England

Focus on Birmingham - An Inspirational Photo Story

Birmingham City Council

What comes to your mind, when you think about Birmingham?
Of course, it's the home of Europe's most important Festival of Quilts. But England's second largest city has much more to offer. Join us on our inspirational walking tour...

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Author: 
Anke B. Calzada

Thank you Oakshott Fabrics!

Oakshott Water Packs

Oakshott Fabrics is sponsoring our IBS2 raffle with these wonderful "Water" fabrics bundles in all shades of blue...

The 2013 Quilt Trip to England and Wales

The 2013 Quilt Trip to England and Wales

The 2013 quilt trip takes us to England and Wales - threading our path through the beautiful English and Welsh landscape to find the quilt treasures on display here. And not only the quilt treasures! Some places closely related to much-liked authors like Jane Austen, but also Elisabeth Gaskell and the Bronte-Sisters, are also part of our itinerary...

A Quilted Bridge

A Quilted Bridge

This year, two of our favourite textile-related museums, the Jen Jones Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter, Wales, and the American Museum in Britain in Bath, England, have joined forces to stage a memorable exhibition...

Derry's Quilt

Derry's Quilt

Derry was the quickest - imagine that it only took her 2 (!) days after she received the blocks to complete her quilt...

Three Quilt Jobs Every Quilter Would Love to Have

Baltimore Album Quilt

Outside North America, the quilting world and the “quilting business” are less developed and shaped very differently. Many activities are only possible because of the initiative of individuals who give their time and talent freely and without pecuniary compensation. And we hope that this will remain so for many years to come. However, we thought it worthwhile looking across the big blue ocean to America (and across the Channel to the UK) to learn more about three job descriptions barely known in other parts of the world: the quilt museum curator, the antique quilt dealer and the quilt appraiser.

All three have a lot to do with antique, vintage and old quilts, but many aspects, especially the treatment, storage and restoration of quilts and the appraisal and determination of value, are almost certainly of interest to the maker and/or owner of contemporary quilts.

For this interview, a first at Quilt around the World, we assembled a panel of interviewees, and are delighted to welcome Katherine Hebert from England (Collections Manager for the American Museum in Britain), Mary Koval from the United States (antique quilt dealer and fabric designer) and Diane Shink from Canada (expert on textiles, quilt appraiser and author) and to tell us more about their jobs, their daily routines, the challenges they face and the joy their profession brings them.... (25 September 2011)

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