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.
Sarah-Joy Ford describes some of her recent projects relating to feminism and lesbianism.
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.
January 2021 saw the beginning of a new Journal Quilt Challenge for Contemporary Quilt members. The brief was a little different from usual: no set theme, size or shape, but all 12 Journal Quilts had to be linked together to work as a single quilt.
We invite Janine Pound, the organiser of Contemporary Quilt‘s ‘Uncharted’ Challenge, to introduce us to the challenge and what to expect from CQ’s 20th Anniversary exhibition at The Festival of Quilts.
Danny Amazonas is a Taiwanese fibre artist. His exhibition, ‘Vibrance in Larger Textured Life’, is at The Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham from 18th-21st August 2022.
Sarah Hibbert is a modern British quilter and Guild member. Her exhibition, Linen Works (sponsored by Lucky Spool), is at The Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham from 18th-21st August 2022.
As we focus on the Traditional Special Interest Group, let’s take a look at some of the challenges available in 2022. All Guild members are eligible to join the Traditional SIG, so why not take a look and see what you fancy?
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.