Collection focus: ‘Suffolk Marshes’ by Jo Budd

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‘Suffolk Marshes’ is a recent acquisition to The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection. This contemporary piece was made in 2006, and belongs to a series of work created by textile artist Jo Budd, in response to the landscape immediately surrounding her studio, and more specifically to the water meadow at the bottom of her garden, which regularly floods each year. Continue reading

Interview with Annette Morgan, contemporary quilt artist

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Guild member, textile artist and quilter Annette Morgan shares with us her view of contemporary quilting and the founding of the Contemporary Quilt special interest group, which enjoys its 20th anniversary this year! Continue reading

Collection Focus: Miniatures

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The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection has a wide range of items from different time periods within the history of patchwork and quilting. It also has pieces ranging in size from our largest – measuring 3 metres in width – to our miniature pieces, that are full quilts with complex patterns in patchwork and quilting that are perfectly in proportion, but they are smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. 

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‘Inspirations’ by Anne Gosling

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Guild member Anne Gosling shares some of her work from a recent miniature quilt exhibition, ‘Inspirations’, along with a selection of other pieces she has made as a member of the Miniature Quilt Special Interest Group. Continue reading

My Miniature Journey, by Corinne Curtis

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I make miniature quilts, but I also make large quilts and other miniature things such as scale dolls house items. There is definitely something absolutely fascinating about anything made in a smaller than usual scale, that you can hold in the palm of your hand. It’s a bit like entering a fantasy world, but it is also awe-inspiring – how do people make things that small? Continue reading