Winter Pocket design competition with Yale University Press

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The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection is fortunate to have a number of interesting and unusual pieces of patchwork and quilted clothing which date from the 18th and 19th centuries, including two pockets. Continue reading

Portlet Wall 

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We are looking forward to celebrating the 2021 Festival of Quilts by showcasing our forthcoming exhibition ‘Quilts and their makers’, taking 10 historic quilts and 10 pieces from our contemporary works. Newsletter readers can take a sneak peek in advance, as over the coming months we explore the variety and skill of our makers both past and present, and celebrate their creativity in a selection of the quilts which will be on display.

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A Bomber’s Moon

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As we head into November, the month of Remembrance, let’s take a moment to focus on a piece from our collection which comments on the effects of the First and Second World Wars on rural life. Continue reading

Crafter’s Companion collaborates with The Quilters’ Guild to launch Multi Media die collection

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From times gone by to the modern day, quilting remains a pastime that still prides itself on paying homage to the history of the hobby through the traditional patterns and techniques passed on from generation to generation. Continue reading

Upcoming articles by The Quilters’ Guild Curator in Today’s Quilter

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A series of three articles by our own curator, Heather Audin, will be running in upcoming issues of Today’s Quilter. Continue reading

Focus on Fish – The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection

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An unusual theme, but one that popped into our curator’s head whilst coming up with new ideas for how to share The Collection. She has found five quilts that feature fish, so, here we go! Continue reading