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We will be showing our new exhibition, 'A Closer Look' at:


Romsey Abbey, 16–27 September 2019




Catalogues for A Closer Look £10, Just One Day,  £5,

Marginal, Smoke and Mirrors, Red Hot/Structured (two-in-one) £3 each

are available from:


Grace Meijer

31 Cowleas Cottages, Awbridge, Hants, SO51 0JH.


Please send cheques made out to 'By Design' including £3 p&p for UK, £5 for Europe.

Email [email protected] for more information.



By design have exhibited at the following:


West Country Quilt and Textile Show, September 2017, 2018, 2019

Sewing for Pleasure, NEC, March 2014, 2017, 2018

IHCF, Glasgow, March 2018

Quiltfest, Llangollen 2007, 2011 and 2018

Romsey Abbey, July 2015, 2018

Lymington Arts Festival 2016

Flying Geese Gallery as part of Dorset Art Weeks, 2016

Melbury Winery, Dorset 2015

The Patchwork and Quilt Days

  Expo Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands, 2012 and 2014

Festival of Quilts NEC in 2005 and 2011

Quilt Museum and Gallery, York 2011

Carrefour du Patchwork, Ste Marie aux Mines, France 2006

Cowslip Workshops, Launceston 2007 and 2010

Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace, Harrogate 2007




Well done to Kate Dowty!

Kate won the Quilters Guild Challenge at the Festival of Quilts with her piece, 40 Shades of Green.

We are so lucky to have Kate in our group. A very talented artist using non-traditional methods in her work. Check out her website to see more.