Saturday, 9 September 2017

Programme for 2017-18

It's September so we are all getting back to normal after our summer break and gearing up for our new season with a shiny new programme at Roundabout Quilters.

Our first talk on the new programme will be with the well-know quilter, author and teacher, Gail Lawther who will be giving her talk 'Birds of a Feather'.

As usual, the talk will be held at the Carnival Hall Basingstoke, at 7 for 7.30pm.  Visitors to the group are welcome (£5 entry fee payable at the door).  We are still signing up member too which costs £40 for the year and gives you access to all 11 talks and 10 sewing evenings throughout the year.

Full details of the new programme can be found on the tab above entitled 'Programme of Events 2017-18.

Looking forward to seeing members, old and new, very soon.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Our Group Quilt is Finished.

This is our group quilt all ready for our show in June.  Thirty-eight members of Roundabout Quilters did a block each and this is the finished product.  Isn't it wonderful?  Every one was given a basic outline, the backing, the fabric for the front and a piece of brown batik for the trunk and everybody was left to interpret their design as they wanted.  We used the quilt-as-you-go method so all we had to do was put the finished blocks together and hey presto a finished quilt!

You can win this quilt by coming to our show and buying a raffle ticket.  This is the star prize.

These pictures are to show some of the details.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

New Forest Fabrics - the third trader for our show announced!

New Forest Fabrics shop is situated on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Hythe at 14 Shamrock Way, Hythe Marina.  New Forest Fabrics was formed 3 1/2 years ago by Sue Pepper, a quilter of over 40 years.  Sue says, "I come from a long line of shopkeepers and it had been a long held dream to open a quilt shop.  The business has gone from strength to strength and it's a deligh to see so many of our customers enjoy quilting as much as I do".  The shopis open 6 days a week from 10.00am until 4.00pm and the webiste can be found at

Friday, 24 March 2017

Village Fabrics signed up for our show!

We are delighted that Village Fabrics have agreed to come to our show as a trader.

Village Fabrics is a leading supplier of patchwork and quilting fabrics and supplies. Visit Yvonne to find an extensive range of fabrics, including Christmas fabrics and advent calendars. They have an exclusive range of kits and patterns, all designed by their in-house designers and they have a new kit available most months. You can sign up to our block of the month programmes. Come and see their latest block of the month, Village EPP Sampler, which is a hand sewn and hand quilted project, featuring English Paper Piecing, appliqué and embroidery.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Quilt Retreat

I have just been on a 5 day quilt retreat.  It was great fun, there was lots of laughter and lots of arrrrggggghhh's.

We all took projects, some completed UFO's and although I also took UFO's, I actually made 2 tops, one is Dances with Dragonflies of which I made 25 blocks which I now need to square up and then attach to each other, and the second one was a charm pack of batiks which I put together and now will border and then quilt. 

I loved being on retreat and met some lovely people and the food was fabulous especially as there was no washing up. 

When the tops are completed and quilted I will post again.

Debbie Hastings (Chair)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A Trader for our Show

Viv from, “Purple Stitches” in Basingstoke has agreed to be one of the traders at our show. She is planning to bring Kona plains; pre-cuts and fat quarters; children’s dress patterns and some adult ones. In addition to all of that, there will be Dashwood’s latest fabrics. May sees the launch of Viv’s new “Block of the Month” called, “Chocolatier” and she will have that quilt with her too.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Roundabout Quilters - The Show

The countdown to the second Roundabout Quilter's show has started!  More details to come but this is our poster with all the details.  


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