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Quilting Around The World

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Old Swedish Quilts

Old Swedish Quilts

Vendsyssel Historiske Museum, Hjørring, Denmark June - December 2000 Subscribers Only

From wheels to elephants

From wheels to elephants

Mary Fortune explores the background to East Bengal kantha making, which has influenced her own quilting Subscribers Only

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

The Turkey-red dyeing industry in Glasgow

Facelift for a quilt

Facelift for a quilt

Nothing was known about the quilt except the following, written obliquely cross one corner, "Belonged to Grandma Warren Mother made lining Mar. 5, 1930, Ruth". Photographs by Rita Desler and Anne Jones Subscribers Only

Operation Overlord

Operation Overlord

With some 34 panels, the Overlord Tapestry is a remarkable work that charts the story of D-Day. John Clark travels to Portsmouth for a closer look

Bumble Bee Buzz

Bumble Bee Buzz

I've been away again, and accidentally found another lovely new shop!

A Girl's Best Friend

A Girl's Best Friend

What kind of relationship do you have with your sewing machine? Is it a good friend and companion or simply pieces of metal, plastic and electronics cobbled together into a useful tool?

Convicts and Bonnets

Convicts and Bonnets

Brenda Dean tells us all about the quilting aspect of the fascinating history of the early female convicts in Australia.

Patchwork and Paella

Patchwork and Paella

Dorothy Stapleton takes us through the highlights of a week teaching patchwork in the Spanish mountains

Stitching a Nation together

Stitching a Nation together

The Fabric of a Nation project, "the ultimate quilting bee"?

Pacific Causes

Pacific Causes

Sue Wademan describes the influences that shape the work of New Zealand's quilters.

Basically Banners

Basically Banners

Katy Purvis visits the Banners Exhibition at The National Coal Mining Museum, Yorkshire.

Quilting and Twinning

Quilting and Twinning

Priory Patchers recently made and exchanged quilts with a group in Holland. The occasion was the 60th Anniversary of Preston and Almelo being 'twinned'. The emblem of Almelo is the diamond, and 60 years is the diamond anniversary; hence the diamond motif.

Needles in Northumberland

Needles in Northumberland

Katy and her family track down patchwork opportunities in the North East.

Best of Brittany

Best of Brittany

Abigail Orridge tells us about her French quilting experience.

Southern Comfort

Southern Comfort

What could be more appealing than the opportunity to spend week sewing in a wonderful setting with good food and wine and like-minded company? Davina Thomas called in on the Studio France patchwork course in the South of France to find out more.

The Old Guard

The Old Guard

Canadian Red Cross quilts came to Britain in their thousands in World War II, but as Isobel Holland discovers, there are precious few survivors

Memories of Africa

Memories of Africa

A Reader's Quilting Journey. Kay Lockie from Amersham, Buckinghamshire, explains her personal journey

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

Seeking sun and scenery in Australia, Anita Peach finds much more than she bargained for in the Atherton Tableland, Tropical North Queensland

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Xenia Cord explores the Underground Railroad quilts 'myth'

Top 5 Quilting Around The World

Basically Banners

Katy Purvis visits the Banners Exhibition at The National Coal Mining Museum, Yorkshire.

A Girl's Best Friend

What kind of relationship do you have with your sewing machine? Is it a good friend and companion or simply pieces of metal, plastic and electronics cobbled together into a useful tool?

As smooth as silk

Cambodia's countryside is abundant with hidden silk farms and small silk-weaving factories. Anita Peach follows the path of some beautiful Asian silk from the silkworm to a sheer garment for sale at the Artisans D'Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Quilting Around The World - Central America

Text by Brenda Dean, photographs by Peter Dean, copyright www.quiltersinternational.co.uk. Reproduced with kind permission.

Lot 77

Ever wondered what it is like to bid for an antique quilt? Caroline Wilkinson tells of her day at the auction house

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