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Hever Castle Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition

2010 Patchwork and quilting exhibiton at Hever Castle

Hever Castle and The Quilters’ Guild will be hosting their 19th Annual Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition in the castle grounds from 3rd to 5th September.

Members of The Quilters’ Guild from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex will be showcasing their talent with a display of over 200 patchwork quilts and wall hangings.  Visitors will be treated to a vibrant array of designs from the traditional to the contemporary, including British and American styles, sampler quilts and wall hangings using innovative techniques in hand and machine work and appliqué.  This year Dinah Travis, Pat Salt and the Horsham Quilters have been specially invited to exhibit their work.

Throughout the weekend, members of The Quilters’ Guild will be presenting a full programme of demonstrations on patchwork and quilting techniques, from basic construction to intricate needlework.  Visitors will also be able to browse a selection of trade stalls selling designs, equipment, fabrics and haberdashery.

This year, members of The Quilters’ Guild from across the British Isles have been invited to enter the Hever Challenge and take inspiration from the theme of ‘My Favourite Artist’.  Awards will be presented for the most outstanding entries and visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite quilt from the entire exhibition to be awarded the accolade of ‘visitors’ favourite’.

Visitors can also take the opportunity to indulge themselves in the calm and elegant surroundings of the beautifully renovated Guthrie Pavilion Restaurant.  Situated in the Italian Gardens with delightful views across the lake, the resplendent Guthrie Pavilion now has a multi-vaulted ceiling letting in natural sunlight, stylish furnishings and an oak floor.  Outside, stone columns and an English oak pergola – using wood locally sourced from the castle’s estate – perfectly complement the sandstone-paved terrace.   Visitors can choose between light refreshments in the café area or enjoy a relaxed table service in the restaurant.

Event Details

Normal rates of admission apply.  No extra charge for this event.  Exhibition open 11am – 5pm

Gardens open at 10.30am; Castle opens at 12pm.  Last admission 5pm; final exit 6pm.

Admission:            Castle & Gardens – Adults £13.00; Seniors £11.00 Children £7.00; Family ticket £33.00

Gardens only – Adults £10.50; Seniors £9.00, Children £6.50; Family ticket £27.50

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