Textile artist Gillian Cooper extols the virtues of keeping a sketchbook.
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.
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.
We could all do with a bit of festive cheer right now, and how better to achieve this than to put our sewing skills to use?
Janome UK launch The BIG JANOME Skill Share with Jenni Smith to celebrate their 100th birthday, and 100 pairs of entrants will be given FREE access to Jenni’s Ultimate Quilt Course to celebrate!
Did you know that being a member of The Quilters’ Guild can give you access to funds to further your passion?
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.
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.
Chitra Balasubramaniam explains how ancient skills are being applied to modern designs.