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26th Apr

10:00 - 16:00

27th Apr

10:00 - 16:00

28th Apr

10:00 - 15:00


Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sat Nav: IP30 9HZ

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£5 Cash on the door only

Under 18s free

Exhibition of Quilts

Come and see this wonderful Big 24 Exhibition, a celebration of the fantastic work by quilters throughout East Anglia, including members of the Quilters Guild of the British Isles.

The exhibition will be officially opened by The Quilters Guild President, Sheila Evans, on Friday 26th April, with over 90 individual quilts being shown from members of Region 8 of The Quilters Guild and 19 of its Affiliated Groups within Essex and Suffolk.

Visitors have the opportunity to get involved and vote for their favourite quilt in the “Visitors’ Choice” competition and to enter a daily Sewing Themed Tombola, Handmade Bag Auction and Raffle, with tickets £1 each (cash only please).

The Exhibition Competition theme is “8” and has over 30 entries of A3 size quilts, which will be on display in the entrance area and will be judged by Sheila.

Special Exhibitions

There will also be a showcase of the work of former Region 8 committee member Helen Vivian: “A Lifetime in Quilting”, and a chance to see the wonderful Denman Quilt made by members of the Federation of Essex WIs depicting special places of Essex.

Don’t miss this chance to see such an amazing collection in one place.

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Traders & Designers

A wide variety of fabric shops and designers will be at The BIG 24 Exhibition

  • Crafty Baba
  • Crafty UK
  • Daisy May Quilting
  • Franklins
  • Oliven
  • Patch Fabrics
  • Simply Haberdashery
  • The Cosy Cabin
  • The Fabric Fox
  • Helen Howes (Helen Howes Textiles)
  • Helen Butcher (Little Patch Pockets)
  • Melanie Missin-Keating (Mellymade Designs)

Where to find us

Address: Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ
What3Words: newly.sofas.debating

There is plenty of free parking available.

Accessible parking is available near the entrance to the Café/Shop area.

Please Note: The car park closes when the Roots Café closes and the entrance gates are locked after this time.


Blackthorpe Barn is situated just south of Junction 45 of the A14, three miles east of Bury St Edmunds, in the village of Rougham.
Look out for the entrance gates to a long tree-lined avenue at the White House junction, with the Barn on the right of the avenue.
Blackthorpe Barn’s black and white signs direct visitors from local roads.

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