Text and Context: Quilts and the Written Word


In honour of the 20th anniversary of the Special Interest Group, Contemporary Quilt, guest curator and Contemporary Quilt member Judy Fairless was invited to curate this year’s exhibition at The Festival of Quilts, featuring The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection. Continue reading

A Few Inches More: The Benefits of a Longarm Quilting Machine


“Am I even a quilter if I don’t enjoy the quilting?”

I remember asking myself this question a few months into my exploration of my latest hobby. I’d spent many weeks creating a king-sized Christmas quilt with my mother. It was full of appliquéd shapes and embroidered details and, as it was only the second quilt I’d ever made, I was immensely proud of it.

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Winter Pocket design competition with Yale University Press


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. Continue reading

A Bomber’s Moon


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. Continue reading

Crafter’s Companion collaborates with The Quilters’ Guild to launch Multi Media die collection


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. Continue reading