The Collection piece we have chosen to share with you to represent the second decade of The Guild is the Jubilee Quilt.
As you probably all know by now, this year is our 40th Birthday and we have lots of exciting things to roll out to you over the year. Because we want you all to enjoy the party, we have decided to give away a birthday present to one of our newsletter readers each quarter.
As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Quilters’ Guild and 40th year of The Quilters’ Guild Collection, we are thrilled to announce that we will be holding Open Days at our Headquarters in York twice a month throughout 2019!
As we enter our 40th anniversary year, we’d like to reminisce about some of the early items which found their way into The Quilters’ Guild Collection.
Nature’s beautiful surroundings have always been a source of inspiration for creative works, and patchwork and quilting are no exception.
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.
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.