The 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet

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The ‘1718’, as it is affectionately known, was bought by The Quilters’ Guild at auction in September 2000. Until that time it had been in the possession of the Brown family of Aldbourne, Wiltshire, for many years. The coverlet is an outstanding historical piece, and the worked date of 1718 identifies it as one of the earliest known dated patchworks. Continue reading

Quilts and Cultural Values: Gender, Race and Social Class by Laurel Horton

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First published in the British Quilt Study Group journal ‘Quilt Studies’ vol 6, in 2004, we offer a rare opportunity to read this article by American quilter and quilt historian Laurel Horton, and gain an insight into the kinds of work pursued by BQSG. Continue reading

Meet a Member: Linda Lane Thornton

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Get to know The Guild by meeting our talented members! We have interesting and inspiring members all over the country and further afield, and we want you to be able to share their work.

Meet Guild and British Quilt Study Group member, Linda Lane Thornton. Continue reading

Don’t miss a thing at the Festival of Quilts!

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If you’re anything like us, you’re already sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the biggest quilting event of the year! With so much to see and do at The Festival of Quilts, how can you make sure you don’t miss any of the great things we have on offer? Relax, we’ve got you covered, here’s your complete run down of The Guild at FOQ 2022. Continue reading

Joined-up Journal Quilts: Contemporary Quilt’s 2021 Challenge

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January 2021 saw the beginning of a new Journal Quilt Challenge for Contemporary Quilt members. The brief was a little different from usual: no set theme, size or shape, but all 12 Journal Quilts had to be linked together to work as a single quilt. Continue reading

Meet a Member – Sabi Westoby

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Get to know The Guild by meeting our talented members! We have interesting and inspiring members all over the country doing amazing sewing and we want you to be able to share their work.

Meet Sabi Westoby, a textile and mixed media artist who is also a member of Contemporary Quilt. Continue reading

‘Uncharted’: Challenged, Explored, Conquered!

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We invite Janine Pound, the organiser of Contemporary Quilt‘s ‘Uncharted’ Challenge, to introduce us to the challenge and what to expect from CQ’s 20th Anniversary exhibition at The Festival of Quilts. Continue reading