I have been making quilts for the last 30 years and have explored most patterns and techniques in that time. In the first decade of this century I lost my interest in quilt making and it was the emergence of Modern Quilting that drew me back to it.
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.
‘Reflections’ is a piece in our museum collection made in the new-style category of Modern Quilt.
The definition of a modern quilt definitely causes confusion. How does it differ from a contemporary or art quilt?
Janette Bell finds fascination in quilts with a narrative.
We are pleased to announce that The Quilters’ Guild will be hosting its first ever Virtual Conference!
We are looking forward to celebrating the 2021 Festival of Quilts by showcasing our forthcoming exhibition ‘Quilts and their makers’, taking 10 historic quilts and 10 pieces from our contemporary works. Newsletter readers can take a sneak peek in advance, as over the coming months we explore the variety and skill of our makers both past and present, and celebrate their creativity in a selection of the quilts which will be on display.
Textile artist Gillian Cooper extols the virtues of keeping a sketchbook.
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.
Chitra Balasubramaniam explains how ancient skills are being applied to modern designs.