We are looking forward to celebrating the 2021 Festival of Quilts by showcasing our forthcoming exhibition ‘Quilts and their makers’, taking 10 historic quilts and 10 pieces from our contemporary works. Newsletter readers can take a sneak peek in advance, as over the coming months we explore the variety and skill of our makers both past and present, and celebrate their creativity in a selection of the quilts which will be on display.
A series of three articles by our own curator, Heather Audin, will be running in upcoming issues of Today’s Quilter.
We are thrilled to have recently acquired the contemporary wholecloth quilt ‘Slip 1, Knit 1’, made by Sandie Lush for The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles’ 7th National juried exhibition in 1999, which was held at Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The Collection piece we have chosen to share with you to represent the second decade of The Guild is the Jubilee Quilt.
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.
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.
This is a question which we hear surprisingly often and one to which it’s difficult to give a simple answer as we have so much to offer.
Pauline Burbidge is an internationally renowned quilt and textile artist with an impressive career spanning five decades. Pauline was a founding member of The Quilters’ Guild in 1979 and continues to be an active member.