We love using our Collection to make connections with people who have not necessarily encountered quilts before.
The Quilters’ Guild are teaming up with Bernina to invite quilters around the UK to join us in the creation of a special Covid Commemorative Quilt.
Janome have long had a special relationship with quilters. Their recent collaborative projects with designer and Guild member Jenni Smith during the lockdown have been designed to encourage more interest in the craft we all love.
“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.
From 14 – 16 May 2021 join in with the Crafts Council’s nationwide festival of craft participation, Hey Craft!
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.
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!
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.