Exhibitions at Cowslip

Exciting Exhibitions @ Cowslip for 2017



May 1st - June 30th

An exhibition in the cafe by Nicola J Rowles 'Animals in Colour' original contemporary ink and watercolour paintings to brighten up your day and make you smile. Colourful cows , flashy hares , vibrant pheasants and stunning stags to name a few! All work will be available to buy, all at sensible prices.


Summer Fair - Saturday 22nd July & Sunday 23rd July


22nd July - 17th August

A Quilt Exhibition to include "A View through the Window" quilts, Jo's free monthly stitchery quilts and quilts from Lynette Anderson classes.


Friday 28th July 5pm

Kay Vanstone talks about Bhutan and it's woven textiles @ 5pm with donations going to Cancer Research. 

"Known to the people as Druk Yul, which means Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan has until recently isolated itself from the Western World. Even now it is determined to protect its countryside and its rich cultural and social heritage. 72 percent of the country is still covered in forest of which 60 percent is protected in perpetuity. Certain holy mountains are "off limits" to mountaineers. A small country,high up in the Himalayas, surrounded by Tibet (China), India, and Bangladesh, it is only easily accessible by air. In this talk with slides I will try to convey something of this magical place. I will talk about the country first and will then focus upon its woven textiles which are regarded as one of its national treasures and are found in museums across the world."

A simple Supper will follow in the Café with x2 courses for £15.50 


Tuesday 15th August BBQ 5pm - 6.30pm followed by a talk at 7pm £15

"All About Quilting" Sandy Chandler, Lynette Anderson & Jo Colwill                      

A talk by 3 inspirational ladies about both hand and machine quilting covering choosing wadding and designs. The talk will be preceeded by a BBQ which includes fish and vegetarian options and a simple pudding.


26th August - 3rd September


An exhibition of quilts by Sheena Norquay, Gillian Travis, Hilary Gooding and guests, Phillida Fisher and Odette Tolksdorf.

10 – 4.30

Admission Free

During the following talks on 30th August the exhibition will not be open to the public. Tickets cost £5.

Playing with Threads by Sheena Norquay, at 11am

Small is Beautiful, by Hilary Gooding, at 3pm

Gillian Travis, Hilary Gooding and Sheena J Norquay met while teaching at the Quit Symposium in Durban, South Africa in July 2015. They stayed with Hilary’s sister Phil Fisher after the Symposium and visited some fabric shops selling African fabrics as well as visiting Odette Tolksdorf, a leading South African quilt artist, introduced to them by Phil. Gillian set a challenge for the 5 quilters to make a piece using the African fabrics.

While teaching at the Cowslip workshops, Jo Colwill asked Sheena if she would be interested in having an exhibition and so Sheena thought it would be an excellent opportunity to display the 5 pieces as well as displaying her own work, Gillian’s and Hilary’s.

Gillian, Hilary and Sheena have very different styles of work and will show pieces made on different themes as well as African inspired pieces which link them together.


14th - 15th October

Apple & Harvest Event - An exhibition of apple & harvest quilts, apple pressing, Steve making cider and all things apple!


17th - 18th November - Christmas Fair @ Cowslip

10am - 6pm - Friday 17th November

10am - 5pm - Saturday 18th November


17th November - 26th November

Exhibition of students Christmas quilts.  Please note "Pop-Up" classes will be running throughout the week of the Christmas exhibition.