Colour Improvisations is a special exhibition of contemporary quilts curated by the world acclaimed artist Nancy Crow, to be shown exclusively at The Knitting and Stitching Shows in London and Dublin.

The exhibition comprises the work of 26 quilt-makers from North America and Europe who were personally invited by Nancy Crow to improvise on the topic of colour. After a process lasting twoyears, 50 new and exciting pieces of work were selected.

Curator and artist Nancy Crow is one of the most influential individuals in the history of art quilting. Her works hang in many museums and galleries and their influence on a generation of textile artists is unprecedented.

Her selection for this exhibition owes its unique concept to the importance of recognizing other contemporary quilt-makers who are dedicated machine-piecers and whose individual works show a wide diversity of voice.

The Knitting and Stitching Show is the only place to see the Colour Improvisations exhibition in the UK so join Twisted Thread at Alexandra Palace, London from the 11th to 14th October and in the RDS, Dublin from the 1st to 4th November.

Twisted Thread have exclusive access to Nancy Crow’s lecture at the V&A Museum in London on Friday 12th October! To mark Nancy’s visit to The Knitting and Stitching Show, the V&A invited her to speak as part of their Adult Learning programme, providing a unique opportunity to hear the world’s most respected quilt-maker for the first time in the UK. Tickets cost £9 (£6 concessions) and can be ordered at or by calling 020 8692 2299. Only 300 tickets are available so book today.