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Guild’s good news on quilt display
I WAS delighted to see in The Press of October 4 a letter from Margaret Beech and Judith Hoyle in praise of the Quilt City exhibition which is to be seen in 30 venues across York.
The exhibition features 31 quilts on a theme of York and is part of the York 800 celebrations.
Margaret and Judith would like the quilts in the exhibition to be kept in York for posterity. The Quilters’ Guild has some good news in that the two commissioned quilts: Alicia Merrett’s Yorke 1611 and Linda Barlow's York 800, are likely to be purchased by the guild at the end of the exhibition.
They will join the Quilters’ Guild Collection of more than 800 quilts kept at the Quilt Museum and Gallery at St Anthony’s Hall and may feature in future exhibitions.
Sadly, many of the remaining quilts are marked as “Not for Sale” and this means that their makers would like to have them returned.
These beautiful quilts require a long time and a great deal of skill and, understandably, many makers do not want to part with them.
The quilts are on show until November 16 and you can pick up a map showing the locations at the Quilt Museum and Gallery, Visit York or any of the participating venues.
Liz Whitehouse Chief executive, The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York.