The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles is an independent educational charity. It is dedicated to preserving the heritage and craft of quilting and patchwork in the UK. The Guild has its Head Office and Museum at St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green in York where it moved in 2008 after many years searching for a suitable home.
The Guild divided the British Isles into 18 different regions, so one of them should be near you. To find more information click here.
Marilyn first tried patchwork when she lived in Naples, but only became really interested after she lived in the United States. She joined The Guild in about 1996 and has had such fun ever since.
Marilyn has been an area rep and Coordinator for Region 3. After becoming a Guild Trustee, Marilyn took on the responsibility of Head of Marketing for two years. But then in May 2010 she was elected Guild President. She is quick to point out that this doesn’t make her a better quilter than anyone else, just someone who is willing to share the “admin doing” part of The Guild.
She says she is still a very average quilter.
Marilyn is looking forward to being part of the next step in The Guild’s history. And, of course, still having fun and making more friends along the way.
Unfolding the Quilts
Thanks to everyone who has voted for our project “Unfolding the Quilts”, based at the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York in the ‘Best Heritage Project’ category of the National Lottery Awards 2011.
Click here to learn more about Jennie Rayment.