This year at the Festival of Quilts our Quilters’ Guild Collection exhibition celebrates 300 years of the iconic 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet, exploring extensive research on the piece and how its unique design is still an inspiration for makers today.
This year marks a very special coincidence of dates and events which has inspired the design behind the Festival of Quilts 2018 badge.
We all like talking. We all like quilting. We like patchwork, fabric and nosing around to see how a quilt was made, too. Come and indulge yourself and join us at the ‘Our Quilt Heritage’ stand.
Many of you may be aware that the Quilters’ Guild Collection’s historic 1718 patchwork coverlet is currently being exhibited at the American Museum in Britain, Bath. Read on to hear Kate Hebert, Chief Curator, tell you about the Museum, its founders and the quilts in their collection.
With the coming of the summer an explosion of colour and pattern will arrive in Rutland in the form of a collaborative new exhibition between The Quilters’ Guild and Rutland County Museum. Items from both the Guild Collection and the Museum will be on display.
This exhibition showcases new acquisitions to The Quilters’ Guild Collection. All items have been added in the last 3 years, and represent the diverse range of styles, ages and types of textiles that make up The Collection.
The Quilters’ Guild is delighted to be welcoming the Magna Carta Quilts to their new forever home in the Guild Collection.
The Festival of Quilts is Europe’s number one quilt show attracting 24,000 visitors from all over the world. Showcasing thousands of magnificent quilts, the show celebrates patchwork and quilting in all its forms.
What happens when you cross a 300 year old patchwork and illustration students? Well, we weren’t sure either so we got together with York St. John University to find out.
The 1718 Silk Coverlet is our most treasured iconic piece of patchwork within The Quilters’ Guild Collection and we’re very excited to celebrate its 300th birthday this year.