‘What’s New?’ – Exhibition


This exhibition showcases new acquisitions to The Quilters’ Guild Collection. All items have been added in the last 3 years, and represent the diverse range of styles, ages and types of textiles that make up The Collection.

Berlin Wall QUilt

Berlin Wall Quilt, triptych, each panel 61cm x 152cm, made in 2005 by Jean Grimshaw


Currently, our collection totals around 850 objects, and aims to represent the wide breadth of patchwork, quilting and applique made in Britain. Our oldest objects date from the early 18th century, and our contemporary pieces to just a few years ago.

all the worlds a stage cropped

All the World’s a Stage, 200cm x 200cm, made in 1993 by Linda Straw


Like all museum and heritage collections, space and resource considerations mean there are restrictions in the items we can collect. Items that enter the collection are done so on the understanding that they will be kept forever for the benefit of future generations. We rely heavily on donations, with a small budget to try and purchase significant pieces to fill in collection gaps.


Double Irish Chain Quilt, 191cm x 294cm, made in 1872 by Betsy Jane Cope


For a chance to get up close and personal with some of our newest pieces, come along and see how we are expanding our collection.

The What’s New? exhibition runs from 25 – 29 June, 2018 at The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall, York. Tickets must be booked in advance and are available here. Current Friends of the Collection annual pass holders and students have free entry.

Featured image at top: Applique Cot Coverlet, c.1890-1900 by maker unknown.


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