The Healing Power of Stitch by Angela Daymond


Angela Daymond reflects on how stitching has helped her adapt to life with a spinal cord injury.

This feature first appeared in the Autumn 2020 (issue 164) of ‘The Quilter’, the quarterly member only publication of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. Continue reading

Collection Focus: #nevertrustatory by Chris English


Chris English is a Huddersfield based quilter who delights in using recycled fabrics that come with a story to create colourful improv quilts, which often carry political or social messages. Chris tells us about his quilt #nevertrustatory which was accepted into The Quilters Guild Museum Collection in 2022. Continue reading

The 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet


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


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


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!


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