'It's All in the Making: patchwork and quilting unpicked' by British Quilt Study Group

  • Farne Islands
  • Labels Coverlet

Focusing on the different aspects of making gives us a chance to explore the many facets of patchwork and quilting, as well as demonstrating the value and the breadth of quilt research. This exhibition draws, in part, on research undertaken by British Quilt Study Group members and is organised around four themes:

  • making as gifts and to commemorate events
  • making to earn money (either fundraising or to make a living)
  • making out of necessity
  • making to be creative or express ideas

Quilts, coverlets and artefacts from The Quilters’ Guild collection and other sources will be on display; over half the exhibits are historic, and there will be some exhibits from the UK’s leading contemporary quilt artists. All the selected objects have a story in the stitching waiting to be unpicked.

“Since the founding of the British Quilt Study Group in 1998, research into patchwork and quilting has gone from strength to strength. To the wider world, however, the subject still remains a mystery. We are thrilled to be able to stage an exhibition in the Quilt Museum in York and to show just what a fascinating and valuable subject quilt research is”, Dr Susan Marks, British Quilt Study Group.