Out and About for Stitching Inspiration 

Here are some of the inspiring places you might like

to visit in August anyone interested Textiles.

Some feature some of our talented members.


  • An exhibition of visual artwork inspired by Oscar Wilde's"The Ballard of Reading Gaol"   The Turbine House, Riverside Museum at Blakes Lock Reading RG1 3EQ   ~  31st  August - 15th September 2019.         
  • Open Daily 10am - 6pm


  •  The Festival of Quilts - NEC Birmingham 1st - 4th August 2019


  • West Country Quilt & Textile Show

University of the West Exhibition Centre Filton, Bristol

29th - 31st August 2019


  • Journey Textile Art 07

Comunity Shop  Thornford Road Headley RG19 8AD

Free Entry ~ Refreshments ~ Proceeds to Breast Cancer Care.




Please check all the relevant websites for details.









What a talented membership we have - three  of our members belong to the "Diversity " Group and are exhibiting in London at the Chesea Waterside.


Julie Winter - Joan McQuillan - Elaine Izod


They would love you to visit and see their work.


From 1st May - Wednesday 26th June 2019




Sir John Madejski Art Gallery Reading Museum

27t h February - Saturday 9th March 2019

 10am -4pm

it’s almost Spring and the incredibly busy Guild is back in Reading Museum for its 89th annual exhibition. From local landscapes to fantasy drawings, abstract textiles to graphic prints, there is sure to be something to catch your eye. Guild members are a great mix of sculptors, textile artists, painters and printmakers all keen to show off their work. They will warmly welcome visitors to enjoy the show and most of the works are for sale. Who will be the Marie Dyson Award winner this year? For a glimpse of the artists and their work see www.rga-artists.org.uk

An Earthly Paradise: William Morris &

The Thames -

At the River & Rowing Museum Henley 

1st February 2019 - 14th July 2019 


This new exhibition illustrates the rich and little-known story of William Morris’ deep connections to the Thames. Bringing together a unique selection of works, with loans from the V&A, The William Morris Gallery, British Library, and many more. Highlights include Morris’ Thames series of textiles alongside his original hand-drawn designs, a signed copy of News from Nowhere, and his personal fishing tackle and spectacles. Materials from the Morris & Co. workshop illustrate the production process, while socialist pamphlets that Morris penned and published demonstrate his deep commitment to socialism in later life.


Dorchester Abbey Festival 3rd May 12th May 2019

Quilting Exhibition in the Shrine Chapel - its not too late to take part.

Details  contact Judy Harris - harris.judy54@gmail.com


New Exhibtion at the Tate Modern 

11 October 2018 – 27 January 2019


A long overdue recognition of Anni Alber’s pivotal contribution to modern art and design, this is the first major exhibition of her work in the UK.





Wokingham Arts Trail

22nd & 23rd September 2018


Showcasing 30 artists across Wokingham 



Exhibition of Literary Textile Arts

Art to Stitch (formerly Weedon Bec Textile Group) are holding an exhibition of literary related work to complement the Milton Keynes Literary Festival.

21st - 24th September


For more information 



4th September - 4th October 2018

A Passion for Applique  - An exhibtion of work by Christine Dobson

at the Needlework Archive , The Old Chapel  Textile Centre, Greenham Business Park, Newbury 

September 15th- 16th local artists work including textiles 


10am to 6pm 







V & A stunning show reveals the work of Frida Kahlo- in Making Her Self up 


16th June to 4th November 2018


See the website for details 


Lots of Textile Courses available provided by Adult Learning Centre Buckinghamshire. Check the website www.adultlearningbcc.ac.uk

Enid Marx - Print Pattern and Popular Art 


An exhibition celebrating the work of Enid Marx ( 1902- 1998) a textile designer, printmaker and illustrator.


House of Illustration until Sept 2018

2 Granary Square, Kings Cross London N1C 4BH


A Wedding Dress of Spitalfields Silk


Photographs and story of Queen Victoria's Wedding Dress in an article from Spitalfields Life;-





The Old Chapel Textile Centre

National Home of the Needlework Archive – exhibition gallery, workroom, library and tearoom – see website for opening times.





Find out how to get involved - see our current programme & courses on our Diary Pages or contact our membership secretary.


Next Meeting:

Tuesday 9th July  2019

Hand Stitching class   

Our Speaker is Terry Donaldson

We meet  at the Soltau Centre , St James- The-Less Stubbings Henley Road Maidenhead SL6  6QW

First visit Free (quote wmeg)

Guests £6 Guild Members £5

includes light refreshments 

Stop Press!

Dont forget out Hand Stitch class . Every month before our meeting 6:15 tp 7:15 

£3  per session 


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