[25 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Festival of Quilts 2011

Festival of Quilts 2011
The Legacy of Lucy Boston
Thursday 11.30 am – 12 noon. Friday 2.30 – 3.30pm
This year I’m going to be lecturing on The Legacy of Lucy Boston. I’m really excited to be able to introduce the amazing story of Lucy Boston and her patchworks to anyone who hasn’t so far come across her, or who may have only a vague idea about who she was and what she did. Lucy Boston lived between 1892 and 1900 and created some of the most spectacular examples of English patchwork, comparable …

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American Connection, Featured »

[19 Jan 2001 | No Comment | ]
An English Quilter in America

by Jenni Dobson
When I was invited to Nebraska last summer, I wondered whether I could also fit in a visit to the International Quilt Study Centre (IQSC) at the University of Nebraska. Fortunately, the friend who met me at the airport is also a volunteer at the Study Centre so was able to arrange a visit without difficulty.
The Study Centre is open for visits by members of the public on weekday mornings. It is located in a large building devoted to the study of textile and garment production. The core …

Contemporary, Featured »

[19 May 2001 | No Comment | ]
Beyond the Quilt

by Celia Eddy
‘This exhibition is great, colourful, bright and most of all great patterns.’ That’s the response, carefully written in the Visitors’ Book, of one small girl visiting Barbara’s exhibition – and she signs off with three kisses! Having visited the exhibition, my feeling is that one could hardly improve either on the assessment, or the affectionate ending.
Barbara describes herself as ‘an embroiderer who makes quilts and as a designer-craftsperson.’ She had already embarked on the City and Guilds embroidery course,in which the creation and development of original designs is …

Heritage »

[1 Aug 2001 | No Comment | ]

by Celia Eddy
Barbara Brackman Encyclopaedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns On CD Rom
Some of you will know Barbara Brackman’s classic book on identifying and dating quilts, Clues in the Calico. Did you also know that she has produced the largest and most comprehensive catalogue of pieced block patterns ever? Her Encyclopaedia of Pieced Block Patterns containing over 4,000 patterns, is a labour of love which she has been engaged in since the 1960s – and which continues to this day. For anyone who has ever paused to wonder how many variations …

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[4 Oct 2003 | No Comment | ]

by Celia Eddy
The British Quilt Study Group (BQSG) Annual Conference and Seminar 2003
New Hall College, Cambridge. Attandance this year was the highest since the Group began and all the week-end’s activites were well-received and appreciated. The event was organised by Carolyn Ferguson, the Guild’s Heritage Officer, who had done a brilliant job in arranging for all the events, the venue and accommodation in Hall.
On Friday there was a visit to Hemingford Grey to see the patchworks of Lucy Boston, followed in the evening by a fascinating talk by Carol Humphries …

Heritage »

[2 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

by Celia Eddy
The British Quilt Study Group (BQSG) was founded in 1998 by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. Its aims are to encourage the continuing documentation and study of the British quilt tradition. It brings together textile and quilt scholars and academics, and others with an interest in the history of British quilts.
Full details of BQSG activities and membership can be found on The Quilters’ Guild website. (http://www.quiltersguild.org.uk) Look under Special Interest Groups.
 © Celia Eddy