Collection Focus: All the World’s a Stage

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This is the last article from the current themed series around our Festival of Quilts exhibition ‘Quilts and their Makers’. We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring some of the items in the collection, and for those of you travelling to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show there will be an opportunity to see a selection of these quilts again – including this fabulous, theatrical piece. Continue reading

Collection Focus: Huswife

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We are so excited to be celebrating the 2021 Festival of Quilts this week with our exhibition ‘Quilts and their makers’, showcasing 10 historic quilts and 10 pieces from our contemporary works. In this show 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. Continue reading

Collection Focus: Mitred Patchwork

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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. Continue reading

Collection Focus: The Wellington Quilt

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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. Continue reading

A World of Sunshine and Shadow

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Ahead of the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham this summer, Upper Street Events talk to Carolyn Ducey at the International Quilt Museum about their planned exhibition of historic Amish quilts.

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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