Don’t miss a thing at the Festival of Quilts!

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If you’re anything like us, you’re already sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation of the biggest quilting event of the year! With so much to see and do at The Festival of Quilts, how can you make sure you don’t miss any of the great things we have on offer? Relax, we’ve got you covered, here’s your complete run down of The Guild at FOQ 2022. Continue reading

Joined-up Journal Quilts: Contemporary Quilt’s 2021 Challenge

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January 2021 saw the beginning of a new Journal Quilt Challenge for Contemporary Quilt members. The brief was a little different from usual: no set theme, size or shape, but all 12 Journal Quilts had to be linked together to work as a single quilt. Continue reading

Meet a Member – Sabi Westoby

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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.

Meet Sabi Westoby, a textile and mixed media artist who is also a member of Contemporary Quilt. Continue reading

‘Uncharted’: Challenged, Explored, Conquered!

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We invite Janine Pound, the organiser of Contemporary Quilt‘s ‘Uncharted’ Challenge, to introduce us to the challenge and what to expect from CQ’s 20th Anniversary exhibition at The Festival of Quilts. Continue reading

Text and Context: Quilts and the Written Word

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In honour of the 20th anniversary of the Special Interest Group, Contemporary Quilt, guest curator and Contemporary Quilt member Judy Fairless was invited to curate this year’s exhibition at The Festival of Quilts, featuring The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection. Continue reading

Collection focus: ‘Suffolk Marshes’ by Jo Budd

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‘Suffolk Marshes’ is a recent acquisition to The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection. This contemporary piece was made in 2006, and belongs to a series of work created by textile artist Jo Budd, in response to the landscape immediately surrounding her studio, and more specifically to the water meadow at the bottom of her garden, which regularly floods each year. Continue reading