"The Quilters’ Guild: Patchwork: Pattern and Print: 1780-1840​" Exhibit at The Festival of Quilts 2024

From The Festival of Quilts"We're delighted to present The Quilt Collection exhibition from The Quilters' Guild of The British Isles - Patchwork: Pattern and Print: 1780-1840.This year's exhibition by The Quilt Collection showcases a stunning array of late 18th and early 19th-century patchworks. Featuring fabrics dating back to the 1780s, it's a unique opportunity to view historically significant pieces, some never before publicly displayed."​


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"This year’s exhibition from The Quilt Collection provides a stunning visual feast – an impressive collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century pieces featuring a vast array of printed cottons and made from a variety of patchwork techniques, including an exceptionally rare and exquisite inlaid cotton patchwork coverlet.


With some fabrics dating as early as the 1780s, this is an extraordinary chance to see such interesting, beautiful, and historic pieces of early printed cottons patchwork altogether in one exhibition, several of which have never been publicly exhibited before.


Amongst these treasures of our early patchwork heritage is the meticulous Billings Coverlet, a marvel of accuracy and geometry, made in the first decade of the nineteenth century with the utmost precision and skill. Constructed in frames and hand-pieced over papers using the mosaic patchwork technique, it remains one of the most complex and carefully pieced items in The Collection."


The exhibit will be on display at The Festival of Quilts from August 1, 2024 – August 4, 2024 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK.


Click Here, or the image of exhibit quilts below, to learn more about the exhibit and how to get tickets.


(Below Photo: A selection of quilts The Quilters’ Guild: Patchwork: Pattern and Print: 1780-1840)




Patt Seitas
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Love the early British quilts and their Medallion formats.

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