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.
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.