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What's on and useful information - and the refreshments rota!!

Exhibition of African textiles

till 14th December

The Brunei Gallery at SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG - entry free

Unbound: visionary women collecting textles

25th January to 19th April 2020

Two Temple Place, London, WC2R 3BD - entry free

This major collaborative project explores the innovative approaches of Edith Durham (1863 –1944), Louisa Pesel (1870 – 1947), Olive Matthews (1887 – 1979), Enid Marx (1902 – 1998), Muriel Rose (1897 – 1986), Jennifer Harris (working 1982-2016 at the Whitworth, University of Manchester) and Nima Poovaya-Smith (Senior Keeper International Arts 1985-1998,  Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford), and presents the objects from a previously unexplored perspective: that of the female collector, rather than exclusively as the maker.

We will walk: art and resistance from the American South

7th February to 3rd May 2020

Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG

This show will shine a light on work made by people as they lived through America's civil rights struggles, often in conditions of utter poverty. The exhibition will include quilts made by generations of rural women in Gee's Bend, Alabama - described by a critic in New York as "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced". The quilts are being seen in the UK for the first time.

Regan Purcell's Coney Hall Sewing Group

Last Monday of the month - 1pm to 4pm

The Assembly Halls, 18 Gates Green Road, Coney Hall, West Wickham, BR4 9JW

Bring along your own project to sit and sew.

Help and advice available.

£10 per afternoon including refreshments

To book a place email Regan at

Jo Baddeley's Duck Days - change of venue

The next three meetings are on  11th Nov,  9th Dec, and 13th Jan. Change of venue to St Mary’s Church Centre, Kippington Road,  Sevenoaks. TN14 2LL. It’s just past Lidl. Kippington Road is on the right. it’s a private  road and quite long.

The meeting is a sit sew, chat, drink tea/coffee.

You just pay £3 and meet from 12:15 until 3pm.

In November Mags James is  demonstrating two methods of Quilt as you go.

Date Team      
7 May

Fiona Byers

Tesca Osman

Alison Kirkby

Isobel Ross

4 June

Linda Baldwin

Sylvia Francis

Ginni Fryer

Ros Westwood

2 July

Margaret Everett

Nicola Findlay

Yildiz Goncu


6 August

Gill Jenkins

Sue Blinks

Karen Shanley

Celia Doran
3 September Maureen Brett Chris Hughes

Ann Hill

Rose Plumb

1 October

Carol Tyler

Eleanor Hunt Liz Sawyer Jean Wellard
5 November

Christine Bradler

Jennifer Viner

Janet Tibbalds

Elaine Smith
3 December

Caroline Middleton

Pat Hope

Maureen Baker

Jean Dodds
7 January

Barbara Brown

Polly Munday

Sandra Tait

Ruth Edwards

4 February Alex Marshall

Lesley Barney

Carole Stewart

Frances Green
3 March Sally Chang Jenny Corbett Stephanie Johnson tbc
7 April Pam Egan-Wyer Karen Townsend Sandy Murphy Hannah Andrews
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