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The Covid 19 pandemic has meant that any exhibitions we had planned for 2020 and 2021 have been cancelled. We still have two collections that we are looking forward to showing you. Please watch this space for details of where and when this is likely to be.


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 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, 2019

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



By Design are available to talk to your group, illustrated with some of our quilts and slides. We are happy to share our inspiration and explain the inticacies of our working methods. To check availability and charges please contact Penny on 07813 086826 or


Well done to Kate Dowty!

Kate won the Quilters Guild Challenge 2019 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.