Exeter & District Embroiderers' Guild is a branch of the educational charity Embroiderers' Guild, whose remit is to build awareness of stitch and textile art, and to encourage, inspire and promote the achievement of excellence.

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Spring Quilt Festival

On 31st March, Saturday 1st April, Sunday 2nd April at Westpoint, Exeter

Spring Embroidery Fair – April 8th & 9th 2017

Cheriton Bishop Branch will again be holding their Spring Embroidery Fair in April 2017.  The dates for this event in Cheriton Bishop Village Hall, is Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, admission free.

We warmly invite you to our Fair, which is now into its nineteenth year and hope to  provide you with a lively exhibition.  On show will be a varied mix of embroidery and textile art, with examples of members’ work resulting from workshops and day schools, as well as individual member’s displays and stands, with some items for sale.  There will be on-going demonstrations throughout the weekend and a number of trade stalls with fabrics, threads and books, making this fair a real celebration of all aspects of contemporary and traditional embroidery.  New for 2017 is a 1960’s themed archive of popular embroidery, fashion, and sewing items from the era.

An attraction for, otherwise reluctant, spouses is the delicious homemade lunches, which are definitely an added bonus to your day!   Children (and everyone else!) are very welcome to ‘have a go’ on a demonstration table.

Cheriton Bishop is very accessible from the A30 between Exeter and Okehampton, and is close to Fingle Bridge and National Trust-owned Castle Drogo – ideal for an enjoyable day out with friends and family.

Cheriton Bishop Village Hall, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, (EX6 6JA). Contact Details: Felicity Dudbridge on 01392 811647,

email:  felicitydudbridge@gmail.com


The show is on from 16th to 18th February at Westpoint. That’s Thursday to Saturday not Sunday. We will be working with South Somerset and South Devon branches and will be showing our Capability Brown work from Ugbrooke House