Specialist Group Challenge

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For those of you who aren’t yet members of the Guild you may not know that, once a member, you are also eligible to join one of our five specialist groups. Continue reading

TERCENTENNIAL: Celebrating 300 years of Britain’s oldest dated patchwork coverlet

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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. Continue reading

Festival of Quilts 2018 special exhibition – ‘Our Quilt Heritage’

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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. Continue reading

The 1718 Coverlet visits Bath

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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. Continue reading

‘All Shapes and Sizes’: Quilts from The Quilters’ Guild Collection

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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. Continue reading

‘What’s New?’ – Exhibition

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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. Continue reading

Bookings open soon for Europe’s premier quilt show

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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. Continue reading