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.
The Quilters’ Guild is dedicated to preserving patchwork and quilting heritage, and the objects within The Quilters’ Guild Collection require dedicated care and handling to ensure they are preserved for as long as possible.
Quilting is the fastening together of two or more layers of fabric, with a layer of wadding or padding in between, either by stitching or knots.