Introduction to Quilt Research Study Day

  • Quilt Research

Venue: The Quilters' Guild, St. Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York.

Quilts can be fascinating items to study and if you have always wondered how to go about unlocking their secrets here is your chance to find out more. This is a full day workshop on how to begin quilt research. The sessions are suitable for beginners to quilt research and those wishing to gain new ideas on research techniques or who haven’t done research for a while.

On the day you will be able to learn about different approaches to studying historic and contemporary quilts and quiltmaking practice. There will be guidance on selecting a research topic, finding information, putting quilts into context and working with museums. There will also be a practical study session with the chance to examine quilts in detail from The Quilters’ Guild Collection, and learn how to “read” a quilt.

The study day will be led by Isabel Dibden Wright, previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, Bridget Long, Chair of the BQSG Research Panel and Heather Audin, curator of The Quilters’ Guild Collection.

Information on how to find The Quilters’ Guild, including a map and travel directions, can be found at

Time: 10.30 - 16.00 at St. Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York.

Cost: £35 for Quilters’ Guild Members, £45 for non Guild Members.

Spaces limited so pre-booking is essential. Please book via the BQSG website: