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.
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.
Get to know The Guild by meeting our talented members! We have interesting and inspiring members all over the country doing amazing sewing and we want you to be able to share their work.
Meet Sabi Westoby, a textile and mixed media artist who is also a member of Contemporary 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.
At exhibitions where our contemporary work is on display, the most common question posed is, ‘What is contemporary quilting?’
Guild member, textile artist and quilter Annette Morgan shares with us her view of contemporary quilting and the founding of the Contemporary Quilt special interest group, which enjoys its 20th anniversary this year!
Guild member Anne Gosling shares some of her work from a recent miniature quilt exhibition, ‘Inspirations’, along with a selection of other pieces she has made as a member of the Miniature Quilt Special Interest Group.
I make miniature quilts, but I also make large quilts and other miniature things such as scale dolls house items. There is definitely something absolutely fascinating about anything made in a smaller than usual scale, that you can hold in the palm of your hand. It’s a bit like entering a fantasy world, but it is also awe-inspiring – how do people make things that small?
Miniature Quilts are small versions of a full sized quilt. If a miniature quilt was viewed with no indication of size, you shouldn’t automatically realise it is a miniature quilt.