What, if anything, is distinct about quilts made by members of one racial group or another? The answer is easy! We cannot generalise. There are been far too many quilts made by people of different race and ethnicity to attach such generalisations. Despite this, many curators and collectors have tried to distinguish the differences among … Continue reading Black History Month: Quilting, Race and Ethnicity…
Theme - Memories 5-9 1st - Beatrice Varley 2nd - Emily Martin 3rd - Rebecca Connor 10-13 1st - Nara y Nahia Sevilla 2nd - Lillia Bowsher 3rd - Eloise Fossey 14-18 1st - Kyle Long 2nd - Abigail Fossey 3rd - Hannah Arrington Primary schools/groups 1st - Shenley Brook End School … Continue reading Festival of Quilts winners 2019
A few years ago, I was the Young Quilter Officer in Scotland and during that time, I met Lucy Hope, who was probably about 9 years old. She came to a few workshops of mine with her sister Katy and indeed Alice.Roses! Recently I heard that Lucy has just graduated from Glasgow School of Art … Continue reading Look what Lucy did!
Thursday 10.30 – 12.30 Sew a Small Decorated Basket Design the outside of your basket to create an item that is unique. It will be lined and have handles if you wish. If time, a drawstring top can be added. Gill Towell Thursday 2.00 – 4.00 Christmas Stocking Create a simply quilted Christmas stocking, … Continue reading Young Persons Programme at Festival of Quilts 2019
The Festival of Quilts 2019 YQ competition theme is ‘Memories’! The theme is inspired by The Guild’s birthday – 40 years...that's a lot of memories! The deadline is this Friday - 24th May. Don't worry you don't need to have made your quilt by then, just complete the enrty form on the Festival of Quilts website. … Continue reading DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY 24TH MAY: Festival of Quilts YQ competition: Memories
Many quilters and textile artists end up with many, many, more scraps than they know what to do with. If you have a big bag of scraps, here’s an idea for using up some of them by making your own ‘scrap art’ – and if you don’t have a load of scraps, then I’m … Continue reading Get Creative DAY 6: Scrap Art
Today we're looking at a different form of creativity - ceramics! I recently visited the ceramics cafe 'Bish Bash Pot' in York and had so much fun painting a plate. It was a relaxing experience and really gave me the opportuntiy to think about design, pattern and colours. And also just to mess around and … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 5: Ceramics Cafe
Young Quilters is very lucky to be supported by the fabulous publisher Search Press who very kindly donate us books. To celebrate Get Creative we are giving away the inspirational book ‘Small Art Quilts’ by Deborah O’Hare. Any YQ member can enter - just email your name and membership number to email@example.com 📚 the deadline is … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 3: Prize-draw!
It's the second day of the BBC Get Creative festival! Today we're taking a sneak peak at The Quilters' Guilds' AGM Conference which took place this weekend at the University of Nottingham. The YQ AGM Challenge theme was 'Magical Adventures' and we were super impressed by all the creative entries this year. A special well … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 2: YQ AGM Challenge Winners!
It’s The Guild’s 40th birthday this year and we invite you to celebrate with us! We have a really fun birthday block for you to make featuring a party hat. This is your chance to get creative…choose your favourite bright party colours, personalise and embellish your party hat, embroider your name or initials, add a … Continue reading It’s our birthday!