Dont miss the chance to see Rosemary Blackett-Ords collection of more than 60 18th- and 19th-century patchwork quilts when she opens her home to the public for possibly the last time. To apply for tickets, write to the address below enclosing an sae and a cheque made payable to Quilt Exhibition. 2-8 April. Helbeck Hall, Brough, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA174DD, (01768) 341323. Open Monday-Saturday 10.30 am-12.30 pm and 2.30-4.30 pm. Admission £5; concessions £3 (no children under 12). Charlton House in Somerset has been highly acclaimed both as a restaurant and as a hotel for over 30 years. DINING IDEAS SYDNEY Its new owners, Roger and Monty Saul of design label Mulberry, plan to take it to even greater heights. The Grade ll-listed building reopens this month, complete with 17 en suite bedrooms, a star chefde cuisine and conference and wedding facilities. For details or to book, call (01749) 342008. Joy and Malcolm Wilcox celebrate the first anniversary of their gallery with an exhibition of ceramics, paintings and glassware, such as this bowl, below, by First Glass.