Festival of Quilts competition: Stitching through time

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The Festival of Quilts 2018 competition theme will be ‘Stitch(ing) through time’. This theme has been chosen to celebrate 300 years since The Guild’s famous Silk Patchwork Coverlet was created in 1718. This is the oldest known piece of patchwork in the British Isles – it’s very rare!

Why don’t you start thinking about what quilt you could create for this theme? Here are a few ideas to get you thinking…

Have a look at the 1718 coverlet in detail. There are many animals and birds – rabbit, deer, dog, lion, cockerel, unicorn, cat, goose, swan, partridge. There are many flowers and geometric patterns too. You could use some of these things to inspire your creation.

Another idea could be to choose a moment in history to represent. Do you have a favourite event?

Do you like the idea of time travel? Maybe Doctor Who can inspire you for this challenge!

Don’t forget there are new age categories this year…5-9, 10-13 and 14- 18 year olds.

If you enter, you will recieve a free ticket into the show, so you can see your work exhibited!

For more information and to enter click here

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