’s at the Willis Museum in the Market Square, five minutes’ walk from All Saints’ Church.  There you can see an embroidery commissioned by the Mayor for the Mayor’s Parlour, based on a Victorian map of Basingstoke.  Work from Basingstoke Young Embroiderers will be displayed and there is a wide variety of exhibits – traditional, contemporary, hand, machine and modern.  In short, there’s something for everyone.
Should you fancy something else, unconnected with textiles, the weekend sees the Cheese and Chilli Festival and a Sunday of family fun.  For further details see

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Our Show!

The Show

As Roundabout Quilters approach their second birthday in September, it seems just the right time for our first exhibition.  It will take place on Saturday 27th June from 10 – 4 and on Sunday 28th June from 12 – 5.  We have been fortunate to secure All Saints’ Church, Southern Road, Basingstoke RG21 7NP for our show, in this, their centenary year. 

We are a very varied group.  Some members are national prize winners, others are just starting out.  Our quilts come in many sizes and range from traditional to modern and art quilts.  There are wall hangings, cushions and bags.  Since we started we have had five workshops with professional quilters and textile artists and there is a group of work form each of these.

Refreshments will be available in the church hall next door and there you can find our traders: Juberry; Quilters’ Dream and Running Chicken.  We’ve invited them because they have all brought their shops to us and done a talk for the group.  They are people we’d shop form again (and again).

There is a raffle for two I-Spy quilts, a goodies hamper and a sewing hamper.  One of our members, Jane, is the Basingstoke representative of Project Linus and she’ll be able to give you information about Project Linus’s work making quilts for sick children and others in need.

Getting there:

There are nearby public car parks in New Road, accessed from New Road.  Having parked your car, it is a short walk to the church.  Coming by public transport, the railway station is a 15 minute walk away and the bus station is a 10 minute walk.


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