Collection Focus: Shadow Quilted Slippers

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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

The Betsy Cope 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

Upcoming articles by The Quilters’ Guild Curator in Today’s Quilter

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A series of three articles by our own curator, Heather Audin, will be running in upcoming issues of Today’s Quilter. Continue reading

Focus on Fish – The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection

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An unusual theme, but one that popped into our curator’s head whilst coming up with new ideas for how to share The Collection. She has found five quilts that feature fish, so, here we go! Continue reading

What’s on the back?

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Join us as we explore elements of The Quilters’ Guild Museum Collection through themes selected by The Guild’s Curator, Heather Audin. Today’s theme is ‘What’s on the back?’. Continue reading

Festival of Quilts 2018 special exhibition – ‘Our Quilt Heritage’

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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. Continue reading

The 1718 Coverlet visits Bath

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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. Continue reading

Wholecloth Traditions

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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. Continue reading