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Our Heritage – The Pineapple Coverlet

Our Heritage – The Pineapple Coverlet

The ‘Pineapple Coverlet’ in the Snowshill Collection of the National Trust is our evidence of the past and our present day inheritance.

Welsh Quilt Love Affair

Welsh Quilt Love Affair

Chris Hammacott explores her new found love of all things Welsh

Quilts, Comfort from Kindness

Quilts, Comfort from Kindness

An exhibition of quilts donated by the Canadian Red Cross to the bombed out families of Britain in World War II, a story of selfless endeavour to provide warmth and comfort to thousands by the women of Canada.

Bridging The Gap

Bridging The Gap

This is a true story describing how a quilt came to link Northern Australia's wartime experiences with today's generation.

Lot 77

Lot 77

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

Tessa's Underground Railroad inspiration

Tessa's Underground Railroad inspiration

Tessa has been leading us all on our Underground Railroad journey. Here is the story behind her personal interest in the history of the slave fugitives and the people who helped them to freedom.

The Last Peace of the Puzzle, Origins of Bed-In for Peace bedspread

The Last Peace of the Puzzle, Origins of Bed-In for Peace bedspread

If there was ever a tale that demonstrated the need for labelling our quilts, this is it. Read all about John and Yoko's bed-in for peace bedspread, and the amazing story about how the quiltmaker, Christine Kemp, finally proved that it was her work!

Threads of Feeling

Threads of Feeling

Fabric swatches from the 18th Century tell stories of mothers and babies parting. Exhibition at the Foundlings Museum, London, 14 October 2010 to 6 March 2011.

Feedsack Fabric

Feedsack Fabric

Chris Hammacott explains the quirky allure of quilts made from antique American feed sack fabric

Saved from Oblivion

Saved from Oblivion

Kay Whittle discovers a masterpiece from 1822 which poses more questions than it answers Subscribers Only

Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles

Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles

Gillian Cooper visited a textile collection in Southeast London. All photographs by David Ramkalawon.

Luton Coverlet

Luton Coverlet

Jean Gardner plays detective with Veronica Main of Luton Museum

Quilt Heritage Wales

Quilt Heritage Wales

Anne Beaven met Doreen Gough of The Quilt Association to talk about their work in preserving a slice of Welsh life

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

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.

Top 5 History

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?

Lot 77

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

Bridging The Gap

This is a true story describing how a quilt came to link Northern Australia's wartime experiences with today's generation.

Quilts, Comfort from Kindness

An exhibition of quilts donated by the Canadian Red Cross to the bombed out families of Britain in World War II, a story of selfless endeavour to provide warmth and comfort to thousands by the women of Canada.

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